Terralina Crafted Italian has become a welcome addition to the ever evolving offerings in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort and they do have a couple vegan options.
Vegan Food Review: Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs
A few weeks ago I was invited out to an opening preview party for this new eatery which occupies the space formerly known as Portobello Country Italian Trattoria.
Terralina Crafted Italian is located in The Landing area of Disney Springs adjacent to Paddlefish on the shores of Lake Buena Vista.
You can opt to grab a bite and an adult beverage at the new verandah bar while indulging in one of my favorite activities…people watching.
Or during the warmer summer months, head inside for a proper dinner service within one of the unique dining rooms. The restaurant has undergone a major renovation and the results speak for themselves.
Terralina Crafted Italian Atmosphere
The ambiance within the restaurant complements the food, which I would describe as rustic and comforting.
Terralina Crafted Italian Vegan Food Options
We started our dinner off with some of the offerings from the Antipasti Tower ($36 serves four). Our plates consisted of tomatoes, grilled vegetables, olives and giardiniera which is a fancy term I can’t pronounce that means pickled vegetables.
If you’d ever dined at Portobello Country Italian Trattoria before the refurbishment you may recognize those cardamom carrots. I can not stress to you enough how delicious they are.
The olives with fennel, garlic and lemon were also something that I had a difficult time resisting popping in my mouth until I was full.
To see a fully assembled Antipasti Tower check out my girlfriend Katie’s gluten-free review at Fairytale Foodie. The tower is customizable so there shouldn’t be a problem filling it with entirely vegan items.
Because this was a media preview event there weren’t any vegan as-is dishes out for sampling but the chef did make me a beautiful plate of vegan rotini with vegetables, which also happens to be gluten-free.
I didn’t find the pasta to be gummy whatsoever, which is sometimes a texture issue when it comes to gluten-free options.
Terralina Crafted Italian Cocktails
We were given the opportunity to imbibe in several of the craft cocktails ($15) during the event and here are a few of my favorites. Also note that I didn’t find any information on Barnivore that lead me to believe that any of the ingredients weren’t vegan friendly.
This is The Springs (Liv vodka, St. Elder elderflower, rosemary, mint, and Zardetto private cuvee prosecco) and Crafted Lemonade (EG Inspiration lavender rosemary vodka, house-made orange blossom lemonade, and celery bitters)
Here we have the Negroni (Malfi gin, Cappelletti, Cocchi vermouth di Torino, and orange).
This is the Star Crossed Lovers (James E. Pepper rye, Rothman and Winter Orchard Peach, ginger beer, smoked rhubarb strawberries, and fresh lemon).
And finally, what’s an Italian meal if it doesn’t end with Limoncello?
Our evening concluded with a picturesque sunset over Lake Buena Vista and Saratoga Springs Resort.
Thanks goes out to Terralina Crafted Italian for hosting me for the purpose of this review. As always, all opinions are my own.