Visit Enzo's Hideaway For Dinner At Disney Springs

You have to keep your eyes open if you want to find your way to the "secret" restaurant at Disney Springs. Well, as secret as something can be when it sports a neon sign on top of the doorway. Regardless, the entrance to Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is a bit off the beaten path.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel BarEnzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant

Enzo's Hideaway and Restaurant is one of a trio of Italian Restaurants at Disney's Springs operated by the Patina Group that each serve up their own take on Italian classics. According to an elaborate back story, Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar is located in "what were said to be rum-running tunnels" of old town of Disney Springs. The speakeasy-style vibe is inspired by apertivo bars in Rome and is known for serving up Prohibition-era cocktails along side a full menu of Roman dishes.

Enzo's Hideaway Is Not Too HiddenEnzo's Hideaway Is Not Too Hidden
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The outside at Enzo's is a quiet shady spot that feels pleasantly out of the hustle and bustle despite being in the middle of everything. That's because it's nestled next to a waterway, and beneath a pedestrian bridge. Regardless of the urban setting and outdoorsy atmosphere has been bought to the space with carts of potted herbs and planters of flowers. While pandemic restrictions are in place outdoor seating may not be available, but I look forward to these tables opening again.

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Outdoor Seating Is Hidden Beneath The BridgeOutdoor Seating Is Hidden Beneath The Bridge

Adorable Outdoor SeatingAdorable Outdoor Seating

To enter the restaurant guests use a rather unassuming door and walk down what one could mistake for a utility tunnel. Until of course your eyes adjust and you reach the podium inside where the speakeasy interior is revealed. The entryway sets the mood, but the deeper you venture into this underground complex the better it gets.

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Let's Eat Something!Let's Eat Something!

Several seating areas have been created to maximize space. The first you will pass are large snug booths set back into brick alcoves. These are great for groups of six and have a wonderful feel to them. As you come into the main room there are a scattering of cocktail tables set amongst glazed terra-cotta amphora before everything opens up.

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The vast main dinning room has a gorgeous long family style table with a marble top, numerous two and four tops, and even more booth seating. Plus - a stunning bar that you can belly up to if you're just looking for something quick. The room is divided by a working server station in the middle that is not only functional but beautiful as well. The station uses wood, glass, and polished metals to help create a friendly home-like atmosphere in visage of an aged the industrial cavern.

Enzo's Main Dinning RoomEnzo's Main Dinning Room
More Wine!More Wine!

The walls of Enzo's Hideaway are covered in "years" of vintage graffiti that helps to set the mood of the space.

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Just as there is a beautiful but functional server station, one wall at Enzo's Hideaway holds space for refrigerators that hold the extensive array cured meats use in the antipasto. A second server station is also along this wall that has what could well be considered the Royals Royce of meat slicers.

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During my visit I was very impressed with the social distancing strategies that includes floor stickers denoting safe spacing, and tables that are left intentionally unseated. The staff all wore masks as well as face shields designed to sit below their faces to further protect guests and casts. As someone who can often be bothered by the noise level in restaurants, I enjoyed the atmosphere here with lower capacity quite a bit.

Dine Safe Spacer TablesDine Safe Spacer Tables

As we were seated at our table we were directed to use the QR code to view the restaurant's touchless menu on our smart phones.

Enzos Hideaway Touchless MenuEnzos Hideaway Touchless Menu

Our meal started with basic bread service of a freshly baked loaf served with a dipping plate of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The loaf that came to our table was still warm and steamy from the oven and while it had a nice chewy crust, the soft interior positively melted in your mouth. We ate a lot of this delicious bread.

Fresh Bread ServiceFresh Bread Service

My companions and I ordered three dishes that we all enjoyed eating from. Gluten Free pasta and vegetarian selections are available at Enzo's Hideaway, just ask your server if you have dietary concerns.

On our table that night was the Spaghetti e Polpette which is a classic spaghetti noodle dressed in Marinara Sauce, and served with Meatballs, Calabrian Chile, Parmesan, and fresh Basil. The dish was a solid presentation of one of the America's most popular Italian dishes.

Spaghetti e PolpetteSpaghetti e Polpette

Next was the Roasted Chicken Saltimbocca that consisted of a truly huge chicken breast wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma, and served with Artichokes, Potatoes, and Capers in a Lemon-White Wine Sauce. The portion of this classic is huge and could easily make two meals. I took home a box with half of the chicken in it. The word Saltimbocca can be translated as "jump into the mouth," and this did not disappoint.

Roasted Chicken SaltimboccaRoasted Chicken Saltimbocca

Finally, everyone agreed that the winner for the night was the Ravioli Tre Formaggi. Cheese Ravioli sounds like a pretty basic choice, but this surprise hit came from the silky Parmesan cream, smoked Pecorino, fresh Ricotta, roasted Garlic, and a bright kick from the Almond Pesto. Enzo's Ravioli Tre Formaggi is just plain lush.

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Dinner at Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant was a last minute choice for may party on the night we went. None of us had eaten there before, and by the time we left we all agreed that we would certainly return for the relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food, and excellent service.

Want to know more about this great hidden restaurant at Disney Springs? Check out a what our friends over at the DFB though when they did a FULL Review!! Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant.

Have you eaten at Enzo's Hideaway? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

JoAnn C wrote on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 03:02:

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I ate there for the first time earlier this month. So good... I will go back

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 15:30:

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I really enjoy myself. It was one of the best meals of my trip.

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