Disney Springs Debuts The Edison and Other Electrifying New Options
Billed as an Industrial Gothic-themed restaurant, bar and nightlife hotspot, The Edison is now open at Disney Springs, as are its sister establishments: Maria & Enzo's Ristorante, Enzo's Hideaway and Pizza Ponte. Visit Orlando recently got a tour of these additions, and we're thrilled to give you an inside look!
The Edison at Disney Springs
Staircase Inside The Edison at Disney Springs
Featuring gourmet food, craft cocktails, stellar nightlife and world-class entertainment, The Edison looks and feels like a restaurant, bar and lounge built inside a converted power plant. Nick Valenti, CEO of The Edison's parent company, said of the setting, "The reimagined power plant celebrates an era of invention and imagination in a new and distinct way."
The Edison's Namesake Burger With Hand-Cut Fries and DB Clothesline Candied Bacon
During the day, the space serves as an imaginative dining option for all ages. The menu focuses on upscale takes on American comfort food, including burgers, meatloaf and even corn dogs. The venue also has three bars, so you won't have to wait long for signature cocktails such as City of Light, featuring Tanqueray 10 gin, Angostura bitters, lime, sugar and cucumber soda.
Breaker Bar at The Edison
At night, The Edison transforms into one of Orlando's hottest nightspots featuring craft cocktails, contemporary American food and unique entertainment, including live bands, contortionists, aerialists, dancers and singers. Starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday nights, admission is restricted to guests 21 and up, and the entertainment gets a bit more risqué — including burlesque dancers! A dress code is also in play on these nights, which means slacks, jeans or dress shorts for men, with no ball caps, sleeveless shirts or flip-flops permitted.
Maria & Enzo's Ristorante at Disney Springs
Main Dining Room Inside Maria & Enzo's Ristorante at Disney Springs
Adjacent to The Edison, this casually elegant trattoria serves authentic, Southern Italian cuisine against a stunning backdrop of a 50-foot ceiling, a grand staircase, floor-to-ceiling views of Lake Buena Vista, and ambience that celebrates the golden age of travel.
Maria & Enzo's Ristorante Features a First Class Lounge (Jordan Krumbine/Visit Orlando)
Legend has it that the restaurant was built inside an abandoned, 1930s-era airline terminal that's been artfully redecorated. Taking it a step further, guests are referred to as passengers, and you'll be notified when your "flight" is ready rather than your table. Finally, staff uniforms are inspired by airline crews of yesteryear.
Spada (Swordfish) at Maria & Enzo's Ristorante (Jordan Krumbine/Visit Orlando)
The family-friendly menu features Roman and Sicilian-inspired dishes such as pasta, aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood and related fare. Beverages include imaginative cocktails and non-alcoholic concoctions, as well as more than 100 bottles of wine. Speaking of which, an extravagant weekend brunch with an exclusive selection of Italian vino is also available.
Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant at Disney Springs
Follow the Signs to Enzo's Hideaway at Disney Springs (Jordan Krumbine/Visit Orlando)
Although Enzo's Hideaway is a speakeasy, you won't need a password to enter — just look for the "secret" entrance right outside The Edison and Maria & Enzo's.
Once you find it, you'll walk through a tunnel to a swank, underground lounge that specializes in Prohibition-era and barrel-aged cocktails like The Peacekeeper (featuring Monkey Shoulder scotch, pineapple, maraschino liqueur, lemon, Angostura bitters and Prosecco). They also have an extensive selection of rum, bourbon, cognac and other spirits, as well as mocktails.
Salumi e Formaggi at Enzo's Hideaway
Italian-inspired entrees and edibles are also on the menu, including shareables such as the Salumi e Formaggi platter, which includes cured prosciutto, salame picante, caponata and other delicacies. And at the end of your visit, you can take a second tunnel directly into The Edison.
Pizza Ponte at Disney Springs
Pizza Ponte at Disney Springs
The Edison complex's final port of call is Pizza Ponte. A fast-casual eatery adjacent to Maria & Enzo's, it's presented as the figurehead couple's first food-inspired business. Inside, you can enjoy pizza, pastries, Italian sandwiches and espresso.
Pizza Is Available by the Slice at Pizza Ponte (Jordan Krumbine/Visit Orlando)
Regarding the pizza, they offer a daily chef's special in the form of the triangle-cut Big Roman. Options for square slices include tomato, four-cheese, mushroom, spicy salame and porchetta. And be sure to treat yourself to a dessert before departing — we recommend the cannoli!
Written by Nate Shelton, consumer content writer at Visit Orlando. He's an experienced journalist and native Floridian who enjoys the entertainment, cultural and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.
All images courtesy Patina Restaurant Group unless otherwise noted.
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