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4 Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando

By Yasmene Warren

A bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on a table with hands and a fork preparing to eat. Find dishes like this among the best Italian restaurants in Orlando.

Looking for a romantic night out over a heavenly Italian dinner, but you’re not quite sure which restaurant in Orlando will hit the spot? It’s a good thing we’ve compiled this list of the best Italian restaurants in Orlando for you. Here are four of our favorites:

4. Fresco Cucina Italiana

Fresco Cucina Italiana channels all the flavors of Northern Italy into one stellar, family-owned establishment on Turkey Lake Road. Locals and visitors alike regard it as one of the best Italian restaurants in Orlando.

Relish delectable dishes such as a crispy calamari wood oven pizza, bucatini amatriciana, and veal saltimbocca. Pair your meal with a sweet glass of red wine and you’ll have yourself a perfect Italian dinner.

3. Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

Bringing authentic Neapolitan cuisine to life is an art that Chef Vincenzo was born to perfect, and that’s exactly what he does in his restaurant, Vincenzo Cucina Italiana on International Drive.

This spot has been dubbed the No. 1 Italian Restaurant in Orlando since 2016, and when you get a taste of this menu, you’ll understand why. Savor homemade fresh pasta from dishes such as ravioli di zucca, tagliatelle polle e broccolini, and gnocchi alla sorrentina.

2. Maggiano’s Little Italy

Tabletop counter filled with a variety of pizzas.

Maggiano’s Little Italy is one Italian restaurant that excels in crafting a sensational dining experience for every guest who walks through its doors. Located in Pointe Orlando on International Drive, this spot is renowned for classic Italian dishes such as four-cheese ravioli, shrimp scampi, and chicken piccata.

1. One of the Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando: Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek

Saving the best for last is Rosen Shingle Creek’s very own Cala Bella, an upscale Italian dining experience that specializes in tastes of Tuscany with hints of flavors from across Europe.

Antipasto board at Cala Bella

Entice your palate with bites of charred octopus, pork chop Milanese, and bucatini carbonara. Best of all, you won’t even have to leave your hotel to enjoy a romantic dinner over one of our satisfying dishes.

Rosen Shingle Creek, located on Universal Boulevard near Epic Universe, is minutes from all these exceptional Italian eateries. Staying with us means no long commutes to nearby Italian restaurants.

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