Dine Like a Local on I-Drive

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
It’s been a long day. You’re borderline hangry, but can't fathom the thought of actually having to start cooking a meal for the family… not to worry! If you’re on International Drive, there are lots of dining spots that us Orlando locals consider go-to restaurants for nights just like these!
Next time you’re stricken with hunger on I-Drive, dine like a local by popping over to one of these 5 restaurants that come highly recommended from locals themselves.
Get ready to be wow’d with authentic modern Indian Cuisine. Each dish is crafted by executive chefs who cook up the best in Indian cuisine, using authentic seasonal ingredients, and taking only the best examples from every region.
Their food has a diverse mixture of flavors and tastes that reflect a variety of cultures, racial structures and climate. When you receive your order, you will have no doubt that the utmost thought and technique was used to prepare it, every detail down to the in-house blend of aromatic spices used in each menu item are sure to transport you to modern day India.
The food is exquisite, and if you’re looking for a dining spot with a flavor for every family member, a meal shared at Aashirwad is a must.
      2. Gostoso Bakery 
Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or simply the fact that it is another beautiful day in Orlando? Grab yourself a baked treat from this Brazilian bakery. Every baked item you will find here is baked fresh, daily, using only the finest ingredients… but you don’t have to take our word for it, just order something, we’re sure you’ll be able to taste the difference.
Get ready for a tasteful food exploratory trip to Brazil when you bite into a variety of cakes, pastries, and other treats made just the same as they would be if you were in Brazil.
Feeling something savory? Try their cheese bread, pizza roll snacks, or chicken drops. Or, maybe you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, in which case try any of their roll cakes, mini cakes, sweet breads, or fruity options!
      3. Kingdom Sushi
Sushi night! What can we say? Here on I-Drive, we love our sushi, but not just any sushi. The freshest of the fresh, the cream of the crop if you will. This is where Kingdom Sushi comes in. They’ve got it all, whatever kind of sushi you’re craving, you’ll find it on their menu. Or, if you’re looking to try something new, they probably have something on their menu that you’ve never seen before. If you consider yourself a ‘sushi lover’, go to Kingdom Sushi for sushi, maki, sashimi, nigiri, miso soup, salmon, tuna, or one of their many other entree options. You can thank us later.
      4. Vincenzo Cucina Italiana 
Pasta, steak, poultry, fish, and a famous stuffed veal chop; Chef Vincenzo knows how to prepare an authentic Italian dish, because after all practice makes perfect, and he's been whipping up your favorite Italian comfort foods for over 20 years right here in Orlando.
Attention to detail, and unmatched efforts to seek local ingredients, as well as the best imported items you can find, there’s no debate that if you’re in the mood for authentic Italian dishes that are bursting with flavors right out of Italy, this is the spot for you!
A favorite among locals and tourists alike, Chef and Owner Vincenzo Navarra tempts your palate nightly with an array of flavors, all of which have you coming back for more. Complemented by an extensive wine list and full bar, your choices are endless. And don’t forget about dessert and aperitifs…they’ll make your meal all that much more special.
      5. World Cafe 
If you’re on the lookout for American classics, or want to indulge in some breakfast for dinner, you’ll find what you’re looking for, and then some, at World Cafe
Burgers, paninis, fish and chips, french fries, oh, and did we mention that their full breakfast menu boasting everything from your traditional American breakfast favorites to their delicious British Breakfast sandwiches, are available all day long!
If you’re looking for some good ole’ fashioned comfort food, bring the whole family, come hungry and we’re sure everyone in your group will leave happy.
Whether you’re an I-Drive local and needed a refresher about our local hidden gems, or want to dine like a local during your next trip to I-Drive; be sure to keep these 5 restaurants in mind next time you’re trying to find the answer to the notoriously difficult question, “What’s for dinner?”