Updated: Dec 8, 2020
Terralina Crafted Italian is one of the Best Disney Springs Restaurants located on the water in the center of the restaurant district. The beautiful Italian restaurant is both quaint and affordable. Come with us as we review one of Disney Springs Best Restaurants.
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Now, Terralina is the latest Italian restaurant to land at this location. Terralina’s menu is what you might expect. Pasta, chicken and eggplant parmesan, salads, and much more. We stopped in to sample the atmosphere and food. So, let’s take a look.
The first impression is a great place to start. The exterior is clean and contemporary. The restaurant has a good-sized covered patio with approximately ten tables. The view from this Disney Springs Restaurant is beautiful and relaxing. The terrace is comfortable and inviting. The interior is contemnors with light color woods, fireplace in the entry room, and tile floors. Three different seating areas comprise the interior with one place used for larger parties and the wine tasting option available at this Disney Restaurant. We chose to sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful day.
Next, we sat back and reviewed the menus. The restaurant has a great wine list, a great grouping of appetizers, and a great selection of pasta, sandwiches, salads, and entrees. First, we started with a couple of Margaritas—great size, nice and robust, perfect for our day out on the water. We ordered the Burrata, which is similar to a Bruschetta. It comprised mozzarella, tomato, spinach, and a salami. Price was reasonable at around $11, and there was enough for the three of us to share. Excellent flavor, fresh mozzarella, and ripe tomatoes. A very nice starter for the table.
Next up at this Italian Disney Springs Restaurant were the entrées. We ordered three to try. First up, we tried the Chicken and Eggplant parmesan. The size of this plate was large. Large enough for all three of us to try and still not walk away empty. The chicken was cooked perfectly, crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The eggplant was also prepared to perfection. Plenty of sauce and cheese complete the dinner.
Our second choice was the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich. This sandwich was huge by any means. Honestly, two people could share this with no problem. It comes standard with house-made potato chips. However, we opted for a green salad with a vinaigrette. The upcharge for the salad was $3 but well worth the price. You could also add french fries is you choose. The chicken on this sandwich is plentiful, crispy, and moist. The sandwich contained the perfect amount of sauce to provide flavor, but not make it soggy. This was indeed a fantastic sandwich and a great choice.
Our final choice was the grilled chicken sandwich. Again, size-wise, this sandwich was massive. Two guests could easily share this sandwich. This sandwich was cooked to perfection, which made it moist and tender. Our only comment is that the sandwich needed more spice. We were thinking a little more kick to stand out and have a personality of its own. Otherwise, it was delicious and worth the price. Again, it comes with chips. You can substitute french fries or a salad. We went with the chips, and this was a great choice as they were good, crispy and tasty.
We have been to this Disney Springs Restaurant one other time since it opened approximately 1 ½ years ago. Even at our first encounter, the Terralina menu is consistently good. Prices have remained constant, and the quality has continued at a reasonable level. The interior remains very inviting and cozy. Service on both of our visits has been flawless. By pure chance, we had the same server on both visits, and she did a fantastic job keeping us happy and fed.
Being located in the center of Disney Springs is the perfect location for a restaurant of this caliber. There are many advantages to being located within the Disney Family. Even though Terralina is a 3rd party venue within Disney, they accept the Disney Dining Plan, Cast Member Discount, and Annual Passholder Discount. All of these options help you save on every meal within Disney World. Portion sizes are suitable, and this family environment in just what is needed after a day in the parks.
Another area to discuss is the wine list. Terralina’s has a fantastic selection of Italian wines that you can purchase by the glass. From red to whites, you will find the perfect pairing with your meal. In addition, many varieties of beers and ales or offered from around the world, including Italy. Of course, you can purchase traditional soft drinks, lemonade, and teas, Coffee at the end of the meal is another item we look forward to. Here, it is hot and intense. Just the way an excellent Italian coffee should be.
The closing to the dinner is desert, and here is there is no shortage of great choices. From sundae’s to sorbet to fresh fruit. Cannoli, berries and grapes, and the chocolate paradiso. This last item is a chocolate layer cake with chocolate ganache and toffee crunch. Sweet, Smooth, and amazing. This is our favorite.
To sum it all up, This Disney Springs Restaurant is a great place to have a quick bite or a romantic dinner. The service and the front of the house are very good at making you feel at home. Our server was terrific and genuinely improved the dining experience by smiling and taking the time to see our needs. The food came promptly, not too soon, just right for a relaxing lunch. The food quality was also high. The salads were fresh, and the chicken was moist and tender. Just what you need when you’re trying to relax after a hard day at the park. Terralina Crafted Italian is on our list for Best Restaurants in Disney Springs.