We’ve been munching our way around Disney Springs lately as many third-party stores and restaurants have recently reopened!
Vivoli il Gelato has been known to “shake up” our normal foodie routine at Disney World!
And while earlier we found out there was a Mocha Caramel Shake for coffee and ice cream lovers, today we’re here to review their Mint Cannoli for all you mint and cheese lovers…??? Yeah. Super weird. But maybe, just maybe WE might find some love in our hearts for minty cheese! Who can say! It’s time to find out!
While Disney’s Animal Kingdom is known for the unique dining options at places like Satu’li Canteen and Tiffins, Pizzafari continues to deliver to those that enjoy a good pizza and/or salad while enjoying the beautiful colors and décor we all love at Animal Kingdom.
Pizzafari also features a Family-Style Dining Option that started last year. Let’s take a deeper look at what this location has to offer!
If you’ve walked the boardwalk around Disney World’s Boardwalk Inn resort recently you may have noticed there was some work being done on the Boardwalk Pizza Window located outside Trattoria al Forno. We now know the menu was being updated!
The location now offers a broader menu with more pizza choices – in a personal size or a whole pie, as well as sub sandwiches, new salads and desserts. [Read more…]
A brand new dining experience has just made its debut at Pizzafari!
Plzzafari is a Counter Service restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Located on Discovery Island, this spot is best known for its unique and colorful atmosphere, as well as its primary food item as highlighted in the name: PIZZA.
It’s always operated the same way you’d expect at any Counter Service location: place your order and pay at the register; pick up your food at a counter; then bring it all to whatever table you manage to find, depending on how busy it is in the moment.
But now — from 5:00 – 8:00 PM daily — a new service style is available. Though daytime will continue to offer the typical Counter Service experience, the evenings now ALSO present Pizzafari Family-Style Dining!
Let’s see how this works…
Now, if you’ve ever paid a visit to Pizzafari, things will look quite similar at first. In fact, the typical counter service operations also still take place in the evening, so guests seeking the regular meals here still have that option. [Read more…]
No matter which day of the week it is when you read this, we’re taking you to Sunday Supper at Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant!
Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant
Still somewhat new to the Disney Springs dining scene, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar opened as one third of a trio of eateries this past January. (The Hideaway’s counterparts are Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte). Even newer, though, is Enzo’s Sunday Supper — a special menu served from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm every Sunday. We were able to attend a preview of this event on June 10th, but it is open in full starting this coming Sunday, June 17th.
A note before we begin: you don’t need to make a special reservation for Sunday Supper. In fact, from 4:00 to 10:00 pm every Sunday moving forward, this is the only menu that will be available. So, if you’re interested in Sunday Supper, just be sure to make your Advance Dining Reservation in that window of time.
And now, let’s step underground in Disney Springs once again, for Sunday Supper at Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar!
Since our primary purpose is checking out the new dining experience, our tour will be brief. [Read more…]
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!
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).
In fact, you’ll enter Pizza Ponte under the sign for Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante, under the simple label of “Pizzeria.” [Read more…]
is now OPEN for business in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
This Counter Service eatery served its last pizza pie as Toy Story Pizza Planet in January of this year.
Throughout most of 2016 a HUGE makeover has been taking place, transforming this space that was once filled with visions of Little Green Men and arcade games into an establishment owned-and-operated by none other than Rizzo the Rat of Muppets fame!
Located in what is now known as the Muppets Courtyard section of the park, PizzeRizzo is at long last ready to welcome you and yours to the (literal) party! So join us for our very first visit to The Famous Original PizzeRizzo!!
Over the past several months, we’ve been able to spy plenty of outdoor details of PizzeRizzo as the transformation has taken place. [Read more…]
Cupcakes at the Gelato Kiosk… “Huh?”
Italy Gelato Stand
That’s what I said when I saw the new Cannoli Cupcake on the menu at the Gelato stand located in Epcot’s Italy.
This simple kiosk (located on your left when coming from Germany, just before entering the heart of the Italy Pavilion), is covered with a pastel-hued awning with nary a sign other than the menu to encourage your visit.
But it’s home to some downright impressive — and highly overlooked — items, especially when it comes to its “Gelato Creations,” like the Coppa Delizia and Espresso Affogato. So anytime I notice anything new on the menu here, it’s an automatic must-try for me.
But when I received it, my thoughts changed immediately. [Read more…]
If you’re looking for your other favorite booths, be sure to check out ALL the info and brand new photos on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages.
Click on any booth or country name, to see detailed information, menus, and prices, and you’ll also see our all-new photos from each booth!
Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Italy Booth has been a mainstay of the Food and Wine Festival since the very beginning, way back in 1996.
This year, we said goodbye to a few dishes, but enthusiastically welcomed some awesome additions to the menu!
New to the Italy Booth this year is the Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani — a sweet sausage with peppers, served with ciabatta bread.
I really enjoyed this miniature take on an Italian classic, sweet sausage and peppers. And I love that there’s a new sausage kid on the block to join Germany’s Bratwurst and Canada’s Chicken Chipotle Sausage!
A fan favorite — the Ravioli di Formaggio all-Emiliana — returns, and is just as delicious as ever! The large cheese ravioli is smothered in a meaty, creamy, tomato-laced sauce, and is then topped with [Read more…]