MSC Divina - Dining and Cuisine

The Black Crab Restaurant on the MSC Divina

 Linda Garrison

The MSC Divina is a large cruise ship owned by Italian cruise line MSC Cruises. The 3,500-guest ship has multiple dining venues, each of which has something different to offer.

The ship has two main dining rooms. Both have two seatings (6:30 or 9:00 pm) for dinner with assigned tables. The Villa Rossa is aft on deck 6 and features panoramic views of the sea and seating for 766 diners. The Black Crab Restaurant spans decks 6 and 7 and is located mid-ship. This large venue seats 1,155 guests and also serves breakfast and lunch with an open seating. Both of these main restaurants specialize in Mediterranean cuisine and classic North American favorites. Guests can also choose the "My Choice" dining option to have more flexibility with their dinner hours.

Galaxy Disco Restaurant features a la carte dining in the evening and a daily brunch. Its fusion dishes and Tasting Menus are popular with many guests. This panoramic nightclub/disco/dining venue has marvelous views from its location on deck 16.

Ristorante Italia is an intimate, 30-seat venue adjacent to Eataly only open for dinner. This specialty restaurant features a different menu each night that was created by the Eataly chefs.

The Eataly Steakhouse serves modern and traditional Italian food, and the steaks are especially good. The Eataly on the MSC Divina is fashioned after the famed restaurant in Eataly’s Manhattan location. Those who want to take a piece of Italy home can purchase authentic Italian and artisan products, including olive oils, dried kinds of pasta, regional sweets and aged balsamic vinegar in the adjacent boutique marketplace. The a la carte menu at the Eataly features large portions of delicious foods. 

Le Muse is the private dining venue for those guests staying in the exclusive MSC Divina Yacht Club. This restaurant is on deck 15 and seats 136.

Calumet and Manitou are the two buffet restaurants on the MSC Divina. They are found on deck 14 and are open non-stop for 20 hours per day! These casual eateries feature many different specialty corners, including a salad bar, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, daily hot plates, and various international dishes.

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The Black Crab Restaurant

MSC Divina Black Crab Restaurant
MSC Cruises

The Black Crab Restaurant is the largest dining venue on the MSC Divina. It is located mid-ship on decks 5 and 6 and serves three meals each day. Breakfast and lunch are open seating, and dinner has two fixed seatings. For those in a hurry, the restaurant has an express lunch option.

Dinner is multiple courses and served at a leisurely pace, so it's not a good choice if you are in a hurry. The menus are varied, with an emphasis on Mediterranean and North American dishes. 

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Galaxy Lounge Restaurant

MSC Divina Galaxy Restaurant
Photo Courtesy of MSC Cruises

The Galaxy Lounge is a dining venue and a disco. The lounge serves both brunch and a special Mediterranean fusion cuisine from an a la carte menu in the evening. Since Galaxy is located on deck 16 of the MSC Divina, it also features great views.

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Ristorante Italia

MSC Divina Ristorante Italia
MSC Divina (c) Linda Garrison

With space for only 30 each evening, Ristorante Italia is the most intimate dining venue on the MSC Divina. This upscale specialty restaurant features a different menu each evening, all created by the chefs from the adjacent Eataly Restaurant. Dining at the Ristorante Italia should be a memorable evening with its special Italian dishes.

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Eataly Steakhouse

MSC Divina Eataly Steakhouse
Photo Courtesy of MSC Cruises

Eataly is a Turin-based Italian restaurant chain, which has a very popular outlet in Manhattan. MSC Cruises has partnered with Eataly to provide two restaurants on both the MSC Preziosa and the MSC Divina--the upscale Ristorante Italia and an Eataly regional steakhouse.

Eataly has an a la carte menu and is open in the evening.  Those who have dined in one of Eataly's restaurants ashore know that it's a great Italian steakhouse. A boutique Eataly marketplace is also available onboard for guests to purchase authentic Italian and artisan products.

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Beef Carpaccio at the Eataly Steakhouse

Eatlay on the MSC Divina
Linda Garrison

The portion sizes on the Eataly menu on the MSC Divina are very generous, as is shown in this photo of a beef carpaccio appetizer. Like other Eataly dishes, this one is perfect for sharing. It is a favorite appetizer of many guests and is delicious!

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