With the exception of the obvious (that being the Italy Pavilion of the EPCOT World Showcase), Walt Disney World is not precisely overrun with options for Italian dining. That said, there are enough scattered around the resort area to allow for ample satisfaction of errant yearnings for pizza, gelato and the like. First, a little round-up of the biggies in EPCOT'S Italy. Aside from the Italian foodstuffs available in the La Bottega Italiana (this shop sells non-food items, as well, but a hat-tip is deserved for its selection of Italian chocolate in particular), this Pavilion is unsurprisingly the best set-up for your cannoli cravings. Via Napoli, a beautiful, soaring eatery, is perhaps best-known for its pizza which many Disney aficionados say is the park's best by far. The recently renovated Tutto Italia offers what could be described as a more intimate fine-dining experience. Its sister establishment, the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, is a wonderful stop on the "drink around the world" EPCOT journey, but for its small plates and shareable dishes. The Italian wine flights don't hurt, either. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano is a venerable favorite – and a must-stop for novelty dessert lovers. Its signature "On Top of Spaghetti" cupcake is a sweet hat-tip to "Lady & the Tramp" and a foodie photo-op if ever there was.
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