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Bellissima Dinner Cruise

Newport Beach, CA

Quick Details

Duration: 2 hours
Capacity: 4 passengers
Inclusions: Four-course meal & choice of sparkling cider, San Pellegrino sparkling water, or plain bottled water

2 Passengers
Additional Passengers

Fine dining with Gondola Adventures Newport!

On the Bellissima Cruise, you and your guest will cruise around the harbor aboard one of the world’s most beautiful gondolas while enjoying a full four-course meal prepared by one of our favorite local restaurants!

Your host for the evening is a charming gondolier, who serves your gourmet dinner, plays music or sings, and takes you on a peaceful cruise. The setting is the stunning backdrop of Newport Harbor. Your gondolier is there to make this dinner special and memorable!

Take your dinner date to the next level with this unique cruise aboard a gorgeous authentic Venetian gondola. Enhance this romantic evening by choosing a few of our upgrade options for a dining experience you and your guest are sure to remember.

Monday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Saturday: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Shared Appetizer selection: (one selection per couple)

  • Charcuterie Board (Cured Meats, Artisan Cheeses, Marinated Olives, Candied Pecans, Dried Fruit, Flatbread Crackers and/or Rustic Bread)
  • Cheese Board (Artisan Cheeses, Marinated Olives, Candied Pecans, Dried Fruit, Flatbread Crackers and/or Rustic Bread)

Salad Selections: (Choose one for each guest)

  • Tavern Greens (White Cheddar, Spiced Pecans, Cranberries, Vinaigrette)
  • Santa Fe Caesar Salad (Roasted Poblano Chile Dressing, Chile Roasted Corn, Toasted Pumpkinseeds, Pico de Gallo, Avocado)
  • Chopped Salad (Romaine, Blue Cheese, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Bacon, Blue Cheese Dressing)

Entrees: (Choose one for each guest)

  • Spiced Salmon (Wilted Spinach, Creamed Corn, Paprika, Bacon Dust)
  • Tavern Cheeseburger (Half Pound, Prime Mishima Wagyu Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Thousand Island Dressing, Fries)
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Thyme Gravy)
  • Lobster & Shrimp Club Sandwich (Avocado, Tomato, Bacon, Tarragon, Grilled Campagne Batard Bread)
  • Prime Rib Dip Sandwich (Gruyere Cheese, Crispy Onions, Creamed Horseradish, Au Jus)
  • Buddha Bowl (Grilled Chicken, Sriracha Spiced Basmati Rice, Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado, Goat Cheese)
  • Short Rib Stroganoff (Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Mustard Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta)
  • “French Onion” Filet Mignon (Bathed in French Onion Soup, Glazed with Gruyere Cheese, French Fries, Brussels Sprouts)
  • Kona Rib Eye (16-oz boneless Hawaiian-style marinated ribeye with jalapeno-cheddar potatoes and green beans)
  • Chilean Sea Bass (Pan Roasted, with Mashed Potatoes, Spinach, Caper and Casteltrevano Olive Sauce)

Desserts: (Choose one for each guest)

  • New York Style Cheesecake (White Chocolate, Fresh Strawberries)
  • Dark Chocolate Malted Mousse (Cointreau Cream, Cocoa Nibs)
  • Carrot-Walnut Cake (Cream Cheese & White Chocolate Frosting)
  • Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake-in-a-Jar (a refreshing, slightly tart taste of summer with blueberry chunks and a lemon cookie crumble; egg-free, no bake, light, creamy, and delicious)
  • Chocolate Cheesecake-in-a-Jar (rich, decadent chocolate with chocolate ganache and Oreo crumbles)
  • Nutella Cheesecake-in-a-Jar (luscious mix of chocolate and hazelnut with Oreo crumbles)
  • Whipped Cheesecake-in-a-Jar (traditional cheesecake flavor with a graham cracker crumble)
  • Reese’s Cheesecake-in-a-Jar (peanut butter with rich chocolate ganache and a Nutter Butter cookie crumble)
  • Oreo Cheesecake-in-a-Jar (the favorite cookie whipped into a light cheesecake with Oreo crumbles)
  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake-in-a-Jar (Tofu Coconut Cream, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla in a creamy whipped confection)
Please Note:
Specific boat style may be requested after booking.
All purchases are nonrefundable, final sales. Changes made to your reservation date/time will incur a $35 fee, and must be made at least 48-hours before the cruise. Reschedules requested the day of the cruise will incur a minimum $75 reschedule fee, which will increase if food and/or other consumables have been ordered. Reschedules within an hour of the cruise, after the scheduled cruise time has passed, or on days when cruises are sold out, will be significantly higher and may be forfeited entirely.
Prices start at $585 + tax and may vary based on date/time selected.
Menu subject to change.

NOTE: Outside food is not permitted on any of our gondolas.