Do you remember the feeling you had when you walked into “Be Our Guest” for the first time? You’ll you be pleased to hear that when you walk into the new Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante in Disney Springs you’ll get that same feeling once again! We are accustomed to the dining options at the Springs to have a backstory and at Maria & Enzo’s and The Edison the story continues.
I hadn’t read any articles or social media on the Patina Group’s new restaurants coming to Disney Springs. I wanted to experience them myself firsthand and did that this past week at the media event. What a treat! Both are not only visually stunning, but a “Must-Do” for any palette! As we waited outside Maria & Enzo’s I was transported back in time to both the Diesel Era of The Edison and the Golden Era of Travel with Maria & Enzo’s!
You’ll see what I mean when you dine here for the first time. Both restaurants are side-by-side and also share a space with Pizza Ponte which is a reasonably-priced quick service-style dining establishment.
We had the pleasure of meeting the Boss himself, Mickey Mouse! He and Minnie brought out a huge silver bucket filled to the rim with spaghetti and giant meatballs! At this point, we knew we’d be in for amazing homemade Italian cuisine. Flight Attendants of the Golden Age greeted us at the door and escorted us into the second floor double-sided grand staircase balcony overlooking the “abandoned airport” of yesteryear. The balcony not only overlooks the airport, but also the entire back half of the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows on the lake! You’re surrounded by sights and smells with fresh pasta and cheese in the forefront. This is a must-do restaurant!
Let’s take a quick walk over to The Edison. Guess what? We don’t need to leave Maria & Enzo’s. There’s a hidden walkway of sorts that leads you right into the Edison’s Hideaway. Right into the Rum Running tunnels! Did you know about this place? Incredible! You’re taken back to the Diesel Punk times and it doesn’t disappoint! I don’t want to give too much away here, but you need to read the writing on the walls and take in the drawings as well! Well, take this hidden location right into The Edison!
You might have heard of The Edison. It’s a restaurant the Patina Group has in a few locations in the US. You have two options for entrance, one is through the Rum Running tunnels from the Edison Hideaway like we did and the other is the grand entrance from the upstairs that leads you right into this giant clock! Amazing food options and tons of libations you’ll not find anywhere else!
Get your cameras ready and bring a date, grab a friend or meet some new friends at either location. You’ll be so glad you didn’t miss these new Disney Springs offerings!
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