Is Palo worth the cost? Check out my review and find out if I thought the cost was worth the experience.
Location: Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line
Type of Food: Italian
The Disney Dream cruise ship has two restaurants on board that have an up-charge Remy and the restaurant we visited – Palo. The restaurant is only open for dinner but if you are lucky enough to be on a sailing with a sea, they will also open for brunch on that sea day only. Our itinerary did have a sea day but we decided we would try the brunch or our next cruise and experience dinner this time.
Palo does have a dress code which you can find here on the Disney Cruise Line blog.
As we headed towards the restaurant we we greeted instantly – I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture of the entrance! We hadn’t even gotten inside and the service at Palo was already amazing. Inside Palo its rather dark and atmospheric – really romantic.
We were seated at the back of the restaurant and our server, Christian was over straight away. I am just going to say this now, I loved Christian. He was a great server and really made our meal and pretty much knew what we were going to order before we did.
The first course is antipasti. Your server brings over a trolley of goodies that you pick from – we just asked for a bit of everything. There is also the choice of olive oil’s. This was delicious and there was a lot of variety.
Severed at the same time as the Antipasti was a basket of bread. The garlic pizza type bread was really tasty and not greasy as these types of breads often are.
Next up was the starter. I ordered the Calamari and my husband had the Mozzarella and Plum Tomatoes. The portion of Calamari was huge. It was also really light and cooked perfectly. My husband says the Mozzarella and Tomatoes was good.
Whilst reviewing the pictures for this post I found we also had this picture of gnocchi. I am not a fan of gnocchi so it could only have been my husband who had it. We cant remember but it appears he had two starters. Unfortunately since he cant remember eating it, he cant remember if it was any good.
It was now time for a little palate cleanser and lemon sorbet was served. There isnt really a lot to say about this but the lemon taste was really sharp.
Marinated Big Eyed Tuna Steak | with Green Beans, Roasted New Potatoes, Quail Eggs, Cerignola Olives and White Balsamic
This was my main course and all I can really say is Wow! It was beautiful, perfectly seasoned and cooked. It looks pretty small in the picture but this was a huge piece of tuna. Initially I wasnt too sure about the quail egg accompaniment but they were actually perfect. Honestly I could eat this for every meal.
Pappardelle con Aragosta | Pappardelle Pasta tossed in Lobster Tarragon Sauce with Leeks, White Truffle Oil and Grilled Lobster
This was my husbands main course and whilst it doesnt look much, there was so much lobster in this dish. There is also lobster in the pasta, not just the grilled lobster on the top. The dish was super rich but was so good.
When it came time for dessert our wonderful server advised us that he had already ordered us the souffle’s. As they take a bit of time to prepare, he had ordered one of each just in case we wanted them so we didnt have to wait long. He said we didnt have to have them but honestly it is what we would have ordered. I can only see the chocolate one on the menu but we had both a chocolate one and a vanilla one.
These were the star of the show. So light and fluffy and cooked to perfection.
Is Palo worth the cost?
Palo is simply amazing. Everything from the service and the atmosphere to the food are just Disney at its finest. If you ever get a chance to eat here please take it, you will not regret it.
Originally posted 2017-03-24 16:00:50.