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BoosGram
11-11-2008, 02:55 PM
We're going in Feb and after checking the menu on the DIS, I was able to make ressies for Tutto. I also noticed the menu page said the restaurant would be changed as of this fall. Does anyone know if they are going to make it a different restaurant? I can only assume that they won't be doing anything before Feb since they allowed us to get an ADR there. Any news?

Clotho
11-11-2008, 03:03 PM
They kept saying they were going to,a nd keep not doing it. The reviews have been so fantastic, and business so brisk, I think it took them by surprise. And now with an economic downturn, maybe it will continue to be backburnered for a while.

BoosGram
11-11-2008, 03:27 PM
They kept saying they were going to,a nd keep not doing it. The reviews have been so fantastic, and business so brisk, I think it took them by surprise. And now with an economic downturn, maybe it will continue to be backburnered for a while.

Thanks. Good point. I hope they just leave it; we really liked it.

MickeyNicki
11-11-2008, 04:49 PM
We ate there in APril, it was to die for and back then they said they have no plans to change anything.

We ate there last month and again it was out of this world and they still said they have no plans to change anything

If you want to see tons of pics and full reviews click on my links in my sig

DznyDreamz
11-11-2008, 07:36 PM
We just LOVED Tutto's....so much that we made 2 ADR's there for our next trip in January!!

rosiep
11-11-2008, 07:40 PM
Loved Tutto's too. It used to be called something else, and in fact in Disney's 2009 DDP brochure it's called by it's old name.

disneypolybride2008
11-11-2008, 08:27 PM
i read that and thought the same thing but i was able to make an ADR there for December and they said they had no plans of changing it again.

BoosGram
11-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Thanks for all your input. I agree; "If it ain't baroque, don't fix it."

Eastern
11-12-2008, 07:11 AM
This restaurant gets rave reviews and I am not understanding it. It seems like it is mostly $25 pasta choices. What does everyone get here that makes it so good? (I am interested in entree choices mostly.)

I am in NJ & you can get good Italian food mostly anywhere.

People keep saying they were going to change it but if I could sell a plate of macaroni for $25 I wouldn't change anything!

luvpooh
11-12-2008, 07:49 AM
This restaurant gets rave reviews and I am not understanding it. It seems like it is mostly $25 pasta choices. What does everyone get here that makes it so good? (I am interested in entree choices mostly.)

I am in NJ & you can get good Italian food mostly anywhere.

People keep saying they were going to change it but if I could sell a plate of macaroni for $25 I wouldn't change anything!

I'm in the same boat. I almost got sucked in and made an ADR due to all of the positive reviews, but balked because of the prices.

I think it's a great value if you're on the DDP, but we aren't so we won't be eating there. I cook Italian at home every Sunday anyway!

Eastern
11-12-2008, 08:57 AM
I'm in the same boat. I almost got sucked in and made an ADR due to all of the positive reviews, but balked because of the prices.

I think it's a great value if you're on the DDP, but we aren't so we won't be eating there. I cook Italian at home every Sunday anyway!

I will be on DDP but after looking over the Tutto menu, it just doesn't seem that they have much variety if you do not want pasta. I am going to try to book Chefs de France instead.

epcotbistro
11-12-2008, 09:03 AM
Although its pretty much pasta or bust, the pasta is probably the best I've ever had. It was delicious!! And I'm not a big pasta guy either.

battlecat533
11-12-2008, 08:18 PM
Hmm..i tried to make an ADR there for Feb and will be on the DDP. But was told that it does not accept the DDP. ANyone else have this experience?

TDC Nala
11-12-2008, 08:20 PM
Hmm..i tried to make an ADR there for Feb and will be on the DDP. But was told that it does not accept the DDP. ANyone else have this experience?

It's not on the list yet. Tutto Italia is not owned or run by Disney, so they have to wait until the contract is finalized for 2009. You may not know for sure until the end of the year.

BoosGram
11-12-2008, 09:05 PM
Hmm..i tried to make an ADR there for Feb and will be on the DDP. But was told that it does not accept the DDP. ANyone else have this experience?

That's really odd; I called and made a DDP ADR for Tutto on Monday for February w/no problem.

DznyDreamz
11-13-2008, 07:42 AM
I was there about 3 weeks ago on the DxDDP so I am not sure where that is coming from?

They had some specials that weren't pasta. DH had a pan roasted sole that was delish!!!

Its not like other restaurants are cheap compared to Tutto. The dishes were high quality simple and fantastic!

rosiep
11-13-2008, 12:34 PM
I booked an ADR for January with the DDP and had no problem..

VLee
11-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Was able to get Tuttos for Dec 11 lunch today. We have Chef de France booked for the CP dinner on Dec 12 and was unable to switch to Tuttos. After reading the great reviews, I decided that I would rather eat there than at Wolfgang Pucks Cafe for the fourth time and my mother loves Italian food, so think she will really enjoy it.

What are some of the favorite dishes? She really likes meatballs and lasagna. How are those dishes?

Thanks.

fwm
11-13-2008, 02:07 PM
I talked to the manager of Tutto Italia last month during the FW festival. He said that after the first of the year they were going to begin construction of a casual restaurant, like a pizzeria, behind Tutto, just off the main walkway.

kaybird
11-13-2008, 03:05 PM
Was able to get Tuttos for Dec 11 lunch today. We have Chef de France booked for the CP dinner on Dec 12 and was unable to switch to Tuttos. After reading the great reviews, I decided that I would rather eat there than at Wolfgang Pucks Cafe for the fourth time and my mother loves Italian food, so think she will really enjoy it.

