If you want to treat yourself or the family to an Italian meal during your trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, you can choose from a number of eateries located at EPCOT, the Magic Kingdom and in Downtown Disney. Reservations a few months in advance are recommended, and you can count on gourmet Italian dining in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re interested in lunch or dinner, here’s where you’ll find the best Italian restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando:
Tony’s Town Square at the Magic Kingdom
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom is located on Main Street U.S.A. and is designed like a traditional Italian trattoria. The restaurant serves a wide range of appetizers, sandwiches, flatbreads, pasta and desserts, with specialties including the meatball submarine, chicken parmigiana and baked ziti. Head here for the family-friendly atmosphere and all your Italian favorites. More information about Tony’s Town Square can be found here.
Tutto Italia Ristorante at EPCOT
If you plan on spending the day at EPCOT, settle in for a meal at the Tutto Italia Restaurant. Menu highlights include the eggplant caponata, marinated olives appetizer, penne caprese and the PLT panion sandwich. This Italian restaurant on Disney property is open for lunch and dinner, and also serves a wide range of cocktails, espresso and sparkling wines.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante at Hollywood Studios
If you’re looking for a fun and casual atmosphere, head to Mama Melrose’s Italian Restaurant located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner in a themed Lady and the Tramp setting. Choose from calamari appetizers, the eggplant Napoleon and oak-grilled salmon amongst other specialties. Carafes of Moretti and Mama’s Sangria are available for guests 21 and older.
Il Mulino at WDW Swan
Il Mulino is a stylish and modern Italian restaurant located inside the Walt Disney World Swan resort. The venue boasts bistro-style dining with specialties from the Abruzzi region of Italy. Choose from authentic Italian specialties including arancini, carpaccio, gnocchi bologenese and family style dining. A children’s menu is available. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 934-4000.
Portobello Italian Restaurant at Downtown Disney
Portobello is the gourmet Italian eatery located in Downtown Disney. It’s only open for dinner, and you can enjoy scenic views of the lake while you dine. Head here for traditional Italian eats including woodburning oven pizza, a fresh caeser salad, grilled Florida snapper and the signature dish, the Ravioli Gigante.
Pizzafari at the Animal Kingdom
Pizzafari is the casual pizza spot located inside the Animal Kingdom and serves hot Italian sandwiches, a classic cheese pizza and breadsticks. If you’re looking for some tasty Italian food on the fly, this is your spot for your fill of basic Italian favorites. The eatery is open for lunch and dinner every day, and also serves dessert and a handful of wines.
Some of the Italian restaurants on Disney property are part of the Disney Dining Plan, and a few offer a special kids menu. Whether you’re heading to the Animal Kingdom or EPCOT, take your pick of any of these great Italian restaurants to make the most of your Disney experience.