REVIEW: Where to Get Italian Food at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts
The 2023 EPCOT Festival of the Arts kicked off on January 13th, 2023 and we’ve been eating all over the world (well, the World Showcase, that is).
The Festival of the Arts features cuisine from 16 different food booths around EPCOT’s World Showcase, and now it’s time to head over to the Italy Pavilion to visit L’Art di Mangiare!
L’Art di Mangiare
The menu for L’Arte di Mangiare features a variety of dishes inspired by Baroque cuisine.
Food items include:
- Mozzarella Fritta — Flash-fried breaded fresh mozzarella with artist palette condiments for $8.25
- Ravioli ai Funghi, Perle Tartufate — Wild mushroom-stuffed pasta with truffle butter and truffle pearls for $9.25
- Budino al Cioccolato — Chocolate pudding with colorful chocolate decor for $8
Alcoholic drinks include:
- Peroni Pilsner — $6.50/6 oz. or $10.75/12 oz.
- Chianti — $11
- Prosecco — $11
- Italian Sangria — Red or White for $11.75
- Italian Margarita — Tequila and Limoncello for $11.75
- Amaretto Bellini — Disaronna Originale Liqueur, White Peach Puree, and Prosecco for $13.75
We started out with the Mozzarella Fritta, which is made with flash-fried breaded fresh mozzarella with artist palette condiments that include balsamic glaze, olive oil, pesto, marinara, and alfredo possibly mixed with some form of tomato.
We were disappointed that the mozzarella didn’t pull due to its rigid structure, as opposed to a gooey mozzarella stick. But it was pretty tasty and had the perfect amount of salt!
Next up is the Ravioli ai Funghi, Perle Tartufate, made with wild mushroom-stuffed pasta with truffle butter and truffle pearls.
Our MickeyBlogger is not a huge fan of mushrooms but still enjoyed this dish, yet they did note that cheese (rather than mushrooms) would have been an improvement. The ravioli also had a strong truffle flavor, so you definitely want to enjoy truffles to try this.
And the Budino al Cioccolato, a chocolate pudding with colorful chocolate decor, is literally just chocolate pudding, with chocolate on top. It was good, but it was just your typical chocolate pudding.
Sadly, we weren’t super impressed by Italy this year, but it could have just been our experience, so don’t skip it if these eats sound good to you. Keep following along with MickeyBlog for more Disney World news and updates!