The Walt Disney World Resort is known for many wonderful things: thrilling entertainment, innovative storytelling, and world-class dining. One thing it’s not always known for, though, is its pizza.
Over the years, there have been many running gags about the quality of Disney’s pizza. The term “puffy pizza” was coined to describe Disney’s personal pizza, a dish that people seem to either love or hate.
However, Walt Disney World’s pizza quality has dramatically increased over the years. New restaurants introduced to the Walt Disney World Resort have delicious options for high-quality pizza.
You may not think of pizza as your favorite meal in the parks, but I’m setting out to prove you wrong. Today, let’s take a look at the restaurant where you will find the best pizza in EPCOT.
There’s no place better to enjoy a delicious pizza than where it all began, Italy. But if you find yourself in Walt Disney World instead of Europe, EPCOT’s World Showcase has you covered.
Travel to the Italy Pavilion in the World Showcase to find the best pizza in EPCOT. You’ll find it at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, a table service restaurant.
This restaurant offers a relaxed, family-friendly dining atmosphere where you can enjoy Italian favorites. One of the coolest parts of Via Napoli is the pizza ovens. Named after famous active Italian volcanoes, the three icons Stromboli, Vesuvio, and Etna will perfectly cook your pizza.
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This restaurant is serving authentic Neopolitan pizza, with intentionality in each ingredient. The pizzas feature fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy. The restaurant even sources the water for the dough from a spring similar to Italy’s Campania region.
Nick Valenti, the restaurateur responsible for the handcrafted menu at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, studied in Naples to ensure the quality and practices of the restaurant.
Advanced Dining Reservations
Due to this table service location’s popularity, they require an advanced dining reservation for Guests to dine. Reservations can be made online or through the My Disney Experience app. You can make a dining reservation up to 60 days before your visit; the sooner you look for reservations, the better your odds, especially for popular restaurants.
Pizza Pies Outside of the Parks
You can also find delectable pies outside of the parks at Disney Springs, Disney’s Boardwalk, and the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. At Disney Springs, Pizza Ponte and Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza offer delicious options for pizza.
If you’re visiting Disney’s Boardwalk, make sure to stop by the Pizza Window for a fresh pizza. The pizza here is delicious, and it’s a great restaurant to grab food from if you’re on the go!