In all my visits to Disney Springs, I have found that I have dined at nearly every location except Terralina Crafted Italian, which I find very funny because Italian food is one of my favorites. Thankfully two worlds collided at the perfect time with Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining event and my craving for a good chicken parm!
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, celebrating its 16th anniversary, runs through October 3rd, 2021, offering diners a chance to enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe meal for $37.00 (not including drinks). $1 from every meal served is donated to Pathlight HOME and IDignity to help to combat homelessness in Central Florida. With over 90 different options, I was surprised by how many different restaurants were taking part in this. It wasn’t until I found Terralina that the stars aligned. Making a reservation through OpenTable was easy and, of course, Disney Springs is a second home to me, so arrival and check-in were very quick.
The bread was brought out quickly after we sat down and our server, James, pointed out the QR code to scan for the Magical Dining menu. Starting with the meatballs for an appetizer provided us with a great taste sensation right away. The meatballs come on a bed of creamy polenta and both are freshly made in-house.
For my main course, no surprise here, I chose the Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Pomodoro. I’m somewhat of a chicken parm aficionado at this point in my life and this dish ranked high for me. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the house-made spaghetti added the perfect blend of flavor.
Now, as our server pointed out, you can’t have an Italian meal without cannolis for dessert. These small bite-size cannolis were a perfect way to end the meal. With chocolate chips, toffee crunch, and an orange zest cream filling, you have to make sure you save room for this dessert.
Now that I have had my first visit to Terralina Crafted Italian, I can without a doubt say it won’t be my last. Add Orlando's Magical Dining to the mix and I will most definitely be back before the event ends on October 3rd!
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