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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!