What To Know About Dining at the Walt Disney World Riviera Resort

So, you’re heading to Disney’s Riviera Resort – lucky you!  Whether you have plans to stay at Walt Disney World’s newest resort, or are taking advantage of Disney’s Skyliner to visit for the day, you’re sure to have a great time exploring the magic of Europe and the Mediterranean (and you’ll discover why Walt Disney himself was captivated by this part of the world!).  When it’s time to refuel, you’ll have an array of dining choices waiting for you, from quick service and grab-and-go options to rooftop dining and even a Parisian cafĂ©.  Here’s the lowdown on dining at Disney’s Riviera Resort.  Bon appĂ©tit!

Disney’s Riviera Resort

1. Bar Riva

There’s no better place to be on a hot Orlando day than by the pool at your Disney resort!  At Disney’s Riviera Resort, Bar Riva has you covered.  Kids’ meals are on offer if your little ones are peckish, and there are sandwiches, burgers, salads, desserts and a variety of bar favorites too.  The relaxing pool view is, of course, ideally enjoyed alongside your favorite frozen cocktail, beer, lemonade or sparkling beverage, and there are plenty of those here.  This open-air pool lounge is decked in blue and white for a perfect poolside vibe, and the ceiling fans keep that cool air circulating, even though you’re outside.  Don’t miss the vibrant Mediterranean murals on the wall!

2. Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera

Unforgettable meals – and memories – are made at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera.  Open for breakfast and dinner, you’ll be treated to jaw-dropping views from this rooftop restaurant high up on the 15th floor.  Named after the Italian word for Mickey Mouse, the décor at Topolino’s Terrace was inspired by the ancient cliffside villages of the Riviera, and you’ll find tasty French and Italian dishes here.

  • For breakfast, you’ll be treated to a prix fixe menu including fresh pastries, omelets, waffles, steak, salmon, sausages and more.  You’ll also be able to meet Mickey and his friends as they mingle with guests and sign autographs!  Expect to see classic Disney characters like Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Minnie Mouse – all dressed in their special Topolino’s Terrace costumes. 
  • Dinner is a decidedly different affair at Topolino’s Terrace.  Watch your pasta, seafood or meat entre being prepared before your eyes on the grill or at the display kitchen, and feel free to ask your server which of the (extensive) Mediterranean wines pairs best with your meal.  Anyone order fireworks for dessert?  Time your meal right, and you might just catch the evening spectaculars at Disney’s Epcot and Hollywood Studios, all from your table.
Topolino’s Terrace

3. Le Petit Café

Disney’s Riviera Resort wouldn’t be complete without a perfectly Parisian café!  Chic, charming and full of freshly baked treats and specialty beverages, Le Petit Café shares its name with the café in Disney’s animated film The Aristocats, and it’s centrally located right in the lobby of the resort.  You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into one of Paris’ sophisticated sidewalk cafés as you sip your morning coffee or bite into a muffin before a busy day in the parks.  But Le Petit Café is more than just a breakfast stop.  It transforms into a wine bar at night!  It’s amazing what a little Pixie Dust can do. In the morning, you’ll love the lattes and coffee here, perfectly paired with one of the café’s fresh pastries.  Stop by in the afternoon or at night, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres (think cheese board, charcuterie and salmon dip), wine, specialty cocktails, mocktails and coffees with a little extra kick.

4. Primo Piatto

The entrance to Primo Piatto is conveniently located next to Bar Riva, in close proximity to the bocce ball court and other fun outdoor activities at Disney’s Riviera Resort.  Primo Piatto is the resort’s counter service meal option, but it feels a step up from other quick serve restaurants on property, with its mosaic tiles and high-end details like arched windows and wainscoting.  The monochromatic photos from Walt Disney’s travels in Europe add to the classic vibe here, while also giving you a glimpse of the inspiration behind the restaurant’s design.  In no time at all, you’ll be imagining yourself at a picturesque restaurant along a European Riviera. Relax on a outdoor lounge chair with a view of the bocce ball court and pool, or pick a seat inside at a booth or table.  Primo Piatto is perfect for a full meal, or a quick bite to eat on the go.  It’s open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for late-night dining; consider mobile ordering to make meal pick-up a breeze!  You’ll find a wide array of food options here, including salads, sandwiches, hearth-baked pizzas, bakery items and specialty coffees.

Whether you’re in the mood for a cool drink during a pool break, a morning pick-me-up, or dinner with a view, Disney’s Riviera Resort has just the thing to hit the spot for the entire family.

About Stacy Milford

Stacy has lived in 4 countries on 3 continents, and travels whenever humanly possible. Passionate about music theatre, dessert, and adventure in the great wide somewhere, she visits Walt Disney World every year, usually during Halloween! Stacy currently divides her time between writing and teaching English as a second language to children in China, and is pretty sure growing up is over-rated.