Great news for one of the new restaurants we’re most excited to try, Terralina Crafted Italian is opening June 28th in Disney Springs! Terralina Crafted Italian is the latest restaurant concept from James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and is based on food inspired by the Northern Italian Lake District. It also has a perfect location right on the water in Disney Springs.
“We are excited to bring an authentic Italian dining experience to Disney Springs and we look forward to sharing a piece of the Italian culture to vacationers and Florida locals,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “Terralina Crafted Italian is a classic example of our commitment at Levy Restaurants to deliver authentic food, genuine hospitality, but most importantly a memorable guest experience.”
The food is amazing no matter where you go in Italy, but Terralina is very interesting to me since my wife comes from that area of Italy and a big part of the year we live there. Finding a real authentic Italian meal in Florida is no small feat, and for that reason I’m really curious to find out how similar it is to the actual food you can find there.
“Italy’s Lake District is one of my favorite places to vacation, specifically the Lake Como region,” said Mantuano. “In Lake Como, you can take a boat from town to town and experience all the region has to offer. At Terralina Crafted Italian, the spirit of Lake Como is found throughout the restaurant from handmade pastas and fresh seafood to a wide variety of Italian and grape sparkling wines.”
Terralina Crafted Italian is located in the old location of Portobello restaurant, down by the water in Disney Springs and overlooks Riverboat Square so the views are going to be really amazing. They’ve given the old building a multi-million dollar renovation which will have a rustic yet modern feel and a new centrally located kitchen.
The bar at Terralina will be full service and guests can order a number of hand-crafted cocktails and apertivos like the classic Negroni, share a refreshing pitcher of Crafted Lemonade made with lavender rosemary vodka, homemade orange blossom lemonade and celery bitters or select a bottle or glass of wine from our global and Italian wine list.
The menu looks incredible and guests will be able to choose from classic pizzas like Margherita and Funghi in the wood-burning oven and grill fresh vegetables and seafood dishes like the Swordfish Peperonatta. To bring all eyes to them, guests can order Terralina Crafted Italian’s Antipasti Tower. The tower takes a traditional first course vertical with a bountiful display of cured meats, artisanal cheeses and housemade pickled vegetables along with the new addition of housemade pecorino truffle potato chips. Signature dishes include: Housemade Lasagna and Chicken Parmesan to specialty creations like Housemade Porchetta and Capellini with Crab, all which have been perfectly created my Top Chefs Tony Mantuano and Justin Plank.
“Italian culture values slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life that really matter, like sharing a great meal with family and friends. I find that’s even more pronounced in these tiny lakeside towns where you can sit right alongside the water and lose track of time,” said Mantuano.
Terralina Crafted Italian opens June 28th and reservations will be made available starting July 30th and can also be made using OpenTable.com. Visit the Terralina Crafted Italian website for more info.
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