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.
A speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s. Inspired by Florida’s true history of rum running, Enzo’s Hideaway will pour Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serve a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes, such as the city’s legendary Bucatini alla Carbonara (hollow spaghetti with creamy egg and pancetta sauce) and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).
“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.”