Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tutto Italia Ristorante - Epcot

Last updated July 31, 2018

Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot has been one of my family's favorite restaurants at Disney World since it opened.  Now that Via Napoli and Tutto Gusto have opened in same pavilion, we don't eat there as often as we used to, but when we do, I always enjoy my meal.  One of my favorite things about Tutto Italia is that they have a gluten free menu.

Tutto Italia has had several different salmon dishes over the years, and every time I have ordered them, the fish has been so fresh and delicious.

Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto, and Via Napoli all serve the same gluten free bread, which is available nowhere else at Disney.  The middle piece is my favorite, because it is a little bit sweet, and reminds me of Easter bread.  I also usually eat the raisin bread, which is good, if it is heated well.  The lightest piece of bread usually goes uneaten after I fill up on the other two.  

Their Sicilian pistachio panna cotta is one of the best desserts I have ever had at Disney.  It's thick and creamy, with a very natural pistachio flavor, and the addition of fresh raspberries on top is the perfect combination.

November 24, 2013 Update

Last night, we had dinner at Tutto Italia with friends.  Right away, I noticed a few changes to their gluten free menu.  The big one was that my favorite pistachio panna cotta was gone! 

For dinner, I ordered two of the Fior Di Latte Mozzarella appetizers with roasted sweet peppers, basil, Maldon sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil.  I added some more olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar.  It was just as delicious as I remembered from previous visits, and it inspired me to make my own version of this dish at home.  You can view the recipe here.

For dessert, I ordered the Panna Cotta E Amarene - chocolate custard with amarena cherries.  The chocolate panna cotta was divine - smooth and creamy, not too sweet, not too rich, and perfectly complemented by the cherries.  This dessert is also available in a smaller portion at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar next door.  I loved it so much, I added it to my The Best Thing I Ever Ate at Disney - Gluten Free Desserts blog post.

December 20, 2015 Update

The day before our cruise on the Disney Magic, my girls and I met my parents and my brother's family at Epcot.  My family loves the restaurants in the Italy Pavilion, so we ended up having lunch at Tutto Gusto.  During this visit, we were all given a copy of Tutto Italia's menu, in addition to the menu for Tutto Gusto, and I was given the gluten free menu for Tutto Italia. 

Tutto Italia's menu included a dish that I have never tried before, Risotto Ai Sapori Con Gamberi.  Being a lover of seafood and risotto, I had to try it.  The menu described the dish as arborio rice with shrimp and lemon zest, but it also included lobster.  My risotto was creamy and flavorful, and I was in heaven with all that incredible lobster and shrimp on top.  With a little added Parmesan, this dish was risotto perfection.  

Tutto Italia's Gluten Friendly Menu (also available at Tutto Gusto) - updated July 31, 2018

  • Fior di Latte Caprese - vine-ripe tomatoes, basil, Maldon sea salt, Tuscan olive oil
  • Insalata Mista - endive, arugula, radicchio, white asparagus, radish, balsamic vinaigrette
  • Penne Caprese - rice pasta, pomodoro sauce, burrata cheese
  • Risotto Creme di Mais e Gamberi al Limone - arborio rice, sweet corn, lemon shrimp
  • Salmone - pan seared salmon filet, cream of corn, roasted green onions, crispy pancetta
  • Bistecca - 12 oz. grilled NY strip steak, crispy rosemary potatoes, herb butter 
  • Panna Cotta alla Vaniglia - vanilla panna cotta with strawberry compote

You can read my latest Tutto Gusto review here

You can read more about Tutto Italia, view their menu and hours, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at Tutto Italia?  


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