Food For Thought New Italian Cuisine in Italy Pavilion at Epcot
They say Italy offers some of the finest and most decadent cuisine in the entire world. From the cheesy pizzas to the unbelievable pasta dishes, full-bodied wines and decadent desserts, the thought of Italian fare is enough to make your mouth water. If your mouth is already watering, there’s good news, you don’t have to travel across the country to experience the finer tastes of Italy. With three Italian restaurants now available in the Italy Pavilion in Epcot ® all you have to do is drive to Walt Disney World ®!
Let your Italian excursion begin with Epcot’s ® newest Italian restaurant, Tutto Gusto. Offering 200 Italian wines, Italian beers, coffees and authentic Italian small plates, Tutto Gusto is the perfect addition to the Italy Pavillion’s Italian cuisine line-up.
If you just want to wet your whistle or get a better taste of Italy, Tutto Gusto’s small plates including bruschetta di Capri, pizze fritte, polenta funghi e taleggio, cured sliced meats and a plethora of Artisanal Italian cheeses are the perfect way to let your taste buds explore Italian cuisine. And to accompany your small plates are some of Italy’s most flavorful wines, both red and white, that sit in a rustic wine cellar that imitates the feel of a real wine bar in Italy.
For a classic Italian meal make sure you stop at the newly renovated Tutto Italia. Now complete with a covered outdoor seating area, new carpet, darkened wood booths and spacious banquette seating, Tutto Italia’s atmosphere is just as enticing as its food.
The food at Tutto Italia includes traditional Italian appetizers and entrees such as fried calamari fritti, minestrone pancetta, spaghetti with veal, beef meatballs, handmade pasta with zucchini, grilled swordfish, braised lamb shank, creamy polenta and much more to keep your mouth watering all day long. For dessert, try the guest favorites - the cannoli with sweet ricotta or mocha tiramisu.
Both Tutto Gusto and Tutto Italia are run by Chef Renzo Barcatta, who has spent years scouring Italy to find the best ingredients to put into the dishes he makes.
Pizza lovers will enjoy the authentic Italian pizzeria Via Napoli, where wood-burning ovens pump out classical Neapolitan pizzas including pizza Bianca, Quattro stagioni, piccante, ortolano and traditional margherita. Via Napoli is the first ever authentic Italian pizzeria to open at Epcot ® and is already one of the most popular places to enjoy lunch or dinner in the park. That’s due in part to the fresh and classic ingredients Chef Charlie Restivo infuses into each pizza he creates.
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