REVIEW: “L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019

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Welcome to a food studio review for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park from January 18 to February 25, 2019. This review will cover the “L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio located near the Italy Pavilion. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!) For our complete coverage of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, head to our festival landing page at wdwnt.art. Now, mangiamo!

“L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

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L’Arte di Mangiare Food Studio
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L’Arte di Mangiare Food Studio

Menu for “L’Arte di Mangiare” Food Studio at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Barbabietole Dolci, Caprino Fritto: Roasted Candied Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Fritters – $9.00
  • 🆕 Costine di Maiale Aceto Balsamico: Sweet & Sour Balsamic-glazed Pork Ribs – $11.00
  • 🆕 Spuma al Miele d’Arancio: Orange Honey Mousse with Peaches and Mint Marjoram Cream – $8.00

Beverages:

Offerings from L’Arte di Mangiare

Barbabietole Dolci, Caprino Fritto: Roasted Candied Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Fritters – $9.00

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Barbabietole Dolci, Caprino Fritto: Roasted Candied Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Fritters – $9.00

The fried goat cheese is amazing, but there’s just three and they’re pretty small. Sadly the rest was pretty meh and the portion size is laughable for $9, even by Epcot festival standards.

Costine di Maiale Aceto Balsamico: Sweet & Sour Balsamic-glazed Pork Ribs – $11.00

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Costine di Maiale Aceto Balsamico: Sweet & Sour Balsamic-glazed Pork Ribs – $11.00

Nothing says Italy like glazed pork ribs and sweet potato fries. Honestly, the pasta dishes  from this booth are usually so bad that is is an upgrade. The ribs are tasty with a flavorful glaze, both pretty sizable, and the sweet potato fries are pretty good. Would I pay $11.00 for two ribs and some fries? Probably not again, even if they are good.

Spuma al Miele d’Arancio: Orange Honey Mousse with Peaches and Mint Marjoram Cream – $8.00

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Spuma al Miele d’Arancio: Orange Honey Mousse with Peaches and Mint Marjoram Cream – $8.00

You know it’s freshly made when you find an imprint from the container it was in on top of your dessert… It’s not bad, but it isn’t memorable either. All of the flavor seemed to come from the accompaniments and not the mousse itself. You can do better, especially for $8.

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Spuma al Miele d’Arancio: Orange Honey Mousse with Peaches and Mint Marjoram Cream – $8.00

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner (5.1% abv) – $5.50

Peroni Brewery describes their beer as “a crisp and refreshing beer with a delicate balance of bitterness, citrus and spicy aromatic notes, combined with a fast and clean finish.”

Moretti La Rossa Double Malt (7.2% abv) – $5.50

Moretti describes their beer as “malted with spicy overtones” with a “uniquely bitter aftertaste and a delicate fragrance.”

Prosecco, Villa Sandi – $10.00 ($12/bottle)

Villa Sandi describes their wine’s aroma as “…fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and small mountain flowers.” “The dry, fresh and flavorsome sensation on the palate is followed by a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.”

Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande – $10.00 ($15/bottle)

Christofanon Montegrande describes Fior d’Arancio as “typical of Muscat, intense but delicate, with clear reminiscent of wisteria, white flowers and citruses.”

Corbinello, Montegrande – $10.00 ($15/bottle)

Christofanon Montegrande describes their Corbinello as “a ruby red wine, from the red-fruit fragrance that recalls marascas and violets. It has a kind wrapping fresh and pleasantly tannic taste.”

Pinot Grigio, Bosco del Merlo – $9.00 ($15/bottle)

Bosco del Merlo describes their Pinot Grigio’s aroma as “intense with hints of acacia flowers and nutmeg. It is dry on the palate, pleasantly broad and confirms the olfactory senses.”

Merlot, Montegrande – $9.00 ($13/bottle)

Christofanon Montegrande describes their Merlot as “a wine with ruby red colour, typical pleasant fragrance, delicately herbaceous, with blueberry and raspberry nuances. It has a pleasant soft and quite intense taste.”

Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco – $13.00

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Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco – $13.00

I’m not sure there was much alcohol in our pour, so it tasted a little off. You might think it would be sweet given the amaretto and Prosecco, but it wasn’t at all.

Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco – $13.00

Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco $12.00
Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco – $13.00

The prosecco used could have been a little less bitter to match the fruitfulness of the strawberry puree. Unfortunately, even after being hand-mixed by the Cast Member, the puree all floats to the bottom leaving one last chunky slurp of the drink. You can do better.

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