Celebrity Chef Tony Mantuano to open Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs


James Beard Award, celebrity chef Tony Mantuano brings authentic Italian cuisine to Disney Springs. The new Terrlina Crafted Italian restaurant is set to open this fall.

Disney Springs has turned into a major dining destination. Another celebrity chef, Tony Mantuano, joins the long list of notable chefs with the new restaurant, Terralina Crafted Italian. The new restaurant will replace the Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. This newest restaurant addition to the Disney destination reaffirms the diverse, elevated dining offerings.

Tony Mantuano is a James Beard Award, highly recognized chef. Food television fans may recognize him from appearances on Top Chef Masters and other cooking programs. Chicago residents know him as the driving force behind Spiaggia and River Roast.

The new Italian inspired restaurant in Orlando brings the authentic Italian heritage to the Disney dining and shopping destination. As the former restaurant undergoes a total makeover, the new Terralina Crafted Italian will focus on the kitchen. Like many homes, the kitchen will be the heart of the restaurant. Blending old world Italian design with tradition, the restaurant will feel as if diners enjoying a meal in an Italian home.

While the complete menu has yet to be finalized, guests should expect classic Italian dishes. Chef Mantuano is a master at blending Italian staples, like his signature oil olive, with the fresh ingredients. The attention to detail has made his restaurants dining destinations for food enthusiast.

Also, Italian favorite dishes, like hand-tossed pizzas, will be featured. With a wood burning oven in house, pizzas should be a popular menu item. Fans of the original Portobello Country Italian Trattoria will be happy to know that favorite signature pasta dishes will return.

The addition of this Italian restaurant rounds out Disney’s stable of high quality restaurants. The dining destination offers awarding winning, notable chefs like Morimoto’s Morimoto Asia, Rick Bayless’ Frontera Cocina and Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming. Throughout the area, guests can choose from high end restaurants to casual grab and go counters. Each and every dining option is covered.

Food and tourism work together. With more people seeking special food experiences on vacation, companies are catering to those wishes. The increased attention to popular chefs, elevated cuisine and food options show that travelers won’t settle for boring, bland food. Food and dining are a significant part of the vacation memories.

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The Disney Springs area was carefully planned and designed by Disney experts. The dining and shopping options appeal to the wide variety of guests visiting the area, as well as locals who enjoy a night out. For a complete list of restaurants, shops and entertainment options, please visit the Disney Springs website.

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