Take Out

White Wolf Cafe
A mix of mealtime possibilities, the cuisine at this restaurant ranges from American to Middle Eastern. Try cheesy lasagna or focaccia pizza for a main course, and finish off with a slice of apple pie or cheesecake. Beer and wine are available, and the lively environment is a great place for a group. Outdoor, sidewalk dining available. (407-895-9911, 407-895-5590)

Bahama Breeze
A Caribbean flair distinguishes this place, which is both restaurant and bar. Open only in the evenings, it's a popular destination for those who want a taste of island life. Live reggae music provides a restful backdrop to the award-winning cuisine, which includes jerk-chicken pasta, a house paella and "fish in a bag," a seafood-vegetable pairing cooked within a parchment parcel. Bars are located inside and out, and Happy Hour offers visitors the opportunity to laugh and mingle. Just like in the islands, the convivial atmosphere, accommodating staff and friendly patrons will have you relaxed and mellow in no time. Casual dress. Reservations not accepted; waits are customary. (407-248-2499)

Numero Uno
Fantastic Cuban dishes and festive atmosphere give a clue as to why this restaurant is so popular. The lunch crowd is typically large, so either arrive early or check back later for dinner. Tasty vegetables, savory pork and steaming rice are staple ingredients of many of the dishes offered at this Cuban favorite. Their specialty is paella, which takes awhile to make (but it's worth it). Smart casual dress. Reservations recommended. (866-495-7187)

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Little Saigon
Family-owned, this Vietnamese restaurant introduces guests to the subtle flavors and incredible freshness of authentic Asian cuisine. The summer rolls, which are like egg rolls with unfried wrappers, are legendary and come with a terrific peanut sauce. Noodle dishes and traditional soups comprise the bulk of the menu; they feature fresh herbs and vegetables. You'll also find pork, beef, seafood and chicken dishes. A large portion of the restaurant's clientele are Vietnamese, so you can be assured that Little Saigon's doing something right. Give them a try and find out for yourself. Reservations not accepted. Casual dress. (407-423-8539)

Yellow Dog Eats
Formerly a general store and recalling a bygone era, this cafe retains its old-fashioned charm. The menu centers around salads and sandwiches packed with beef, veggies, and chicken. A popular lunchtime destination, it's located alongside the Gotha Country Store, where guests can browse a collection of antiques and gifts while waiting for their meal. (407-296-0609)

B-Line Diner
Modeled after a 1950s-era diner, this fashionable establishment in one of Orlando's favorite hotels sports chrome trim and Formica-topped tables. Portions are substantial, and since the place is open day and night, you can order up something hearty no matter when you arrive. Breakfast is a perfect way to experience the B-Line, whether you opt for classics like bacon and eggs or something newfangled like stuffed French toast. A jukebox plays favorite tunes for patrons, and although the atmosphere is mid-century, the prices definitely belong to the 21st. (407-345-4460)

Ming Court
Set behind an undulating "cloud" wall that separates Ming Court from the busyness outside, this elegant restaurant surrounds diners with authentic architecture, soothing music and lotus ponds filled with koi. Dishes represent the best of regional Chinese cuisine and include Szechuan filet mignon, mango chicken and a range of dim sum items. Diners, especially those who have business at the nearby Orange County Convention Center, flock to the place for satisfying entrees and the serene environment. If you're planning to go for lunch, head out early before the crowds gather. Dim sum waits for no man or woman! (407-351-9988)

At Portobello, located at Pleasure Island, you're sure to experience a good Italian meal. The casual interior recalls the Tuscan countryside, and a warm, rustic ambiance pervades. Choose from a selection of specialty wood-oven pizzas and sandwiches or opt for seafood and meat dishes like handcrafted luganella sausage with polenta, shallots, and cubanella peppers in a red wine sauce. Waterfront, outdoor dining is available. Diners coming just to the restaurant aren't required to pay the Pleasure Island entrance fee. (407-934-8888)

P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Chain though it may be, this restaurant makes for terrific dining. A contemporary space accented with murals and vases updates the whole Chinese restaurant experience and sets the tone for a menu of modern classics, such as Peking ravioli and honey shrimp. Spicy chicken wraps use lettuce leaves instead of conventional wrappers to contain the filling and are a welcome change of pace. Dishes are seasoned judiciously, service is attentive and sauces are prepared tableside for an added dose of personalization. In short, it would be hard to ask for more — except maybe a slice of that yummy chocolate macadamia pie. (407-622-0188)

Habana Grill
Festive and fun, Don Pepe's is a master at doing well what it knows best. Although they've broadened their approach to Cuban cuisine by incorporating dishes from other Latin countries, they maintain a sure hand with empanadas, papas rellenos and slow-roasted beef and pork. Foods are tender, savory and have a zest that patrons crave when they're away too long. The restaurant also has a substantial collection of Spanish wines that complement the robust flavors of the cuisine. Priority seating accepted. Smart casual dress. (407-682-6834)

Maps and Directions

White Wolf Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Continental, Ethnic
Neighborhood: Ivanhoe Village
Cost: $
Bahama Breeze 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Caribbean
Neighborhood: International Drive
Cost: $$
Numero Uno 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Cuban, Latin, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: South Orange Ave
Cost: $$
Little Saigon 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Colonialtown
Cost: $
Yellow Dog Eats 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Deli
Neighborhood: Gotha/windemere
Cost: $
B-Line Diner 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Diner
Neighborhood: International Drive
Cost: $$
Ming Court 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Neighborhood: International Drive
Cost: $$
Portobello 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, Italian
Cost: $$$
P.F. Chang's China Bistro 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Neighborhood: Winter Park
Cost: $$
Habana Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Cuban, Latin, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Altamonte Springs
Cost: $$
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