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Tutto Italia Ristorante[edit]

Tutto Italia Ristorante is a table service restaurant located in the Italy pavilion within Epcot.

History[edit]

Tutto Italia Ristorante opened on September 1, 2007, replacing Italy's original table service restaurant L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante [1] [2]. The new restaurant came about as a result of an operator change in Italy's signature restaurant. Original operator Alfredo the Original of Rome Inc. was replaced with the Patina Restaurant Group [3]. Memo Emec, Disney's regional manager of operating participants, stated that the decision to change management was made in order to modernize the eatery [4]. Another reason however, may have been due to the fact that Alfredo the Original of Rome Inc. had been tasked with creating a second dining location for the Italy pavilion as early as 1983 [3]. By 2008 however, the second restaurant had still not been built. At this time, the Patina Restaurant Group agreed to take over L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante, under a new name[3]. Furthermore, Patina also agreed to build the second dining location that Disney had been requesting[3]. After the change in ownership, L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante became Tutto Italia Ristorante [2].

In 2012, Tutto Italia Ristorante closed for a major three month refurbishment [5]. At this time, not only was the restaurant remodeled, but a conjoining wine cellar called Tutto Gusto also opened [6]. Describing the refurbishment, the Disney Parks Blog noted, "The makeover gives Tutto Italia a more expansive feel, with covered outdoor seating for 45 with ceiling fans and lighting, and pretty new carpet, dark-wood booths and spacious banquettes replacing some of the tables in the dining room. The lovely wall murals and elegant chandeliers remain." [7].

Current Menu[edit]

Click below to see Tutto Italia Ristorante's current menu:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/tutto-italia-ristorante/menus/

Fun Facts and Trivia[edit]

  • Tutto Italia translates to "All Italy" [8].
  • The restaurant's exterior has a Florentine style of architecture [8]
  • Tutto Italia features beautiful murals based on the style of Venetian painter Paolo Veronese [8].
  • According to Disney, L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante was the most popular restaurant in Epcot at the time that it closed [9].

References

  1. https://d23.com/access/?d23access=fcf
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://d23.com/a-to-z/loriginale-alfredo-di-roma-ristorante/
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia: A Guide to Walt Disney World's Greatest Theme Park
  4. https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2007/04/30/story2.html
  5. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tutto-italia-ristorante/news/17sep2011-tutto-italia-ristorante-closing-for-3-month-refurbishment.htm
  6. https://d23.com/a-to-z/tutto-italia-ristorante/
  7. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/04/new-wine-cellar-spiffed-up-tutto-italia-open-may-1-at-italy-at-epcot/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2011/12/italy_pavilion_part_two_1.html
  9. https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2007/04/30/story2.html