One of the great things about eating at EPCOT is being able to pick up quick bites at each of the World Showcase pavilions. At the Italy Pavilion there is a pizza window that is only open during peak periods like the winter holidays and spring break. If you’re ever at EPCOT when Pizza al Taglio is open, be sure to stop in for a slice. That’s exactly what our field team did during the New Year rush.
What makes Pizza al Taglio so good?
You’re able to enjoy the similar quality pizza served at Via Napoli, but by the slice. This can save you money because of the smaller portion, but also because it is a casual walk-up window rather than a table service experience. When dining at a table service restaurant you’re likely to order an appetizer, or specialty drink, or a dessert. The experience can add up quickly.
The pizza at Via Napoli and its pizza window, Pizza al Taglio, is made with lots of care to be true to pizza from Naples, Italy. The staff at the window told our field reporter that this includes importing water from Italy to the kitchen at EPCOT in order to create authentic crust. Our readers give it a 91% thumbs up rating and rank it 20 out of 106 quick service options at Walt Disney World.
If you’re wondering, “pizza al taglio” loosely translates to pizza by the slice.
The Pepperoni Pizza slice we were served would satisfy anyone craving fresh, authentic Italian pizza, but would also be shared among two people who were sampling the tastes of World Showcase. The sauce was rich, the mozzarella cheese was fresh and melty and the pepperoni slices were small, salty, and crispy, nice and bite sized.
The one downside is that the price has increased. It was $8.50 for this slice of pepperoni, but it is delicious. We were told that Pizza al Taglio will close up on January 3, 2021, with plans to reopen in March around spring break time.
Have you ever visited the Pizza al Taglio window at EPCOT? What did you think?