The epitome of Italian gastronomy

Savor / Enjoy

From the “Grand Tour of Italy” breakfast to the Afternoon Tea, the Aperitivo and Le Grand Soir evening dinner, the ultimate Italian cuisine and wine awaits you.

The dining car

Rendez-vous at the Ristorante. The decor is eclectic with geometric and graphic design for a change of scenery. The walls are decorated with glossy lacquer in shades echoing nature and sage, and the sconces project a soft, deep light. It’s an idyllic setting for lunch and dinner.

A taste of La Dolce Vita

Welcome to Italy. A place where the sweet notes of Italian music resound, all draped in white tablecloths embroidered with Orient Express motifs, with olive oils, vintage silverware and Italian earthenware. On the menu, find a selection of dishes and seasonal products, exceptional dishes (sea urchin coral, truffles…), recipes that can be adapted to all dietary restrictions, the best wines of the Italian regions visited during the trip, all served with elegance and discretion.

The art of breakfast


Served in the Cabin, the "Grand Tour of Italy" breakfast is inspired by the history of the Orient Express La Dolce Vita train. On the menu: fresh fruit juice, Sicilian brioches, regional jams and Italian coffee. Every day, enjoy a menu of extras including an array of international sweet and savory specialties. On request, and for an extra charge, breakfast can also be served in the Restaurant Car (to be validated). Elegant table linens, delicate china, Orient Express teas and champagne are served as Italian music plays in the background.
La Dolce Vita Gastronomy

Afternoon Tea

The Maître d'Hôtel's recommendation: the Tea Ceremony by Madame Yu Hui Tseng, Ambassador of Orient Express Teas and the first female tea master in the history of China.

Aperitivo in Bar Car

Raise a glass in the Bar Car. This warm and friendly space is sublimated by a bright lacquered ceiling and a selection of furniture in elegant tones ranging from beige to off-white and camel. It’s the ideal setting to enjoy traditional Italian Aperitivo, a sublime buffet of antipasti, signature cocktails and Limoncello. Come and taste some exceptional wines while a photographer immortalizes your greatest evening memories in vintage Polaroids.