The best Universal Orlando food is of the highest quality and consistently earns high praise, however you can find these excellent eating establishments virtually anywhere in the resort. So, if you have plans to dine well in the parks I have you covered. But because we are looking at only the best, there are also some places off the beaten path. Although each resort has its gems, this list focuses only on the highest level of dining experiences. Therefore, the premium hotels at Universal Orlando are something to keep an eye on. Hard Rock Hotel has some fine dining, however, those restaurants didn’t quite make the list. Because Portofino Bay is so much better you should definitely head in that direction when searching for excellent dining.
One of the top places to eat in the Universal Orlando Resort is at Universal Studios proper. If you stroll down the New York section of the park, then you will stumble upon an Irish pub called Finnegans. This lively restaurant and bar is very popular with returning guests as the food and atmosphere are both major crowd pleasers. This is a full service restaurant with great Irish food like Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers and Mash.
A full service restaurant with an amazing menu and a stunningly thematic environment, Mythos is a restaurant built into a cave. The furnishings are elegant while the rock work and lighting fixtures make the whole experience very exciting. The food here is the best in the whole park, there’s even open air dining right on the water. You can find Mythos in theLost Continent island just before you come to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Jake’s American Bar
This full service restaurant has a lot of character and is a favorite among guests at the Royal Pacific Resort. This is one of the premier resorts on property, so, not surprisingly, Jake’s is one of the best restaurants. The restaurant is themed to a South Pacific pilot and the courses are inspired by flight. The food here is all good and you will find that the variety is an appealing mix.
Mama Della’s Ristorante
Mama Della’s is one of four fine dining restaurants. It’s located in the Portofino Bay resort. It’s an authentic Italian restaurant featuring cuisines from Naples, Tuscany, and Piemonte. This restaurant is known for their lasagna. The meal is the best Italian food you can get at Universal Orlando, and the dessert menu boasts several stellar options and delicious liqueurs. Mama Della’s not only has top rate cuisine, but live entertainment that comes to your table as well.
This fine dining restaurant at Portofino Bay has the best food in Universal Orlando. The Northern Italian cuisine served here is fresh and delicious, made with the finest ingredients. The world class restaurant chain began in 1926 and the company is very proud of their history and their restaurants. Everything here is phenomenal and they are very accommodating for children, too. Start with an enticing antipasti and a salad with some added protein. You can add a choice of anchovies, chicken, salmon, or shrimp. Enjoy a perfectly prepared fish, meat, or pasta dish from a smart selection of entrees that features 13 pasta options. The desserts are made fresh daily as well, so you have to save room for the full dining experience at Bice.
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