On an unplanned, relaxing stroll through the World Showcase on our December 2012 trip, we decided to wander around Italy after watching one of the pop-up performances. Despite snacking from Mexico to China, we were ready for something substantial and happened upon Italy’s newest restaurant, Via Napoli.
The staff wasn’t overly friendly, but they weren’t unfriendly, either. They did their jobs. Much like the staff I’d experienced at a similar sidewalk cafe in Rome, but I guess that makes sense since Disney hires cast members from each pavilion’s respective country.
A full menu featuring traditional Italian favorites is offered, but as I mentioned, we’d been snacking all day and decide to split a pizza, which was very good! Always a family with leftovers, we cleared that pan, and Stitchy-poo even had room for gelato!
The atmosphere was wonderful on this December almost-evening. We enjoyed the outdoor seating and mild weather. I can see how this might not be such a perfect spot in, say August with the daily showers and sweltering heat. For us, though, this was a great experience and one we hope to replicate.
Update 03.2013: We dined again at this mellow cafe a few months later and enjoyed our meal indoors. Here are some interior shots of Via Napoli.