REVIEW: NEW Fried Risotto Balls and Lobster Ravioli Bring More Disappointment to L’Arte di Mangiare at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
Historically, we haven’t had good luck with L’Arte di Mangiare, the food studio located in the Italy pavilion during the International Festival of the Arts. However, it’s a new year and we’re trying to be optimistic, so maybe they’ll surprise us with some delicious dishes!
Menu for L’Arte di Mangiare at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
The crispy exterior was the best part of this fried risotto ball. It definitely needed sauce, but unfortunately the Pomodoro sauce was weak and flavorless.
*NEW* L’Aragosta: Lobster Ravioli with Vanilla-Saffron Cream Sauce and Shredded Chili Peppers – $15.00
This wasn’t the best ravioli we’ve ever had. The vanilla-saffron sauce didn’t have much of a vanilla or saffron flavor.
The only slight flavor came from the lobster filling. Overall, this was a bland dish.
*NEW* Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian Doughnut with Raspberry Sauce and Powdered Sugar – $11.00
While these may look attractive, they proved to be just another disappointment. The doughnuts were a little stale, which is never a good sign.
The cream inside had little to no flavor. Just a big letdown. Skip this.
*NEW* Italian White Sangria with Prosecco – $11.00
Usually, when a Sangria beverage of this price contains more juice than wine, we would complain. However, since the wine in this drink tasted particularly cheap and unpleasant, in this case it was somewhat of a relief. The drink was supposed to contain Prosecco, however this was unidentifiable from the lack of fizz in the drink.
*NEW* Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon – $11.00
Have you ever put red wine in the microwave? That’s what this is. We thought sangria came with ice and fruit, but this was just a room temperature liquid. The flavor was fruity, so it could have been really good, but as it got hotter, it was just too warm to drink.
*NEW* Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello – $11.00
The margarita was quite good as it tasted almost like a melting lemon ice dessert. However, there didn’t seem to be much liquor in the drink, as we didn’t taste much besides the faint hint of tequila. Overall, this is a tasty drink, but don’t expect to get much alcohol for your money here.
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.