Walt Disney World’s Portobello Restaurant to Close for Refurbishment

Disney has announced that Portobello Country Italian Trattoria located at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment. This dining location is expected to completely close its doors on April 23rd in order for the refurbishment to begin.  The restaurant will remain closed until sometime in the fall of 2017.  There is no specific date set for the re-opening, just that it will be sometime in the fall, barring no delays or issues.  This popular Italian restaurant in Disney Springs will be receiving a makeover, updated theme and a new menu.  The re-opening is supposed to bring an even more authentic Italian feel to the location with a new, family-friendly menu to match.


The menu will be created by an award-winning chef, Chef Tony Mantuano.  The restaurant is owned and operated by Levy Restaurants.  This company also owns and operates Paddlefish, which is also located in Disney Springs.  Disney has been working diligently to provide unique, upscale dining and shopping experiences throughout Disney Springs.  The area has been completely transformed from the Downtown Disney theming and is coming together as a stunningly beautiful location to stroll through and enjoy the culinary delights.  The big names keep rolling into the area and we love them all.

We can’t wait to see what the Portobello refurbishments bring!  We will keep you posted as we learn specific details on the changes.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!