Another month, another refurbishment comes to Disney Springs; this time, the Italian eatery Portobello is getting the extreme makeover treatment.
Portobello, owned by Levy Restaurants (of Paddlefish fame), is closing down for a major refurbishment on April 23. During this down time, the restaurant will be given a complete physical overhaul and an entirely new menu to keep things in line with the more modern offerings at Disney Springs.
The new “Family Style” menu will be designed by James Beard winning Chef Tony Mantuano of Top Chef Masters fame, and will feature Italian craft beers and wines.
I’ve always thought of Portobello as a bit of a hidden jewel at Disney Springs, even moreso with all the new eateries opening over the last year or two, so this upgrade will probably be for the best. Expect Portobello to be closed for most, if not all of Fall 2017, with grand reopening date sometime before the end of the year.
That’s it for your short Monday news update. Now, go have a day!
Update: The official statement has been provided and is embedded below.
“We’ve been grateful to serve our loyal guests at Portobello for the last seven years. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the location early this fall when we unveil a new concept at Disney Springs. We have been working with James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano on developing a new, authentic Italian concept featuring a family style menu along with craft Italian beers and wines. We will be revealing details in the coming months.”