The Disney Parks Blog shared details on three new Italian eateries coming to The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs. Maria and Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway and Pizza Ponte are three original concepts from The Patina Group.
The previously announced Maria and Enzo's is described as:
A trattoria set in the town's abandoned 1930's airline terminal which has now been transformed into an open and airy restaurant. Featuring gorgeous views of Lake Buena Vista and incredible 50-foot ceilings, the interior dining room is adorned with artifacts that reflect air travel of the time such as maps and historic flight paths. Inspired by Sicily, the menu has a delightful range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), and handmade pastas including Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab) and ‘Ncasiata al Forno (Sicilian baked pasta) – all served tableside. Other delectable highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.
The second concept, Enzo's Hideaway, is the long rumored speakesy that is connected to Maria & Enzo's. It is described as:
Enzo’s own personal speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars. Located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s and steeped in 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).
The final concept is Pizza Ponte, a "fast-casual" restaurant that serves pizza, pastries, Italian sandwiches and espresso. For entrees, the menu features Pizza al Taglio (Sicilian-style pizza served by the slice), signature Tirangolo (stuffed pizza bread) sandwiches, and Porchetta (roast pork). For desserts, the menu features pastry specialties Bombolini (Italian donuts), Sfoglia di Riso (pastry with rice cream), and Tiramisu.
The three locations are expected to open this winter.