The magical atmosphere Walt Disney World creates in its parks is also present in its restaurants. Here’s a list of new and upcoming restaurants that will have you craving to go back for more.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza – at Disney Springs
A modern pizza joint that allows you to customize your own artisanal pizza. Pick from 40 toppings and sauces to make your own unique creation. Gluten-free and high-rise dough are available.
In case delicious pizza wasn’t enough; try their s’mores dessert pie and blood orange lemonade.
Tutto Gusto – Adds Frozen (not the Elsa kind of Frozen) Drinks at Epcot
Here’s proof that Disney is not all about the young ones with the new additions at Tutto Gusto in Epcot’s Italy pavilion. They are now offering a new line of frozen drinks:
- Italian Daiquiri (Rum, lime juice, simple syrup, strawberry puree, Midori)
- Campari Pina Colada (Malibu rum, pineapple juice, Campari)
- Italian Margarita (Tequila, simple syrup, limoncello, lime juice)
PizzeRizzo – Opening this fall at Hollywood Studios
Muppets fans rejoice as they are taking over Toy Story Pizza Planet and adding more muppets to the Muppet Courtyard. Rizzo the Rat now owns and operates the PizzeRizzo pizzeria.
This two-story quick-service location will feature expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, which includes a “cheesy” banquet room and a special booth designated just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends.
Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming – at Disney Springs
A great addition to The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs. With farm-to-fork cuisine that highlights the flavours of Florida in a 200-seat restaurant. Including traditional Southern favorites such as cheese-laced drop biscuits, Smith’s world-famous fried chicken, and macaroni & cheese.
Tiffins – Open for the adventurous
The perfect spot after a safari through Africa and a tour through Asia in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Tiffins sends your taste buds around the world with offerings of Lamb Chops, Head-on Prawns, Duck Breast, Grilled Octopus, Fish Crudo and Blue Mussels. Make sure to get everyone in your party to review the menu as it has minimal options for those less adventurous.
Frontera Cocina Restaurant – at Town Center in Disney Springs
Chef Rick Bayless brings his authentic Mexican specialties to Disney Springs. Serving up: hand-crafted tortas, tacos, salads, fresh-made guacamole and classic Mexican braised meat entrees, all prepared with natural, locally sourced ingredients. You can either sit and relax in this 200 seat venue and enjoy a large variety of margaritas, cocktails, craft beers and wine or take it to go at the take-out window.
STK Orlando – at Disney Springs
Not your average steakhouse, this ultra-modern steakhouse experience features an innovative menu, in-house DJ and stunning outdoor patio. STK might be missing a few vowels in it’s name but the menu is definitely not missing anything. They have Beef or Tuna Tartare, seared scallops, Oysters on a half shell, Ceviché, Alaskan King Crab, Lobster, Rack of Lamb and 10 steak options with a choice of 8 sauces or 2 butters for your steak. They even have a kid friendly menu
D-Luxe Burger – at Disney Springs
For the beautiful days where you just want to sit down for a great burger and a drink, go to D-Luxe Burger. They have something for everyone on this short but difficult to choose from menu.
The item that is already included in my next itinerary is the specialty dessert item, the “Red Velvet Burger Macaron”. It is even made to look like a burger.
It’s a good thing Walt Disney World just started running buses from the 4 theme parks to Disney Springs albeit only after 4 pm.
The most difficult part, other than deciding what to eat at each of these locations, is figuring out how to fit them all into your family’s vacation.