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StuCazzo Nov 26, 2013 06:34 PM

Going to be staying at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista location. Looking for Italian restaurant recommendations. TIA

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    Rona Gindin Dec 11, 2013 01:17 PM

    Peperoncino is a terrific Italian restaurant on Restaurant Row, not far from Lake Buena Vista. It's small, and filled with locals, so be sure to make a recommendation. Not nearly as impressive, but serving good basic Italian with friendly service, is Bella Tuscany in Windermere, right up a back road called 535. (It's not a back road in LBV but turns into one once you make a sharp left.)
    http://www.peperoncinocucina.com/
    http://www.bellatuscanywindermere.com/

    www.ronarecommends.com

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      Big Bad Voodoo Lou Dec 9, 2013 11:43 AM

      My favorite Italian restaurant in Orlando isn't terribly close to Lake Buena Vista, but it is definitely worth a drive to Wolfie's Pizzamia, near downtown Orlando on Orange Avenue between Princeton and Ivanhoe (easily accessibly via I-4).

      http://wolfiespizzamia.com/

      The pizza is good, but everything else on the menu is incredible.

      1. Sandwich_Sister Nov 28, 2013 06:27 AM

        You aren't too far from Restaurant Row and I drive.

        For Italian check out Pepperoncino - Dr. Phillips area (Restaurant Row)

        Other ideas
        Dr. Phillips/ Restaurant Row
        Saffron - Indian
        Bosphorous - Turkish
        Cedars - Lebanese
        Memories of India - Indian

        International Drive
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Tapas
        Millers Ale House - American Bar food, sports bar

        1. StuCazzo Nov 27, 2013 06:08 PM

          How about any other types of good restaurants nearby? Anything?

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          1. re: StuCazzo
            Curlz Dec 14, 2013 06:36 PM

            I'm actually looking forward to a return (biz) trip to Orlando in February just to get back to Ming Court! Look at their website but don't let the decor keep you away--their food was very good, and that comes from a northern NJ CH who eats a lot of Chinese food. I'm recalling a chicken and basil hotpot that I looooved, in fact!

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