The Via Napoli restaurant opens at EPCOT in the Italy Pavilion. It is the second Italian restaurant in the park. Via Napoli serves wood-fired pizza along with appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and Italian desserts. The restaurant is a table-service establishment with a 300-seat capacity.
Created by the Patina Restaurant Group’s CEO Nick Valenti, the menu is based on his travels in Southern Italy and his time developing and overseeing the successful Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria in New York. Valenti spent time in Naples studying the art of dough, crust, sauce and oven temperatures at the famous pizzerias Da Michele and Trianon.