Permits Filed for New Food Location Coming to the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT

If you’ve been to EPCOT recently, you may have noticed construction walls jutting out from the right-hand edge of the Italy Pavilion inside the World Showcase. While nothing has been announced for the pavilion, a new permit filed by Patina Restaurant Group, which manages all of the food and beverage locations in the pavilion, may hint at a new arrival.


The permit lists the address 1773 Avenue of the Stars, which is located just off to the side of La Bottega Italiana. The description of the work to be done states “Install new food vending building”, meaning an entirely new kiosk—or full-on dining location—may be in the works. The work is to be done by Icarus Exhibits, a rather high-profile firm considering they’ve done work related to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and even Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.


The expiration date for the permit is listed as December 31, 2021, so in the meantime, these construction walls at the Italy Pavilion may be up for some time while we await the debut of the new location.

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