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TheRustyScupper
02-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Il Mulino (Swan Resort) is on of ONLY five sit-down eateries we patronize at WDW. This is our review of our 25th Anniversary Dinner on 2/14/10.

1) We arrived early for our 5:00pm ressie.
2) Since they don not seat until 5:00pm, we sat in the bar.
. . . I had a Canadian Club Manhattan (up) x2
. . . wife had a White Zinfandel
3) Table:
. . . we were seated promptly at 5:02pm
. . . the hostess had to ask our name, again (a little gauche)
. . . they tried to seat us at a table-for-two, on a main aisle
. . . I said I wanted the 4-top along the wall - no problem
. . . for fine dining, I do not sit on main aisles or near a server station
6) Service - as usual, superb
. . . as with a fine eatery, we had two attendants
. . . we had a waitress and a server
. . . additionally, the sommelier would circle and stop by our table frequently
7) Food
. . . we shared the antipasti (prosciutto di carne)
. . . wife had a veal parm (Vitello Parmigiana)
. . . my dinner was the red snapper with tomatoes (Dentice)
. . . wife had mixed berries for dessert (Frutti Di Bosco Con Zabaglione)
. . . dessert was cheesecake (Cheesecake Italiano)
. . . she had a White Zin along with dinner, which was OK
. . . my wine was the 1/2 bottle of white (Pinot Grigio), which was average *
. . . with dessert, I also had a 20-year Tawny Port
8) We thought the food was well above average and service was excellent
. . . we expected good food
. . . great service always heightens the experience
. . . and, enhances the food
9) Comparable to anything in New York or San Francisco
10) Total price, excluding tax and tip, $151.45 for two.
11) Well worth the cost.


Our Ratings of Il Mulino (Swan Resort):
. . . food price value: A-
. . . food quality: A
. . . food quantity per serving: A+
. . . food prep speed: A
. . . food selection: B
. . . seating quantity: B
. . . seating comfort: A
. . . eatery atmosphere: A
. . . eatery convenience: A
. . . staff friendliness: A
. . . staff helpfulness: A+
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: This is only one of five sit-down eateries we patronize at WDW. The
service is always exquisite and the food very-good-to-excellent. I want to feel pampered at a fine dinner, and IL Mulino does this to their patrons.

NOTE2: * Frequently, we did not buy great-to-exquisite wines at dinner, as wife had carne (meat) and I had pesce (fish). She does not like a dry wine, thus I can't buy a full bottle, so I settle for average-to-above-average wine splits.

NOTE3: They knew it was our 25th anniversary. As with any fine restaurant, they did not go overboard with balloons or anything, but the waiters, servers, sommelier and manager all wished us "Happy Anniversary" several times each. Nice touch!

Dsny4fun
02-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Happy Anniversary....sounds like a wonderful place to celebrate such a special day.

handinpocket
02-14-2010, 09:46 PM
Great review, thank you.

lilpnutmama
02-14-2010, 10:51 PM
Sounds nice! Maybe when the kids are older we will try it out.
I am wondering, what are the other four restaurants you frequent?

jess20k
02-15-2010, 03:51 PM
Thank you for the review! We will be dining there for the first time in March. It sounds fantastic!

pumba
02-16-2010, 07:39 PM
great review and thanks for taking the time to do it.

Joshua_me
02-16-2010, 07:50 PM
A no nonsense, perfectly organized review from you, Rusty.

I'd expect nothing less from the Scup-ster...

Highly enjoyable !

:thumbsup2

TigerKat
02-18-2010, 07:25 PM
We were there a few nights before you and it was our first time there. We LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup2

DelitefulDory
02-19-2010, 01:28 PM
. . . the hostess had to ask our name, again (a little gauche)


Gauche really? Be glad you don't have my last name then. They have to ask at least twice. ;)

LindyN
02-20-2010, 12:29 AM
You write that this is one of only five restaurants you patronize at Disney.

Will you share your other four?

staylor
02-20-2010, 02:36 PM
The Original Il Mulino in NYC is my all time favorite restaurant anywhere in the U.S. I've been wondering how this one is and if it compares to that one.
Thanks for the review!

Uncleromulus
02-20-2010, 03:16 PM
Nice review. Il Mulino is one of our favorites as well!!

Ron from Michigan
02-22-2010, 11:25 AM
Thanks for the review. We have eaten at IL Molino several times since it opened. We have had great food and service every time.

madalex
02-22-2010, 11:30 AM
I love Il Mulino! During a recent "no kids" trip with a friend (both he and I are major Disney freaks, with each of us having 15+ visits to WDW under our belts), we agreed that Il Mulino was the best meal of our trip (which also included visits to bluezoo, Cal Grill and Sanaa). And, even better, I am going back in a month with my kids and we are eating at Il Mulino again. I can't wait!

airhead
02-22-2010, 06:28 PM
Hey,thanks for this review. We will celebrate a birthday there this summer! Can't wait!

Poppinsme
02-23-2010, 02:28 AM
Great review!:):)
We can't wait to go back to Il Mulino on our Dec. anni. trip. Its now one of our top favorites and must do.:lovestruc

MyTalula
02-23-2010, 06:08 PM
Great review! We ate there 2 nights before you on the 12th and love love loved it. We will definitely be back! :thumbsup2