First Look! Trattoria al Forno to Replace Kouzzina by Cat Cora on Disney World’s BoardWalk

We are getting our first details today about the restaurant that will replace Kouzzina at Disney’s BoardWalk when it closes later this year.

Trattoria al Forno will join other eateries at the deluxe hotel and entertainment district. The restaurant is slated to open this December.

Trattoria al Forno Logo

The menu will feature Italian fare with an emphasis on regional specialities and classic preparations. Many ingredients will actually be made from scratch, in-house. We can’t wait to try the freshly handcrafted Mozzarella and the house-made Cavatelli!

The restaurant will also have wood-burning ovens, and they’ll put them to good use making — you guessed it! — Neapolitan-style Pizza! Will it be like Via Napoli meets the BoardWalk? Sounds good to me!

Quattro Fromaggi Pizza from Via Napoli

I’m Hoping for Pizzas Like the Quattro Fromaggi from Via Napoli!

But they aren’t stopping there. Eating through Trattoria al Forno’s menu will be like [Read more…]

New Craft Beers in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

Craft beer lovers, rejoice! The Italy Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Epcot has joined the ever-growing list of areas at Disney World that are focusing on unique brews.

Italian Craft Beers -- Photograph Courtesy of Beers and Ears

Our friends at Beers and Ears recently sat down with Eric Bandauski, who heads up the beer program for the Patina Group. Patina runs all of the Italy Pavilion restaurants along with three spots in Disneyland Resort.

Under his passionate direction, Epcot is now offering a wonderful array of craft beers. While craft beer is still an up and coming craze in Italy, the program is certainly giving beer aficionados some interesting things to sample and anticipate.

These bottles of winter Italian craft beers, which are available at Via Napoli, are almost too [Read more…]