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  • 4040 Central Florida Pkwy. Map It
  • South Orlando
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/24/2015

Fodor's Review

James Beard Award winner Melissa Kelly cloned her Italian-organic Maine restaurant in an upscale Orlando hotel and brought her farm-to-table sensibilities with her. Here the daily dinner menu pays tribute to Sicily's lighter foods, made with produce grown in the hotel garden. Homemade pasta is served with spicy lamb sausage or all-natural beef-pork Bolognese; if the butternut-squash ravioli with butter-poached Maine lobster is available, order it. Dry-aged prime New York strip steak is enhanced with Taleggio "tater tots" and pancetta-wrapped baby leeks. Fish plays prominently, such as a whole roasted sea bass with black salsify, petite kalettes, and pistachio salsa. Desserts are just as special, with the likes of warm Belgian chocolate budino (pudding) cake or hot zeppole tossed in cinnamon and sugar.

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JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando, Florida, 32837, United States

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch

Published 11/24/2015


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