Aqua Fresca at Epcot's Via Napoli
We cover a lot of bars, lounges and cocktails here on Walt Disney World for Grown Ups, but drinking at Disney can be an adventure even for those who don't imbibe in alcohol too. In the past I've covered a few fun mocktails on the Disney Bar Menu, and Le Few's Brew in the New Fantasyland. In 2013 I'm going to try and showcase some of the more creative alcohol free beverage options available at Walt Disney World.
Via Napoli is a fun and friendly table service restaurant located in Epcot's Italy Pavilion. An anchor point to the back end of the pavilion, walking through it's doors transports you to a bright and sunny environment with colorful walls and friendly service. The pizza here is hand tossed and made to order for your party, but while you wait, why not refresh your palate with fresh, seasonal Aqua Frescas.
Situated in the main stage of the restaurant the Aqua Fresca beverage station is a focal point that lets you know you're in for something different at this restaurant, almost impossible to ignore. Crystal clear cubes of colorful beverages tempt your taste buds, and when the light streams through them they almost glow with vibrant color that AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog compares it to "stained glass windows in an Italian cathedral."
Always available, these signature in-house made coolers are made with filtered waters and fresh fruit juices. They offer a fresh seasonal twist to the beverage menu. My husband's favorite is the Blood Orange, AJ Wolfe's pick is the Lemon.
In addition to these unique drinks, the Via Napoli Non-Alcoholic Beverage menu includes:
- Signature House-made Seasonal Fruit Coolers - 14 oz. Blood Orange, Strawberry, $6 each
- Fresh Brewed Tropical Blend Iced Tea $3
- Soft Drinks - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Lemonade $3
- San Pellegrino - sparkling Italian bottled water $5 for half liter, $6.50 for 1 liter
- Aranciata, Limonata - bottled Italian soda $4.50
- Acqua Panna - Italian still water $5 1/2 liter; $6.50 1 liter
One of the most creative and interesting non-alcoholic beverage menus on property, Via Napoli offers liquid bliss for just about anyone. A specialty cocktail menu, Italian Wines, and Craft Beers round out the beverage selection at this Patina Group run eatery. Thanks so much to the Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their Aqua Fresca Image. Have you enjoyed a drink at Via Napoli? What's your favorite way to wet your whistle in Italian? Leave a comment and share your favorite!