Maria and Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway and Pizza Ponte officially announced for Disney Springs

Oct 30, 2017 in "Maria and Enzo's"

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Disney and Patina Restaurant Group have today announced more details on the upcoming opening of its new restaurants in The Landing at Disney Springs.


The restaurants, all new concepts created by Patina Restaurant Group (PRG), each with unique menus, will form an expansive dining complex showcasing authentic Italian food and entertainment. They will be adjacent to The Edison, the lavish “Industrial Gothic”-style destination also being developed by PRG.

“I’m delighted to announce that we will be opening a trattoria named Maria & Enzo’s, as well as Enzo’s Hideaway, a separate restaurant in what were said to be rum-running tunnels, which is destined to become a local favorite,” said Valenti. “They are inspired by the cuisines of Sicily and Rome, the Italian family, and the best of Italian modern cooking.”

The new concepts tie into the Disney Springs storyline of a restored Florida waterfront town. “Our inspiration is to bring unforgettable food and wine from Italy to Florida, with the stunning scenery you only find at Disney,” said Valenti.

Maria & Enzo’s – an Italian trattoria set in the town’s storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths. The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant Parmesan) – and handmade pastas – Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab), ‘Ncasciata al Forno (Sicilian baked pasta) – served tableside. Other highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.

Enzo’s Hideaway – a speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s. Inspired by Florida’s true history of rum running, Enzo’s Hideaway will pour Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serve a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes, such as the city’s legendary Bucatini alla Carbonara (hollow spaghetti with creamy egg and pancetta sauce) and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).

Pizza Ponte – a fast-casual concept and the perfect place for a quick bite serving pastries, pizza, Italian sandwiches, and espresso. Pastry specialties include Bomboloni (Italian doughnuts) Sfoglia di Riso (pastry with rice cream) and Tiramisu. Savory items include signature Triangolo (stuffed pizza bread) sandwiches, Porchetta (roast pork) and Pizza al Taglio, Sicilian-style pizza by the slice.

Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway and Pizza Ponte are slated to open during this winter.

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Article Posted: Oct 30, 2017 / 11:09am EDT
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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/