Disney World Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Restaurant Review

If the smell of wood-fired pizza, made with the freshest ingredients and house-made mozzarella isn’t enough to bring you in – maybe the Italian flour and water flown in to ensure that the best ingredients are used in this family-friendly restaurant will do it for you. Via Napoli is located in the Italy Pavilion at Disney’s EPCOT®, you can fit it into any schedule for the day.

Here’s what you should know about the Via Napoli Dining Experience.

 

  1. Advanced Dining Reservation (ADRs) are required for this location. Currently, ADRs can be made 60 days prior to arrival.

The sit down dining experience at this restaurant is absolutely worth the ADR and the time (in air conditioning), however, if you want good pizza on the go – try the walk up pick up window near the main entrance.

  1. Location. Located at the Italy Pavilion in the World Showcase at EPCOT®. Need to know how to get there? Check out the blog on Disney Parks Transportation.
  2. Food. Pizza, pasta, entrees, apps, and salads – and quite possibly some of the best pizza on property. We enjoyed the Risotto balls appetizer and a Piccante Pizza – with yummy sausage, that we customized to make half pepperoni. Double YUM! Definitely enough to share among 4 people. Just in October we went as a whole family, when my daughter and I discovered the Quattro Formaggi Pizza – white pizza. I enjoy white pizza from all the local and non-local spots, and we declared this is the best we’ve had. We also enjoyed the bread and oil and shared two large pizzas for a family of 6 – three adults and three hungry kiddos. 
  1. Atmosphere. The fun thing about this restaurant is that it is buzzing with an Italian atmosphere, and a mostly open kitchen. Who doesn’t want to watch their pizza cook in one of the three brick wood-burning ovens? The ovens are cleverly named after the three active volcanoes in Italy – Mount Stromboli, Mount Etna, and Mount Vesuvius.We/I have visited Via Napoli on a few occasions: the first time on my 40th birthday – “Around the World” where we had the chance to explore the amazing drink menu. The wine list will make you smile, trust me — I mean, Italian wines, friends. It barely gets better than that. Don’t skip out on the specialty cocktails. We tried the sangria and – my personal favorite – the Italian Margarita. Which also made my Top 5 Drinks list, and has limoncello – yum.

Ok, confession – when the chatter first began about Via Napoli, I was like “Meh, it’s pizza.” I mean, pizza is like sex right – even when it’s not great it’s still good. Does it really need all this attention? I assure you friends, it does. It’s good – good enough to get a repeat visit from me – again and again.