WDWNT Reporter Josh Siegel brings us pictures from inside the new Via Napoli restaurant at the Italy pavilion inside Epcot’s World Showcase:
The large wood burning fire ovens are sure to excite guests
I imagine guests will be standing here quite often to see their pizza made
WDWNT reader Megan Ireland sent in the following review of Via Napoli:
You turn the corner to Italy and you imidiatly see the prominent new addition. Via Napoli had their soft opening yesterday and the outside was inviting everyone in. When my Husband and I went to get a table the hostess actually stopped us at the door because they were at capacity. We waited about 20 minutes outside and then another 5 inside to be seated. The menu was what we expected with an emphasis on the fire grilled Pizza. The inside had the feel of a make-shift pizzeria. The chairs were all different designs. There were high ceilings and the wood burning stoves were in the mouths of statuesqe faces. My husband ordered the Candele baked pasta and I ordered an individual pizza of Quattro Fromaggio. The Candele was like a baked ziti with a touch of sausage. The pizza had a mix of cheeses and was a little big for just one person. I personally loved the pasta, it just had the perfect amount of everything. My husband cleaned the plate. I thought the pizza was very good as well. I love their pizza crust. The service itself was medeocre at best. Even with managers standing close by, our waiter took 15 minutes to greet us. Overall, it met my expectations. The food and design was exceptional, but the cast is still getting use to things. I believe that Italy could have benefited more from a quick service location than another table service. I do think that its more fun and delicious than Tutto Italia, but I think the regular guest is going to approach it as a quick service (we saw quite a few guests try to walk in and order). It looks like this can truly top Tutto Italia in popularity. We will see what happens with the Food and Wine Festival approaching.