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Via Napoli Dining Review

Via Napoli Dining Review

Via Napoli is every pizza lovers dream! This venue features the cuisine of Naples, Italy. This includes authentic wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and meat dishes. My personal opinion is that this is the BEST pizza on Disney property with Blaze at Disney Springs coming in a close second. You can find Via Napoli nestled in the back of the Italy pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase.

If you are paying out of pocket for food then you can really make this sit-down a low-cost option simply by splitting their pizza. The pizza comes in three sizes, Individual, Large (feeds 2-4), and Mezzo (feeds 3-5). My husband and I find that even splitting the individual pizza along with an app is more than enough food for the two of us!

This restaurant is comprised of just one large open room. Around the room, you can see the architecture reminiscent of Florence, Italy.   As you can imagine it gets quite loud in this building so avoid this stop if you looking for a quiet peaceful dinner. Perfect place to bring the kids to eat.

Via Napoli Breakdown

  • Service: Table-Service
  • Type of Food: Italian, Vegetarian-Friendly, Allergy Options
  • Price: $$$
  • Location: Italy, Epcot
  • Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credit
  • Discounts: Annual Passholder, Tables in Wonderland
  • Features: Reservations,  Alcohol
  • Good For: Groups,  Kids, Child-friendly
  • Menu: Official Disney Lunch Menu \ Official Disney Dinner Menu

A Look Around Via Napoli

The checkin area as soon as you walk into Via Napoli. When you check in you may have the option of eating either indoors or outdoors. The inside of here has a lot of hustle and bustle and can get quite loud, I recommend eating outside if you are looking for a quieter experience.

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The kitchen is open and a great source of entertainment. The showcase of the kitchen is the three large pizza ovens. I love that the openings are the mouths of the three faces that surround the ovens. Watch out though since these pizza ovens are heated to super-high temperatures allowing the pizzas to cook ultra-fast and make them taste extra good.

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Even though Via Napoli isn’t run by Disney they still have lots of fun Disney touches. On one of our visits, our waiter brought over this fun hidden Mickey made with grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Via Napoli Dishes

I personally think pizza is the best way to go at this location. But if you are looking for something different, I have never had a bad meal here when I order off the entree section. The chicken parmesan is always a great go to.

Arancini

Arancini

Arancini is filled with fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella and meat ragù. This was an all new dish to me and I loved it! There isn’t a ton of meat in these it’s very heavy on the risotto. It makes it very cheesy, creamy and yummy.

House Salad

Salad at Via Napoli

If you are splitting a dish here at Via Napoli the salad is a great thing to split. It has a lot of great flavors and makes your pizza dinner a little healthier, right? This salad is a combination of mixed greens, cucumber, pepperoncino peppers, peppadew peppers, diced tomatoes, olives, red wine vinaigrette

Piccante Pizza

Piccante Pizza

Above is the Piccante Pizza, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Italian spicy sausage. If you are afraid of spice don’t worry I don’t find this pizza spicey at all I feel like it’s milder than the pepperoni.

Via napoli Piccante Pizza

This is the must-get dish at Via Napoli! The pizza is unlike any other I have had, always fresh and always yummy. So why is the authentic Neapolitan pizza here so yummy? They actually import their ingredients directly from Southern Italy! And when we say ingredients we mean right down to the water! Their pizza water is from Italy, no yucky Florida tap water on this pizza.

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The pizzas here are very large. I find the smallest personal sized pizza is even something you can split. When we opt for the smaller size pizza we often get an appetizer or a salad to split as well. Or alternatively you can always just save up extra room for a tasty Disney dessert.

Piatta Alla Parmigiana con Pollo

Via Napoli Chicken Parm

Piatta Alla Parmigiana con Pollo is another favorite here. It’s a whole half chicken pounded flat, breaded, and fried. When we say half chicken we mean it wing bone and all. Hard to see in this picture but it’s buried under the cheese somewhere. It’s a huge portion of meat great for the low-carb folks out there. Take note pasta isn’t included like you traditionally see with chicken parmesan at more Americanized Italian spots.

Overall Thoughts on Via Napoli

This is the spot to stop and get pizza! While we do also love Blaze Pizza over at Disney Springs, this has to be the best sit down pizza spot at Disney World. It has remained quite popular since it opened. However, we find it relatively easy to walk up and get a last minute spot at Via Napoli. I think this in is in large part due to the fact they really push people through this spot. The service always feels rushed and like they are trying to turn tables over as fast as possible. The food is good though so it keeps my family coming back time and time again.

Do you like eating at Via Napoli? Let us know about your dining experience in the comment section below. Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.

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