Which restaurant does Italian food the best?
Disclaimer, as a local, there are very few WDW property restaurants I would suggest for a night out in Orlando … but if you want to stay inside the Disney bubble, which is the best of Italian?
We’ve been to (5) in recent weeks, so I’ll limit my thoughts to those (5), and watch the comments and replies for what others think.
#5 for us is Wolfgang Puck Grill, Disney Springs. Certainly has the best meatballs, but we didn’t enjoy the pizza style, and the pasta was good, but didn’t really stand out. This one does get a huge PLUS for having an actual interesting dessert menu, rather than just the typical cannoli or tiramisu or cheesecake.
#4 Mama Melrose at Hollywood Studios. As park food goes, this is a decent good meal, not the best Italian, or at least not to our liking.
#4 and 5 were “one and done” for us. Good, but no real urgency to go back.
#3 Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs. Certainly the most visually appealing restaurant on the list. We went here for Valentine’s day, It was good. We would go back to try a few different dishes that also look appealing. Perhaps our selection from the Valentines menu were simply not the best choices they offer. We will be giving this one another try.
#2 Via Napoli Ristorante / Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot. If we are in Epcot for a table service meal, these are restaurants we would (and do) go back to.
#1 for our tastes and interests the best choice of the list is Trattoria al Forno on the Boardwalk… Their breakfast offering is one of the better breakfasts at a resort (I would give a slight nod to Ale & Compass or Topolino’s Terrace for best breakfast). We appreciate how Trattoria’s dinner is a bit adventurous, and steers more towards authentic Italian. Just a well run restaurant where we enjoy their food, and haven’t left disappointed.