View Full Version : February 2010 Dining Review with Lots of PICS!! Updated 2/16

02-08-2010, 02:02 PM
We visited Disney World from Jan. 31st to Feb. 7th. The week went by so fast! All of the planning and making reservations for the nine of us really paid off. We were on the regular dining plan. It was plenty of food!

Here are the restaurants we visited:

Narcoossee's A++++
Wolfgang Puck Express (breakfast) A+
50's Prime Time Cafe B
Chef Mickey's A
Cosmic Rays B+
Sunshine Seasons A
Tutto Italia C
Pop Century (breakfast) B
Wolfgang Puck Express (dinner) A+
Pizzafari B
Boma (dinner) A
Columbia Harbour House B+
Ohana's C+

First up is Narcoossee's. This restaurant was wonderful. In fact, it may have been the best meal of our trip! We arrived early for our 6pm reservation so we strolled around the Grand Floridian Resort. It was a chilly, but sunny evening.

On to the food....Warm sourdough bread and butter with sea salt sprinkled on top was brought out first.

Four of us had the Surf and Turf. One word, YUM!!!! Everyone raved about this dish. It was a huge portion.


One of us had the Filet Mignon (minus the lobster)

My mother and uncle had the vegetarian dish. They both said it was very good but very small. This would be the case with most vegetarian dishes on our trip. :confused3 Disney should know that vegetarians are hungry too and serve the same size portions as the meat dishes!

Winter Vegetables - Pommes Anna, Goat Cheese Polenta with Rapini, Grilled Asparagus with tomatoes, and rainbow carrots with sherry citrus vinaigrette

The children had the kids mickey pasta with sauce and the chicken nuggets. Not too exciting...but they enjoyed it.



The deserts were very good here. They also have a wide variety of teas and coffees served in your own press pot. Very nice and included on the dining plan.

The kids loved making their own smores.

Almond Crusted cheesecake

The Gelato Sampler

Key Lime Brulee

Chocolate Mousse (not on the Allears menu)

02-08-2010, 02:15 PM
Nice pictures, thanks! :thumbsup2

02-08-2010, 02:16 PM
This restaurant opens at 9am. It's very nice inside. This is a great use of a counter service and we all left very full. You are allowed to get a drink and fruit cup with your meal here.

Fruit Cup

My brother ordered Wolfgang's Breakfast Pocket. It was huge and he couldn't finish it all.

Chocolate Chip Waffles. The kids loved this!

Applewood Smoked Bacon Pizza. Sooo good. Everyone wanted a piece.

Three Cheese, Tomato and Basil Omelet - Yum!

Belgium Waffles

02-08-2010, 02:30 PM
It all looks so good!! Can't wait for more!

02-08-2010, 02:47 PM
We went here for dinner after our Disney Hollywood Studios day. It was fun and the food was good. I don't feel the need to go back here on our next trip. It's kind of a been there, done that feeling. Our Uncle here was funny...but the waitress in the next room was hilarious. We spent most of our meal listening to her and giggling.

The vegetarian option here is a Roasted Pepper. The picture makes it look big but it was so small. We even complained about it. Our "Uncle" agreed with us. He said they will be changing the veggie option soon.


The Meatloaf was good.

Fried Chicken. This was a large portion and very good.

Char-grilled Butcher Tender Steak. The red wine sauce on the steak was not good. The potatoes were yummy and so was the steak after I scraped the sauce off:laughing:

Kids Meatloaf. I don't know why they put the meatloaf on top of the mashed potatoes but my son did not like the flavors mixed together.

Checking out the desert menu in the viewmaster


Dad's Sundae

After the milkshakes and dinner it was pretty hard to finish these deserts but we sure tried! The kids had mini sundaes with sprinkles.

02-08-2010, 02:59 PM
Sorry, no pictures of these two. Somehow forgot to take pics of the food...

Chef Mickey's. This restaurant was not crowded at all at 8:30am. We had a great table right by the window overlooking the Magic Kingdom. The characters were cute but hurried and didn't stay too long for pictures. The food was very good. I loved the breakfast Lasagna. YUM! All was fresh and plentiful. We all really enjoyed this breakfast.

Cosmic Rays. The toppings bar was very good. Sauteed onions and mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and pickles. Cheese sauce for the fries. We all had burgers. The deserts were the typical too sweet pre-packaged cakes. We didn't plan on eating here but Columbia Harbour House closed at 5pm :confused3 which was our first choice. Later in the week we made it to CHH for lunch.

02-08-2010, 03:01 PM
LOVE the pics! Keep 'em coming!

02-08-2010, 03:48 PM
Yay! New food pictures! I can't wait for more!

02-08-2010, 06:04 PM
Subscribing!! Great reviews so far!

02-08-2010, 08:16 PM
GREAT REVIEW!!!!!!!! Love the pics.!!!!!! I can't wait to try WPE!!!!!!!


02-09-2010, 01:59 PM
Excellent pics and reviews!

02-09-2010, 04:29 PM
We went to Sunshine Seasons for lunch. Very nice selections! I had the Turkey and Monterey Jack Cheese on Foccacia. It was a huge sandwich. I really liked the potato salad it came with.

My son had the sweet and sour chicken with two sides. He didn't care for this. It was different than the chinese food we have back home. It was okay.

The vegetarian option was very good here. Oak Grilled Vegetable Flatbread Sandwich.

The deserts here were very good!


02-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Great job so far! Great pics!

02-09-2010, 04:53 PM
I really wanted to like this restaurant. I read so many good reviews... but in the recent weeks before our trip, some not so good ones. I was nervous but kept the reservation anyway.

Here's a picture of the olive dish they give you. We liked this.

Dad had the Casareci - cavatelli pasta, sweet sausage ragu, tomatoes, Pecorino Romano. He ate it but didn't comment. I don't think he was impressed.

A few of us had the Cannelloni al Forno - baked with spinach, ricotta, bechamel and parmesan cheese. The camera made this dish look like a big portion but this dish was sooo tiny! It tasted good. Nothing special. We were all pretty disappointed.

One of us had the Penne Caprese - with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. This was a nice size portion. Most of us wished we ordered it!

Here is a picture of the kids pasta with alfredo sauce. My son really liked this.

Here is the kids spaghetti and meatballs.

DH had the steak dish. He said this was an extremely bland dish. The steak had no seasoning.

All of the deserts were very good here.
I had the sampler. It's not on the allears menu.

Cannoli - crisp pastry filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate and candied orangehttp://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b316/darla250/IMG_0360.jpg

Rasberry Sorbetti

Gianduja - Chocolate Torta

Kids Mousee

These deserts are not on the Allears menu. They were very good.


Overall, we enjoyed the deserts, but the meal did not meet our expectations. No one in our party of nine asked to eat here again. Simply put, the service was excellent. The food was not....

02-09-2010, 07:32 PM

02-09-2010, 08:43 PM
:-/ Sorry about Tutto. A restaurant definitely isn't worth just the desserts! Glad you got good service though-- sometimes that'll annoy me more than bad food!!

02-10-2010, 02:24 PM
What everyone says is true. This counter service restaurant is wonderful. The service is great and the food is exceptional.

I ordered the Spaghetti with Meatballs - house-made Niman Ranch meatballs, cooked in a signature beef Bolognese sauce on fresh artisan spaghetti. This was a REALLY big portion. It came with a yummy Caesar salad.



DS ordered the kid's spaghetti. It doesn't come with meatballs so I shared some of mine.

My other DS ordered the kids Quesadilla. He enjoyed this.

DH ordered the Chicken Tortilla Focaccia melt. He liked this.

Mom ordered the Mediterranean Vegetable Focaccia Melt. She thought this was a great veggie option.

My brother had the Rigatoni with Chicken Alfredo. I tried it and it was awesome!

We also had the Meatball and Parmesan pizza.

and....the delicious creme brulee is to die for!

