Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Wily J » Mon May 23, 2016 6:33 pm

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri May 27, 2016 3:32 pm

If you've been following TPR for any time at all, you probably know that we are huge pizza snobs (yes, I said it!) Elissa being from NYC and me just loving pizza means we've had some pretty kick-ass pizza all over the world in some places you'd expect it (NYC, Italy, etc) and even places you wouldn't (Japan! Yes, Japan!)

But here in Orlando, there really is only one pizza that tops them all... Via Napoli at Epcot! It should also be no surprise that even with all the amazing offerings around the park, it's our favorite place to dine when visit. What can we say? We are simple people and we like an AWESOME pizza!

Via Napoli only opened a few years ago as part of an expansion of the Italy Pavilion when the Patina Group took over the restaurants in that area. They are ALL fantastic! When we aren't at Via Napoli scarfing down pizza, you'll probably find us next door at the Tutto Gusto wine bar getting our fill of cheese, pasta, and other amazing offerings they have.

We were invited out to share in the celebration of Via Napoli's "Millionth Pizza" last week (to which we admit to eating about six thousand four hundred and thirty seven of them) and it was quite the amazing display of awesome food...

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Today we are at Epcot to eat at our favorite restaurant in the park...

Via Napoli is located right in the back of Italy...
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It looks like Italy...
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It feels like Italy...
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And yes...it TASTES like Italy...
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There is is! The "Pizza Margherita" which is about as perfection as you can get!

FUN FACT! Did you know that the Margherita pizza was created for Queen Margherita and the three basic ingredients: Cheese, Tomatoes, and Basil represent the colors of the Italian Flag? Yeah! Bet you didn't think you'd actually LEARN something while reading TPR did you? ;)
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We are now going to show you pictures of more pizza, because we hope you are hungry, will get in your car, drive to Walt Disney World (even if you're currently in Montana) and head to Via Napoli...
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Fun Fact #2! Do you know what the name of the tool the chef is using to pull the pizza out of the oven?
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For those of you who DIDN'T go look it up on Google (or for those who just didn't care enough) it's called a "Peel." Yes, it's true.

Pizza flavors come in all different styles at Via Napoili...
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From your traditional pies to even this one...
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Yes, that is prosciutto and melon! Don't knock it till you try it!

These bad boys are the ovens that have baked 1 MILLLLLLLION pizzas over the years. They aren't tired at all and are ready go to a million more!
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Wait! STOP! Did I mention that Via Napoli isn't *JUST* about pizza (but how dare you come here without getting a pie or three) they also have delicious pasta and other Italian apps & entrees. Veal meatballs, eggplant parmesan.... all sooooo good!
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STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!

We are about to tell you something VERY important! If you leave Via Napoli without getting the Zeppole's for dessert...you're doing it wrong!
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These bad boys are Ricotta cheese fritters which taste EXACTLY like sexy little dough balls served with whipped cream and chocolate. Simple? Yes! To die for? HELL YEAH!

Seriously, though, in short Via Napoli is just an amazing place to have lunch or dinner. Just look at this...
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That right there is just perfection! And I could eat it every day. Make sure to check out Via Napoli on your next visit to Epcot!

Oh, and I almost forgot....
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CONGRATS ON ONE MILLION PIZZAS!!!!
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Fri May 27, 2016 3:41 pm

Amazing report. :lover:

It will be Food and Wine time when I next visit but I am still wanting to have a meal here once.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri May 27, 2016 3:46 pm

<drool>

Now that I've done that.....Much-a Yum!
The pizzas look great, the dessert is mmmmmmmmmm,
and there's always room for a nice Parmigiana.

Will definitely keep this place in mind, for any future visit.
Even during the Food & Wine Festival, ha!

Thanks for the great Italia-Tour, Robb! =)
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby djcoastermark » Fri May 27, 2016 3:57 pm

Gawd those pizzas look way to good.

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri May 27, 2016 4:06 pm

Thank you for posting this!

We have reservations for our upcoming trip and have really been looking forward to this place. Is the large square pizza the "metro" sized pizza? I looked at a menu, but it did not mention how many slices were in it. Would a metro sized pizza be enough for 2 adults and 3 kids?
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Fri May 27, 2016 4:18 pm

This NY pizza snob agrees that Via Napoli pizza is awesome.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri May 27, 2016 4:28 pm

thrillrider wrote: Would a metro sized pizza be enough for 2 adults and 3 kids?


It depends how hungry you are and if you're going to order anything else. Robb, KT, and I could finish that pizza if we didn't get anything else, but if you pair it with some appetizers or salad or pasta then yes.

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Fri May 27, 2016 5:02 pm

Cool...thanks.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Alex1337 » Fri May 27, 2016 6:49 pm

Wow thank you for making me hungry as hell! :cry:
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