2022 EPCOT Festival of Holidays: Tuscany Holiday Kitchen Review
Tuscany Holiday Kitchen at the Italy Pavilion offers an all-new menu this year, more adventurous than their usual safe takes.
Our recommendation: skip the whole booth. Please, we beg you, do not stop here. In most Festivals the Italy booth offers a familiar, if uninspired, menu consisting of reliably meh pasta and standard mom-and-pop Italian restaurant fare. This year the menu is definitely less “safe” in the selections, but Italy’s venture off the beaten path has led them off the side of a cliff. The Italy booth has always been expensive but now everything is dollhouse-sized and even less good than “meh”.
- Tortellini in Brodo – $9.50
– Five-Cheese Tortellini with House-made Aromatic Winter Truffle Broth and Chives
- Salmone alla Siciliana – $8.50
– Cured Salmon Tartare, Sicilian Blood Orange, Pistachios and Basil
- Panettone – $7
– Panettone Bread Pudding and Vanilla Cream
- Prosecco – $11.50
- Moscato – $12
- Banfi Rosa Regale – $12
- Italian Sangria – Red or White – $12
- Italian Margarita – $12
– with Tequila and Limoncello
- Peroni Pilsner – $12
Best of the Booth
There is nothing we could really put here and hold our heads up. But if we must pick, the Panettone is tiny (and at $7.00 expensive). It’s not as terrible as the other dishes but it’s also not great.
Rest of the Booth
The Tortellini is tiny and tastes like a pot of garlic. And it’s $9.50! We still don’t understand what is going into Italy’s food to make it cost so much for what you get. Still, it’s not the worst thing.
Let’s talk about the real reason that you should run far, far, away from this booth. The Salmon push pop. Ours had a spoonful of room temperature, cured salmon with a pop of microgreens, and was literally the most terrible thing we have ever tasted on Disney property.