A vacation to the Orlando area can be costly. That level of expense increases when the discussion involves Walt Disney World Resort. Though Walt Disney World offers some of the top entertainment and dining around, the price point causes some sticker shock for many visitors. â
Nevertheless, some reasonable value can still be found at Walt Disney World Resort. Terralina Crafted Italian Disney Springs serves as an example of this for theme park resort dining.
Terralina Crafted Italian provides classic Italian dining. As the Walt Disney World website states about this place, âAs with many Italian homes, the kitchen is at the heart of Terralina Crafted Italian. The wood-burning oven fires a selection of family-friendly, hand-tossed pizzas, pastas, fresh vegetables and more. With a rotating, approachable and extensive wine list, all are invited to explore Italy with the tastes and sensations these pairings create.â
For Planning Purposes
We recommend making advance dining reservations here. Reservations can be made on My Disney Experience or OpenTable.
Also, if you want to view the menu before dining here to ponder what you will order, check the official Terralina Crafted Italian website. The Walt Disney World version fails to be updated regularly. Guests sometimes show up wanting to order something they saw on the Disney menu for Terralina, only to find that menu item came off the menu months before.
Terralina Crafted Italian invited several of us out to try some of the dinner menu items. Terralina Crafted serves lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. â 11:00 p.m. during the week and stays open slightly later Friday and Saturday. A brunch menu also is offered here on weekends from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Our group of four guys displayed indecisiveness when looking at the menu during this recent trip. Fortunately, a meal at Terralina Crafted comes with bread service, so we did not starve that evening while deciding. As someone recently returning to being a single male, I forgot how indecisive a group of single males can be dining together.
Besides these being table service quality, the main difference revolved around the large amount of cheese contained on and within these. This appetizer provides a solid cheese pull when opening the individual appetizer portions. The flavor was not overwhelming but high quality. Our group desired a more assertive flavor overall, but most theme park resort visitors will prefer this level of seasoning.
This made a good start to the dining experience. However, we all wondered why restaurants create appetizers with three items. Since appetizers are usually shared, three items are tough to divide for a group. Terralina Crafted Italian fails to be the only local restaurant that does this.
Main EntrÃ©es at Terralina Crafted Italian Disney Springs
Being a table service Italian restaurant, certain styles of menu items should be expected. At Terralina, the main entrÃ©es are divided into sections, such as pizza, sandwiches, salads, pasta, from the hearth and the grill. Each of us ordered an entrÃ©e. We each selected from a different section of the menu. â
Artichoke Chicken ($30.00)
We asked our server for his recommendations. One of the entrÃ©es he suggested was Artichoke Chicken. One of us ordered this. The presentation was excellent. The chicken looked and tasted great. The dish avoided the typical dryness associated with chicken.
The menu description reflects why this entrÃ©e provides high quality. It reads, âcrispy chicken, Yukon mashed potatoes, asparagus, lemon chardonnay cream sauce.â If you like a creamy sauce with your protein and vegetables, the Artichoke Chicken at Terralina Crafted Italian makes a good choice for you.
Housemade Lasagna ($26, with meat sauce $29)
From the traditional pasta section of the menu, Xavier ordered the Housemade Lasagna. This lasagna provides a solid portion size. Also, if you order meat sauce, you will not be lacking in the sauce with this lasagna.
The lasagna consists of spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino, tomato sauce, basil pesto, sauce, and pasta. This lasagna arrived covered in sauce. In fact, we could not see the actual lasagna underneath the sauce. Because Xavier, and his sweet tooth, did not ask for dessert, it seems reasonable that the lasagna provides a hearty entrÃ©e.
The sauce offered a high-quality flavor. Yet, once again, our group would have preferred a more robust Italian red sauce. Even though we know that Xavier does not prefer red sauce, this sauce meets with his approval overall.
Sausage Pizza ($18)
One of us ordered a pizza. Having enjoyed a pizza from Terralina Crafted Italian Disney Spring before, I was glad to see someone order one. I often recommend this place as a good option for pizza. The pizza provides some of the best table service value on Walt Disney World property. Since Walt Disney World Resort sells so many below-average pizzas, Terralina provides a respite from those pizzas.
The sausage pizza comes topped with sausage, mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and pickled red onions. This thin-crust pizza can be shared or enjoyed on your own if you are averse to sharing pizza.
This pizza brings robust flavor. We found pickled red onions and the sausage star in this pizza show. In contrast to some other entrees we ordered, this pizza brings plenty of robust flavor to your taste buds. We added red pepper flakes to this pizza, also. If you like red pepper flakes on your pizza, ask your server for some when you order your pizza.
âChicken Parmesan Sandwich ($21)
Since my dining companions covered most of the entrÃ©e sections, I ordered from the sandwich section. On a previous trip, I enjoyed the Crafted Burger here. Based on that, I decided to select the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich.
This sandwich featured hearty bread. The bread held up nicely, containing the sandwich components. The chicken offered good flavor, avoiding any dryness issues. The pesto aioli made a nice complement to the chicken and bread. Mozzarella completed this sandwich.
These flavors all work together well. Still, for those expecting a rich red sauce with this sandwich, you will be disappointed. The more subtle flavor of the pesto brings a nice Italian flavor to this sandwich. I would have preferred the chicken less fried this evening. In fairness, I reviewed a prominent restaurant built on high-quality fried chicken for a late lunch that day. So, that day's large quantity of fried chicken fell on me. Most guests will find the balance of his sandwich pleasing.
Overall, we appreciated this evening at Terralina Crafted Italian Disney Springs. Also, for runDisney people, this place deserves a look. On weekends of the runDisney events, this restaurant usually offers 20% off for runners on those weekends. Though some guests might be shocked by price points here, the value of an on-site table service restaurant at Walt Disney World can be seen here. With beverages, an appetizer, and four entrees, our bill before tax and tip was under $150 for four people.
Have you visited Terralina Crafted Italian before? Let us know in the comments below. As always, eat like you mean it!
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