Italian specialty restaurant Onda by Scarpetta to debut aboard Norwegian Encore

A new Italian restaurant called Onda by Scarpetta will be introduced aboard Norwegian Encore, the result of an exclusive collaboration with LDV Hospitality to bring the Scarpetta concept to sea.

The new restaurant will join the Scarpetta portfolio’s locations in New York, the Hamptons, N.Y., Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Newport, R.I. and London, but will be the first ever iteration on a cruise ship.

“We are passionate about delivering innovative and exceptional experiences to our guests, and this exciting collaboration with LDV Hospitality showcases that commitment beautifully,” said Andy Stuart, President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.


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“Onda by Scarpetta will be the perfect complement to the variety of spectacular offerings available on our soon-to-launch Norwegian Encore,” he added.

The name Scarpetta is derived from the Italian expression, ‘fare la Scarpetta,’ which means to savor a meal to the last bite, according to a press release.

It will feature a menu showcasing the rich and bold flavours for which the modern Italian restaurant is known, including a selection of seafood and signature dishes, such as Yellowtail Crudo, Branzino, and pastas made in-house daily.

This will include Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato and Basil, and the desserts of the region, providing guests with a true ‘la dolce vita,’ or ‘the good life,’ experience, according to Norwegian.


Onda by Scarpetta aboard the new Norwegian Encore

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“We are excited to launch Onda, our first Scarpetta experience on the seas,” said John Meadow, Founder and President of LDV Hospitality. “Partnering with Norwegian Cruise Line and allowing us to connect with guests across the world is an extraordinary opportunity for us.”

Norwegian Encore is due for delivery this year. She is the second in the Breakaway-Plus class for the cruise line and will feature a very similar design and on-board experience to sister ship Norwegian Bliss.

The 167,800-gross ton ship, with a passenger capacity of around 4,000, is being built in Germany by Meyer-Werft and will debut a few enhancement in the Breakaway-Plus class.

These include an expanded racetrack, a 10,000sqft indoor virtual reality complex called Galaxy Pavilion and the Tony-award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” and the line’s popular “Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical” interactive theater show, which features 1920s-era cocktails in the cost of the show.

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