Tutto Italia at Epcot to Offer Summer Prix Fixe Lunch

Tutto Italia, the fine dining Italian restaurant at Epcot, is launching a special prix fixe three-course lunch from May 3 through August 31.

Tutto Italia at Epcot - interior

The restaurant is set within the Italian Pavilion at the back of Epcot’s World Showcase, and on a sunny weekday afternoon I joined several other bloggers and media to learn about this new lunch, as well as sample a few dishes.

For $27 guests can enjoy a meal consisting of an appetizer an entree and a dessert. The meal also includes a choice of soft drink or iced tea.

Tutto Italia - appetizers - Caprese - antipasto - minestrone - insalata

There are four appetizers to choose from:

  • Antipasto (sopressata, finocchiona, roasted peppers, ovolini mozzarella)Antipasto (sopressata, finocchiona, roasted peppers, ovolini mozzarella)
  • Insalata Mista (endive, arugula, radicchio, white asparagus, radish, balsamic vinaigrette)
  • Caprese (fior di latte mozzarella, tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil)
  • Minestrone (spring vegetables, pancetta, pastina)

For my appetizer I chose the Caprese salad comprised of three thick slices of tomato interspersed with slices of fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of olive oil on top. It was a simple salad full of fresh flavor, and it set the tone for what was to be a delightful Italian meal. For the tasting, it was paired with a Montegrande Pinot Bianco wine.

Tutto Italia - appetizers - spaghetti, Filetto di Sogliola, Scaloppine di Pollo, Caesar Salad

There are also four entrees to choose from:

  • Scaloppine di Pollo (chicken scaloppini, cremini mushrooms, marsala sauce)
  • Filetto di Sogliola (parmesan encrusted filet of sole, spring mix salad, citrus vinaigrette)
  • Caesar Salad (romaine wedge, chicken, olive crostini, shaved parmesan)
  • Spaghetti (beef and veal meatballs, pomodoro sauce)

For my entree I went with the spaghetti and meatballs. Let’s be honest it’s really hard to mess up a spaghetti and meatballs dish and Tutto Italia did not disappoint with their version. It had the right ratio of sauce to pasta, and a liberal sprinkle of grated Parmesan on top brought it all together. For the tasting, it was paired with a Bosco del Merlo Vineargenti red wine.

Tutto Italia - desserts

For dessert, guests can choose from three Italian classics:

  • Cannolo
  • Tiramisu
  • Gelati (chocolate, vanilla, stracciatella)

I actually got to try a little sample of each, as we were moved to the adjoining Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. The sweets were paired with a delicious Fior d’Arancio Moscato. I’ve always been a fan of Moscato wines, and this was a nice way to cap the event.

I think $27 for a quality lunch like this at an Epcot restaurant is a very good price, and a great way to try out this restaurant. I will definitely be back to try a few other combinations on the prix fixe menu.

Reservations can be made online at disneyworld.com or by phone at 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). It should be noted park admission into Epcot is required to dine at this restaurant.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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