In the Italy pavilion, Tutto Italia (“everything Italian”) Ristorante showcases cuisine from different regions of Italy, with a seasonal menu with freshly made breads and pastries, handmade mozzarella and pasta, and an array of Italian wines. But favorites that remain on the menu include eggplant Parmesan, fried calamari, penne Caprese, cannelloni al forno and spaghetti with veal meatballs. And sweet endings like classic tiramisu and cannoli are hits, as are gelati and sorbetti.
“My inspiration for Tutto Italia was the incredible variety of cuisines that I have enjoyed during my visits to Italy,” said Chef Joachim Splichal of California-based Patina Group, which operates the restaurant. “I wanted to distill that experience and create a restaurant with some of my favorite dishes.”
Tuxedoed waiters create the ambience of big-city dining in the traditional restaurants in Rome and Milan. On cooler Florida days, the tables on the patio are wonderful for al fresco dining under umbrellas.
Tutto Italia was completely refurbished in 2012, opening on May 1 2012 with an all new interior and exterior, and the addition of the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar.