Disney has announced Terralina Crafted Italian, with James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano, will open June 28, 2018 at Disney Springs. The new restaurant is situated along the shores of Lake Buena Vista, was inspired by the lifestyle of Italy’s Lake District, and will offer authentic Italian flavors, spirits, and lakefront views.
According to Disney, Chef Mantuano, former contestant on Top Chef Masters who is internationally respected for his role in defining true Italian cuisine, collaborated with Executive Chef Justin Plank to create the new menu. Showcasing tastes that are both familiar and new, the menu offers traditional Italian dishes – House-made Lasagna and Parmesan Duo with chicken and eggplant – in addition to specialty creations for the table like House-made Porchetta with a spicy-sweet Apple Mostarda and Slow-roasted Beef Short Rib with Honey-Balsamic Glaze. Other favorites include wood-fired pizzas, Bucatini with Clams and, from the grill, Center-cut Pork Chop with Creamy Polenta and Swordfish Peperonatta with roasted peppers.
The Antipasti Tower features a unique visual presentation with a display of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-made pickled vegetables with pecorino truffle potato chips.
Returning favorites from Portobello Country Italian include Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana, hand-tossed pizza, and house-made pastas.
Terralina Crafted Italian will be open daily for lunch and dinner starting June 28 and is located on The Landing at Disney Springs. Walk-ins are always welcome, and reservations are now available for bookings starting on July 30, 2018. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).