It was replaced with the Big Bang Burlesque – which has also closed.

While Capone’s Dinner & Show featured a new show in celebration of twenty years, this past May a new Kissimmee dinner show made its debut. A slice of Las Vegas came to Kissimmee, specifically to Pacino’s Italian Restaurant reuniting the “Rat Pack and Friends.” After four months, the dinner show is still singing along.

The Rat Pack & Friends is a dinner and tribute show celebrating the days when Las Vegas entertainment meant one thing only – the Rat Pack ruled the strip. Frank, Sammy, and Dino brought visitors to the desert by the thousands and were joined by Joey Bishop and other friends raising the bar for live entertainment across the nation. Now this incredible entertainment can be seen right here on Highway 192 in the upstairs theater of Pacino’s Italian Restaurant.

The Rat Pack and Friends

Wind back the clock and settle in for a show that features the “Rat Pack” as well as many other entertainers such as Marilyn and Elvis. Okay, so the entertainers are impersonators – Elvis really has ‘left the building,’ but you may have to look twice (and do not trust your ears) to see that these professional singers are not the real deal. Fast forward the clock and enjoy more recent entertainers such as Gaga, Michael, Katy, and Adele. The performances are incredible!

Pre-show entertainment features some of Orlando’s top comics. During their performance, guests enjoy a four-course family-style Italian meal. The food has received great reviews, despite a somewhat limited menu. This Kissimmee dinner show naturally shares chefs with the restaurant and thereby benefits greatly, since their cuisine receives high marks from most visitors. Pacino’s has been around for over 25 years and is well-established in the Kissimmee restaurant scene. The dinner show menu includes salad, bruschetta, chicken piccata or lasagna. Included in the cost is draft beer, wine, coffee, and soda, and of course, dessert is included – homemade cannolis and puff pastries. For the kids, the menu offers pizza or spaghetti bolognese. Food is served family-style, so be prepared to share your table and pass the plate to new “friends.”

General admission is $59.95 for adults and $39.95 for children 3-11 years. If you want to sit in the VIP reserved seating and receive a better wine selection, upgrade to the VIP for $20 extra. The package also comes with a group photo with the cast members. Now if you really want to go all out, choose the VVIP seating where you’ll dine and drink with Frank at his very own chairman’s table. This package includes seating stage left, a full liquor bar, a cast photo as well as a post-performance meet-and-greet with the artists in the green room.

Reviews of this Orlando dinner show continue to be mostly positive. Guests say they would return again, and those that have been to some of the big dinner show arenas enjoy the smaller venue. It does help to have a love for this type of music and performance. While the pace of the show is quick, the type of “action” you’ll experience isn’t like some of the other dinner shows. There are no pirates swinging from ships, horses galloping by, or gangsters firing machine guns – just great impersonators singing it up for the audience.

The 1 1/2 hour show has limited performances usually scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You’ll not be able to book very far in advance, as they appear to still be trying to fill the theater for the show week by week.  You may purchase tickets through reserve Orlando, or get more information by calling 855-99-RAT-PACK (1-855-997-2872). Rat Pack & Friends is located at 5795 West Irlo Bronson Hwy. in Kissimmee, FL 34746.

So if you’re looking for a dinner show inside an Italian restaurant, check out Pacino’s as well as Capone’s. Capone’s Dinner & Show continues to be a superior choice when it comes to food quality, value, and Orlando dinner show opportunities. Make a reservation up to 6 months in advance on any day of the week. Capone’s is open year-round and has a show every night! You may book a private table (if you want some privacy) as well as a VIP package for about the same cost as the Rat Pack and Friends. Be sure to check out Capone’s online coupon.  No, you will not see Sammy or Dean at this Orlando dinner show; just Al and his gang of misfits. If at all possible, save a night for both dinner shows. The live entertainment is sure to take you back in time to either Las Vegas or Chicago, all while never leaving Central Florida!

Last Updated on June 10, 2022