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News Trattoria al Forno Replaces Kouzzina at Disney’s BoardWalk

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Jul 17, 2014.

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    Trattoria al Forno, is replacing Cat Cora's Kouzzina at Disney's BoardWalk.

    A “trattoria” is an Italian restaurant serving simple food, and “al forno” is Italian for “food baked in an oven,” and this new spot will showcase Old World techniques, including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, cavatelli (small dumpling-shaped pasta) and a variety of Neopolitan-style pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens. Neopolitan pizzas, by the way, are pizzas in the classic style of Naples, Italy, with simple tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella.

    A beautiful Italian flywheel slicer slices paper-thin Italian meats, served with a variety of olives and caponata. Satisfying pastas, velvety seasonal risottos and fresh seafood and vegetables will celebrate the delectable diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes from Italy’s various regions.

    Italy is just half the size of Texas but has wonderfully diverse cuisine, and Trattoria al Forno will showcase dishes from Italy’s various regions – for instance, braised beef Bolognese with house-made cavatelli from Bologna, semolina tagliatelli carbonara from Latium (more specifically Rome), pork chop alla Milanese named after the city of Milano. And you’ll find classic Italian favorites: chicken breast alla Parmagiana with tagliatelle pasta; shrimp with garlic, capers and anchovy butter with polenta; whole roasted fish with roasted vegetables; baked lasagna; grilled steak; slow-cooked lamb shank with polenta; and eggplant rollatini.

    A seasonal risotto will always be on the menu, and vegetarians will appreciate the ruffled campanelle pasta with green beans, roasted potatoes and Genovese pesto.

    Add a classic Italian dessert with an after-dinner cappuccino for a perfect ending. Look for tiramisù, lemon panna cotta with almond crunch and berries, gelatos, and the signature bomboloni (Italian donut holes) with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato.

    Wines will be 100 percent Italian from historic wine regions including Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont, with over 60 offerings by the bottle and more than 25 wines by the glass – Chiantis, Super Tuscans and fine Italian white wines such as Prosecco, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. Signature cocktails and Italian beers and sodas round out the drink menu, with a signature-blend Italian coffee roasted just for Trattoria al forno.

    The restaurant is due to open in December 2014 and Guests will be able to make reservations in the coming weeks.
     
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    May need to try this next summer with the Grand kids.
     
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    I'm still so sad that Kouzinna is leaving.
     
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    Seriously? Italian. How boring. :sigh:
     
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    What were you hoping for?
     
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    That was my thought as well Tink. I was hoping for something a little different. I think Disney has plenty of other Italian restaurants on property to choose from.
     
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    Well, and being Italian and having a Mama who was the best Italian cook evah! ;)

    Jeff, I was hoping for something that isn't so well represented elsewhere. I was really hoping for Ethiopian, or at least Indian. Heck, I'd have been happy with a true Greek restaurant even though those are easily found in the Orlando area.

    I just get tired of the same old, same old, even if it is at WDW. :yes:
     
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    Well Greek apparently didn't go over well
     
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    I really enjoyed Kouzzina, shame it's going in my opinion.
     
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    Johnie I don't think Kouzzina was all that authentic. I agree with Tink., Indian would have been wonderful.
     
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    The pastichio and lamb kebabs were on point
     
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    It wasn't very authentic. I know Greek food pretty well as my parents live in Cyprus. It was still tasty though :)
     
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    I'm half Greek :)
     
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    I never found it very authentic either, I was quite disappointed by it.
     
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    True Indian would be lovely or even Greek!
     
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    I love Cat Cora, but that restaurant had serious problems. Greek, like Italian has many versions. The mix of Greek and southern didn't do much for me, I must say. I didn't find it authentic, like so many others.

    We'll have to see how this new place is, although I don't usually choose Italian when dining out. :shrug:
     
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    We really wanted to enjoy Kouzzina - we tried it several times hoping the previous times had just been "off" - but we just didn't care for it.

    Even still, I was hoping for something more imaginative than Italian.
     
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    We actually enjoyed Kouzzina but it was far from being a top choice for us.
     

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