When dining at Walt Disney World, there is a wide selection of cuisines for Guests to enjoy. These include American, African, British, Chinese, German, Moroccan, Polynesian, and many more. Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines in the Disney Parks and outside, too, in the Disney Resort hotels.
Dining experiences vary, with something to suit every budget. Character dining offers Guests the chance to enjoy delicious food in the company of favorite Disney characters. Fine and signature dining provides exquisite dishes in exclusive dining rooms. Casual dining offers Guests the chance to relax and enjoy comforting food after a day in a Disney theme park. These are just a few dining experiences Walt Disney World offers.
Finding Italian cuisine in the Walt Disney World Resort isn’t tricky. Guests can easily find pizza or flatbreads when it comes to quick-service restaurants. There are also plenty of quick-service locations that offer pasta dishes, especially in the Disney Resort hotels. If you’re looking for a menu exclusively featuring Italian- inspired cuisine, then there are several quick-service restaurants in Walt Disney World. These include:
- Pinocchio Village Haus – Magic Kingdom
- Gelateria Toscana – EPCOT
- PizzeRizzo – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Pizzafari – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Vivoli il Gelato – Disney Springs
- Pizza Ponte – Disney Springs
Italian-inspired dishes are more commonly found in the full-service restaurants around Lake Buena Vista. Guests can find classic Italian pasta dishes in a variety of settings. There are also several locations where Guests can enjoy wood-fired oven-baked pizzas. Full-service restaurants offering Italian dishes in the Walt Disney World Resort include:
- Tony’s Town Square – Magic Kingdom
- Tutto Italia Ristorante – EPCOT
- Via Napoli Ristorante Pizzeria – EPCOT
- Il Mulino – Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Terralina Crafted Italian – Disney Springs
- Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante – Disney Springs
- Enzo’s Hideaway – Disney Springs
Trattoria al Forno
There’s one additional Italian restaurant we haven’t mentioned in the list above. Located on Disney’s BoardWalk, just a short walk away from EPCOT’s International Gateway and the EPCOT Disney Skyliner station, Trattoria al Forno is a casual and cozy Italian eatery. Two seatings are offered to Guests throughout the day in this trattoria that provides a diverse menu of authentic recipes – breakfast and dinner.
Previously known for the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast, Trattoria al Forno currently serves hearty breakfast items. Although Guests are not currently joined by Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, and Prince Eric during breakfast time, this is a great location to fill up before a day in a Disney Park. Breakfast is served between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Trattoria al Forno. Favorite dishes include:
- Sunrise Breakfast Pizza
- Tiramisu-Style French Toast
- Al Forno Eggs
- Florentine Frittata
Dinner at Trattoria al Forno
Served from 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., dinner at Trattoria al Forno offers Guests a tour of Italy with crowd-pleasing classics and regional specialty dishes. Recipes from Milan to Rome are part of the menu, with every appetizer, entree, and dessert made with authentic ingredients. Each table is served with freshly-baked Ciabatta bread and Olive Oil. If you’d rather enjoy your bread with butter, ask your server, who will be happy to serve you some.
The appetizers to choose from at Trattoria al Forno include:
- Coastal Mussels
- Insalata Caprese
- Caesar Salad
- Roma Tomato Bruschetta
- Tuscan Salad
- Arancini Stazionale
When it comes to entrees, Guests can choose from the following dishes:
- Oak-grilled Strip Steak Florentine
- Veal Osso Buco
- Shrimp Papardelle
- Grilled Swordfish Salmoniglio
- Lasagne al Forno
- Parmigiana de Pollo
- Truffle Gnocchi
- Rigatoni Bolognese (plant-based)
- Pizze Carni, Pepperoni, Margherita, Bianca, Stagionale
If you save room for dessert, the following choices are available:
- Panna Cotte
- House-Made Gelato
- Affogato al Caffe
- Chocolate Semolina Torta
The Disney restaurant also features a 100% Italian bouquet wine list. Guests can choose from sixty different choices of wine from the bottle and twenty-five wines by the glass. For those Guests who prefer something other than wine, Italian beers are also available to choose from, as well as signature cocktails.
Let’s talk Garlic Bread
When dining in an Italian restaurant, who doesn’t order some garlic bread? It’s a basic yet tasty dish that works as an appetizer to share or a side to enjoy with a pasta dish. Those were undoubtedly our thoughts anyway when we saw that garlic bread is a side on the Trattoria al Forno menu that’s listed for $7. We were pleasantly surprised when it arrived with the rest of our order recently. So much so that we cannot wait to return to Disney’s BoardWalk just for another helping!
The garlic bread at Trattoria al Forno is something else! It’s big enough to share, but we are certainly not judging if you decide to enjoy it all yourself. The garlic bread consists of dough balls, making it easy to tear apart. It’s topped and stuffed with mozzarella cheese, allowing for all bites a taste of cheesy goodness. As if that wasn’t enough, the garlic bread is served with warmed tomato sauce, providing a little extra flavor. It most definitely tastes as good as it sounds and looks. And for $7, it’s most definitely value for money.
So what are you waiting for? Secure an advance dining reservation at Trattoria al Forno during your next Disney vacation to sample the beautiful Italian cuisine served here at this Walt Disney World restaurant. More importantly, make sure you order a side of garlic bread to enjoy with your dinner!