10 of the best Italian restaurants in Orlando

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Given that it’s one of the most popular cuisines in the world, it’s no wonder that Orlando has got so many delicious Italian restaurants. If you’re staying in our luxury Orlando villas you may well be craving a memorable meal out. From quick-service pizza joints to romantic trattorias, there’s a place for every taste and occasion. Here are our favorite Italian restaurants in Orlando.

Italian restaurants on International Drive, Orlando

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

One of Orlando’s most upscale Italian restaurants, Vincenzo’s is a great place to go for a special occasion, a celebratory meal, or a memorable vacation experience. Vincenzo’s holds the distinction of being awarded the title of ‘Best Italian in Orlando’ since 2016, along with a host of other awards including TripAdvisor’s Certificate Of Excellence. Head chef Vincenzo Navarra infuses Neopolitan flavors into his dishes, learned from his Italian immigrant parents. Every item on the menu is cooked from scratch, and diners can enjoy mouthwatering dishes such as linguine alla vongole, Vincenzo pollo marsala, and limoncello cake. There is also an extensive wine menu featuring Italian reds, whites, and sparkling varieties, as well as wines from around the world.

  • Address: 8255 International Drive |Suite 112 Orlando Fl 32819
  • Website: Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
  • Price range: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: Spaghetti Con Polpette

Mia’s Italian Kitchen

Mia’s prides itself on authentic Italian dishes, cooked from scratch on-site. There’s a homely feel to this International Drive restaurant, which is not surprising when you learn that the recipes used in the kitchen have been sourced from the owner’s Sicilian grandmother. Menu highlights include cacio e pepe, roasted mushroom lasagna, and pizzas cooked in a brick oven.  A kid’s menu is available, along with a family menu, where for $35 you can eat as much as you like from a set menu. Mia’s also has an extensive drinks menu, with international beers, Italian cocktails, and fine wines all being available.

  • Address: 8717 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Website: Mia’s Italian
  • Price range: $-$$
  • Must-try menu item: Nonna’s Sunday Gravy

Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse

Delmonico’s is a place that specializes in fusion cuisine – namely tender, juicy steaks paired with delectable Italian fare. It might not be traditional, but the crowds of happy diners are testament to the fact that it is very good. Delmonico’s started in New York, where they now have 6 venues. The restaurant on Westwood Blvd, just off of International Drive, is their first in Florida, but the popularity of the place suggests that there will be many more to come. The menu is stuffed full of Italian-American dishes, such as filet mignon, chicken prosciutto, and ‘kicked up’ calamari.

  • Address: 6115 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821
  • Website: Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse
  • Price range: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: “Best Deal In Town” Steak
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Italian restaurants in Orlando in Disney World

Via Napoli Ristorante E Pizzeria

One of Epcot’s most popular eateries, Via Napoli is a family-friendly place to indulge in a bit of southern Italian cuisine. The restaurant is designed to look like a traditional trattoria, and the menu features dishes that kids and parents will enjoy equally. Fried risotto balls, chicken parmigiana, and a huge selection of pizzas are just some of the treats on offer, along with a generous selection of traditional Italian desserts, such as panna cotta. As with all restaurants at Disney World, the staff at Via Napoli will make every effort to accommodate specific dietary requirements in the restaurant.

  • Website: Via Napoli
  • Price range: $$ – $$$
  • Must-try menu item: Ravioli Di Ricotta E Spinachi

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza

A great option for a quick refueling break, Blaze is a hit with kids and adults who want to customize their own pizza. There is a menu of pre-designed pizzas, but the real fun comes from the option to add any toppings you like to a customized base, and at $10.45, it is a really good-value option, particularly for families. Gluten-free, keto, and cauliflower crusts are available, making Blaze a good choice for those with dietary requirements. You can also get drinks here, including alcoholic beverages. You can find Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, at Disney Springs, just off of the Town Center.

  • Website: Blaze Pizza
  • Price range: $
  • Must-try menu item: Build Your Own Pizza

Best Italian restaurants in Orlando for vegetarians 

Maggiano’s Little Italy

It’s not always easy to find great Italian restaurants that have plenty of choices for vegetarian diners, but Maggiano’s is a standout. Eggplant parmesan, gnocchi alla vodka, mushroom ravioli, and Italian tossed salad are just a few examples of the veggie-friendly meals on the menu, which also features plenty of meaty meals for the carnivores at the party. Maggianos’ Orlando branch is right in the center of the city, making it a popular spot, so get there early for a table, particularly on weekends.

  • Address: 9101 International Dr Ste 2400, Orlando, Florida, 32819-8120
  • Website: Maggianos Little Italy
  • Price range: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Four Cheese Ravioli

Flippers Pizzeria

Flippers is the place to go for excellent, totally customizable pizza in the center of Orlando. The menu is mainly pizza, but there are also sandwiches, sides, and a few sweets as well, and everything is available for dine-in, takeaway, or delivery, making it the perfect option for relaxing nights in your Orlando villa. The star of Flippers menu is the build your own artisan pizza option. Choose from cauliflower, gluten-free or regular crust, and then load up with as many toppings as you like, including 7 different types of cheese, and countless fresh and roasted vegetable options. Build-your-own pizzas come in 3 sizes, individual, 13” and 16”.

  • Address: 11062 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
  • Website: Flippers Pizzeria
  • Price range: $ – $$
  • Must-try menu item: Build Your Own Pizza
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Orlando Italian restaurants for families

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Everyone loves pizza – it’s a guaranteed winner with diners both young and old. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is one of the top-rated pizzerias in Orlando, and, with an eclectic menu featuring Italian classics such as Margherita and caprese as well as some more unusual creations, like the roasted cauliflower, there is something for every taste. You can find Anthony’s in a couple of locations in Orlando, and also across Florida. Dine-in and delivery, as well as take-out, are available.

Mama Della’s Ristorante

Based at Universal Studios Orlando, Mama Della’s is the place to stop off for a taste of traditional dishes from Tuscany, Naples, and Piemonte With a focus on authentic Italian fare, Mama Della’s is one of the park’s most upscale restaurants, so reservations are recommended. The menu features such delights as mellazana alla parmigiano and Mamma’s famous lasagna. There is also a kid’s menu with a mixture of Italian dishes and familiar American favorites, perfect for picky eaters. Make sure that you save room for dessert as well, with sweet treats such as tiramisu, cannoli, and gelato to tempt your tastebuds.

Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Sicilian-style pizzas and calzones are the specialties at Giovanni’s, a highly rated and popular restaurant in southern Orlando. There is a great range of fillings and toppings available, including plenty of vegetarian options and also gluten-free crusts. The menu doesn’t stop at pizza, however. You can also choose from a great range of meaty dishes, sides, and salads. There’s also a dedicated children’s menu and desserts to choose from.

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