For an escape from the popular tourist spots, Prato in downtown Winter Park is simply one of the hottest restaurants in Orlando. The vibe is trendy, the décor is contemporary, the people are beautiful and the food is what you’d imagine of modern-day Italy. Can’t decide what to order? Served with a tasty farm fresh egg in the centre, the Widowmaker pizza served piping hot from the wood-burning oven will not disappoint. Make reservations early, this restaurant promises a lively crowd nearly every night of the week.
Wantilan Luau, Orlando
If you’re feeling adventurous, free up a Saturday night during your stay and reserve your spot for the most colourful dinner in town at Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Universal Orlando. The all-you-can-eat Polynesian feast is served up against a backdrop of live Hawaiian music, hip shaking hula dancers and daring fire dancers. Careful, though, you just might be asked to join in.
Le Coq Au Vin, Orlando
Locals know that Le Coq Au Vin is not-to-be-missed. You need not be a fan of French food – just a fan of fine dining – to realise why this is easily ranked year after year as one of the best restaurants in Orlando. The chef’s focus on a farm-to-table philosophy pays dividends in the freshness of each entrée. Another perk: half portions, meaning more room for dessert!
Written by Kim Taylor
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