Chef Tony Mantuano restaurant coming to Disney Springs, Portobello not returning

My suspicions were correct!  I hope you got your chance to say goodbye to Portobello at Disney Springs because it has been confirmed to not be returning at the end of its originally announced refurbishment.  Just like Fulton’s Crab House, the restaurant will be undergoing a full make-over and be coming back with a brand new name, menu, and from the looks of it, will look a bit different as well.

The Portobello restaurant at Disney Springs closed last week for what was originally announced to be a half year’s refurbishment.  It was to be coming back with a newly redesigned menu featuring family-style offerings and new Italian craft beers and wines.  However, as we know now, it’ll also be getting a new name with it and slight building remodel.

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It seems like the restaurant won’t be changing too much though.  Check Tony Mantuano will be heading the development of the new restaurant.  However, he was also the master chef of Portobello.  Both Portobello and the new restaurant will be Italian dishes 18118852_10155137435851758_1107612187944988839_ninspired by his travels around Italy. The main difference will be the serving style.

President and CEO of Levy Restaurants, who also own and operate Paddlefish and the Wolfgang Puck restaurants at Disney Springs, Andy Lansing said “We’ve been grateful to serve our loyal guests at Portobello for the last seven years.  We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the location early this fall when we unveil a new concept at Disney Springs.”

As of yet, no name or opening date for the new restaurant has been announced.

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About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

Posted on May 2, 2017, in Dining, Park News, Walt Disney World and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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