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Old 07-18-2011, 04:31 PM   #61
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Hey Abby! I haven't been on the DIS in forever, so I didn't realize that you had started a dining review! I'm loving it so far!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #62
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Enjoying your reviews, that malt looks delicious!
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:13 AM   #63
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Love your review.

I am a solo disney traveller and love to read about other's solo dining experiences.

I ate at VN solo and the waiters were so nice. I found at 50's Prime time that they don't tease as much when solo.

Really looking forward to the dine with a trainer
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #64
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Loving your review so far! So glad you posted a review on the Bounty Platter! I've been wondering what that is and now I'm convinced it'll be the perfect breakfast choice for my DBF
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #65
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Hi Abby-

I love your reviews! Now I want to go to Via Napoli. We already have a Mama Melrose- Fanstasmic Package and a Tony's for luch t DS's bequest. We've been to Tutta twice...

I'm going to try to fit it in even tohughwe go in less than 30 days!
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:54 PM   #66
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Hi Abby,

I am FINALLY back and catching up!

Very happy to hear that you loved VN! We have been twice when it first opened and loved it, but never went back due to some bad reviews - glad to know I can put it back on my radar.

Then, I am not a huge fan of the bounty platter, even though I just LOVE Mickey Waffles - what do they put in that stuff? They taste like instant love!

And every time I read a review of 50s I am tempted to book it for us, but anything that has some kind of antics in it is NOT up my street. I keep very strict rules (on table manners) in my classes and see a lot of mistakes being made, so I do not want those pointed out any more!

Thanks for the reviews - can't wait for more!
Those waffles are instant love! They must have Pixie Dust in them!

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Looks like you really enjoyed your lunch at 50's
Going into the Tune In Lounge for a Milkshake is a wonderful idea !
I dream about the milkshake!

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That fried chicken looked soooo good...even at 7am We love 50s, although we are not going to go on our next trip. Thanks for the updates. We are only about 47 days out, and starting to get really excited.
Who says you can't have fried chicken for breakfast?

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It is 100 degrees out and so humid and that yummy malt pic just cooled me off! YUM!!!
We had the best chocolate shake there this winter - the food was good - but the shake - awesome!!
Sad - no DHS on this upcoming quick trip - I guess I'll have to get that milkshake fix elsewhere!
Thanks for the awesome review!
Thanks for reading!

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Karin, hopefully someone can chime in here and enlighten us. Johnny & I are the same as far as the antics go, don't like it. BUT, last trip we met up with some friends at the Tune-In lounge and saw some people being served their food at the bar, antic free and maybe that would be an option for us too????
Kat that's a great idea! I know they serve the full menu at the bar, so that's a good idea for Karin and Tom!

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Lol loved your review of 50s PTC!

The food looks yummy as does the Chocolate Malt! I'm glad you really enjoyed it and may have to try it when we dine here in September!
Thanks Tanz!

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I am not a fan of fried chicken, but PT 50's is one that I think is amazing. The only problem is they give you way to much Great review!
It was a huge portion! Pretty good value as far as Disney TS restaurants though.

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That was so funny!!!!!

Sorry to hi-jack your thread Abby!
You're welcome to hi-jack anytime Kat!

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Hi! Joining in here.
Loved your Via Napoli review! Can't wait to try it in September. Yum!
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Hey Abby! I haven't been on the DIS in forever, so I didn't realize that you had started a dining review! I'm loving it so far!!
Aw thanks! I usually start a new review as soon as I finish an old one.

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Enjoying your reviews, that malt looks delicious!
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Love your review.

I am a solo disney traveller and love to read about other's solo dining experiences.

I ate at VN solo and the waiters were so nice. I found at 50's Prime time that they don't tease as much when solo.

Really looking forward to the dine with a trainer
Yes, I definitely got the impression at 50's that I didn't get teased b/c I was solo. I'd love to try going with a group sometime!

