Ah, Epcot’s Italy pavilion! How we love your sights, smells, and delicious Italian FOODS!
It’s true — we wish we could eat from the open-seasonally pizza window attached to Via Napoli every day. But alas, Pizza al Taglio is usually only open to help feed the masses during Epcot’s busier seasons! And even though a gentle rain was falling today in Disney World today, it wasn’t enough to disperse this crowd of pizza-loving fans — us included!
If you’ve never tried Pizza al Taglio’s pizza before, allow us the pleasure of raving a little bit about it! While you may think its the same one being offered inside Via Napoli (after all, they share the same building!) they aren’t the same at all! Pizza al Taglio’s pizza is thicker and square-shaped because it’s baked in a sheet pan while Via Napoli’s pizza is a Neapolitan-style thin-crust version, fired in a wood-burning oven! Here’s the visual evidence!
We think a good slice of ‘za is almost as stunning as the canals of Venice or the Roman Colusseum, but maybe that’s just us! Anywho, as we trekked our way over to Pizza al Taglio’s we noticed a new item has appeared on its menu — Arancini!
Arancini are tasty balls of risotto stuffed with mozzarella cheese that are deep-fried until golden brown deliciousness is achieved. The result? Pure foodie nirvana!
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we were served this yummy Arancini ball! It bears a striking resemblance to the Arancini you can get at Via Napoli — if you’re fortunate enough to snag an advance dining reservation at this popular Italian table-service spot!
But walk-up counter Arancini is a total game-changer! And sure enough, the flavors tasted the same as Via Napoli’s Arancini as well, which makes total sense because according to the Cast Members we spoke with today, they’re the exact same ones Via Napoli serves!
So while Via Napoli and Pizza al Taglio don’t share the same philosophy when it comes to making pizza, they do seem to agree on arancini! And we do, too! They’re absolutely fantastic and not-to-be-missed! Pick one up at Pizza al Taglio for $6.50 today!
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Will you be stopping by Pizza al Taglio to try their pizza and arancini? Let us know in the comments below!