Portobello closed in April. The revamped restaurant by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano will be inspired by the design and lifestyle of Italy’s Lake District.
Terralina will serve Italian cuisine cooked in Chef Tony’s signature olive oil, imported directly from Italy. A wood-burning oven will offer artisanal, hand-tossed pizzas and fresh vegetable dishes.
“It’s been an honor to lead the concept and vision for Terralina Crafted Italian,” Mantuano said in the news release. “We wanted to create a dining experience that would transport guests to the shores of Italy.
“Focusing on the hearth of the kitchen, dishes will embody the passion and flare of the flames. Executive Chef Justin Plank and I cannot wait for guests to come in and have a taste of Italy.”
Portobello fan favorites such as the antipasti platter and a few pasta dishes will stay on the menu.
Portobello isn’t the first Disney Springs stalwart that’s undergone a transformation recently. Seafood-centric Paddlefish (formerly Fulton’s Crab House) as well as the star-studded Planet Hollywood Observatory both recently reopened following renovations.
The face-lifts seem to be due, in part, to the renewal of Downtown Disney as Disney Springs. Since 2015, the dining and shopping complex has added a number of new concepts, from pan-Asian restaurant Morimoto Asia by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto to a Coca Cola Store.
“The new food landscape at Disney Springs is amazing and the guest choices are so diverse that it has become a true dining destination,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants, in a news release. “We are excited to open Terralina Crafted Italian and share our vision to deliver authentic food, hospitality and every last detail as part of a memorable guest experience.”
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