Via Napoli Pizza Counter – Italian Food at Epcot

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The Via Napoli It's an Italian restaurant in World showcase of Epcot.

It's the best pizzeria in the world Walt Disney World, serving the only authentic Neapolitan pizza in WDW, with ingredients imported from southern Italy.

When we visit the United States, what we find most is hamburgers and pizza, but these are not always delicious, because they end up being very different from what we eat in Brazil.

American pizzas tend to have thick dough, a well-seasoned sauce and the filling is based on cheese or pepperoni, which ends up going a long way from the traditional pizzas we are used to here in Brazil.

Some time ago Disney inaugurated in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot Via Napoli, which features traditional southern Italian recipes on its menu with a focus on pizza!

True to its origins, the restaurant is a little disorganized, but in Disney style.

If you really want to eat there, reservations are highly recommended. 

Pizzas at Via Napoli Ristorante and Pizzeria - Italy Pavilion at Epcot
Pizzas at Via Napoli Ristorante and Pizzeria – Italy Pavilion at Epcot

First, some principles. Via Napoli participates in the Disney Dining Plan and accepts the Tables in Wonderland card at 20% off.

Although we don't think it's worth using Dining Plan credit for it.

Via Napoli is one of the newest World Showcase restaurants – and one of our favorites.

Without a doubt, it serves the best pizza pies in all of Walt Disney World.

We took it a step further, we can say that it is one of the few places we have dined serving truly authentic Neapolitan pizza, right down to imported ingredients, wood ovens and even the water fountain.

If you are lucky enough to get a table without a reservation, you could end up wasting a lot of time waiting or not even being able to have a meal at Via Napoli. 

How is the Restaurant? 

The restaurant is quite large and has two types of tables, normal and communal, where you can share a table with strangers and exchange nice experiences while enjoying your beautiful pizza. 

Via Napoli Ristorante and Pizzeria - Italy Pavilion at Epcot
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Italy Pavilion at Epcot

Via Napoli is very interesting with its wood-fired ovens, where delicious pizzas are made.

Each of the ovens has the face of a man and the name of a volcano, full of details that give the place a special air.

While you wait for your meal, it's nice to order one of the delicious starters, the hard part will be choosing just one.

When choosing a pizza, you will notice that there are more sophisticated options, such as mushrooms.

For those with a more basic taste or those who don't like to take risks, the Neapolitan pizza is wonderful, it only has dough, sauce, buffalo mozzarella and basil, with extra virgin olive oil giving the final touch!

The sizes are very generous and there are several options, just choose the one that best fits your stomach and be happy, just don't forget that Via Napoli's desserts are also delicious and that it's worth saving a little space for sweets.

The interior of Via Napoli is pretty, if relatively understated.

There are nice light fixtures and crafts. By far my favorite feature of the restaurant was the outdoor cooking area, including the three ovens.

In terms of ambience, Via Napoli is fine. The living area is large, open and has high ceilings with minimal fabric to absorb sound. It can get pretty loud inside, but it's still normally good.

After all, this is a pizzeria, not an intimate dining setting. Different from the weather you find in rDisney's fanciest restaurants like one of our favorites: Enzo's Hideaway at Disney Springs.

Is it worth going to Via Napoli?

Yes, it's a great choice to sit down and eat without wasting as much time as you do with the many Epcot restaurants you spend a good few hours at.

Via Napoli Pizza - Epcot Restaurant
Via Napoli Pizza – Epcot Restaurant

Because it's a pizzeria, it turns out that you don't spend as much as in other places on food. For example, a large pizza costs around $30 and a giant pizza, which is about half a meter long, costs $40 and you can share it with several people.

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In addition to pizzas, there are some dishes, but it is worth noting that the restaurant's strength is pizza.

If you want to eat another type of pasta, the best option is to go to tutto italy

A lot of people still have that pizza lunch barrier, but in the holiday season, it's interesting to consider visiting Via Napoli at lunch, because in addition to finding the restaurant emptier, you can relax.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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