The venerable Portobello restaurant at Disney Springs recently closed, and Disney has released renderings depicting the replacement being developed by celebrity chef Tony Mantuano.
Levy Restaurants, a Chicago-based restaurant company which also operates Walt Disney World’s Paddlefish and Wolfgang Puck eateries has announced the development of a new, Italian restaurant concept at Disney Springs. James Beard award-winner and Top Chef Master, Tony Mantuano, is leading the development of the restaurant, which will replace the space at Disney Springs currently occupied by Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. The new restaurant’s menu will feature dishes inspired by the many regions of Italy.
In order to accommodate the large-scale renovations, Portobello closed its doors April 24 with plans for the new concept to reopen in early Fall 2017.
“We’ve been grateful to serve our loyal guests at Portobello for the last seven years,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the location early this fall when we unveil a new concept at Disney Springs.”
For more on Levy Restaurant’s most recent Disney Springs venue, watch this episode of Attractions The Show, featuring the grand opening of Paddlefish: