Rustic Dining at Tutto Italia Provides Hearty Fare

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Part of our day-to-day in-park research includes revisiting restaurants to ensure our dining reviews are up to date. Ivonne from our team recently went to Tutto Italia at the Italy pavilion in EPCOT to try out some of their comfort food, Italian style.

Tutto Italia Setting and Atmosphere

Tutto Italia is located in EPCOT’s Italy pavilion in the main courtyard area. It offers mostly indoor seating, however there is a patio area with limited outdoor seating as well. The interior is what you’d expect from an Italian ristorante with painted murals on the walls that appear almost like windows looking out on the Italian scenery.

Tutto Italia Menu

As you’d expect, the menu at Tutto Italia is rustic Italian fare. No pizzas here, as those are reserved for the neighboring Via Napoli. You will find traditional pasta dishes like lasagne, ravioli, and spaghetti ($28-$33) along with chicken, fish, and steak options ($33-$39). A selection of antipasti and salads round out the menu, including the popular Tagliere with cheeses, meats, and olives for two ($39). Finally, there are several desserts from gelato and cannoli to torta and of course tiramisu ($11-$14). Kids meal options are $11 and include spaghetti, kid’s pizza, chicken tenders, and mozzarella sticks. Alcoholic beverages, including a variety of cocktails, are also available.

The Dining Experience at Tutto Italia

On Ivonne’s visit, she found that the service was good and the meal was well paced. For her meal, Ivonne ordered the following:

  • Cocktail: Americano: Campari, sweet vermouth, club soda, and an orange twist ($16)
  • Antipasti: “Fior de Latte” Caprese: Vine-Ripe Tomatoes, Basil, Maldon Sea Salt, Tuscan olive oil and Balsamic glaze ($17)
  • Entree: Gnocchi Sorrentina: Potato dumplings, roasted tomatoes, pomodoro sauce, burrata cheese ($29)
  • Dessert: Torta Della Nona: Grandmother cake, custard cream, pinoli and almonds ($13)
  • Cappuccino ($5)

The Americano cocktail was beautiful to look at and had a delightful flavor. If you’re used to the overly sweet drinks you find at a lot of Disney establishments, you might be surprised at the bitter taste that this drink has. This drink was not at all sweet, and if you like a cocktail that isn’t swimming sugar, this would be one you likely would enjoy.

It’s hard to go wrong with caprese on a warm Florida day, and this was a refreshing start to the meal. The mozzarella and tomatoes were fresh, and it was wonderful to have the balsamic drizzled around the tomatoes instead of on top of it, that way you could use as much or as little as you liked.

One aspect of dining at Walt Disney World that is unusual is the number of places that don’t serve bread with the meal. It may be a little thing, but it is very delightful to have bread service with the meal. The rolls provided were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, just as they should be.

Although the gnocchi were cooked perfectly, the pomodoro sauce just didn’t seem to go that well with the dish for Ivonne. (Her recommendation for gnocchi is the version served at The Wave.) That said, having that “ice cream scoop” amount of cheese on top was wonderful. You can’t go wrong by adding more cheese to any Italian dish!

Ending the meal with a cappuccino and dessert is a wonderful treat. The cappuccino wasn’t anything special, but the dessert course wouldn’t have felt complete without it. The torta really did feel like a grandmotherly hug. The flavor was mild, but comforting and the custard cream gave it just the right touch of sweetness. This is something that Ivonne would order again.

Tutto Italia Ratings

We have ratings and rankings for every Walt Disney World dining location and Tutto Italia has a 88% thumbs up rating, and is ranked #48 out of 105 table service restaurants.

Tutto Italia provides a great atmosphere for people who want to have the international experience of dining at an EPCOT pavilion while having approachable, familiar food that is well prepared. The prices feel like a better value as well, when compared to what you’ll pay for a pizza at Via Napoli.

Tutto Italia offers discounts for DVC Members (15%) and annual passholders (10%). Tables in Wonderland (20% discount) is also accepted.

Have you dined at Tutto Italia? What is your favorite thing to order? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Julia Mascardo

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