Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante Opening Celebration At Walt Disney World

The newest restaurants at Disney Springs are closer to officially being open. On Wednesday, January 4, 2018, the opening celebration for Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante was held. The back story for the restaurant is that Maria and Enzo owned a bakery in an airport terminal. When the terminal closed, they bought the building and opened an Italian restaurant. See more details and photos below!

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is holding soft openings, and will be fully open in the near future. There is an elegant, yet casual feel to the eatery. Nods to the terminal are everywhere, from the numbered gates to the travel destination posters. One item to be noted is the globe on the ceiling. The gold circles on the globe mark the Disney Parks across the planet, with an extra mark to signify Walt Disney’s hometown.

Next door to Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante is Enzo’s Hideaway. It’s not yet holding soft openings, but should be up and running soon. The back story for Enzo’s Hideaway is that it was a hidden speakeasy during Prohibition, and Enzo decided to open it himself once he discovered it. Enzo’s Hideaway is filled with character, from the graffiti wall to the meat and cheese case near the bar.

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Also in the same complex is The Edison. The newest signature restaurant in Disney Springs held its official opening on New Year’s Eve, and already it’s becoming a popular destination. The Edison features meals during the day, but turns into a club for the 21 and up crowd after 10:00pm. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings there is a cover charge.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.