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Loving your review so far! So glad you posted a review on the Bounty Platter! I've been wondering what that is and now I'm convinced it'll be the perfect breakfast choice for my DBF
FYI, the Bounty Platter varies from resort to resort. I've seen it with French Toast Sticks rather than a Mickey Waffle, and some Bounty Platters don't have either! So make sure you check that it includes everything you want before ordering one.

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Hi Abby-

I love your reviews! Now I want to go to Via Napoli. We already have a Mama Melrose- Fanstasmic Package and a Tony's for luch t DS's bequest. We've been to Tutta twice...

I'm going to try to fit it in even tohughwe go in less than 30 days!
Thank you for reading! Definitely try to get to VN, the pizza is a very rare treat!
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:15 PM   #67
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What day did you eat at PTC? If it was Monday, June 6, I may have been the woman with the napkins full of ketchup under her elbows. Our server was Aunt Donna, and she was very into her job.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:44 AM   #68
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What day did you eat at PTC? If it was Monday, June 6, I may have been the woman with the napkins full of ketchup under her elbows. Our server was Aunt Donna, and she was very into her job.
It was June 6! I was sitting 2 tables over to your right! Too funny...it's a small world after all, huh? Aunt Donna really was giving your table a hard time, especially you!
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:46 AM   #69
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Citricos Dinner

After spending some time relaxing at AKL, I headed over to the GF for my 7:30 Citricos ADR.

I had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated, but that's the longest wait I've ever had at Citricos.

I was led to a windowside table overlooking the GF marina. It was nice view and a welcome change from the usual pool view tables I tend to get at Citricos. But then again, the view isn't why I go to Citricos so I didn't care all the much. I thought it was pretty nonetheless.


My server James introduced himself quickly and noted the recent menu changes at Citricos. He said the summer menu was focusing more on Spanish influenced dishes.

I decided to start with a cocktail, the Citricos Bellini, which has peach and raspberry puree in sparkling wine:


A very nice summer cocktail - light, refreshing, fruity, and not overly sweet. The raspberry puree had been strained so there were no seeds.

I got a basket of the house Kalamata Olive and Multigrain Breads, along with Sea Salt Sprinkled Butter:


I had read about it since my last visit and knew the Olive bread had replaced my beloved Sun-Dried Tomato bread, but was hoping maybe things had changed back again. The Olive bread was really good though...what I'd really like to see is the Olive and Sundried Tomato bread making up the two kinds. The multigrain is a good bread, I just prefer the other two varieties. The butter was soft and almost at room tempterature. I finished all my Olive bread and had to restrain myself from asking for more so I would have room for my dinner! What can I say, I love my carbs.

After much deliberation and indecision over what to order (everything sounded so wonderful!) I finally decided on two appetizers.

For my first course, I had the Artisanal Greens and Peach Salad with Balsamic-Orange Blossom Honey Emulsion, Pickled Red Pearl Onions, Smoked-Spiced Almonds, and Valdeon Blue Cheese:


This was a really nice salad. I liked the contrast between the sweet peaches and dressing with the bitter greens, spicy almonds, and tart cheese. It could have used some more peaches, but that's the only slightly negative thing I can say about this salad.

For an entree, I selected the appetizer dish called Citricos Chefs Tapas Plate - Lamb Albondigas with Mint Yogurt, Fritto Misto with Lemon Aioli, and Olive Oil Poached Snapper with Black Grape and Celery Salad.


I'm a sucker for sampler plate, so this was calling my name early on. The Lamb was basically a meatball, but a very tasty, well spiced one that went great with the mint yogurt sauce.
Fritto Misto is fried mixed vegetables, and this version was really good. The veggies were julienne cut, so you had lots of little strings of cripsy veggies. I think there were mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, and carrots. The lemon aioli was yummy accompaniment.
The Snapper was good but not great. The fish was cooked nicely with moist flakly flesh, but there wasn't any real flavor to speak of. The grape and celery salad was fine but didn't really add anything to the dish.

