Italy – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Italy

Italy, being one of the 11 World Showcase countries, has been a staple at the Epcot International Food & Wine since its inception in 1996. This year, the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 29 – November 23, 2019.

Menu for the Italy Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Ravioli Carbonara: Parmesan and Pecorino Ravioli, Egg Yolk, Cream, and Bacon – $7.25
  • 🆕 Costine di Maiale: Balsamic-glazed and Oven-roasted Pork Ribs – $8.00
  • 🆕 Pollo: Crispy Chicken with Marinara Sauce – $6.00
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange – $4.25
  • 🆕 Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake: Vanilla Cake and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mascarpone Cream dipped in Chocolate – $4.25

Beverages:

Photos of Menu Items for the Italy Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Ravioli Carbonara: Parmesan and Pecorino Ravioli, Egg Yolk, Cream, and Bacon – $7.25

Ravioli Carbonara: Parmesan and Pecorino Ravioli, Egg Yolk, Cream, and Bacon, $7.25

For as appetizing as this looks, the ravioli was unevenly cooked. The edges were really hard and the filling tasted really off-putting. The bacon garnish did little to save the undercooked pasta.

*NEW* Costine di Maiale: Balsamic-glazed and Oven-roasted Pork Ribs – $8.00

Costine di Maiale: Balsamic-glazed and Oven-roasted Pork Ribs, $8.00

The ribs were extremely fatty, and sadly, there was no real flavor to them. Just the fat. For three ribs being offered, not a single one was able to impress us.

*NEW* Pollo: Crispy Chicken with Marinara Sauce – $6.00

Pollo: Crispy Chicken with Marinara Sauce, $6.00

These crispy chicken strips are literally Tyson chicken tenders with a side of marina sauce. In all of our years of covering a festival, this is the most hilarious thing we’ve ever covered. Italy is always the worst booth, and they’ve found a way to outdo themselves.

Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange – $4.25

Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange, $4.25

The cannoli is the least offensive item on Italy’s menu. It’s a little small for the price, but that’s probably a good thing, considering it tasted like it was recently defrosted. Though if you really, really want a cannoli, you won’t neccessarily be disappointed by this.

*NEW* Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake: Vanilla Cake and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mascarpone Cream dipped in Chocolate – $4.25

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake: Vanilla Cake and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mascarpone Cream dipped in Chocolate, $4.25

This was by far the best item on the menu. It tastes like a fresh Little Debbie cake. It was soft, moist and fresh. We even got one freshly dipped for us, as you can see above.

*NEW* 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.” This beer previously appeared at Primavera Kitchen at the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

*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 peaces, with earthy notes. A light-bodied palate with a medium amount of acidity, and a short finish.”

*NEW* Chianti, Gabbiano ($7/bottle) – $9.00

Total Wine & More describes Gabbiano Chianti: “The bouquet is reminiscent of ripe plums spiced with pepper and wood nuances. The first sip reveals invigorating flavors of cherry, blackberry, and spice followed by a dry vivid finish.”

Villa Sandi Prosecco ($16/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.”

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.”

Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande ($18/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.”

Location of the Italy Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Italy Marketpalace Booth is locate across from the Italy Pavilion, next to the Spain Marketplace Booth. It is #22 on the map below.

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