Halloween at the Walt Disney World Resort

Festivities Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto at Italy Pavilion at Epcot

posted on May 1st, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


With a flourish of confetti, Italian music, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tutto Italia in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot reopens its doors today after a major renovation, along with the new Tutto Gusto wine cellar next door.

The restaurant staff added to the celebration with tambourines, while Chef Joachim Splichal, founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, vice president of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, did the honors of cutting the ribbon to officially open the two venues, operated by Patina. Guests were welcomed inside for sparkling water, a little bubbly and a first look at Tutto Gusto.

Festivities Begin as Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Open at Epcot

Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto
Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Chef Joachim Splichal, Founder of Patina Restaurant Group; Erin Youngs, Vice President of Epcot; and Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Cut the Ribbon to Open Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Festivities Begin as Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Open at Epcot Festivities Begin as Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Open at Epcot Festivities Begin as Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto Open at Epcot

For reservations at Tutto Italia, call 407-WDW-DINE. Tutto Gusto does not take reservations.

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CHRISTINE on May 1st, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Always a good time at Walt Disney World!!

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Dale from MD on May 1st, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Looks great! Hope they have a Food & Wine event planned for the new wine bar. ;-)

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Erin from RI on May 2nd, 2012 at 8:16 am

Love the red shoes Minnie!

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