Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando 2010
If you’re searching for delicious Italian dishes in Orlando, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the diverse settings and menus you’ll find across central Florida. For example, Cafe Trastevere combines casual dining with a great setting. With outdoor seating on two patios and two floors of dining rooms, Cafe Trastevere has meals and wines at reasonable prices. Popular dinner selections include fettuccine alfredo, linguine with fresh clams, and eggplant parmigiana, baked in marinara sauce and topped with melted mozzarella cheese over linguine.Feature wines at Cafe Trastevere include Costamolino Argiloas-Sardegna and Chardonnay Cadonini.
Christini’s Ristorante Italiano
Another popular Italian restaurant in Orlando is Christini’s, Ristorante Italiano. Christini’s owner opened the restaurant in 1984 and Mr. Christini oversees all aspects of his restaurant. His attention to detail keeps Christini’s atmosphere and service among the most honored in the country, which is why Christini’s received the best of the best five-star diamond award and was named to the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation’s Restaurant News. Popular dishes at Christini’s include Gamberoni Fra Diavolo – Jumbo shrimp served over linguine in a spicy Pescatore sauce and Vitello Ai Quattro Formaggi Veal scaloppini dipped in flour, egg and bread crumbs, pan-fried, topped with fresh tomato sauce, fine herbs and four types of imported cheese.
Ciao Italiana restaurant in Orlando was opened in 1991, by two natives of Italy who brought years of experience. Ciao Italiana has received several awards and honors, including “Most Romantic Restaurant” by Florida Gourmet magazine, Golden Spoon Award, from Florida Trend Magazine, and Florida’s Top 500 Restaurants, from Great Florida Restaurant Guide.
Gargi’s Lakeside Italian
Another famous Italian dining venue in Orlando is Gargi’s Lakeside Italian cuisine, located at 1414 North Orange Ave. Gargi’s offers one of the best views for sunsets over downtown Orlando. Gargis opened in Orlando back in 1987. Gargi’s has received several notable awards for its excellent food and atmosphere, including the My City Eats, Sagat Award, and Foodie awards.