By Christmas time, you could very well be dining at a new Italian restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk. The new restaurant, Trattoria al Forno, plans to open some time in December, offering Old World techniques in cuisine from various regions of Italy. It is sure to be worth the wait.
The style of dishes will come from the name “Trattoria” which equates to a restaurant serving simple food. For example, the Neapolitan pizzas come from the region of Naples, Italy where classic pies are made with a simple tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. The cheese, by the way, is handcrafted and made daily at the restaurant.
The menu will also feature dishes from the second part of the name “al Forno” which means that many items will be baked in an oven. A wood-burning oven will provide the perfect flavoring for baked dishes such as lasagna, braised beef Bolognese, roasted fish with vegetables, slow-cooked lamb shank with polenta and more. The new restaurant will also offer grilled items.
The new Orlando restaurant will also consider the vegetarian guest with a nice selection of meatless dishes. The pastas are sure to be a favorite along with the eggplant rollatini and the roasted potatoes. It’s hard not to love anything with a Genovese pesto, in which Trattoria al Forno will prepare fresh.
An Italian restaurant isn’t complete unless it features great wines, and the Trattoria al Forno plans to offer Italian wines from regions including Veneto, Tuscany and Piedmont. In fact, over 60 bottled wines will be available and more than 25 wines by the glass. Signature cocktails and Italian beers will also be offered. A special signature-blend of Italian coffee will also be featured, roasted specifically for this new restaurant.
A cappuccino will go well with the planned menu of desserts. Sweets being planned for the menu include tiramisù, gelatos, and a signature dish called bomboloni (Italian donut holes) with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato. Is your mouth watering yet?
The best way to stay informed about this new restaurant is to visit the Disney Parks Blog. Once the opening gets nearer, you’ll be able to make reservations online by visiting Disney’s web site. The price range has not been announced at this time. This new restaurant will join the Flying Fish Cafe, Big River Grilled, ESPN Club and others at the BoardWalk. Kouzzina by Cat Cora® will be closing in September; read more about that in a previous post. Many other places to dine near Disney can be found at the Marketplace, Pleasure Island and in the Downtown Disney area.
Capone’s Dinner & Show is often categorized as an Italian Restaurant, and has been featuring Italian/American food for over 20 years. We prepare fresh pasta every day for our evening dinner shows. Our pizza is a hit, along with our other Italian dishes. So if you’re craving Italian food, and cannot wait until December, be sure to plan an evening and dine with us and take in the show. Good food, good laughter and good times are had by all at our Orlando dinner show. Once December rolls around, be sure to make a reservation at the new Italian restaurant Trattoria al Forno. If you like Italian cuisine, it is sure to be spectacular.