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REVIEW: Italy Marketplace Has One Good Item at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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We’re once again back at an Italy food booth during an EPCOT festival. While these haven’t been our favorite places to eat over the years, maybe the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will be different!

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Menu for Italy at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • πŸ†• Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy Half-moon Breaded Mozzarella-filled Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce – $12.00
  • πŸ†• Ravioli: Grilled Chicken Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce, Romano Cheese, and Prezzemolo β€“ $13.00
  • πŸ†• Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian Doughnut with Raspberry Sauce and Powdered Sugar – $11.00

Beverages:

  • Pinot Grigio – $10.00
  • Chianti – $10.00
  • Prosecco – $10.00
  • Rosa Regale – $11.00
  • Moscato – $11.00
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco – $11.00
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon – $11.00
  • Italian Margarita with Tequila and Limoncello – $11.00
  • Peroni Pilsner (5.1% ABV) – $6.00 (6 oz) / $10.00 (12 oz)

The Bomboloni are new to the Food & Wine Festival, having previously appeared at L’Arte di Mangiare during the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

Photos of Menu Items for Italy at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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*NEW* Mezzelune Croccanti: Crispy Half-moon Breaded Mozzarella-filled Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce – $12.00

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These pieces of fried ravioli were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. There wasn’t a lot of flavor to them aside from the breading and the marinara sauce.

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If you’ve been reading our Italy Marketplace reviews over the years, this’ll come as no surprise: they tasted like they were frozen and reheated.

*NEW* Ravioli: Grilled Chicken Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce, Romano Cheese, and Prezzemolo β€“ $13.00

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Amazingly, this was the best thing at the Italy booth. The Alfredo sauce is surprisingly good. The pasta itself is dry, but the filling is good and flavorful.

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The filling tasted like actual chicken and was perfectly creamy. It could’ve used some salt, but overall, it wasn’t bad. We were pleasantly surprised.

*NEW* Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian Doughnut with Raspberry Sauce and Powdered Sugar – $11.00

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While these may look attractive, they proved to be just another disappointment. The doughnuts were a little stale, which is never a good sign.

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The cream inside had little to no flavor. Just a big letdown. Skip this.

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.

Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon – $11.00

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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 and could have been really good, but it was just too warm to drink.

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.

Peroni Pilsner (5.1% ABV) – $6.00 (6 oz) / $10.00 (12 oz)

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

Location of Italy at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Italy Marketplace is located across from the Italy Pavilion on World Showcase Promenade, at number 11 on the map.

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Did you try any of the offerings from Italy this year? What did you think of them?

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