On June 28, James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano will open his newest restaurant, Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs.
This new dining location was inspired by the design of northern Italy’s lakes like Lake Como, set far away from city life and surrounded by villages.
“We are excited to bring an authentic Italian dining experience to Disney Springs and we look forward to sharing a piece of the Italian culture to vacationers and Florida locals,” said Andy Lansing, president and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “Terralina Crafted Italian is a classic example of our commitment at Levy Restaurants to deliver authentic food, genuine hospitality, but most importantly a memorable guest experience.”
As part of its transformation, Terralina Crafted Italian’s newly-installed veranda overlooking Riverboat Square will give guests a chance to savor authentic Italian food and and wines while taking in the waterfront views. The veranda will also have a full-service bar where guests can order classics like the Negroni, a pitcher of crafted lemonade with lavender rosemary vodka, homemade orange blossom lemonade and celery bitters, or choose a bottle or glass of wine from the global and Italian wine list.
“Italy’s Lake District is one of my favorite places to vacation, specifically the Lake Como region,” said Mantuano. “In Lake Como, you can take a boat form town to town and experience all the region has to offer. At Terralina Crafted Italian, the spirit of Lake Como is found throughout the restaurant from handmade pastas and fresh seafood to a wide variety of Italian and grape sparkling wines.”
Once guests enter the restaurant, they’ll be welcomed in with the smell of freshly picked herbs being prepared in the centrally-located kitchen. Guests can gather around the bar, or watch from their table as chefs create pizzas in the wood-burning oven and grill vegetable and seafood dishes.
Guests will have all eyes on them if they order the Antipasti Tower, which takes a traditional first course vertical with a display of cured meats, artisanal cheeses and pickled vegetables, along with the addition of housemate pecorino truffle potato chips.
“Italian culture values slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life that really matter, like sharing a great meal with family and friends. I find that’s even more pronounced in these tiny lakeside towns where you can sit right alongside the water and lose track of time,” said Mantuano.
Terralina Crafted Italian will be open starting June 28 for lunch and dinner, as well as for group dining and events, including interactive cooking classes. To learn more about Disney Springs’ newest restaurant, visit DisneySprings.com.