Guests who travel to Walt Disney World on a magical vacation are sure to enjoy each moment explore the theme parks and other locations throughout the property. One of the biggest things that guests enjoy indulging in on each vacation are delicious meals that feature different cuisines and cooking styles from all over the globe. Walt Disney World is home to hundreds of dining locations throughout the four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, and over two dozen Disney Resorts, but many guests love to head to Epcot to dine. The park is home to World Showcase which features eleven pavilions that each celebrate a country from around the world through culture, architecture, entertainment, history, and cuisine. Each pavilion is home to at least one full service and one quick service dining location and the Italy Pavilion is no exception. In the rear of the pavilion is a wonderful full service restaurant that brings the vibrancy and delicious cuisine of Italy to life through wonderful menu options. Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria is an amazing restaurant that guests are sure to love enjoying on any visit to Epcot. Here are eight things that guests will love about Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria.
Guests are immediately treated to wonderful atmosphere and décor the moments they enter through Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria’s front doors. The reception area is a small room that features a main desk and several benches for guests to wait comfortably on. Overhead is a beautiful chandelier that features many different bright colors and what looks like Murano glass that is famous in Italy. Hanging from each light are beautiful glass beads, some of which come together to form clusters of what appear to be grapes which pays tribute to the wonderful wine selections that Italy has to offer.
2. Wood Fire Ovens
Once inside Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria, guests are sure to immediately be drawn to the three massive wood burning ovens along one wall of the main dining room. Each oven is the mouth of a large carved face that represents a volcano in Italy. Guests can enjoy their delicious meals from the fiery depths of Stromboli, Vesuvio, or Etna and also check out each oven’s unique face with strong characteristics.
The rest of the dining area of Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria is charming and airy making guests always feel welcome. With high vaulted ceilings and high windows, the area is full of light throughout each day and also lluminated by copper overhead lighting and hanging lanterns. The walls are lined with beautiful frescos that are so authentic they feature cracks and chips in the paint. The back wall of the restaurant is lined with travel posters highlighting some of the most beautiful locations in Italy for guests to visit.
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4. Native Waiters
One of the best parts about any meal at Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria are the wonderful interactions that guests can have with the waiters. Every Cast Member who works at the location is a native of Italy and their nametags share their hometowns. Guests who strike up conversations with the friendly Cast Members are sure to learn all about life in Italy and enjoy their time spent talking together.
5. Specialty Drinks
While the ambiance and Cast Members at Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria are wonderful, it is the food that often keeps guests returning time and time again. Many times guests who are on vacation love to indulge in an adult beverage, and luckily the menu features some delicious options that all guests are sure to love. The Limoncello Mule combines vodka, orangecello, orange juice, pineapple juice, and shaved ice for a wonderful option. Another popular drink on the menu is the Via Vesuvio which features blood orange vodka, Prosecco, and raspberries.
Once guests have their drinks, they can move on to ordering up some amazing food from the menu at Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria. While there are plenty of appetizer options to begin with including Calamari Fritti, Pasta e Fagioli, Mozzarella Caprese, and Proscuitto e Melone, there is one option that is so delicious many guests hate to share it. The Arancini features fried rice balls filled with mozzarella and meat ragu making for a wonderful appetizer to begin any meal.
The most popular menu options offered at Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria for lunch and dinner each day are the wood fire pizzas. The pizzas come in three sizes to accommodate parties of any number of guests, going all the way up to a half meter Mezzo Metro. Guests can choose from delicious options including Margherita, Carciofi, Piccante, Capricciosa, and Quattro Formaggi.
While the appetizers and pizzas are wonderful at Via Napoli Risorante e Pizzeria, the dessert menu is also delicious and guest should definitely try to leave room! Those who have saved enough space for dessert can indulge in options like Cannolo Siciliano, Tiramisu, Zeppole di Caterina, and Gelati e Sorbetto.