Construction is finally complete and today saw the grand opening of Tutto Gusto (gusto means flavor or taste in Italian) wine cellar in Epcot’s Italy pavilion at the World Showcase. The new building blends right in to the existing Tutto Italia restaurant while making a nice segue to Via Napoli’s more rustic stable-like structure.
While the Italy pavilion is now dominated by dining options, the new additions of Via Napoli almost two years ago and now Tutto Gusto really make a nice “village” feel to the area. With the exception of the smoking area that seems to have cropped up around the fountain, Italy now is a place I’d love to just sit and take in the lovely architecture and atmosphere.
Tutto Gusto will be a great option for those looking for a quick bite or dessert or a glass or two from the over 200 wines offered in their collection. The menu offers small plates such as cured meats, cheeses, panini, and pasta as well as desserts. We’ll be back soon to do a full review, but for now, I thought I’d leave you with some photos to whet your appetite, including the menu. Divertiti!
Click to enlarge all photos in the gallery below:
The Singing Ladies in Red inside the Italy Pavilion.
Tutto Gusto and Tutto Italia.
Tutto Gusto from the Via Napoli side.
Signs of wine-making past, placed outside Tutto Gusto.
Beautiful mosaic tile work inside Tutto Italia.
Tutto Italia’s new area – the most elegant of the 3 dining options within the Italy pavilion.
Entrance to Tutto Gusto from within Tutto Italia.
Tutto Gusto menu – click to enlarge and read.
Tutto Gusto wine menu. WAY too many pages to photograph!
Another view of the bar, I love how the lights are empty wine bottles.
The most desireable locale in Tutto Gusto, in my opinion, cute little couches, comfy chairs and this nice, rustic fireplace.
Pastry, cheese and meats case.
Nice detail with exposed stone walls.
Many, many, wines, chilling.
Chefs and barmen alike, await your order.
Like La Cava, the feel inside is definitely cellar-like with stone work and arches, wooden and brick ceilings complete the mood.
Extensive full bar – expect this to be as busy as La Cava del Tequila or Rose & Crown.
View right inside the doors, this is what it looks like when the doors open and flood the room with light.
These ancient-looking wooden doors are ultra modern and open automatically. Could be annoying in mid-day for guests expecting a truly cellar-like experience, but still a cool feature.
The emphasis on “Wine Cellar” makes it clear this is part of Tutto Italia.
Full Tutto Gusto signage.
Another look at the details of the exterior.
Close-up of the Tutto Gusto sign.
As you approach Tutto Gusto.
Will you add Tutto Gusto to your World Showcase tour?