We LOVED this restaurant. It's a new favorite. The waiter did tell us they are changing there menu this week. He said there would be some new vegetarian options also. I just hope they keep most of our favorites!

02-10-2010, 02:59 PM
Hands down, the best CS on property. There's no better value on the DDP. Such great food! You took terrific pictures!

02-10-2010, 06:08 PM
Your pics of WPE are wonderful and very yummy looking! I ate there for the first time last fall and loved it.

02-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Great pics and reviews!! We love WPE. Thanks for sharing!!

02-11-2010, 03:06 PM
Today was Animal Kingdom day. We decided to try Pizzafari. One of us had the Caesar salad. It was huge and very good. The child size pizza at this restaurant is so tiny..as are most kids meals at Disney IMO. The pizza here is okay. Kind of like pizza hut personal pizzas. My husband I had the Hot Italian Style Sandwich with Carrot Sticks or Chips. It was good but we didn't love it. The adult meal came with a chocolate mousse. It was sweet but hit the spot.
Been there, done that. Will try a new CS restaurant in Animal Kingdom next time.

02-11-2010, 05:55 PM
Sorry Pizzafari wasn't so hot. I'd try Flame Tree Barbeque next time you're in AK-- more diverse choices!

02-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Great reviews! Loving it!:lovestruc

02-12-2010, 08:29 AM
Wonderful reviews and pics - thanks for taking the time out to post :thumbsup2

02-12-2010, 06:59 PM
Last week at exactly this time, we were enjoying Boma. I LOVED this restaurant. Some in our party, were a bit picky and didn't love this restaurant like I did, but if you like to try new things, this is a great choice. My DS has a peanut allergy. The chef came out and walked us through the buffet and told me exactly what he could and couldn't have. It was so nice of him, and my son felt safe and enjoyed his dinner here also. Here are a few pics of our dinner there. Not nearly enough pics considering what we all ate.....The hummus was wonderful. They also had a curried pasta salad that was awesome. All of the soups were great. It was an awesome meal!!!:)
DS plate


No pic but the deserts were very good. I didn't expect the zebra domes to be so sweet. They had a mini coffee type desert. That was really good.

02-14-2010, 06:54 PM
I was so excited to make it here for lunch. I really wanted my Mom to try the veggie sandwich that they offered. I also had it.
I wanted to love this sandwich but I only liked it. The dressing on the slaw was too sweet for me. Mom really liked this sandwich.
I ordered an adult CS for my ds. He ate it all. The kids meals are very small in Disney. He's six and he at an entire adult cs himself. It was the fish and chicken meal.
Mom had the apple crisp desert. She thought it was way better than it looked. Warm and moist on the inside.
and the chocolate cake...sweet but good
Overall, we really liked it here. Sandwiches are large and the bread is really good!

02-14-2010, 07:03 PM
Wonderful reviews so far!!!! I can't wait for the next installment!!! popcorn::

02-16-2010, 12:02 PM
We ate at Ohana the first night of our trip in 2008. Everyone LOVED it! They even asked to eat here again during that same trip. So I knew this trip I had to book it. This time is was the last meal of our trip. Here are the pictures from this meal which I'm sure everyone will recognize!:)






Mom's vegetarian dish filled her right up!


DS mac & cheese and peanut free dessert.



Delicious Bread Pudding Desert.


Maybe we were too full from eating all week, but we only liked this meal..we didn't love it like last time. The food all seemed too sweet...the new noodles were okay, they can't compare to the scalloped potatoes they use to serve. When I asked the waiter about why they don't serve the potatoes anymore, he told me Disney was trying to "healthy up" the menu...well we all agreed that when we are on vacation, we can make the choice for ourselves if we want to eat healthy or unhealthy....after all it's a vacation! :thumbsup2 Next time we will try someplace new.

02-17-2010, 09:55 AM
DBF and I had been SO looking forward to eating at O'Hana-- we're total carnivores, so we thought we'd love it. Not so-- like you guys, we just thought everything was wayyyy too sweet. Just not our thing.