Dinner on I-Drive? Pasta Please!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Not that we needed a reason to write a blog post about Pasta, but October is National Pasta Month, so we thought it appropriate to give you a quick rundown on what Italian restaurants on I-Drive you must visit to enjoy some pasta deliziosa.
Vincenzo Cucina Italia is locally owned and operated by the Navarro family who has been whipping up classic Italian favorites on I-Drive for over 23 years. But creating authentic Italian cuisine is no easy feat, and in order to provide the most authentic and drool-worthy Italian favorites, Vincenzo’s works hard to put great thought into the menu, seeking local ingredients and the best imported items. This is why they are a premier stop for Italian cuisine in the heart of Orlando, serving up everything from steak, poultry, fish, their famous stuffed veal chops, and last but not least - pasta!
Dress in your finest and head to Vincenzo for an upscale dining experience that won’t disappoint.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen 

Pasta is a dish commonly seen on menus at restaurants that specialize in all varieties of cuisine; but, in order to truly master creating a perfect pasta dish you have to know Italian cuisine like the back of your hand - and Grandma Mia sure did! Mia’s Italian Kitchen was inspired by the owner’s grandma who was born in Naples, Italy. She created a name for herself by using easy, simple, raw ingredients, and to carry on tradition, Mia’s Italian Kitchen does as well! You can taste the difference in their house-made pasta, but don’t stop there, be sure to try one of their charcuterie boards, pizzas, or Italian sandwiches too.
Whether you’re sipping on your wine inside where you’ll be welcomed with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, or sitting on their beautiful outdoor patio seating area, you’re sure to leave happy - and full.

Maggiano’s Little Italy 

Welcome to your neighborhood Italian eatery, Maggiano’s. What can you expect? Authentic Italian fare, in a relaxed setting that brings a warm ambiance perfect for enjoying a home-cooked meal. Over the last year they have stacked over 103,000 pieces of lasagna, and have served up 5,735,916 four-cheese raviolis… so, it’s safe to say that they know a thing or two about creating an unforgettable pasta dish. Chef David is the main chef, and takes great pride in each dish he prepares, so if you find yourself having a hard time choosing just what dish you want to try while here, his favorite dish at Maggiano’s is the Chicken and Spinach Manicotti.
Feeding the whole family and want to enjoy your home-cooked Italian meal… at home? Be sure to check out their family meals available for carry out!

Oreganatta Italian Buffet 

You won’t find another place like this in Orlando, great drinks, a social atmosphere, and a whole lot of delicious Italian food. Especially when it comes to the versatile, ‘pasta’, there are lots of tasty options, and at Oreganatta you don’t have to choose just one! Enjoy tasting a variety of pasta dishes, pizzas, soups, salads and desserts at this Orlando favorite buffet!
Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or cold beer, and relax - at Oreganatta Italian Buffet there’s no rush, just good times and delicious food.

Del Monico’s Italian Steakhouse 

Next time you’re trying to decide between going to a steakhouse or an Italian restaurant, don’t! You don’t have to because luckily, Del Monico’s calls International Drive home. This Italian-inspired steakhouse restaurant originally opened in upstate New York in 1998, because they believed you shouldn't have to choose between a perfectly seared steak and a tasty side of pasta.
They put a strong emphasis on consistency, and using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to create fusion dishes that will have your mouth watering. Their steaks are superior Mid-Western corn fed, aged beef and are seasoned for a distinct, unique flavor. Plus, every dish is made fresh to order, including your flawless pasta entree. Enjoy one of their signature martinis, a classic cocktail, or the perfect glass of wine, listen to the Italian music playing softly in the background, and get ready for an unmatched Italian Steakhouse dining experience.
There’s never a wrong time to enjoy the perfect pasta dish on International Drive, and as the cooler weather approaches and we begin to crave comfort foods that transports us back to our favorite moments in time - pasta is a top choice! Celebrate National Pasta Month with a delicious entree at one of these top Italian spots in Orlando!