Mia’s Italian Kitchen highlights made from scratch classic dishes

Mia's Italian Kitchen, photo by Cristine Struble
Mia's Italian Kitchen, photo by Cristine Struble /

Sometimes a plate of classic comfort food can make the day special. At Mia’s Italian Kitchen, the menu is overflowing with Italian classics. Since not everyone has an Italian grandmother making her made from scratch recipes in a home kitchen, that craving has to be satisfied elsewhere. Luckily, Mia’s Italian Kitchen has their doors open and is waiting for you.

With a vast and varied menu, it can be hard to pick just one dish to savor at Mia’s Italian Kitchen. Recently, the restaurant offered a special dinner for two that featured Endless Dining. When given so many tasty choices, this menu special allowed the table to be full of deliciousness.

Although it is important to come with a hearty appetite, it was delightful to share the dinner with someone special. Even if you share a love of the same flavors or you push each other to explore a new dish, the Endless Dining menu deserves all the attention.

From the appetizers and salads to the pastas and the entrees, guests will leave the table feeling fully satisfied and excited to come back to feast again. While all the options are delicious, a few items deserve special attention.

Consider starting the meal with the Sunday salad, a classic Italian salad, and some cheesy bread. The peppery notes from the salad and the richness from the bread make for a tasty pair. Sometimes the simplicity of clean flavors help to awaken the palate for the deliciousness ahead.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Mia’s Italian Kitchen, photo by Cristine Struble /

While the Endless Dining menu includes brick oven pizzas, it might be best to choose just one so that you can enjoy the other hearty menu items. Personally, the Sausage & Peppers or the Funghi & Tartufo are top choices. These pizzas blend the classics with the elevated flavors.

Moving onto the main entrees, the must have dish is the combination chicken parmesan and eggplant parmesan. The perfectly crisp breading provides the right contrast to the juicy chicken. Topped with a bright tomato sauce, it is beyond a satisfying bite.

Of course, an Italian dinner is not complete without a pasta course. The Penne Al Forno Con Pollo is rich, balanced dish. From the dollop of ricotta in the center to the roasted cremini mushrooms, it is hard to no scrape the bottom of the bowl to ensure every last morsel.

With 10 menu choices, the menu combinations are many. And, don’t forget to order the creamy polenta. Although the broccolini is a good veggie, the polenta goes with everything.

Lastly, every meal needs a sweet ending. Although the tiramisu is a great choice, the olive oil cake is the best option. The brightness from the fruit with the cake, is the perfect ending to this Italian feast.

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Mia’s Italian Kitchen is located on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Reservations can be made online.

Have you been to Mia’s Italian Kitchen? What is your favorite Italian dish from the menu?