Welcome to Wednesday Q&A. Today we are talking about my favorite EPCOT restaurant. Via Napoli reminds me of my home growing up, where everyone was invited and there was always food for one more. The smell of the sauce while walking up the walk is a comfort for me in and of itself, not to mention the dining experience. I love everything about Via Napoli: the atmosphere, the staff and most certainly the food.
The atmosphere is just like a pizza kitchen in Naples. There are 2 huge brick ovens lining the wall on one side of the restaurant and there are many seating options in the large dining room. Seating options include large tables, small tables, booths and a community table for large groups or several families to share a meal together. There’s also an outdoor patio area which is especially nice when the climate is cooler, in the Fall and Spring. The entire restaurant is abuzz with happy energy and busyness, and an incredible staff.
Via Napoli is staffed by authentic Italian staff from all over Italy. Every waiter/waitress we have ever had has been extremely friendly and efficient. They have been outgoing and great conversationalists and have made us feel right at home. Even if the food wasn’t so good it would still be worth a visit.
I have partaken in quite a few dishes at Via Napoli. From the Arancini, Mozzarella Caprese and Pasta e Fagioli for starters, to the Pollo alla Parmagiana and Tortino di Melanzane for entrees to Tiramisu and Zeppoli di Caterina for dessert, everything has been really good. My favorite meal at Via Napoli though, hands down, is the Quattro Formaggi Pizza — and I mean the Mezzo Metro! This pizza is the reason I come to EPCOT. It is one of the best things to ever cross my lips!
If you haven’t tried Via Napoli, think about giving it a try during your next visit. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.
Tip: If you plan your meal for 6:45 p.m. or so you can go right outside and scope out a great spot for Illuminations after.
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