What are some of the favorite dishes? She really likes meatballs and lasagna. How are those dishes?

Thanks.

I had and LOVED the Tagliolini con Granchio, Pomodorini Alle Erbe - tagliolini pasta topped with crabmeat, sweet tomato and garlic, abosolutely the best pasta I have EVER had!! DH had the Costoletta Di Maiale - grilled pork chop with broccoli rabe and "mostarda di mele Campanine", tender and moist, and the green were fantastic, something we never seem to eat enough of on vacation!

Clotho
11-13-2008, 08:26 PM
I had and LOVED the Tagliolini con Granchio, Pomodorini Alle Erbe - tagliolini pasta topped with crabmeat, sweet tomato and garlic, abosolutely the best pasta I have EVER had!! DH had the Costoletta Di Maiale - grilled pork chop with broccoli rabe and "mostarda di mele Campanine", tender and moist, and the green were fantastic, something we never seem to eat enough of on vacation!


You just set me to DROOLING! I hope that is on the menu when we go in a few weeks!!

justwinnie
11-16-2008, 11:46 PM
On a whim, made last minute ADRs while we were there in Oct. It was wonderful-- one of the best meals of the trip. Our waiter was delightful-- it was his last day and we were his last table! He even took a picture with us for his scrapbook.

We overheard two tables raving about the food. One young man, about 12, asked to see the Chef because his chicken parm was the best he ever had in his life. I thought that was so sweet!

My daughter actually ate her food at this restaurant, although she skipped the fried mozzarella app-- great for me and DH b/c they were awesome!

I had Tagliatelle alla Primavera-- pasta in cream sauce with fresh veggies. It's my favorite pasta dish and this did not disappoint. My husband had the grilled pork chop and it was great.

I'm from NJ too and I've had plenty of good, pricey Italian food. This was really top notch and I wouldn't hesitate to return!

The decor was beautiful and plush. Just very elegant.

mom2aredhead
11-17-2008, 08:09 AM
This restaurant gets rave reviews and I am not understanding it. It seems like it is mostly $25 pasta choices. What does everyone get here that makes it so good? (I am interested in entree choices mostly.)

I am in NJ & you can get good Italian food mostly anywhere.

People keep saying they were going to change it but if I could sell a plate of macaroni for $25 I wouldn't change anything!

I have to laugh, because I kind of feel the same way.

We've gone there twice. The first time the menu was different and it was really good. They had some really different and delicious appetizers like mussels and sweet and sour veal meatballs that were excellent. I can't recall exactly what we ate for entrees then, but my husband had some sort of pork shank (?) that was delicious. I came back here and RAVED about the food because it really was good, and different, and not typical "Olive Garden" type food, and much more authentic that the other Italian options around WDW.
Then we went back, and I was really disappointed. Blame the DDP, or the fact that they are located in the park, but I guess enough people came in expecting the menu to look like Mama Melrose or Tony's, and they changed it. Now the appetizers are mostly salads, salty meats, and minestrone soup. Yawn. Even the entrees remind me of Tony's now.
And I heard someone mention chicken parm on here - that's really an American dish and I truly hope that this restaurant that touted itself as "real authentic" Italian food didn't go there. It's bad enough they added fried calamari on there - really original.

I'm not saying it was bad, just not nearly as good as it was when they first opened.

And PS - I'm Jersey girl too!

scroot
11-17-2008, 09:51 AM
We have CP dinner package here in a couple of weeks and am looking forward to it. We live in AZ and the Italian food is just so so. So, if we have the chance to get good stuff in EPCOT we will go for it.

On the other hand, we have some of the best Mexican food in the world right around the corner. Hence, we stay away from that at Disney.

mom2aredhead
11-17-2008, 10:07 AM
We have CP dinner package here in a couple of weeks and am looking forward to it. We live in AZ and the Italian food is just so so. So, if we have the chance to get good stuff in EPCOT we will go for it.

On the other hand, we have some of the best Mexican food in the world right around the corner. Hence, we stay away from that at Disney.

Yup - I totally agree - a lot of it has to do with perspective...

I won't go to Tutto again, because I have better around my home in NYC/NJ.

Someone from Kansas City will probably not be "wowed" by LeCellier's steak.

People that live on the coast with access to fresh seafood will probably not enjoy the clam bake at Cape May as much as someone in a landlocked state.

Honestly, that's why we end up at a lot of character meals. (My son is still little, so it avoids us standing in lines to meet them as well :thumbsup2 ) Being in/around NYC, I have access to lots of great restaurants...but I do not have Mickey and the gang around here.

lilpnutmama
11-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Honestly, that's why we end up at a lot of character meals. (My son is still little, so it avoids us standing in lines to meet them as well :thumbsup2 ) Being in/around NYC, I have access to lots of great restaurants...but I do not have Mickey and the gang around here.

That is such a good point. Where I live (Toronto) we are a really multicultural city as well with many many great restaurants, so for me the characters/interactive meals/dinner shows are what is reallly different and special. So I am focussing on that.