Three New Italian Eateries Announced for Disney Springs, Walt Disney World

Three new eateries for The Landing at Disney Springs were announced this morning by Orlando dining columnist Scott Joseph on his blog.

The new venues are Maria & Enzo’s, an Italian trattoria; Enzo’s Hideaway, a speakeasy; and Pizza Ponte, a fast-casual concept. All three are being developed by the Patina Restaurant Group and will be located in the Edison complex across from STK Orlando.

The trattoria occupies an abandoned airline terminal from the 1930’s in its Disney Springs backstory. Decor will feature air travel memorabilia and maps, while the dining room will have 50-foot ceilings and a view of Lake Buena Vista. The menu will have a Sicilian accent, with Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant Parmesan), and handmade pastas served tableside. Other highlights will include fresh fish, steaks and chops. This menu sounds somewhat similar to the now shuttered Portobello restaurant at Disney Springs…

Enzo’s Hideaway occupies supposed rum-rummer tunnels and is accessible through the interior of Maria & Enzo’s. Enzo’s Hideaway will feature Prohibition-style cocktails but will also serve a menu of more casual Italian dishes. This space was originally going to be the Neverland Tunnels and Walt’s Lounge, but Disney eventually handed the space over to the third-party Patina.

Pizza Ponte will be a fast-casual dining concept with pastries, pizza, Italian sandwiches, and espresso. It will feature Bomboloni, or Italian doughnuts, Triangolo (stuffed pizza bread) and Porchetta, as well as pizza by the slice.

All three restaurants are slated to open this holiday season.

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  1. Why why why?! Disney Springs need more unique items to get people to go there and more of the same isn’t going to work in the long run in my opinion. While they might do well or even great the first 6 months after opening I can see at least 2 of the 3 venues doing some sort of menu change and revamp to really be competitive with the rest of Disney Springs and Disney World in general. ALSO what’s a girl gotta do to get a Donut shop in Disney Springs haha.

  2. You thought my food at Tony’s was good, just wait until you meet my brothers running these restaurants: Chef Giuseppe Ragu from Portland, Oregon; Chef Mario Ragu from Kansas City, Missouri; and Chef Joey Ragu from Omaha, Nebraska. The freshest and most authentic Italian food you’ll ever have.

    1. What you’re called “three great new restaurants” sounds more like 1 big new restaurant split into 3 smaller sections to me. Also, the place isn’t open yet so “great” doesn’t apply, at least not yet. The good thing is that Patina is a successful, well run restaurant group.

  3. I wonder if they will have free breadsticks and endless pasta bowls for a real authentic Italian meal.

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