Last week Disney announced that with the renovations being done to Tutto Italia in Epcot, they will be opening a 96-seat wine bar called Tutto Gusto (see Disney Park Blog). The space sounds fabulous, almost as if you are sitting in a winery in Italy while you enjoy one of the more than 200 Italian wines. In addition to the wines, there are also a couple dozen different “small-plate menu” items that you can enjoy. And Tutto Gusto will be on the Disney Dining Plan.
Sounds like a great quick service option, right? Similar to La Cava in Mexico, but with wine and a few more food options. Unfortunately, no. This is going to be another table service option. Details on whether or not reservations will be taken, will be required or if there will be counter service options have not been disclosed.
I’m not sure how a small-plate menu is going to translate into a table service credit and if this option will be enough to satisfy as a meal. From what we’ve heard about this restaurant so far, I wish they would have made it a quick service restaurant or at least have the option of quick service here, like they have at Yak & Yeti at Animal Kingdom Park. I think I will enjoy sitting down with a glass or two of wine and some of the small plates, probably in lieu of a full meal, but I don’t see myself using my table service credits here or making an advanced dining reservation here either. We typically will stop in the Italy pavilion for a glass of wine and having a snack to go with the wine will be great, but timing this with an ADR will not.
I am looking forward to checking out this restaurant in early May when we visit Walt Disney World. I do hope to be able to just drop in for some wine and cheese.