Il Mulino...First Time

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  1. Silver Queen

    Silver Queen DIS Veteran

    Oct 8, 2007
    We're going to Il Mulino for the first time this weekend. We're happy that they're now accepting TiW. Can anyone recommend any particularly good dishes or drinks?
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  3. madalex

    madalex DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2004
    I agree with you about Il Mulino and TIW. This is one of my favorite places at WDW and getting the 20% discount just makes it that much better.

    I usually get a pasta dish there and they have all been very good. As for drinks, the wine list has a couple 2006 Chianti Classicos by the glass; great wines!
  4. LowesChevy

    LowesChevy The happy haunts have received your sympathetic vi

    Oct 18, 2007
    We have eaten at Il Mulino for a few years now and have found the food and service good. You can check out my review below from October 09.
  5. Cinderumbrella

    Cinderumbrella Wench

    Aug 9, 2005
    We love this place!! I had the chicken parm and it was HUGE (and quite tasty too) I also had a meatball appetizer that was out of this world. DH and DS split an order of sauteed calamari for their appy and they both ooed and aahed over the sauce. I believe they also have housemade lemoncello at the end of the meal if you want a nightcap ;)
  6. airhead

    airhead DIS Veteran

    Sep 6, 2000
    We will be going to Il Mulino in July(celebrating my birthday!!). I picked this restaurant because
    we have never been and I just love good Italian food. So,reading these reviews makes me happy!!
  7. jwfla422

    jwfla422 DIS Veteran/Philly Native

    Apr 21, 2000
    We ate there for the 1st time our past visit a week ago. (we also have TIW;) so we thought we'd give it a try).

    It was very good. The food is excellent. We sampled the meatballs which were probably the best meatballs I ever had! My dh had the snapper which was excellent. DD had the chicken parm which was also, excellent which was ordered off the kid's menu. It was a pretty big portion but it was served a la carte (no sides). We did get her a salad, next time I'd probably split it with her as the salad was fairly large. I got the tortellini alla pana. (the 1/2 portion which was huge for a 1/2 portion!) It was good as well but nothing really special, it was very rich, I probably would have liked a vodka/pink sauce a bit better. The alfredo was good but there wasn't much to it. I did sample both DH & DD's dinners so that was fine.

    The one thing I HIGHLY RECOMMEND as we waited too long to say something is to NOT sit in one of those side rooms. We were sat in a side room with another party of 6 and they got obnoxiously RUDELY loud by mid-meal. I got up at the end of the meal with dd because I couldn't take it anymore. They really needed their own room as you could hear them in the bathrooms! I think the more they drank the louder they got.

    And we did move to a table in the middle of the restaurant which was MUCH better. I should have said something in the first place (next time FOR SURE!) They even comped us dessert which was very nice and unexpected. And, the dessert was yum. DD and I split the chocolate torte which had whipped cream and amaretto cream on it, home made all the way, delicious!! DH had the pistachio ice cream which was also home made.

    I would definitely go back as the food was very good, the service was excellent but I would for sure not sit in a side room again!:thumbsup2 (we still heard them at our table on the other side of the restaurant when we were eating dessert ;))

    LYNSUE DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2004
    DH and I dined here this past March. It is one of our favorites. And yes the acceptance of the TIW card is a wonderful plus. The menu is huge and the portions are huge. The service is impeccable. On our last visit we were surrounded by large tables of conventionners, and although they were loud it was not unbearable.

    Here are photos of what we had.

    Appetizer salad with walnuts and pears


    The famous meatballs mentioned in some earlier posts. They are fantastic


    Entree Spicy chicken and saugage. A little too spicy for me, but you can asked for it to be less spicy.


    Entree of Linguine with pancetta (Italian Ham) and onion in marinara sauce


    Go and enjoy. We had a very leisurely paced meal and enjoyed it very much.
  9. OKWAnneMarie

    OKWAnneMarie DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2005
    Gnocchi with Bolognese (meat) sauce....the best!

    Red Snapper was also WONDERFUL!!!!
  10. twinkle49

    twinkle49 Mouseketeer

    Jul 29, 2009
    We've eaten here twice now! both times very very good! My dad loves their veal parm. I've had their chicken parm which is huge and very good and a pasta dish which was ok i don't remember which one. My mom has had pasta both times and enjoyed it. We've also have the Prosciutto & Melone which is very good. For dessert we had the tiramisu and it was the best I ever had!!!
  11. Silver Queen

    Silver Queen DIS Veteran

    Oct 8, 2007
    Thank you everyone for your helpful replies and great photos. We are really looking forward to this dinner and being with DS, DDiL, and baby GS. It sounds like we made a good restaurant choice!
  12. EastonCat

    EastonCat DIS Veteran

    Sep 29, 2006
    I have not eaten at the WDW version, but the one in NYC is great. We usually have a large party and have the servers craft a family style menu. We've never been less than very pleased with the result.

    With the odd exception of a clunker dish or a bad day, you're not going to go wrong there. Pick something you like or something you've never had but find appealing. It will be good.
  13. tippy77

    tippy77 Mouseketeer

    Jan 14, 2005
    Il Mulino is one of our favorites. One of the best things about it is that they offer half portions of their pasta dishes at a lower price, and it's more than enough food for me. The service is great as well, attentive without being overbearing. I highly recommend it!
  14. Robert P

    Robert P GLOBEX - taking over your world one country at a t

    Oct 24, 2002
    I can safely recommend:

    Italian margarita (alcoholic)
    pollo fra diavolo (spicy)
    potato gnocchi with bolognese sauce
    the pizza (makes a great appetizer)

    and for dessert, the tiramisu

    See if you can request to be in Howie's section. Best service we've ever had!

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