Review: Dinner at Kouzzina by Cat Cora

I’ve been writing this blog for a loooooong time (since early 2009, to be exact), and you know we make it our focus to visit and review any and all Disney restaurants on an updated schedule.

Well, it had been a while since we had been to Kouzzina for dinner (for breakfast, this is one of my favorite spots!); so on a recent visit to Walt Disney World, we took ourselves over for a lazy stroll on the Boardwalk to have dinner at this rustic, Greek-style family restaurant.


Kouzzina is the first signature restaurant developed by Iron Chef Cat Cora. We visited for dinner when the restaurant first opened, back in Fall of 2009 (you can read that review here). There has been a mini-renovation in the dining room and lobby since we last visited, and there are a few new menu items as well.

And even though Kouzzina is branded with Cat Cora, you can still catch little Disney touches like this hidden Mickey we saw in the lobby. See if you can spy it the next time you visit!

Entryway Decor - Hidden Mickey

The first thing you notice when you enter the restaurant post-renovation is that the lobby is now actually less “waiting area” and more “gift shop,” with Kouzzina and Cat Cora’s wares throughout.

Entryway Sales - Cat Cora's Cookbooks

You’ll find cookbooks for sale here, as well as the types of olive oils and spreads you’ll find [Read more…]

So, What’s New at Kouzzina?

From the looks of the photos on the Disney Parks Blog, not all that much.

Kouzzina Dining Room (c) Disney

To their credit, Kouzzina was only closed for refurbishment for a few weeks, so we’re excited that anything happened in that time! That said… The Kouzzina dining room will still be large, loud, and barn-like — not bad, just not all that different from what it was. The addition of an olive oil tasting at the beginning of each meal is great, but, again, two olive oils [Read more…]

First Photos of Kouzzina by Cat Cora

Some of our favorite WDW websites are starting to report from the Boardwalk that Kouzzina is indeed in soft opening — and they have photos!

Cedric Chang guest blogs for AllEarsNet — he was the FIRST GUEST at Kouzzina during its soft opening: Cedric’s Adventure at Kouzzina

Orlando Attractions Magazine has photos from inside the dining room: Kouzzina photos and blog by Jackie and Matt Roseboom

WDWMagic has a great opening day gallery of the outside signage and some inside shots: WDWMagic Kouzzina photo gallery has some outside shots of the Boardwalk with the Kouzzina signage: Kouzzina and Boardwalk outdoor shots And a great review with TONS of photos and a couple of videos: Kouzzina breakfast review and restaurant photos/video