In late April, Portobello Country Italian Trattoria in Disney Springs closed its doors. And today, we’ve received news of what’s going to come of the space! Terralina Crafted Italian will continue the Italian cuisine tradition when it opens this fall!
Chef Tony Mantuano — James Beard Award Winner — will return from Portobello to create Terralina’s menu, and will be joined once more by Chef Justin Plank who will run the kitchen. But there is plenty of change in store, too, for this all-new restaurant, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.
The result in the atmosphere will be “reminiscent of an Italian home” inspired by Italy’s Lake District, featuring an open kitchen and dining rooms as well as an outdoor veranda bar.
The wood-burning oven will be used to create artisanal pizzas along with fresh vegetable dishes. Mussels and a Grilled Pork Chop will be among the Signature Items, and a few familiar favorites from Portobello will return (including the antipasti platter and signature pastas).
Terralina Crafted Italian will serve both lunch and dinner.
Andy Lansing — President and CEO of Levy Restaurants — states: “We are excited to have created Terralina Crafted Italian with a vision to deliver authentic food, hospitality and every last detail as part of a memorable guest experience.”
So will Terralina be…well…basically Portobello with a new name? Or will it be a new concept altogether? We shall see.