Each pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase completely immerses Guests in the beauty and culture of an international country and Guests love to sample authentic and delicious cuisine from each location on a Disney vacation. The Italy Pavilion is home to several table service dining locations that offer up regional specialties from around Italy that are so mouthwatering and indulgent Guests will be dreaming of their meals long after finishing.
Tutto Italia Ristorante is a table service location near the front of the Italy Pavilion that is open daily for lunch and dinner and invites Guests in to enjoy a menu of authentic Italian cuisine paired with old world charm and décor. Owned by the Patina Restaurant Group with a menu crafted by California restaurateur and Chef Joachim Splichal, Tutto Italia Ristorante is a must for hungry Guests in EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Before even entering the inside of the Italian restaurant, Guests will immediately pick up on the charming old world ambiance as they approach the entrance which is nestled under a blue awning and surrounded by traditional Italian architecture and intricate balconies and molding.
Once ready to be seated, Guests have several dining areas to choose from including an outdoor patio that features small bistro-style tables, charming light fixtures, and wonderful views of the main courtyard of the Italy Pavilion. In addition to the overall ambiance, Guests who dine on the outdoor patio can also enjoy live entertainment from the courtyard which will truly make them feel as though they are in a small town in Italy.
Tutto Italia Ristorante also features an indoor dining room which is beautifully decorated with a vibrant carpet, traditional wooden beams and molding, comfortable booth seating with rich red and gold fabrics, marble accents, glistening chandeliers, and decorative yellow urns filled with Murano glass. It all comes together to create a calming and elegant atmosphere that Guests can relax in.
What truly adds the old world charm to Tutto Italia Ristorante are stunning murals throughout the restaurant’s dining room that depict scenes of everyday life in ancient Rome. The intricate murals display architecture, gardens, and even entertainment including a troupe of jesters who can be seen playing instruments and performing.
While the decor and ambiance at Tutto Italia Ristorante are welcoming, it is the food that truly makes Guests feel as though they are family in a small restaurant in the heart of Italy. The lunch and dinner menus are identical and focus on a mix of some of the most classic and traditional Italian dishes that Guests will absolutely love.
Before digging into the food, Guests should begin their meals at Tutto Italia Ristorante with a beverage, and the menu features a selection of soft drinks and coffee as well as Italian wines which can be enjoyed by the glass, bottle, or as a flight. Most of these wines can also be enjoyed at the adjacent Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar which features a more intimate feel with low vaulted ceilings and inviting candlelight.
Once settled in with their drinks, Guests can turn to a menu of Anitpasti options that feature traditional Italian flavors and ingredients. The ultimate antipasti indulgence on the menu is the Tagliere which is designed for two Guests to share and features prosciutto di parma, salametto, asiago, gorgonzola, fontina, artichoke hearts, grissini, and cerignola olives.
Other antipasti options that Guests can choose from include a traditional Caesar Salad, Calamari Fritti, and “Fior di Latte” Caprese which is a delicious staple of Italian cuisine with tomatoes, basil, sea salt, olive oil, and balsamic glaze. The final antipasti option is the Carpaccio di Manzo which features charred wagyu beef paired with arugula, parmesan cheese, and lemon dressing.
Nothing is as Italian as fresh pasta, and Tutto Italia Ristorante delivers with some comforting and indulgent plates that Guests will love. Guests can choose between the Futtuccine with a parmesan cream sauce, Gnochi Sorrentina with tomatoes, pomodoro sauce, and burrata, Lasagne alla Bolognese, Ravioli with grilled chicken in a cream and pesto sauce, and the Spaghetti with a pomodoro sauce and veal, beef, and pork meatballs.
Guests looking to enjoy a heartier meal at Tutto Italia Ristorante have several options to choose from that feature delicious proteins. The Parmigiana is a classic featuring a breaded chicken breast topped with mozzarella and parmesan and served with spaghetti and tomato sauce or Guests can opt for the lighter Salmone with is pan seared and paired with green asparagus and an herb sauce.
Beef lovers can dig into the Bistecca which is a satisfying and flavorful twelve ounce grilled New York strip steak paired with crispy rosemary potatoes or the Manzo Brasato which are braised beef chuck short ribs accompanied by Portobello mushroom ravioli and a red wine sauce.
No traditional Italian meal is complete without indulging in dessert, and Tutto Italia Ristorante features several traditional options that Guests will absolutely save room for. Guests can enjoy classic Tiramisu, Cannoli, Torta di Ricotta which is a lemon ricotta cheesecake, or Gelati e Sorbetti in a variety of flavors.
Tutto Italia Ristorante also serves up a special dessert to help celebrate the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary. The 50th Celebration Dessert features a vanilla bean-blueberry panna cotta with sweet cream, vanilla, blueberries, Amaretti cookies, white chocolate, and festive gold sprinkle.
Tutto Italia Ristorante is the perfect blend of old world charm and décor and traditional Italian cuisine that will make Guests feel as though they are in a small, family run restaurant in the heart of Italy. Whether on the outdoor patio with views of the Italy Pavilion or inside surrounded by charming murals, any lunch or dinner at Tutto Italia Ristorante in EPCOT is sure to be unforgettable.