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March 30, 2011

Jenna Says: A NY Gals take on Via Napoli Pizza

This post was written by DGTG Columnist Jenna P.

Let's face it, Florida is not known for its great tasting pizza.  In my experience, the opposite is usually the case. Now New York...we know pizza!  Brooklyn style, New York style, Chicago style, Sicilian, I've had it all but I've never had an Italian brick oven pizza quite like the pizza served at Epcot's own Italian pizza shop, Via Napoli!  

Photo Courtesy of Disney

At this posh pizzeria located in the heart of Italy, (in Epcot that is) you will find beautiful architecture, real Italian servers and chefs, and most importantly, authentic and delicious food, including pizza!  The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting.  The interior is full of gorgeous Italian architecture and their wood fire brick ovens are a sight to see all by themselves!

Disney Go To Girl Amanda and I in front of just two of the wood fire brick ovens.  
(You can even watch the chefs prepare your pizza for you.)

With the Disney Deluxe Dining plan, we had the privilege to each have one appetizer, one pizza, and one dessert...just for lunch! It was nothing short of amazing.  The Arancini appetizer was so cheesy and delicious that it literally melts in your mouth and the calamari was decadent as well.  For lunch we ordered an assortment of pizzas and we were in awe at how big they were and how yummy they looked!  My "Prosciutto E Melone" pizza was to die for and I have been craving it ever since.  

The "Prosciutto E Melone" is a fantastic combination of prosciutto, melon, and several fresh Italian cheeses.  

Via Napoli is also a great place to take the kids in Epcot.  They would love to watch the pizza being made and they have a great selection of kid friendly Italian food that includes spaghetti and meatballs, calzones, and of course, pizza.  With the Disney Deluxe Dining plan the children also get an appetizer (fruit cocktail or insalata verde), an entree, and a dessert.   

Our three year old travel companion, Bella, loved her spaghetti and we were all very impressed by how delicious the tomato sauce was!

So in closing, being the NY girl that I am...I KNOW pizza and trust me, Via Napoli is your "Disney Go-To Girl Approved" Go-To spot for pizza at Walt Disney World!

Oh, and if you're in a hurry, Via Napoli also offers Pizza by the slice on their counter service menu! (available through May 28 until further notice)

Cheese Pizza – Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese, $4.50
Pepperoni Pizza – Pepperoni, Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese, $5.25
Mini Cannoli – Crisp Pastry Shell Filled with Sweet Ricotta Cheese, chocolate, $3.50
Soda – Coke, sprite and Diet Coke, $2.50
Dasani Water, $2.50
***Jenna's Via Napoli Tip: Order Outside of the box! This is a great place to try some "out there" toppings on your pie!***

This post was written by DGTG Columnist Jenna P.


Ashley @MamaOfAllTrades said...

That looks amazing! I can't wait to try this out on our next trip. I am so picky about pizza, but this looks like it would pass the test!

T-Town Tiffany said...

Sounds so good! We have reservations there in a few weeks and can't wait to try it!

Grisel said...

This sounds like a great place to eat & I love Italian! I'll be adding this to our list of places to eat when we go in December.