Photos and video from the grand opening of Epcot's new pizzeria

Officials cut the ribbon to offically open the Via Napoli, a new casual pizzeria in the Italy pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. The new restaurant, operated by Patina Restaurant Group, features wood-burning ovens – and will use water from a source that most resembles the water in Naples, Italy. The 300-seat pizzeria features a menu inspired by the famous pizzerias of southern Italy. The menu also features pastas, salads, sandwiches and Italian wines. Pictured from left are Mickey Mouse, Epcot Vice President Dan Cockerell, Disney World Ambassador Clay Shoemaker, Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti, Patina Restaurant Group Founder and Chairman Joachim Splichal and Minnie Mouse.

Here’s a video from the opening, including Epcot Vice President Dan Cockerell telling what’s next for Epcot and Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti.

Grand opening of Via Napoli pizzeria in the Italy pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Click Here for more on the new restaurants menu, prices and dining options.

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