When visiting the Orlando area, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions to enjoy including Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and of course, Disney’s Magic Kingdom. However, when you are done with your day’s activities, you may want to sit down to a sumptuous meal at one of the many fine-dining establishments found in Orlando. Here’s a look at four of the best fine dining places in and around Orlando.
The Italian Flavors of Christini’s Ristorante Italiano
Christini’s Ristorante Italiano is the most awarded Italian fine dining establishment in the Orlando area. Recipes presented by the restaurant are classic interpretations of the cuisine of northern Italy. Menu items are created using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Start your meal with delicious appetizers such as Carpaccio di Manzo, Insalata Mista Alla Romana, or Pasta e Fagioli. Entrée selections include Ravioli Aurora, Linguine Alla Genovese, and Bistecca al Barolo.
Kres Chop House for a True Steakhouse Experience
The Kres Chop House is a first-place winner in the best restaurant downtown category from the annual reader’s survey from Orlando Magazine. This creative, modern restaurant honors the traditional classics of a steakhouse. The establishment offers aged, cut-to-order prime beef, fresh Florida fish, and regional seafood. Delight in the Snake River Wagyu Carpaccio or the Cape Cod Oysters Rockefeller to whet your appetite. Traditional entrée offerings include filet mignon and rib eye steaks. Go a little wild with the Deer Rive Ranch Elk Loin or the Colorado Bison Rib Eye. You can even dress up your steaks with Foie Gras, Oscar, mushrooms, or even Berkshire Pork Belly.
Delight in the Unique Experience of the Melting Pot of Orlando
For something completely different, check out the Melting Pot of Orlando. This restaurant is perfect for any occasion from a fun, family-friendly dinner to a romantic date or anniversary. The experience from the Melting Pot is a four-course fondue-based meal. Start with a tasty cheese fondue served with vegetables and artisan breads. The following salad will clear your palate while your entrée pot heats. The main entrée round includes meats and seafood that will simmer in a delicious broth and accompanied by an array of dipping sauces. The finale is the delightful chocolate fondue that features dippers such as pound cake, brownies, bananas, and strawberries.
Fresco Cucina Italiana Presents Italian Classics
Located in southwest Orlando is Fresco Cucina Italiana, serving up Italian selections in a unique atmosphere. Each dish is made to order, ensuring the freshest ingredients. The inviting decor is perfect for the whole family. Enjoy appetizers such as stuffed mushrooms or Clams Casino. Take in the Italian flavors of the Linguine alla Vongole or the Eggplant Parmigiana. The kids in the group can enjoy one of the specialty pizzas or something off the kids’ menu that includes favorites such as spaghetti and fettuccine Alfredo.
The above-mentioned restaurants are just a small selection of the many available fine dining options. Be sure to make reservations in advance to make sure you get the chance to experience the finest this city has to offer!