Authentic Italian cuisine on the BoardWalk – Dinner at Trattoria al Forno
Disney’s BoardWalk is a beautiful area of the Walt Disney World Resort just steps from the International Boardwalk and EPCOT’s Global Showcase. Featuring a wraparound boardwalk reminiscent of those found on the east coast at the turn of the century, the area surrounds Lake Crescent, a calm and beautiful body of water.
Guests who take the time to stroll through Disney’s BoardWalk can enjoy Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, shopping, live entertainment, water taxis, quiet trails, and… charming lighting at night which reflects beautifully on the water. There are also several very popular restaurants and lounges on Disney’s BoardWalk, including Flying Fish, AbracadaBar, and a delicious, authentic Italian trattoria called Trattoria al Forno.
Trattoria al Forno opened in December 2014, replacing Kouzzina with Cat Cora which focused on traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist. Moving across the Mediterranean, the current restaurant instead focuses on a menu of traditional Italian cuisine from all regions, including southern seafood dishes and rustic northern options.
The interior of Trattoria al Forno is designed to feel relaxing and welcoming, and guests are immediately charmed by warm touches such as exposed brickwork, dark wood accents, pops of deep red, beautiful tiles and traditional kitchen items like wooden pizza peels and copper pan liners. the walls.
Comfortable seating can be found throughout the dining area, including traditional wooden tables as well as classic booth seating with bright red upholstery. Each table is tucked under vaulted ceilings, where the same red color palette echoes alongside tall wooden beams and ornate, modern chandeliers.
One of the most welcoming aspects of Trattoria al Forno’s dining room is an open kitchen where patrons can watch some of the wonderful chefs at work preparing everything from fresh pasta and polenta to decadent protein, including steak. and the chicken.
Trattoria al Forno is a table-service restaurant open daily for breakfast and dinner, and each meal offers its own unique menu, with breakfast focusing more on American favorites infused with ingredients and flavors traditional Italian. Dinner is pure, authentic Italian cuisine with an array of mouth-watering options that guests are sure to love.
Before digging into Trattoria al Forno’s dining options, guests should spend some time discovering wonderful beverage options, including traditional soft drinks as well as the Trattoria al Forno Press Pot coffee roasted by Joffrey’s Coffee, San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverage and Iced Coffee. You can also enjoy traditional Italian drinks, including Aranciata, orange, and Limonata, a refreshing lemon sip.
Customers who wish to enjoy a specialty cocktail or liquor at Trattoria al Forno can indulge in imported Italian beer as well as options such as Menta Espresso Martini, Tuscan Sour, Old Fashioned, Aperol Spritz , Sicilian Iced Tea, Italian Manhattan and Molto. bello.
Trattoria al Forno’s wine list is also an impressive all-Italian list, and patrons can choose from over sixty options by the bottle or glass that showcase the wonderful flavors and grapes found throughout the Mediterranean country. Some popular types of wine available include Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Chianti, and Prosecco.
Once patrons are settled with their drinks, they can begin to focus on the food options at Trattoria al Forno and breakfast offers some incredible light and hearty options to start each day. The menu is divided into several categories with traditional starters, lighter options and egg options.
Customers looking for a light start to the day can order the Plant-Based Avocado Toast which features scrambled chickpeas with peppers, cremini mushrooms and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Other light options include the Florentine Frittata which combines egg whites, baby spinach, goat cheese, fresh herbs and seasonal fruit, and the freshly harvested fruit plate, which is served with yogurt. , honeycomb and homemade granola.
Eggs are obviously a traditional breakfast food, and Trattoria al Forno offers several tasty breakfast options that guests are sure to enjoy. The Caprese omelet is a taste of Italy for breakfast with mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and potatoes with the choice of bacon, ham or sausage, and both eggs to your way offer customers the option to customize their meal with potatoes and side choices.
Al Forno Eggs are a delicious starter option with cage-free eggs that are roasted in a brick oven and served with a spicy tomato sauce and crusty country bread for a hearty, rustic option. The final egg dish available for breakfast at Trattoria al Forno is poached eggs which are served with fennel sausage, creamy polenta, pomodoro sauce, parmesan cheese and toasted crostini.
