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bestuvall Jul 7, 2011 01:49 PM

an Italian in or near Orlando that has outdoor dining and a "fake beach".. looks like ( or trys to ) a scene in Venice We ate there a couple of years a go with friends and they want to go back but I be darned if I can remember the name.. Help!

  1. LilMsFoodie Jul 8, 2011 04:25 AM

    Loews Portofino resort at Universal. Beach is supposed to look like Mediterranean seaside village of Portofino. I'd have drinks and dine elsewhere.

    Two excellent, if expensive, Italian restaurants would be somewhat near: Primo at the JW Marriott and Christini's one of the best restaurants in Orlando in my opinion.

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    Christini's Ristorante Italiano
    7600 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Primo
    4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837

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      YosemiteSam Jul 7, 2011 03:07 PM

      Do you mean the Portofino Bay Resort at Universal? If not you have me stumped.

      The restaurant used to be Delfino Riviera and now it is a brach of the high-end chain Bice. Kinda terrible too.....

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        herbert1 Jul 8, 2011 01:38 AM

        Mama dellas?

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