Italian Restaurants outside Disney property

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  1. gme6662

    gme6662 Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know of any good Italian Restaurants outside Disney World, possibly in Kissimee or Lake Buena Vista. Please let me know.
     
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  3. TheBum

    TheBum Going to Disney again?? OK!

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    There is a Carrabba's Italian Grill just South of the AK/AKL. It's a chain, but we love it and try to go every trip. Plus gets us off property for an evening.
     
  4. TiggerTrigger

    TiggerTrigger Also HouCuseChickie

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    There's a place called Pacino's up Irlo Bronson maybe about 4 mi from the Maingate. It's better than an Olive Garden and kids eat free + it's pretty inside, but I'd take Carrabba's over Pacino's.
     
  5. webprinter

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    I like Romanos Macaroni Grill, 5320 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy.
     
  6. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    As this post inquires about off-property restaurants exclusively, it is being moved to the Orlando Attractions board.
     
  7. mikehn

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    Bravo cucina on Sand Lake Rd
     
  8. Macprincess

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    Maggiano's on International.
     
  9. Keacc

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    We like Cafe D'Antonio's in Celebration.
     
  10. mouser_momof2

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    Strictly for the pizza- Giordano's. There is one on 192 (Irlo Bronson) not far from the maingate. AWESOME Chicago style pizza. The pasta isn't bad, but the pizza is awesome.
     
  11. BrinkofSunshine

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    Cariera's Italian Restaurant (family atmosphere) and Timpano (more upscale) are both located off of Sand Lake Rd. (10 minutes from the LBV Disney entrance). Really good food! It's where locals go to eat Italian :)
     
  12. TotoToo

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    I actually haven't found a better cheese ravioli anywhere around Orlando than Giordano's. In fact I've never had a bad meal there. I COULD eat there every night if the family would let me. It's that good!

    (Just hit a Giordano's outsdie Chicago on the way home from Minneapolis - MMMM MMM! Stuffed spinach deep dish pizza - unbelievable! I wish we had some near home)
     
  13. nokidz

    nokidz thanks Mickey, now I am an addict!!

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    Buca de Beppo Italian Restauraunt
    8001 South Orange Blossom Trail at the Florida Mall.

    Trust me, it is good. Ask for the Pope's table!!!!
     
  14. sammielynn

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    Italian | Pizza
    Giordano's
    6203 W. Sand Lake Rd
    Orlando, FL 32819
    (407) 377-0022
    Welcome to Giordano's Pizza. The world's most famous stuffed pizza. We're stuffing America one pie at a time.
    You can find coupons at http://www.restaurant.com/index.asp?pgn=home Believe they are 80% off today.
     
  15. Jason71

    Jason71 Brother to pirates and corsairs...

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    Chain-wise, Maggianos in Pointe Orlando is good but pricey.

    For a non-chain, try Bruno's on west 192, near Houlihans. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but great food.
     
  16. Mitzicat

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    Another vote for Maggiano's! Great food, you can order family style. FYI - if you don't order family style the portions are huge, so you may be able to share.
     
  17. JANNYANS

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    I second Bruno's I always pay a visit there when I am in the area.

    http://brunos192.com/
     
  18. annacali

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    Another vote for Carrabba's. Our hometown one closed so we make a point to eat there when we are in Florida now. Yum!
     
  19. PhillyPhil

    PhillyPhil Earning My Ears

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    Another vote for Pacino's. I used to live in Celebration and went quite often and was never disappointed. It's a nicer atmosphere than a Macaroni Grill or Carraba's, in my opinion, and the food is always very good!
     
  20. Epcotopia

    Epcotopia Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet

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    I will echo for Maggianos!

    Another great option is Timpanos on Sand Lake and Cafe D'Antonios in Celebration. Soooo good!!! :cool1:
     
  21. gaokongni

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    The pasta isn't bad, but the pizza is awesome.
     

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