Our family was given a complimentary dining experience, but all opinions are my own. If you want Italian food at Disney Springs, this is a must read!
While it has a plethora of dining options, I’ve found the best Italian food at Disney Springs. Soak up the vintage decor and fun atmosphere while eating authentic Italian cuisine like your Grandma makes. Our experience was nothing short of fabulous at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, which ended with my toddler eating the most in one sitting. It’s just that good!
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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante | Italian Food at Disney Springs
You step back into the golden age of travel as you dine at Maria & Enzo’s. The restaurant is located directly on Lake Buena Vista and offers a gorgeous sunset view. Vintage posters and decor mimic a time where flying was an opulent experience. The main dining room has the best view, with both table and booth options. While the secondary dining room offers more of a secluded and private space.
The kids loved to watch the Disney Springs hot air balloon depart. If you request a table, in the main dining room, by the window, you’ve got a perfect view!
The menu isn’t overwhelming, but offers the Italian classics that everyone loves. On the dinner menu, you can find fresh seafood, homemade pastas and red meat dishes. Our table ordered the Arancini as an appetizer to split. They are fried rice balls stuffed with meat ragu sauce and mozzarella.
For the main course, I wanted to try the Chicken Parmigiana – it’s a classic that everyone does differently. They butterfly a large chicken breast and pound it until tender. It’s then breaded and served with marinara and melted mozzarella cheese. It comes with a side of pasta.
My Husband enjoyed the Chicken Sausage Ragu. It’s spiral shaped pasta, roasted chicken sausage and toasted garlic with a parmesan cream sauce. Both dishes were hearty portions. Fresh focaccia bread is served beforehand. Definitely save some to soak up the sauce – my favorite.
The kids meals are an amazing value. For $12, they get an appetizer, entree, dessert and beverage. I like that their meal coincided with ours. If you’re using the Disney Dining Plan, it’s nice to have the kids get their own appetizer as well.
If you’re going to enjoy Italian food at Disney Springs, have a glass of wine to with your experience. Maria & Enzo’s has a robust wine menu, both by the bottle and glass. Many cocktails are mixed with Prosecco, which is a very trendy thing right now.
They also offer an array of seasonal cocktails, like the Italian Margarita: lazzaroni amaretto, cointreau, avion reposado tequila , sweet and sour, smoked salt.
The Service and Hospitality
Our Italian waitress did an amazing job taking care of our table. She understood that the kids were getting tired after a day of the parks and kept the food coming. It is a popular dining spot, so I recommend making reservations. We were seated very quickly and had one.
So many parents avoid dinners at Disney Springs because they assume there aren’t family-friendly options, but that just isn’t true. We dined early in the evening and found it to be a great spot for the whole family.
High chairs, kid’s menus and crayons with coloring pages are offered.
Tips For Dining At Maria & Enzo’s
- You can make reservations through My Disney Experience AND on OpenTable
- Pricing is $15 to $34.99 per adult
- Stroller parking is located inside, expect when overflow is necessary
- Disney Dining Plans are accepted
- Located at “The Landing” of Disney Springs
- Parking is free – Resort buses & boats are offered to Disney Springs
- Check their website for specials – like kids eat for free during brunch
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