I found the food to be very good. Pasta dishes were unique and varied. The lasagna and ravioli were both excellent!! They served the best shipboard pizza I have ever had. We had 2 excellent waiters and I learned to rely on their recommendations for each course. When I did, I was never disappointed. We did not eat in the specialty restaurant, but found service and quality to be so good in the main dining room, there was no need.
I do agree with your assessment of the decor, however. I much prefer the Atlantica.