First, a few external shots. You can see that Via Napoli has a completely different “look and feel” from the rest of the Italy pavilion. It’s much more “movie-set” than what you see to the right and left.
Heading inside, you’re greeted by a large lobby and a massive check-in desk. You can see the whole restaurant through the windows of the lobby, and the decor and themeing are colorful as well as light and “airy.” It feels somewhat more like “farmhouse” Italy with a contemporary twist; the brightness of the restaurants, high ceilings, and accent colors remind me a lot of Naples in Disneyland, a sister restaurant to Via Napoli run by the same company — The Patina Group.
From here, you enter into the expanse of the restaurant proper. To your right, you’ll find a room covered in an “aged” fresco depicting nature scenes, trees, grasses, and blue sky. In the center of this part of the restaurant, you’ll find acqua fresca containers holding strawberry, lemon, and blood orange flavors. Outside some double doors is an outdoor seating area.
To your left, you’ll find the three massive wood-fired ovens, Stromboli, Vesuvio, and Etna, named after three active volcanoes in Italy!
Right down the center of the restaurant you’ll find a looooooooooong light wood table flanked by chairs on either side. This table will be used for large parties or potentially solo diners who would like to mix and mingle with one another.
Throughout the restaurant you’ll find soaring archways, dramatic light fixtures, and clean architecture. The furniture woods are slightly mismatched, furthering the contemporary rustic feeling of the restaurant.
And, of course, we do have a couple of food shots for you! I hear that this pizza is almost as good as the one they tried in Naples, Italy! “The pizza was delicious: crust perfectly crispy, tomato sauce light & flavorful, cheese creamy & just a bit salty.” (from @PlazaAndMainStreet) This is the pizza margherita. You can see the full Via Napoli menu here.