Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney Springs with Brunch, Shopping, and Sweet Treats

We can’t think of a better place to spoil your mom on Mother’s Day than at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World! This year you can treat mom to brunch, do some shopping, and end the day with a special treat!

Paddlefish is just one of the brunch locations for Mother's Day

Paddlefish is just one of the brunch locations for Mother’s Day

Several of the restaurants in Disney Springs are hosting special Mother’s Day brunches, and you’ll also find some great deals and discounts for Moms at many of the shops including Alex & Ani, Coach, and more. A couple of locations are even offering special drinks just for Mom! Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

FULL Review!! Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant in Disney Springs

Looking for a little hideaway? Then Enzo’s your guy…

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is now officially open in Disney World’s Disney Springs, and we have a full review for you today.

Together with Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte, Enzo’s Hideaway is the lounge option (which also offers full table service) within this trio of new Italian restaurants in Disney Springs. Like Maria & Enzo’s, the Hideaway is headed by Chef Theo Schoenegger. But the Tunnel Bar puts forth its own spin on Italian cuisine inspired by apertivo bars in Rome.

When you step inside Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, you’re entering a speakeasy in what are said to have once been rum-running tunnels with the story also inspired by the true Florida history of rum-running. (Hence, the Prohibition-era cocktails you’ll spot on the menu.)

Between this and Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, it’s clear that Enzo is one busy guy.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Let’s see what he’s been up to.

Atmosphere

So, who exactly is Enzo? He is Maria’s husband, and together this immigrant couple from Italy ran a bakery in what was formerly the Air Terminal for Disney Springs. When the air terminal closed, they made a name for themselves in the town by opening up Pizza Ponte. [Read more…]

News: Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant Now Open in Disney Springs

It’s time to sneak underground into Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant in Disney Springs!

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

The final component of the newest trio of Italian eateries in Disney Springs — the other two being the already open Pizza Ponte and Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante — is now officially open to guests! We explored the space with our First Look last week. And last night we were there for the official opening!

We’ll be posting our review of Enzo’s VERY soon, with the full scoop on Appetizers

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News: Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert Menus Released for Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Food menus are up on the official website for the soon-to-open Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant!

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant sign

As we mentioned in our First Look at Enzo’s, the “and Restaurant” was added to the name after Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar was originally announced. That’s when we realized the space would be serving full meals in addition to Prohibition era-style cocktails and offerings from the largest selection of “antique” and specialty rums on property.

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First Look! Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant in Disney World

Coming soon, we’ll have a new escape in Disney Springs… Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant!

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

And we got to check it out at a Media Event which began with a dedication for Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante!

The Edison Complex including The Edison, Maria & Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte

The Edison Complex including The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte

Actually, perhaps I should say we’ll have an old escape once the Hideaway opens…

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News: Reservations for The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, and Enzo’s Hideaway in Disney World Now on OpenTable

If you’ve been itching to get into The Edison, then you’ll be glad to know that reservations are now available on OpenTable.com for dates starting January 15th!

Screenshot of The Edison FLA website

Screenshot of The Edison FLA website

You can either visit The Edison website and link from there (as seen above), or visit OpenTable.com directly. In either case, reservations will be available daily starting at 11:30 am.

And remember when you are making your reservation that the spot will be family-friendly by day, but will be open only to guests 21 and over after 10:00 pm. Soft openings are currently taking place, but those will be open to walk-ups only when available.

But that’s not all… Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante — the Table Service component of the new trio of Italian eateries — is ALSO taking reservations via OpenTable.com for dates starting January 15th! [Read more…]

DFB Video: 15 New Disney Restaurants to Try in 2018

We’ve just got to say it one more time… Happy New Year! Because today we’re back with another DFB Video, and we’re letting you know about 15 new Disney restaurants to try in 2018!

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

You read that right… FIFTEEN!! A few of these locations opened in late 2017, such as BaseLine Tap House in Hollywood Studios and the Ale & Compass Restaurant, so you can enjoy them right now. But many are still to come, like JaleoTerralina Crafted Italian, and the VERY soon-to-open Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar. And that’s just scratching the surface, because there is a lot more to look forward to in the new year. And we’d love to hear which new addition you’re most excited about! [Read more…]

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…]

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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INSIDE the Edison and MORE — Opening SOON at Disney World!

There are not one, but FOUR new dining venues opening soon in Disney Springs: The Edison, which we have been anticipating for some time now, and the more recently announced trio of Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar, and Pizza Ponte.

The Edison Sneak Peek ©Disney

The Edison Sneak Peek ©Disney

While all four spots are anticipated to open within the next month, Disney has provided a sneak peek of the upcoming destinations!

The Edison

First announced for Disney Springs in 2015, The Edison is at long last in its final stages of preparation. What is said to have once been the power plant for the town of Disney Springs, the location still contains artifacts and pieces from its original purpose — as evidenced by the Boiler Bar and surrounding boilers, and the still-functioning clock tower — all contributing to the Industrial Gothic setting.

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