The Levy Restaurant group, which debuted Paddlefish, a seafood-centric signature restaurant located in the heart of Disney Springs earlier this year, will soon unveil their newest venue: Terralina Crafted Italian, expected to transport guests to “la dolce vita,” (the sweet life) essence of the spectacular Lake District of Northern Italy.
The Disney Parks Blog shared an interview with Alison Weber, Chief Creative Officer for Levy, who revealed some new details about the inspiration behind the location.
“The story here is of a first-generation Italian family, from the Lake District, who built a home in Disney Springs, expanding it over the years to welcome more friends and neighbors to enjoy their hospitality, and, of course, food! At Terralina Crafted Italian, every detail supports the philosophy that ‘life is meant to be savored through the simplest of pleasures.’ The table is even set that way … ready for good conversations, storytelling and moments to be enjoyed.”
Featuring an open rotunda that welcomes guests with a rustic stone fireplace, a new outdoor patio with a veranda bar that spills out into the Disney Springs promenade, and a two-story glass conservatory that showcases stunning views of Lake Buena Vista, every element of the decor feels fresh and new. There’s an herb garden outside the front doors, giving a nod to the medley of flavors that are waiting to be discovered inside and a curated collection of family photos and vintage heirlooms that are scattered throughout the space.
James Beard-Award Winning Chef Tony Mantuano will lead menu development for the restaurant, which will house a wood-burning oven and open kitchen.
The restaurant will open in early 2018 and details on the menu are expected soon. The Disney Parks Blog will have more details about the dishes and drinks planned for Terralina Crafted Italian soon.