Best Restaurant in Orlando
Coming down for the holidays...particularily interested in high-end Italian...no Disney
restaurants as I'm staying there...and want to get away for one night...
On the other hand, if you've got recommendations for Disney, I'll take them too as there are only so many character dinners I can do.
Thanks in advance!
I've never been, but Primo is supposed to be the best high-end Italian restaurant in town, and it's not terribly far from the Disney area. Personally, I love Enzo's on the Lake in Longwood as a "special occasion" Italian restaurant, but it's about 45 minutes from where you'll be.
Overall, my favorite restaurant in Orlando is the Ravenous Pig in Winter Park.
I'm a little confused, do you want the best restaurant, best high-end Italian, or best restaurant not at Disney?
I'll answer all three IMO:
Best Overall restaurant: Victoria & Albert's
Best High-end Italian: None really, but if forced either Primo, La Luce or Juliana's - note that both Primo and La Luce are really kind of Italian/farm-to-table fusion places. La Nuova Cucina is also really good but it has been wobbly recently from ownership issues so you may want to check if it is still open
Best non-Disney: I'd go with Ravenous Pig, but if you want a more upscale option then K
I had dinner at Antonio's about 2 years ago & thought it was pretty good - nice but not too high end.
Not too sure if it's near where you'll be staying since my in-laws were doing the driving that night, & I'm not from the area (I'm in NH). They usually prefer something more casual like Pannullo's in Winter Park, which is a nice area to walk around, & then hit The Wine Room for a glass of wine.
Agreed cristini's is the best italian but for seafood try out Bigfin seafood kitchen. They are in the complex west of cristini's. They also have great food other than the seafood. try their scallops orleans, that's my favorite.