Some classic American breakfast dishes are given an Italian twist at Trattoria al Forno, including tiramisu-style French toast that tops a cinnamon roll with mascarpone cream, cocoa powder and a choice of bacon, ham or sausage. Classic buttermilk pancakes are also available, topped with a seasonal compote for a delicious fresh flavor.
The Sunrise Breakfast Pizza is a unique option at Trattoria al Forno that tops a traditional crust with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausages, peppers and cheese to start the day off right. Traditional pastries are also available for guests who like to start their day with carbohydrates and the meal is served with a variety of jams, spreads and whipped butter.
The final breakfast option at Trattoria al Forno is the hearty oak-grilled steak and eggs that pairs a juicy cut of meat with sun-kissed eggs, breakfast potatoes, crispy onions, and classic Hollandaise sauce.
Moving on to dinner, the menu at Trattoria al Forno focuses on authentic Italian cuisine from many different regions, resulting in an indulgent and comprehensive menu that includes starters, main courses, pizzas, sides and desserts.
A light start to dinner can be enjoyed with several appetizer salads and soups, including the Tuscan salad that tops country greens with almonds, gorgonzola, blackberries, and lemon vinaigrette. A kale Caesar salad with parmesan anchovy vinaigrette and minestrone soup are also available.
The traditional Italian appetizer options continue with the Insalata Caprese with homemade burrata paired with ripe tomatoes and olive oil and the plant-based Roma Tomato Bruschetta that tops the grilled ciabatta with basil and lemon. aged balsamic vinegar. Charcuterie lovers should enjoy Salumi which serves an assortment of cured meats, cheeses and pickled harvest vegetables.
The last two appetizer options are for seafood lovers who can dig into the coastal mussels with vino bianco, shaved fennel, chili peppers and creme de pesto and classic calamari served with lemon, parsley and romesco sauce.
Pizza lovers have several mouth-watering options to sample at Trattoria al Forno, all of which are prepared in the wood-fired oven. Classic options like Pizze Margherita, Pizze Sicilian and Pizze Pepperoni are available in addition to Pizze Carni with prosciutto, sausage, salami and capicola and Pizze Bianco with ricotta, Italian oregano and garlic.
The main courses served for dinner at Trattoria al Forno feature several decadent fresh pasta options, starting with Lasagna al Forno with a mix of Italian cheeses, beef, veal, pork and herbed ricotta. The truffle gnocchi are also a house favorite with parmesan, fontina and pecorino cream.
The Shrimp Papardelle is a wonderful option for customers who love seafood and the plate combines fresh shrimp with artichokes, golden tomatoes, capers and a white wine butter sauce. The final pasta option at Trattoria al Forno is the plant-based rigatoni bolognese with semolina rigatoni with a slow-braised stew bursting with flavor.
Patrons looking to enjoy a protein-based entree for dinner at Trattoria al Forno can dig into Parmigiana di Pollo with a classic breaded chicken breast with Parmesan-Reggiano, provolone and rustic tomato sauce. Also available is the veal osso buco with gremolata, creamy polenta and arugula and the oak-grilled Florentine striploin with roasted vegetables, potatoes in olive oil and amarone butter.
The final two menu options available for dinner are seafood dishes with the rosemary and tuna carpaccio plated on a Panzanella salad and the grilled swordfish salmoriglio with pancetta, peppers, zucchini, cipollini onions and cannellini beans.
After so many hearty appetizers and starters, it can be hard to save room for dessert, but the men at Trattoria al Forno offer some truly decadent Italian dishes that diners won’t want to miss. You can indulge in tiramisu, panna cotta, homemade gelato in a variety of flavors, chocolate semolina torta, or plant-based Affogato al Caffe.
Trattoria al Forno is an incredible table-service restaurant on Disney’s BoardWalk where guests can enjoy an array of light and hearty options bursting with flavor or for both breakfast and dinner each day. With an inviting dining room full of old-world charm and a menu of authentic Italian dishes, no visitor should miss an incredible meal at Trattoria al Forno at Walt Disney World Resort!