Three new Italian restaurant and bar concepts will be added to the Disney Springs landscape this winter, according to a news release from the restaurants’ development firm Patina Restaurant Group.
The restaurants will form a dining complex next to The Edison, another Patina Group restaurant in the works.
Maria & Enzo’s
An Italian trattoria set in the town’s storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths. The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant Parmesan) – and handmade pastas – Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab), ‘Ncasciata al Forno(Sicilian baked pasta) – served tableside. Other highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.
“I’m delighted to announce that we will be opening a trattoria named Maria & Enzo’s, as well as Enzo’s Hideaway, a separate restaurant in what were said to be rum-running tunnels, which is destined to become a local favorite,” said Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group. “They are inspired by the cuisines of Sicily and Rome, the Italian family, and the best of Italian modern cooking.”