New Restaurants at Walt Disney World in Florida

| October 5, 2016 | 20 Comments

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



Photo Credit: Disney


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


Octopus at Tiffins

Photo Credit: Pure Magic Vacations


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.

Jeremie Laviolette 

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My name is Jérémie Laviolette. I am happily married with 2 little princesses (4 and 6). My love for Disney started when I was a little kid watching all the classics. My first visit to Walt Disney World was fairly late in life at 27. Since that first visit in 2010, our family goes back every chance we get. After planning numerous family trips as well as many trips for friends, family, and co-workers, I decided to do it for a living. I am now a travel agent that Specializes in Selling Disney Vacations with Pure Magic Vacations, a Canadian Disney Earmarked travel agency that charges no service fees. I will help you with every aspect of your Disney vacation, including but not limited to: answering all your questions, picking a resort for your family, suggesting and making dining and FastPass+ reservations, and providing detailed daily itineraries.

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  1. kristen visser says:

    ooo what is that dish in the photo? looks delicious and so beautifully plated 🙂 Disney is on our bucket list, just waiting a few more years until our daughters are a bit older 🙂

    • Jérémie says:

      That is a picture of Tiffins: Marinated Grilled Octopus with Artichoke Barigoule, Saffron Aïoli, Lemon-Caper Olive Oil appetizer.

      If you are interested you can message me with the year you are thinking of going and I will contact you when the prices are released.

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    Sounds like some pretty good restaurants, I think my fave would be the Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza

  3. loriag says:

    My husband has reviewed where we will eat on vacations. Now all I have to do is get to Walt Disney World in Florida.

    • Jérémie says:

      Feel free to contact me, I can get you to Walt Disney World and offer additional dining suggestions for your husband. 🙂

  4. Kristi says:

    These sound great, I especially love the idea of PizzeRizzo. That would be a must try.

    • Jérémie says:

      I really hope it opens before my trip in December. I will be enjoying most of these restaurants but PizzeRizzo is the one I want to experience the most.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the review! We have Disney on our bucket list for next year so fingers crossed we can hit a few 🙂

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    It’s a good few years since I visited Disney World, no doubt an awful lot has changed over time. Always good to know what restaurants there are, much easier to pick one before you go. 🙂

  7. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Awesome list. There’s a couple I will certainly keep in mind if I visit Florida.

  8. Catherine Robichaud says:

    Thanks for sharing these. I’m always looking for new places to try when we go to Disney. Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming sounds so good I just may have to hit there first next time we go.

  9. DebH says:

    They all sound yummy but craving a burger from the burger joint right now!

    • Jérémie says:

      The burgers at D-Luxe Burger were large and delicious with a good balance of flavor from both the toppings and the meat. We tried going on a Saturday evening and that was a bad idea, there was a very long line. Tried again around 5:30 on a weeknight and there was no line and room to sit.

  10. Kam says:

    We’ve never been to Walt Disney World. It seems like such a huge place! And so many good restaurants!!!

  11. Melissa Craig says:

    so many new resturants in Disney Spring can’t wait to try them in May

  12. Fan R says:

    Looks like we can spend some time at restaurants eating delicious food!

  13. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I bet all the restaurants have delicious food and the Pizza Rizzo would be my favorite

  14. kathy downey says:

    I have yet to try Grilled Octopus,have you enjoyed it?

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