THE TASTES OF ITALY

Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!


The new pizza shop and restaurant coming to the Italy Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase will be here in about a month and Disney Parks Blog has given us the latest scoop as to what will be on the menu.  Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria will be a 300-seat table service restaurant located near the back of the Italy Pavilion and one of the main features of the restaurant will be its wood-burning stoves used to cook the pizzas.

Naturally, the dishes at this restaurant are traditional Italian dishes. Appetizers include minestrone with basil pesto, Sicilian eggplant with olives and raisins, arancini with meat ragu and more.  There are three groups of main courses; Salads, Pastas and Wood-fired pizza, all with their own unique offerings.

The pizzas are not the kind of pizza that you would get from your local chain, they are true Italian pizzas, so don’t let your pizza loving little ones be fooled.  They would, however, enjoy some of the dessert offerings, which include Tiramisu, zeppole di ricotta and gelado, or ice cream!  While more picky eaters may not enjoy the offerings of this restaurant, for those looking for a taste of the Italian countryside, you have found your place!

Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21). Jessica is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.

  • This sounds wonderful… I cannot wait until it opens! Yummy… 🙂