Me loving my sweets, well I had to have dessert!
I started off with a Cappuccino, and Citricos has a good one.


It's quite a large cup, and I enjoy the sprinkling of cinnamon on top. No Nescrappe here!

I had almost finished my cappuccino by the time I finally decided what dessert I would go with. There were three old favorites and a new dessert that caught my eye.

I finally settled on the new dessert, a Tres Leches Cake with Wild Strawberry and Raspberry Coulis, featuring an 8 Year Balsamic Vinegar:


This was the star of the evening! The cake was wet but not soggy, if that makes any sense. It was spongy and flavorful. There was a cream on the top of the cake, but from the browning on the tips, I wonder if it was egg based? Whatever it was, it was good. The coulis was tart and bright, and the balsamic flavor really highlighted the berries well. Add on the dark chocolate lace and...I was in dessert heaven!

Once again Citricos shined for me. Not quite as brightly as my other three visits though. I thought the presentation was lacking a bit on everything except the dessert. James was a great server, and I have no complaints about him, but he wasn't as personable as the other two servers I've had in the past.

I did appreciate that the manager stopped by table and chatted with me a bit. I told her how much I loved Citricos and mentioned I was planning to come back in late October, so she gave me her card with her office number and told me I could call her directly to make an ADR.

Citricos remains my favorite signature, and my favorite restaurant at WDW.

Grade: A
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:52 AM   #70
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We love Citricos as well! Is the sampler platter a new item?
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #71
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Almost room temp butter at WDW?!? I didn't know such a thing existed!!

Sounds like a great meal...someday, when my little darlings are finally both old enough to go to the kids clubs, I hope to get to Citricos....
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:16 PM   #72
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[QUOTE=dizneeat;41811869]Hi Abby,

I am FINALLY back and catching up!

Very happy to hear that you loved VN! We have been twice when it first opened and loved it, but never went back due to some bad reviews - glad to know I can put it back on my radar.

Then, I am not a huge fan of the bounty platter, even though I just LOVE Mickey Waffles - what do they put in that stuff? They taste like instant love!

And every time I read a review of 50s I am tempted to book it for us, but anything that has some kind of antics in it is NOT up my street. I keep very strict rules (on table manners) in my classes and see a lot of mistakes being made, so I do not want those pointed out any more!


Karin, what does that mean "I keep very strict rules on table manners in my classes"? It sounds like you are saying you teach table manners.
Is that common in Austria? To teach table manners in school?
What grades? Is that a special school or public school?
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:32 PM   #73
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I'm so glad you liked Citricos.
We're eating there on our upcoming trip and it was one of the restaurants I was unsure about. My family aren't very adventurous eaters and the food looks quite exotic. But to me... it looks delicious!
We are also eating at Boma for breakfast so look forward to reading about your meal there too!
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Joining in! Citricos looked wonderful! I just love it there!
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:03 PM   #75
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We love Citricos as well! Is the sampler platter a new item?
Yes, the tapas plate is new for the summer menu, but they replaced the snapper with a mussel dish. Since the snapper was replaced so quickly, I thinking maybe the seafood selection changes according to what's fresh?

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Almost room temp butter at WDW?!? I didn't know such a thing existed!!

Sounds like a great meal...someday, when my little darlings are finally both old enough to go to the kids clubs, I hope to get to Citricos....
Ha, I know! I was so pleasantly surprised when I put my knife to the butter and it slid right through so easily.

The kids will be old enough faster than you want them to be!

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I'm so glad you liked Citricos.
We're eating there on our upcoming trip and it was one of the restaurants I was unsure about. My family aren't very adventurous eaters and the food looks quite exotic. But to me... it looks delicious!
We are also eating at Boma for breakfast so look forward to reading about your meal there too!
I'm sure Citricos could modify a dish if someone in your family is unsure about it. But I would encourage them to try it as it's served...the flavors go together so perfectly. I hope they like it!

Boma breakfast is quite good! Thanks for reading!

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