L’Arte di Mangiare – EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Mangiare
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Epcot International Festival of the Arts - Mangiare

L’Arte di Mangiare premiered at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts in 2018, and returns for its third year. The Food Studio features “Baroque-inspired dishes that celebrate the art of eating with dramatic flavors and rich colors.” This year, the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts runs from January 17 – February 24, 2020.

Menu for L’Arte di Mangiare at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Insalata di Gamberi al Limone di Zagara: Salad of Poached Shrimp in Sicilian Lemons, Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Avocado, and Citrus Dressing – $10.00
  • 🆕 Pollo ala Pirandello: Golden Chicken Drumstick stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Pomodoro Sauce – $10.00
  • 🆕 Rossini: Prosecco Mousse with Strawberry Sauce (contains alcohol) – $10.00

Beverages:

All three food items are new for 2020, while all beverages but one are returns from last year. The Pinot Grigio was previously seen at Tuscany Holiday Kitchen for the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

Photos of Menu Items for L’Arte di Mangiare at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

*NEW* Insalata di Gamberi al Limone di Zagara: Salad of Poached Shrimp in Sicilian Lemons, Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Avocado, and Citrus Dressing – $10.00

Insalata di Gamberi al Limone di Zagara: Salad of Poached Shrimp in Sicilian Lemons, Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Avocado, and Citrus Dressing – $10.00

Based on how it tasted, this was likely the thought process behind this dish: take your standard grocery store frozen tail-on cooked shrimp, thaw it out, throw 4 of them on some wilted lettuce, and charge $10 for the privilege. This should be illegal. There was no seasoning, no dressing, nothing. This was a complete waste of money.

*NEW* Pollo ala Pirandello: Golden Chicken Drumstick stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Pomodoro Sauce – $10.00

Pollo ala Pirandello: Golden Chicken Drumstick stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Pomodoro Sauce – $10.00

This chicken was gross. (That’s a notch below “garbage” on the WDWNT scale.) It was poorly cooked and almost gelatinous. The chicken at Poultry Palace in Disney California Adventure is better than this. Heck, the glorified chicken tender from the Italy marketplace at last year’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival was better. At least they were edible. This is just one big mess from start to finish. And the accompaniments don’t help, either. If you do find yourself buying this, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Flock away from this chicken.

*NEW* Rossini: Prosecco Mousse with Strawberry Sauce – $10.00

Rossini: Prosecco Mousse with Strawberry Sauce – $10.00

First of all, this is listed as a beverage on the Food Studio menu, but with the primary ingredient being mousse, this is very much a dessert. We actually attempted to drink this as a beverage to no avail. Be sure to grab a spoon if you get this. That being said, it left a lot to be desired. The “Prosecco” mousse was virtually flavorless and there was no sign of this alleged Prosecco. The strawberry sauce was rich, but if you took a big spoonful, it became overbearing. It was a dessert you can most likely do without… especially at this price point.

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.”

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

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 ($15/bottle) – $10.00

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

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

Christofanon Montegrande described 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.”

*NEW* Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina ($6/bottle) – $9.00

Total Wine & More describes Santa Marina Pinot Grigio as “pale yellow in color, and contains aromas of citrus, nectarines, and peaches, with earthy notes. A light-bodied palate with a medium amount of acidity, and a short finish.”

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

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.

Location of L’Arte di Mangiare at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

L’Arte di Mangiare is conveniently located adjacent to the Italy pavilion in the World Showcase Promenade. You can find it at number 9 on the map below.

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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