WDW Radio #590 – Wine Bar George Brunch Review Live from Disney Springs

By Lou Mongello
Monday, June 1st, 2020 Comments Off on WDW Radio #590 – Wine Bar George Brunch Review Live from Disney Springs

Grab your stretchy pants and join me at the table for a weekend brunch dining review recorded LIVE at Wine Bar George in Disney Springs. To make the most of […]

WDW Tip of the Week: The Crew’s Cup Lounge…A Hidden Gem

By Maureen Petrone & Pam Rose
Sunday, October 27th, 2019 Comments Off on WDW Tip of the Week: The Crew’s Cup Lounge…A Hidden Gem

Nestled inside Walt Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort, next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse, you will find one of the hidden gems of this resort. The Crew’s Cup Lounge is a place […]

Hong Kong Disneyland: 3 Restaurant Reviews (or…how I spent my birthday stuffing my face)

By Daniel Morris
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 Comments Off on Hong Kong Disneyland: 3 Restaurant Reviews (or…how I spent my birthday stuffing my face)

Hong Kong Disneyland really is a local’s park. There is a massive community of Hong Kongers who have Magic Access passes (APs) and attend the park regularly. There are a […]

Sundae Smackdown

By Lou Mongello
Friday, March 27th, 2009 No Comments »

by Jeanine Yamanaka Dessert Thunderdome: Two peanut butter sundaes enter, one peanut butter sundae leaves. One thing I tend to do on solo trips to Walt Disney World is to […]

Buon Cibo at Tutto Italia

By Lou Mongello
Friday, December 5th, 2008 No Comments »

Recently I had an opportunity to try out the (relatively) new restaurant in the Italy Pavilion in EPCOT—Tutto Italia. Located where the L’Originale Alfred de Roma Ristorante used to be, the Patina Restaurant Group-run establishment is considered to be a placeholder with a totally different permanent restaurant to be opened in the near future.

Nine Dragons Restaurant Reopens in Epcot

By Lou Mongello
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 No Comments »

Wednesday, September 24th was a pretty lucky day for me. My flight to Orlando left early, and arrived even earlier. My suitcase was the third one on the baggage carousel, and the last one on before it stopped moving. My car was ready, and my room was even ready at Animal Kingdom Lodge despite it being before 10:00 a.m. So I was already on a roll when I met up with intrepid researcher Lou Mongello at Epcot, on a quest for food.

While we may have been hoping for a sneak taste of the Food & Wine booths, or maybe some sushi from Japan, we were surprised to see people inside the Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China Pavilion. The restaurant had been closed for many months for an extensive refurbishment, and no official reopening date had been announced as far as we knew. In the name of research, we decided to check it out for lunch.



As we came in from the bright sunlight into the relative dimness of the lobby, we were startled by a very loud, very enthusiastic greeting in Chinese. At least half a dozen servers were there in the lobby to welcome us, which was a delightful, though slightly intimidating, surprise. It turned out that the restaurant had literally just reopened 20 minutes before we arrived!


Orlando Counter Society

By Lou Mongello
Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 No Comments »

Fine dining in Orlando used to take place at a table. Not so now. In
many of the city’s restaurants the best seats in the house are to be
had at the counter where a front row seat to the action in the kitchen
along with food and drink is the order of the day.


Disney’s Top Tables

By Lou Mongello
Friday, April 18th, 2008 No Comments »

Walt Disney World has no shortage of places to eat – in fact, there are literally hundreds of dining options at this expansive theme park resort. But with so many options to choose from, how do you narrow down your choices? OrlandoFunTickets.com is here to help – below are the top restaurants on property for families, young adults, dining with characters and Disney’s top tables overall. While you are here checking out these popular restaurants, don’t forget to check out our discounted Disney tickets exclusively from OrlandoFunTickets.com, your No. 1 online source for discounted tickets to all of the top attractions in Central Florida, from the theme parks to other top attractions and even local dinner shows. If you want to see it, OrlandoFunTickets.com can help you experience it for less!

Dine on Light Gourmet Fare and Great Atmosphere at Walt Disney World

By Lou Mongello
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 No Comments »

During a jam-packed Walt Disney World vacation you’ll sometimes just want to grab a light, but delicious dinner at one of Disney’s lounges. Below are a few great choices for appetizers, small plates, and fine wine: