Trattoria al Forno is an Italian-style restaurant located on the Boardwalk between the AbracadaBar and the Boardwalk Pizza Window.
The restaurant itself has three different dining rooms with an Old World feel complimented with rich reds and browns.
Before COVID-19, Trattoria al Forno was home to the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast character meal featuring Ariel and Prince Eric, as well as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. That experience is currently suspended.
Due to safety precautions and limited restaurant capacity, several Disney World restaurants (including Trattoria al Forno!) have begun offering food to go. Our park reporter Chrissy recently dropped by the Boardwalk to try Trattoria’s to-go experience to see if it’s worth checking out on your trip.
What You Need to Know
Trattoria al Forno serves breakfast from 7:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. Both menus range in price from $15.00 to $34.99. In addition, both indoor and outdoor seating is available.
To-go orders can be placed on the My Disney Experience app. Chrissy secured a 5:00 p.m. slot before she drove to the Boardwalk Inn Resort. While non-resort guests are usually not allowed to park, Chrissy said she had no trouble at the gate when she showed her app order on her phone.
She pushed the “I’m Here Prepare My Order” button on the app at 5:00 p.m. on the dot. However, her food wasn’t ready until 5:42 p.m. Once she got the notification it was ready, it took a few minutes to get the attention of a Cast Member in the crowded entryway to be able to pick up the order.
Once Chrissy picked up the meal, she also had to sort through all of the bags to make sure she had everything so it wasn’t exactly the best pick-up experience. She also noted that no matter how you treat your bags and boxes, your items will be jostled and the presentation simply won’t be what it looks like on the menu. Way less Italian Elegance and way more “Plopped on Plastic.” This isn’t a surprise for anyone who has been doing carryout for a while, but something to keep in mind if presentation is important to you. With those disclaimers in place, let’s get to the menu and Chrissy’s overall experience, shall we?
Trattoria’s appetizer menu is what you might expect from an Italian restaurant with items like Calamari, Bruschetta, salads, and Minestrone soup.
Kale Caesar Salad – $12.00
Chrissy says this salad looked gorgeous on the menu as it was pictured in a beautiful, formed bread basket. However, it didn’t quite look like that when she opened the to-go container. Instead, it was cracked in half when she opened the box and was just a plain Caesar salad. Delicious and a good value, but not all that pretty.
Salumi – $15.00
Described as cured meats, cheeses, and pickled harvest vegetables, this was a hard pass for Chrissy. The quart of pickled veggies was odd and felt cheap. There are a TON of other charcuterie options at Walt Disney World offering better quality and at a better value.
While she admitted that the poor presentation likely clouded her opinion, nothing from this dish actually stood out flavor-wise. The bread was good, but the cheeses were only okay and simply not worth the money.
The Kids’ Create-Your-Own Entree Menu
The Pizza Menu
Trattoria’s dessert menu was a compilation of traditional Italian desserts like house-made gelato, Tiramisu, panna cotta, and the like. But Chrissy decided to go for the dark chocolate torta.