7. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Pizza makes for the perfect lunch, and Via Napoli makes the perfect pizza. In fact, they even go the extra mile (or in this case thousands of miles) to import actual Caputo flour straight from Southern Italy and use sourced water from a spring comparable to the Campania region in order to make their dough taste authentically Neapolitan. Not surprising, you’ll find this delightful dining establishment located within Epcot’s Italy Pavilion as a family-friendly table service option with Tuscan-style décor and an appeal reflective of countryside vineyards. And in addition to the vast selection of different pizzas to dive into here, the extensive menu boasts a whole range of other traditional Italian specialties as well, including versatile entrée and side salads, as well as classic pasta dishes. Some delectable favorites to enjoy here include Pasta e Fagioli (bean soup), Mozzarella Caprese, Lasagne Napoletana, Spaghetti e Polpettine, Cannelloni Ricotta e Spinaci, Pollo alla Parmigiana, and many others. But it’s the profuse pizza offerings here that ring most popular, with seemingly innumerable options varying in sizes (including individuals), toppings, flavors, and even white sauce specialties in addition to traditional tomato sauce. Be sure to pay close attention to the wood-burning ovens in the back, with their unique facial likenesses and rightful names of Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius, and Stromboli. And don’t forget to top off your meal with dessert from traditional favorites like Tiramisu, Gelato, and Sorbetto, as well as more original house specialties. Cannolo Siciliano (a ricotta, chocolate, and candied-orange filled pastry) and Zeppole di Caterina (ricotta cheese fritters with whipped cream and chocolate sauce) are two such examples. Additionally you will find a wonderful accompanying selection of different beverages, from imported bottled Italian lemonades and mineral water to beers and signature cocktails.