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LongLiveDisney1
04-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Does anyone know when Tutto Gusto will begin accepting reservations?

Sweet Melissa
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM
I think right now it's more of an if than a when.

TDC Nala
04-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Nothing is out yet and nobody's even been able to confirm that it will be taking reservations at all. However, it's been confirmed by the Disney Blog that this will be a table service restaurant.

redzinner
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
I personally hope they never take reservations. Defeats the purpose of a walk-up wine bar, a bacari, where they serve small portions of food.

TDC Nala
04-11-2012, 04:25 PM
I personally hope they never take reservations. Defeats the purpose of a walk-up wine bar, a bacari, where they serve small portions of food.

So does putting it on the dining plan, but it will be on the dining plan.

LongLiveDisney1
04-11-2012, 04:28 PM
I personally hope they never take reservations. Defeats the purpose of a walk-up wine bar, a bacari, where they serve small portions of food.

Who said it would be "walk-up?"

TDC Nala
04-11-2012, 04:32 PM
Nobody has said it will be walk up. She was likely hoping that it would be. Based on early descriptions, I didn't think it would be a full table service restaurant either. But apparently, it is. I do hope that there is a bar area that will take walk-ups only, who just want a glass of wine and a snack.

LongLiveDisney1
04-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Nobody has said it will be walk up. She was likely hoping that it would be. Based on early descriptions, I didn't think it would be a full table service restaurant either. But apparently, it is. I do hope that there is a bar area that will take walk-ups only, who just want a glass of wine and a snack.

I'm sure there will be just a bar section where you can go for a drink and a quick bite.. like a tapas bar. However, if its going to be a full service restaurant also, they should have a section of for reservations as you can't have patrons taking up tables and just drinking.. and I'm sure that would happen frequently.

Sweet Melissa
04-11-2012, 04:42 PM
I personally hope they never take reservations. Defeats the purpose of a walk-up wine bar, a bacari, where they serve small portions of food.
That's my hope as well. I'm already disappointed to learn that the place will accept the Dining Plan and will be considered a table-service restaurant. I just wanted it to be like a La Cava-type place, but with wine and cicchetti.

LockShockBarrel
04-11-2012, 04:47 PM
Wow I apparently missed this news. Is this being added or is it replacing Tutto Italia?

Sweet Melissa
04-11-2012, 04:51 PM
I'm sure there will be just a bar section where you can go for a drink and a quick bite.. like a tapas bar. However, if its going to be a full service restaurant also, they should have a section of for reservations as you can't have patrons taking up tables and just drinking.. and I'm sure that would happen frequently.

It happens at other restaurants too. One can go to the Brown Derby, be seated, and order only the martini flight. You can get a table at California Grill and order only wine. The only difference is that it may happen more at a bar that serves 200 wines and only a few small plates ... and it should.

Sweet Melissa
04-11-2012, 04:52 PM
Wow I apparently missed this news. Is this being added or is it replacing Tutto Italia?
It's being added. It will be in what used to be the lobby area of Tutto Italia, but Tutto Italia will return as well.

LongLiveDisney1
04-11-2012, 05:23 PM
It happens at other restaurants too. One can go to the Brown Derby, be seated, and order only the martini flight. You can get a table at California Grill and order only wine. The only difference is that it may happen more at a bar that serves 200 wines and only a few small plates ... and it should.

Possibly but people who want to have dinner at Gusto should be able to and not have to wait for people who are only drinking to leave the table.. that's what bar stools are for.

TDC Nala
04-11-2012, 05:30 PM
You can make a reservation, then just drink and order small plates. Reservations aren't limited to guests planning to order a full meal. And if guests who want to go there for some wine find out they have to make reservations to do it, they might just make them.

jdd
04-11-2012, 08:12 PM
Does anyone know if there's a definite opening date yet? AllEars just says early May - DH and I will be in WDW for our anniversary on 5/5 and 5/6 and would love to dine here...:thumbsup2

MoonFaerie
04-12-2012, 09:57 AM
Ugh, it's a TS and on the dining plan? I'm much less interested in trying it. An ADR for wine is too over the top planning, even for me. I'll just have to booze it up in the open like a commoner at F&W. :thumbsup2

disneyfav4ever
04-12-2012, 10:03 AM
You can make a reservation, then just drink and order small plates. Reservations aren't limited to guests planning to order a full meal. And if guests who want to go there for some wine find out they have to make reservations to do it, they might just make them.:thumbsup2

Brocktoon
04-12-2012, 03:03 PM
I was really hoping Gusto was going to be sort of a 'La Cava' for the Italy pavillion ... so I'm not very excited with the dining plan table service stuff. We'll see how the reservation stuff works, but I was hoping for a place I could drop in on when I felt like it. I don't want to plan my wine drinking reservation weeks to months in advance.

