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First Look at New Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy at Epcot

posted on April 5th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


With an opening set for early May, here’s a sneak peek at Tutto Gusto, the new wine bar adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot that’s sure to be a new World Showcase hot spot.

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Gusto takes over the former lobby space of Tutto Italia and extends back toward Via Napoli. The 96-seat Tutto Gusto will be a more intimate space, with décor inspired by an Italian wine cellar with stone walls and floors, and vaulted ceilings and a fireplace in the dining room. Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The chefs have created a small-plate menu that takes guests on a fabulous culinary tour of Italy. There are six sections and all sorts of wonderful tastes: Affettati (cured, sliced meats); Formaggi (Italian cheeses); Panini (sandwiches); Piccoli Piatti (small plates); Cavatappi (a type of pasta), and Dolci (sweets).

With more than two dozen small plates with everything from a taste of prosciutto de Parma to creamy burrata cheese and mussels with white wine, we can’t wait for a taste. The pasta dishes all are made with cavatappi, a corkscrew-shaped pasta, and include three versions: tomato and bufala mozzarella; shrimp, chilis, garlic and tomato; and arugula, potato, pancetta, tomatoes and asiago cheese. Classic Italian!

More than 200 Italian wines, including sparkling, reds and whites, and beers such as La Rossa, Moretti and Menabrea will be offered. Grappas – a distilled drink made from what remains of grapes after they have been pressed for winemaking – will be another specialty, or just sip an espresso or cappuccino.

Tutto Gusto is part of the Disney Dining Plan.

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14 Comments 4 Replies

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Kristen on April 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

this sounds wonderful! will tutto gusto be taking reservations?

 

Pam Brandon on April 6th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Still working on details, stay tuned!

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Paul on April 5th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

We’ll be there May 22 on.. nice place to stop on our Anniv. on the 31st!!! CANT WAIT!!

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Rob on April 5th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

When will the menu be finalized?

And this is going to sound strange, but any chance the sandwiches will at least be inspired by the ones sold by Autogrill in Italy? I was there last year and have been trying to recreate the “Icaro” sandwich I had. Being able to find one at Disney World would be AMAZING.

 

Pam Brandon on April 6th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Final tweaks still being made to menu, but I can tell you it is authentic Italian.

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Dorothy on April 5th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Is it considered a quick-service meal or a table service meal with the dining plan?

 

Pam Brandon on April 6th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Table service.

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Gina on April 6th, 2012 at 8:58 am

Coming from an Italian heritage, my husband and I are thrilled with this addition. We always felt the Italy Pavilion needed “something”. Still hoping for a gandola type ride. Will this be walk in or will reservations be needed? Heading down in June, can’t wait!

 

Pam Brandon on April 6th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Still working out details, will post more soon!

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Bettina on April 6th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Will they have gluten free options?

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James on April 6th, 2012 at 10:12 am

This place wasn’t the same after Alfredo’s pulled out. Glad to see the new direction!

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Jennifer from WI on April 6th, 2012 at 10:34 am

Just one more reason to LOVE Epcot!

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Kathleen from IL on April 6th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

We’ll be there April 15th through the 19th. Unfortunately, we’ll miss out on this, but all the more reason to return, right? :)

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Matthew from FL on April 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Very happy to see mention of cheeses and other vegetarian nibbles to go with our wine! I could see this spot as being Italy pavilion’s answer to Mexico’s Cava del Tequila!

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Paul from TX on April 8th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Just one more reason we cant wait till our Oct trip to begins!! Thanks to Mickey, Friends and Cast Members!

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Jeanne from MN on April 8th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Will this be a regular sit down restaurant, or will there be the possiblity of just sitting in the courtyard to enjoy a glass of wine, maybe a little cheese plate, and relax for a bit?

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John on April 11th, 2012 at 8:22 am

Very excited to check this out in June when we go, but I hope they run it more like a bar (like the tequila bar in Mexico) than a restaurant, which would just be a completely packed mess 24-7 during peak season. Any info on whether they will be taking Tables in Wonderland ?

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Tracy on April 15th, 2012 at 11:29 am

I was very excited to hear about this until I heard you would need ADR’s possibly to stop in and have a glass of wine. I was really hoping it would be run more like La Cava then a full TS restaurant.

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