Walt Disney World Announces Kouzzina Restaurant Replacement on the Boardwalk

Trattoria al Forno at the Disney Boardwalk

When it was announced earlier this year that Kouzzina would be closing it’s doors in September I literally shed a tear.

Kouzzina has been the breakfast standard when it comes to my post-runDisney races for some time now. I regularly request this eatery when I have friends in from out-of-town and you just can’t beat this spot for the ability to grab a “walk-in” reservation.  Dinners aren’t too shabby either.

Well, Disney has just announced the replacement for Cat Cora’s famed restaurant and it looks like Italy has beat out Greece. Not my first choice in cuisine, but I digress.

Here’s the press release for Trattoria al Forno:

Trattoria al Forno, a new restaurant featuring Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes from Italy’s various regions, is set to open at Disney’s BoardWalk in December 2014. The new spot will showcase Old World techniques, including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, a variety of Neopolitan-style pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens, and other classic Italian favorites such as risotto, baked lasagna, chicken alla Parmigiana with tagliatelle pasta and more. Trattoria al Forno will boast an extensive wine menu with more than 60 offerings by the bottle and more than 25 wines by the glass, including Chiantis, Super Tuscans and fine Italian white wines such as Prosecco, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. Desserts such as tiramisù, gelatos, and the signature bomboloni (Italian donut holes) with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato round out the menu. Disney’s BoardWalk is located on Crescent Lake near Epcot in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

R.I.P. My beloved Frappes and Turkey-Sweet Potato Hash.

  • Jennifer Toto

    I love Italian Food, I am Italian. However, WDW has enough Italian restaurants. I wonder what led them to this decision?

  • My thoughts. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

  • Frank

    I’m excited about this decision. I don’t see “all” the Italian restaurants that others do??? To eat at Tutto Gusto or Mama Melrose, you have to go to the parks which means park admission. Is Tony’s Town Square “Italian??” If so, again, park admission required. There is Italian at Downtown Disney. The Boardwalk is such a nice venue. Again, I’m excited about this.

  • Thanks for your comment and perspective. Il Mulino is just a few steps away at the Swan if you like Italian. No park admission required. I’ve heard the food is really good there too.