First Look and Review: Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs

Benvenuto to Terralina Crafted Italian!

Terralina Crafted Italian is the newest restaurant in Disney Springs. The location itself is the former home to Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, which closed in The Landing of Disney Springs last year. But location isn’t the only thing that Terralina shares with what was previously Portobello. James Beard Award Winner Chef Tony Mantuano has returned to create Terralina’s menu, and he’s joined once more by Chef Justin Plank to run the kitchen. In fact, even a few favorite items from Portobello can be found on the Terralina menu.

With so many likenesses, then, what makes Terralina Crafted Italian stand on its own as a new option for dining in Disney Springs?

Atmosphere

With the April 2017 closure of Portobello, the space that is now Terralina Crafted Italian underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

Terralina Crafted Italian

Terralina Crafted Italian

The basic architectural structure of the building feels familiar, as you’ll note the rounded entrance way with the new Terralina Crafted Italian sign.

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Opening Date Announced for Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs!

It sure is a week for openings, isn’t it?! First, we just welcomed Pixar Pier to Disney California Adventure. And this Saturday, we’ll see the opening of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! And now, ANOTHER opening date has been announced… for Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs!

Chef Tony Mantuano ©Terralina Crafted Italian

Chef Tony Mantuano ©Terralina Crafted Italian

This Italian eatery headed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano takes the place of the spot formerly known as Portobello Country Italian Trattoria in The Landing of Disney Springs. [Read more…]

Opening Date Announced for Wine Bar George in Disney Springs!

Wine Bar George is set to open in a matter of days in Disney Springs!

Wine Bar George -- Coming Soon!

Wine Bar George — Coming Soon!

Guests will be welcome to visit the wine bar starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 19th.

The next day, May 20th, the wine bar will begin operating for what will be its regular daily hours of 11:00 am to 2:00 am.

The opening of Wine Bar George will mark the debut of the only wine bar in the Sunshine State owned by a Master Sommelier — that, of course, is George Miliotes!

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Advance Dining Reservations for Terralina Crafted Italian Now Available

Just last week we shared a look at the full menu for Terralina Crafted Italian coming to Disney Springs.

Construction for Terralina Crafted Italian

Construction for Terralina Crafted Italian

And today we are sharing that Advance Dining Reservations for the restaurant are now available to book via the Disney World website! [Read more…]

What’s on the Full Menu at the NEW Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs?

It seems an opening date for Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs is soon to be announced, as evidenced by the new presence of the full menu for the spot on the Disney Springs website!

Terralina Crafted Italian Construction in March 2018

Terralina Crafted Italian Construction in March 2018

The space directly next to Paddlefish in The Landing of Disney Springs formerly operated as Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. When it reopens as Terralina Crafted Italian, it will still feature the cuisine of James Beard Award Winner Chef Tony Mantuano, while Chef Justin Plank will run the kitchen.

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First Look! THE EDISON in Disney Springs

All right, friends… we’re going in. Welcome to THE EDISON!

The Edison

The Edison

The new, highly anticipated spot is currently open to walk-up guests in Disney Springs. (If you’re hoping to visit on or after January 15th, you can make reservations via OpenTable now.) And while the location is meant to provide some long-awaited adult nightlife to Disney’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district, it will be open throughout the day (starting at 11:30 am) and family-friendly until 10:00 pm.

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Blaze Pizza OR Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs?

Remember the old days when grabbing some Counter Service Pizza in Disney World typically resulted in receiving a big pillow of not-super-great crust taking over half of the pie and not allowing for much in the way of toppings? Well, if you reeaaallly want to, you can still get plenty of that in spots like PizzeRizzo in Hollywood Studios.

But guests looking for something different from Counter Service pizza options could — and still can — rely on Wolfgang Puck Express, which serves pizza among lots of other popular menu items. But those were the old days. And now, we have two counter service spots that specialize in pizza: Blaze Pizza and the brand new Pizza Ponte.

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza

What they share in common is location, with both in Disney Springs, not too far from each other at all. And they are both Counter Service joints (you don’t need an Advance Dining Reservation to grab some pizza at either place).

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FULL Review!! Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs

Pizza by the slice — and more! — is, at long last, available in Disney Springs thanks to the arrival of Pizza Ponte!

As one third of a trio of eateries in Disney Springs, Pizza Ponte provides a fast-casual option for guests hoping to try out the Italian cuisine offered by this new group of restaurants headed by the Patina Restaurant Group. Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante (a table service restaurant) and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar will make up the other components of the group when they open in coming weeks.

By the name, you obviously know that the headliner item is PIZZA — more specifically, Sicilian pizza served by the slice. But sandwiches, pastries, and espresso also make up the menu.

But I’ve said the word “pizza” enough by now that I’m sure everyone’s more than ready to dig into a slice, so let’s start our tour now!

Atmosphere

Pizza Ponte is the starting point of the greater story of the business ventures of Maria and Enzo. You’ll find the new locations in The Landing, with nearest landmarks being STK Orlando and Paradiso 37 (and, of course, the VERY soon-to-be-open Edison).

Walkway to Maria & Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway, Pizza Ponte, and The Edison

Walkway to Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, Pizza Ponte, and The Edison

In fact, you’ll enter Pizza Ponte under the sign for Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante, under the simple label of “Pizzeria.” [Read more…]

First Look!: Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs Now Open!

Just in time for the crazy busy holiday rush in Disney World, Pizza Ponte has opened to guests in Disney Springs! Pizza Ponte is one of three Italian eateries connected by setting and story getting set to make their official debuts in Disney Springs. This fast-casual spot (no Advance Dining Reservation required) will be joined shortly by Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, with all spots expected to be fully operational in January.

cannoli at Pizza Ponte!

cannoli at Pizza Ponte!

Sicilian pizza served by the slice is the headliner at Pizza Ponte (for $7 a slice), and it’s accompanied by hand-crafted sandwiches on Roman pizza bread and a large variety of desserts including Cannoli and Mascarpone Cheesecake.

Starting in 2018, Pizza Ponte will open at 8AM daily and offer an Italian quick service breakfast including coffee and pastries.

DFB was at Pizza Ponte TODAY to get you a first look! Stay tuned for our full review coming soon, but in the meantime, let’s take a look around!

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A Hard Hat Tour Inside The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte!

In anticipation of The Edison’s Grand Opening on New Year’s Eve with a celebration on December 31st, the DFB was invited to take a hard hat tour of the new Disney Springs location, as well as its upcoming neighbors, a trio of Italian eateries bound together by story: Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, and Pizza Ponte!

Sneak Peek Tour Lanyard

Sneak Peek Tour Lanyard

Before we share the details, a note: hard hat tours do not allow photography, so the majority of the pictures below in this post were provided by the Patina Restaurant Group, which runs all four upcoming locations.

The Edison

Step inside what was once the power plant for the town of Disney Springs: The Edison.

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