After some months of construction walls hiding the pizza window in Epcot’s Italy pavilion we are glad to say the walls are gone and the pizza window is open again!
As you know, the creators of Italy’s Tutto Italia, Patina Restaurant Group, are in the process of adding a pizzeria to the World Showcase pavilion. (See the proposed name and potential sample menus here.)
To date, thoughts are that the pizzeria might be an extension of Tutto, as there doesn’t seem to be much of an “entrance” to the pizzeria. Here are thoughts from Erin Foster, who was recently in WDW and sent back some photos:
The construction in Italy is very out in the open. The workers have full view of the guests and vice versa. I wonder why there is no giant privacy screen like usual. There are no signs indicating to guests what the construction will be. Also no immediately apparent means of accessing the construction from the park. Perhaps this will be through the lobby of Tutto Italia?
Possibly, the stone wall around the construction will be taken down once construction is completed; it all remains to be seen! The area set aside for the construction is much bigger than the original Italy restaurant, however, so I, for one, and hoping there’s a ride involved in the construction as well…