Time to dig into your favorite Italian guilty pleasures because October is National Pizza and Pasta Month. That is all the excuse we need to start celebrating by carb-loading at the best restaurants serving divinely authentic Italian cuisine at Disney. Buon appetito!
Tutto Italia (Walt Disney World – Italy Pavilion at Epcot, Orlando)
Head over to Tutto Italia for authentic Italian pastas that are sure to surpass your wildest expectations. Tutto Italia offers simple yet delicious classics like Lasagna alla Bolognese or Spaghetti served with scratch made meatballs. Unique menu items include the Fettuccine Campagnole with arugula and basil pesto, spinach, and burrata cheese, and the Risotto, made with creamy Arborio rice, shrimp, and lemon zest. Each of the handmade pastas are tossed with only the best fresh ingredients to give diners the ultimate experience. The indulgent dishes from Tutto Italia pair perfectly with a glass of wine or a signature cocktail.
Via Napoli (Walt Disney World – Italy Pavilion at Epcot, Orlando)
Enjoy a hand-crafted wood –fired Neapolitan pizza from Via Napoli like the Prosciutto e Melon or the new Pizza Bianca. A white based pizza featuring fontina cheese, mozzarella, prosciutto, cantaloupe, and arugula, the Prosciutto e Melon is a delightful contrast of salty and sweet perfection. Made with pomodoro, prosciutto, arugula, and mozzarella, the Pizza Bianca is served room temperature and packs a flavorful punch. Complete with crust made with imported water that matches that of the water found in Naples, these pizzas are as authentically prepared as they come, giving you a true taste of Italy.
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Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria for Pizza & Pasta (Downtown Disney, Anaheim)
Naples Ristorante offers the best of both worlds when it comes to signature pizzas and pastas. From their classically simple Pepperoni Pizza to the more adventurous seafood lover’s Conchiglie Pasta made with sea shell pasta, gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, and a spicy tomato broth, guests will not be disappointed. Highlighting the classic tastes of Italy with our favorite fall flavors, Naples is currently featuring a variety of specialty pumpkin dishes designed for the entire family. For a limited time only, guests can enjoy savory items including Ravioli (house made ravioli with ricotta cheese and spinach, topped with brown butter and sage) and Salsiccia e cavolo nero pizza (Sausage, black cabbage, mozzarella, Parmesan, tomato sauce).
*All Photos Courtesy of Patina Restaurant Group
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