PHOTOS - 'Maria and Enzo' Italian Restaurant coming to Disney Springs this fall

Aug 24, 2017 in "Maria and Enzo's"

Maria and Enzo construction
Posted: Thursday August 24, 2017 9:25am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Patina Restaurant group will be opening a new Italian restaurant concept at Disney Springs later this year - "Maria and Enzo."

Located in The Landing alongside the water, and part of the complex of buildings that will also house The Edison, the new restaurant will further develop the storyline of Disney Springs.

As the story goes, "Maria and Enzo" will repurpose a former airline terminal complete with an underground rum running tunnel, with The Edison taking over a former electrical power plant.

This particular location has been shrouded in mystery for sometime, with a restaurant called "Walts" originally tipped for the spot.

Both "The Edison" and "Maria and Enzo" are planned to open in the fall of 2017, with the later yet to be formally announced.

Aerial Photos for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard

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TimeTripApr 30, 2018

Went here for dinner a few weeks back. We had the burrata salad, chicken parm and Busiate con Granchio (pasta/lump crab meat). The presentation felt very bare. In addition the chicken parm (intentionally) had the nub of a bone on it, which felt very, very strange. Overall we felt that the quality of the entrees was about as good as an olive garden. That's also ignoring the extra markup being at Disney Springs brings. We will not be dining there again, but will hopefully be trying the Hideaway soon.

flyerjabApr 01, 2018

Happy Easter! This isn’t big news or anything, but we had the Easter Sunday Brunch at Maria & Enzo’stoday. It was a phenomenal experience. Prices were $35 adult and $15 for kids. First time there and I thought that it was a beautiful location. I literally almost had everything in the buffet. They are considering doing a smaller version of this every Sunday. I just hope they keep this Easter brunch. Definitely the best buffet on property.

articosJan 13, 2018

Right.

EricsBiscuitJan 11, 2018

I like the interior! Nice and clean and elegant

jt04Jan 10, 2018

I thought Walt's plane would be in there somewhere. Oh well.

Texas84Jan 10, 2018

Right. I haven't seen the inside in person but when I saw these pictures I thought, I like it. It's just a feeling that doesn't require specifics. Now I will say, when I saw it from the outside last weekend I thought the Hideaway signage was a bit overdone and gaudy. Seems like it should be more 'secret' like the Morimoto hidden bar entrance. Just to be more fun. JMO, I'm not outraged about it.

Next Big ThingJan 07, 2018

Looks like the main dining room on a cruise ship.

Kman101Jan 07, 2018

It's not what I would have expected, but I think it's nice. But I can also see why people dislike it. I don't think Maria and Enzo's was necessary based on the other restaurants around and what's offered. Would have liked to have seen Walt's come to light instead. Oh well.

ThelazerJan 07, 2018

You know. If you think of it as a "Vegas night club" the layout and shape of the ballroom make sense. Put the DJ booth were the grand staircase is and you have a layout that you'll see in a few Vegas clubs. The odd 1st class lounge, starts to make sense as a side bar area. The high ceiling, the balancy area around it on the 2nd floor, all make sense. (granted, the color / finishes would change) But if you then think about it, as "it was going to be a nightclub, but... crap how can we ..... make into this avation themed thing.. that serves pasta... for no real reason..." then, it makes even MORE sense and if then assuem they were so far out of the box and had to borrow the sailor uniforms from the boat house.. then you've nailed it!

Magic FeatherJan 06, 2018

It is much better in person than in pictures as I have recently discovered, especially at night. Although, that first Class Lounge is still terrible.

disneyC97Jan 06, 2018

The area with the speckled floor looks really cheap. And no, I’m not a doom and gloom type. Agree with the poster above...a dorm dining hall.

danlb_2000Jan 06, 2018

I'm with you, I like it.

ChrisFLJan 05, 2018

I guess I'm in the minority but I like the style of the inside main area...it's bright and airy without being too overdone

TimeTripJan 05, 2018

Has the best spaghetti carbonara I've ever had... Their other entrees are quite good as well... https://www.enzos.com/