Terralina Crafted Italian to replace Portobello at Disney Springs

Jul 11, 2017 in "Terralina Crafted Italian"

Posted: Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:05am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney and Levy Restaurants have today announced that Terralina Crafted Italian will be the name of the new restaurant concept opening in the former Portobello location at Disney Springs.

Inspired by the design and lifestyle of Italy’s Lake District, the new restaurant will be reminiscent of an Italian home, with an open kitchen, dining rooms with eclectic décor and a new veranda bar outside the main entrance.

James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano returns from Portobello to design the new menu, and Chef Justin Plank will be back to run the kitchen.

Chef Mantuano’s authentic Italian cuisine (much of it infused with his signature olive oil imported directly from Italy) will include artisanal pizzas and fresh vegetable dishes fired up in a wood-burning oven. Two new signatures – mussels and a grilled pork chop – will be on the menu, along with favorites from Portobello such as the antipasti platter and signature pastas. 

“The new food landscape at Disney Springs is amazing and the guest choices are so diverse that it has become a true dining destination,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “We are excited to open Terralina Crafted Italian and share our vision to deliver authentic food, hospitality and every last detail as part of a memorable guest experience.”

“It’s been an honor to lead the concept and vision for Terralina Crafted Italian,” said Tony Mantuano, James Beard Award-winning chef. “We wanted to create a dining experience that would transport guests to the shores of Italy. Focusing on the hearth of the kitchen, dishes will embody the passion and flare of the flames. Executive Chef Justin Plank and I cannot wait for guests to come in and have a taste of Italy.”

Terralina will be open for lunch and dinner, with an opening in the fall of 2017.

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MisterPenguinJun 28, 2018

Looks like they avoided the big box set-up of so many other restaurants which make them too loud. I look forward to trying this out if especially if they can provide quiet dining.

wdwmagicJun 27, 2018

Terralina Crafted Italian preview event

RteetzJun 26, 2018

I had no idea he was from WI.

ItlngrlBellaJun 26, 2018

I’m very excited for this. Tony Matuano is from the town I live in and besides executive chef of Spiaggia in Chicago (world-renowned), he owned a small trattoria in our town for years and it was amazing. This will definitely will be on our “to dine” list. PS: I’ve had the Pecorino chips at his restaurant they had here in WI, and they are AMAZING.

Walt dJun 26, 2018

This menu sounds amazing who cares about the Magic Kingdom I could spend all my time they’re eating wonderful Italian food ..

wdwmagicJun 25, 2018

Terralina Crafted Italian to open June 28 at Disney Springs

WDWtravelerJun 14, 2018

Photo update as of Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Work is progressing rapidly, including interior work. Note the outdoor half-circle bar.

gatordocJun 09, 2018

Reservations now available through MDE - made one for December. Availability appears to begin at the end of July. I would suspect opening will be some time before that as it seems WDW restauarant openings recently have not taken ADRs for an initial period of time

WDWtravelerMay 09, 2018

Photo update as of Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Construction of the faux chimney near the entrance has begun. See concept art on fence with red oval around this area.

MisterPenguinApr 21, 2018

bioreconstruct aerial..

WDWtravelerMar 01, 2018

Photo update as of Thursday, March 1, 2018.

WDWtravelerJan 05, 2018

Photo update as of Friday, January 5, 2018. An extension is being built on the side of the restaurant facing Paddlefish.

RSoxNo1Dec 13, 2017

BREAKING: Disney offered minimal details on this today.

WDWtravelerNov 27, 2017

Photo update as of Monday, November 27, 2017. An outdoor arched entrance is being constructed for the new restaurant (see left of light post). New walls going up in front.