When I heard that Maria and Enzo’s at Disney Springs is willing to accommodate food allergies and dietary needs, I was so excited to embark on a Gluten Free adventure!
After being greeted by our amazing server, Florindo, who took the time to explain the amazing dinner menu for us, we studied the incredible drinks menu. We began our beautiful meal with the Roman Sangria, which Tooti, Chip, and Lisette enjoyed. The amazing General Manager, Gabriele Penazzi (who tells the best stories about Italy!) even checked the ingredients for me, and then we decided on the Classic Bellini, which was crisp, perfectly sweet, and the prettiest shade of Rose Gold.
For the appetizers, Tooti and I had the Prosciutto de Parma; a gorgeous selection of Prosciutto, Italian cheese, and a trio of accompaniments… If I had a vat full of the accompaniments (especially the Caponata and Mostarda di Frutta!), I would likely be tempted to eat them all! This has to be one of my favorite appetizers on Disney Property and hands down my new favorite at Disney Springs!
We then moved on to the Arance E Finocchio salad, which featured a delightful balance of the lightly bitter fennel, beautifully complemented by the bright citrus dressing. Top it off with pistachios and the flavor profile tastes like something you would find in a 5-star restaurant.
I had the Filetto (beef tenderloin) with a side of Gluten Free pasta and Marinara, which was so delicious! The Filetto was cooked perfectly to my preference, seared on the outside, with the perfect amount of juicy, tender steak inside. It is paired with a delicious pesto sauce, with a hint of parsley mixed in for the perfect amount of bright freshness. I was so excited that they offer a Gluten Free pasta! The sauce tastes like it has been lovingly cooked in an authentic Italian kitchen, while Dean Martin and Pavarotti play in the background. Yum!
Tooti enjoyed the Bistecca (ribeye) steak with the Gluten Free pasta and Marinara as well! The steak was perfectly cooked, and beautifully marbled to deliver the maximum amount of decadent flavor.
Next up: dessert! While you will be tempted to eat every morsel of your delicious meal here at Maria and Enzo’s, be sure to save a bit of room for dessert! Tooti had a trio of Italian Gelato, including Pistachio, Chocolate, and Strawberry. The flavors are so incredible and truly shine through in this delicious dessert trio. I had a refreshing Lemon and Orange Sorbetto, which finished off the meal with a nice hint of citrus. I absolutely loved the flavors of the Orange Sorbetto, which came together for an almost creamy finish.
We topped off our meal with Limoncello and Arancello, both absolutely delicious after-dinner apertifs!
Bottom line: Maria and Enzo’s was AMAZING with accommodating allergies and special dietary needs. This was one of the most delightful dinner experiences that I have had in a long time – I felt completely comfortable and taken care of knowing that these allergies were being handled by such a caring staff.
Note: for the most up to date allergy information, be sure to let the wonderful staff know about your allergies and/or dietary needs before ordering.
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