TDC Nala
04-12-2012, 03:28 PM
They might have both a bar area and a separate dining area. Of course there isn't any way to know that right now. I know from what I had been reading about it previously I was kind of blindsided by the whole full service restaurant/dining plan thing.

Sweet Melissa
04-12-2012, 03:41 PM
I think blindsided is a good word for it, Nala.

I'll reserve judgment until we know more. We all know that Disney pressures its non-Disney owned restaurants to participate in the dining plan. It could be that this place felt the need to participate, but doesn't feel the need to cater to that segment. We don't know yet whether they'll take reservations, what the exact menu will be, or what a table-service credit will entitle a diner to. It could be that Tutto Gusto doesn't take reservations. It could be that the menu really will only be small plates, no entrée-sized portions. It could be that it's a lousy value on the dining plan (one or two tapas-sized plates per credit, for instance).

I don't think the Italy pavilion needs three table service restaurants. I think they need a casual restaurant (Via Napoli), a signature restaurant (a revamped Tutto Italia) and a bacari (Tutto Gusto). At least, that would be the outcome in my idealized little world.

tarheelmjfan
04-12-2012, 03:45 PM
They might have both a bar area and a separate dining area. Of course there isn't any way to know that right now. I know from what I had been reading about it previously I was kind of blindsided by the whole full service restaurant/dining plan thing.


I wasn't expecting that either. Obviously, I'm behind on this one. I need to look for the new info. I was hoping for a place to stop by whenever we were in the mood. I definitely don't anticipate scheduling a time to have a glass of wine. That's taking it a bit too far. :rotfl: That said, since all the new information I've seen came from this thread, I'll reserve judgement until I've seen more details.

redzinner
04-13-2012, 07:57 AM
There was a write up about it on the Disney Parks Blog. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/04/first-look-at-new-tutto-gusto-wine-cellar-in-italy-at-epcot/)

I Run Long
04-13-2012, 10:33 AM
I was hoping it would be a walk-up wine bar/eatery too - we won't be using the dining plan this time so we just may check it out when we go this August.

BriarRosie
04-13-2012, 12:11 PM
If it's open when I arrive on May 8th, I will take one for the team and try it out and report back here.

sue_gowin
04-13-2012, 12:14 PM
If it's open when I arrive on May 8th, I will take one for the team and try it out and report back here.

I'll second that! I'm there May 9-18, and I was SOOO excited when I first heard about it...but now with all the dining plan details I'm not as excited. If there's a bar area I will definitely give it a go, and will report back! :thumbsup2

twinkles
04-13-2012, 01:09 PM
If it's open when I arrive on May 8th, I will take one for the team and try it out and report back here.

:thumbsup2. We will be there May 18-25 hoping it's open.

redzinner
04-13-2012, 01:27 PM
If it's open when I arrive on May 8th, I will take one for the team and try it out and report back here.

You're all heart BriarRosie! :laughing:

tarheelmjfan
04-13-2012, 02:59 PM
There was a write up about it on the Disney Parks Blog. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/04/first-look-at-new-tutto-gusto-wine-cellar-in-italy-at-epcot/)

Thanks

If it's open when I arrive on May 8th, I will take one for the team and try it out and report back here.

I'm looking forward to your review. :)

I'll second that! I'm there May 9-18, and I was SOOO excited when I first heard about it...but now with all the dining plan details I'm not as excited. If there's a bar area I will definitely give it a go, and will report back! : thumbsup2

I agree. It would be nice, if everything wasn't affected by DDP. I'd love to see more non-DDP restaurants, but there's fewer now than ever. It doesn't look good for those of us who prefer venues that aren't governed by DDP.

jdd
04-13-2012, 05:08 PM
I'll second that! I'm there May 9-18, and I was SOOO excited when I first heard about it...but now with all the dining plan details I'm not as excited. If there's a bar area I will definitely give it a go, and will report back! :thumbsup2

Me three! We're in Epcot 5/5 and 5/6 - if it's open I'd really like to try it :thumbsup2

chloelovesdisney
04-13-2012, 09:27 PM
We will be leaving May 4th, I really hope it opens that week and we get to try it. :worship: