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gwennie81
27-01-2010, 03:05 AM
Where the heck are they going to put this? Are they doing away with the private Illuminations viewing point? They better get to work because when I was there a couple weeks ago, they haven't even blocked off the area yet!

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Pizza lovers, rejoice. Disney World is adding a pizzeria to its Italy pavilion at Epcot.
The 300-seat restaurant is scheduled to open this fall, according to the official Disney Parks blog. It will sport Florentine architecture, vaulted ceilings, outdoor dining and a secret weapon — water.
“It’ll be imported from a source where the composition most resembles water used in Naples, Italy, to make the authentic Italian dough,” the blog reads.
A name for the pizzeria has not been announced. It will be part of the Patina Restaurant Group, which also operates the Epcot’s Tutto Italia restaurant as well as outlets in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles (including three at Anaheim’s Downtown Disney) and Las Vegas.

(Source: Orlando Sentinel)

Tink
27-01-2010, 03:40 AM
Hmmmmm, I don't know! Maybe in the back near Tutto Italia? They'd have to take down the statue and the water fountain though.

But, as you say, they could use the jetty area. That would be too bad. :sigh:

I have to say, a pizzeria in EPCOT isn't my idea of "OH WOW!!! WHAT A UNIQUE ADDITION!" LOL.

Especially Neopolitan style. :(

Beccaberry
27-01-2010, 02:54 PM
I did read somewhere that it was going to be in the back near Tutto Italia...although I can only call my source "speculative" at best...same source also suggested it would be named "Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria"

We shall see. Pizza, though? Really? I mean, I guess the best we can hope for is that it's better than Pizzafari or the Toy Story Arcade.

Tink
27-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Stereotypical. :(

There are so many other options. Italy is a regional country, and has huge differences in food styles throughout... would have been wonderful to have something from Turin, or even the eastern seacoast. :sigh:

uscwest
27-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Pizza is NOT the only thing that will be on the menu.

Beccaberry
27-01-2010, 05:09 PM
I did hear that John...I just don't understand why they don't *advertise* it more heavily....everything I've read so far is all about pizza.

Johnie
27-01-2010, 05:10 PM
well look at the American pavillion.....tons of wonderful American food and yet they choose burgers and chicken fingers....

Good grief, I hope it's a sight better than the other pizza WDW serves.

Tink
27-01-2010, 06:01 PM
Ugh. The American Pavilion is such an embarrassment with respect to food. :(

uscwest
27-01-2010, 08:16 PM
Ugh. The American Pavilion is such an embarrassment with respect to food. :(
I'll second that opinion. All the wonderful food we have here in the US and they choose that to serve. :nono:

Britchick
27-01-2010, 08:23 PM
now if they can replicate the pizza i had in Venice..............sigh!

BUTTERHEAD1
27-01-2010, 08:42 PM
It is impossible to get a good slice anywhere in WDW. Pizza is one of the foods that I crave most after a Disney vacation. I also agree that the restaurant in the American Pavilion is an embarassment it is nothing more than a fast food place.

gwennie81
28-01-2010, 01:49 AM
HAAH! About the food in America. I was disgusted during the Food & Wine Fest to see people eating in there. I'm like, SERIOUSLY? You're picking a greasy bacon cheeseburger over lamb, brisket, scallops, etc???

In the article it says that they have a "secret weapon, water". That made me assume that it was going down near the lake somewhere. But, who knows? maybe they'll have a stream running through the restauant or a waterfall or fountain if they put it back by Tutto.

gwennie81
28-01-2010, 01:51 AM
Nevermind. I just reread it and it says the DOUGH will have imported water. I'll have to ask my pizzaria-owning friend here if the water makes the difference. HA!

BUTTERHEAD1
28-01-2010, 02:05 AM
I know that alot people say that the reason why bagels and pizza taste better here in NYC is because of the water. We are a big pizza family and it would be nice to get some good pizza in WDW

gwennie81
28-01-2010, 02:18 AM
I know that alot people say that the reason why bagels and pizza taste better here in NYC is because of the water. We are a big pizza family and it would be nice to get some good pizza in WDW


Hmmm...that would explain why MOST of the pizza parlor owners here are from NY. Except for Giuseppe's Pizza (the very BEST pizza joint in Port Orange) owners are from Pittsburgh.

I really hope the pizza place at Epcot turns out a dang good slice of pie. The more quick-serve options, I think, the better! :yes:

Tink
28-01-2010, 02:41 AM
Let's face it. You'd HAVE to import the water to get a decent tasting dough. Florida water is one molecule from swamp water. :sigh:

It really does make a difference. :yes: I know the bread and pizza dough I make here does not taste (or act) the same as that which I made in NY. The water is part of it, and the humidity is another factor. Can't do much about that though.

Beccaberry
28-01-2010, 03:05 AM
I really hope the pizza place at Epcot turns out a dang good slice of pie. The more quick-serve options, I think, the better! :yes:

Totally agree here...though I do wonder if it's going to be "affordable" in a quick-serve sense...I'd hate to see $12/slice pizza...even if it's GOOD pizza!

gwennie81
07-02-2010, 02:17 AM
On the Daily Disney on the Orlando Sentinel's website, they have pictures of the construction. The pizza joint IS going at the back of the Italy pavilion (not on the water). It's behind the Triton statue and Tutto.

Tink
07-02-2010, 02:40 AM
Behind it. Huh. Yeap. There's room there.

I've heard before that there is room enough to put another country between each country that currently is in the WS.

We'll see, huh? Never have had any countries added since the 11...

Used to be talk of Australia, India, etc...

Beccaberry
07-02-2010, 12:33 PM
Oh how I would LOVE to see some new countries added...there are soooo many options!

Slowhand
07-02-2010, 03:22 PM
I don`t profess to be a pizza expert, but I do enjoy those they serve at Gaparilla`s at the GF which is where we normally have lunch when we stay at the resort.

hurster97
09-02-2010, 04:09 PM
Disney is crying poor as it is with lack of international and corporate sponsors. I doubt there will be any immediate additions of countries or major attractions any time soon. They will be concentrating efforts on the Fantasyland revamp for quite a while and as long as the princess kick keeps making bank, you can count on a sea of poly blend ball gowns and shellacked updos roaming the property.