Flashback Photo of the Day: Zeppoli from Trattoria al Forno

Does an almond sugar-coated fried dough delicacy served with dipping sauces sound delicious?  Visit Trattoria al Forno for dinner!  A $7 dessert, their Zeppoli are fantastic!

Oh!  And, before we devour the delectable morsels below, don’t you want to know the results of this past Sunday’s Food & Wine poll?  Of course, you do!

What four additional items made their way to your final pre-festival menu?  Here they are!

  • Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese – Hops & Barley
  • Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread – Farm Fresh
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake – Thailand
  • Crispy Pork Belly – Brazil 

Back to Trattoria al Forno … One Last Time?

My friends.  I’m so depressed.  My poor Trattoria.  They went and made it a character breakfast.  How sad.

Actually, characters will make appearances at breakfast beginning this coming Sunday – April 2nd.  Until then, all is “well”.  After that?  Ooof.

Oh, don’t get me wrong.  I’m sure that there are many out there that are happy to have a place to meet Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider.

Me?  Not so much.  Here’s a quote … “I think that Mrs. All in WDW and I have found the absolute best breakfast on Disney property.”

Yeah.  That was me.  Why was I such a “fan”?  Well, the food, of course.  I loved their breakfasts!  And, it didn’t matter if it was a Frittata

… or Poached Eggs!

Either were phenomenal, to be truthful!  Fortunately, before Disney crushed my world with this misguided change, however, Mrs. All in WDW and I got the chance to visit one last time.

What did we have?  Hah!  We started with a Caprese Bloody Mary.

Delicious!  Of course, then, I had to choose a breakfast.  Hmm.  I wanted something different.  Frittata.  Poached eggs.  I know!  Breakfast Calzone!

Scrambled eggs, cured meat, and a blend of cheeses stuffed in an oven-baked dough and served with Sunday gravy.  Yum!

It surely was fantastic, but I have to admit … given a choice of the three aforementioned dishes, the Poached Eggs would be my choice.

Of course, that’s all moot now.  Oh, I have nothing against Ariel, Rapunzel, and crew.  I’m just not ‘up’ for a character-packed pair of eggs.

My friends, if you do decide to visit Trattoria al Forno, keep your eyes peeled.  Any of their breakfasts are good.

As for the characters?  Ugh.  Bring me another Bloody Mary please.

WDW Main Street – Episode #328 – Our Weekly News … a.k.a “Ranting about Express Transportation”!

Join Doug, John, and I as we recap Walt Disney World’s weekly news.  Amongst other things, we chat about …

VIP tours, DisneyQuest, Blizzard Beach, Cosmic Ray’s Cafe, Starring Rolls, Brown Derby, Trattoria al Forno, Captain’s Grille, colorful new trams, Paddlefish, and, most of all, “Food” & Garden!

Find the Butterfinger Cupcake at The Trolley Car Café, folks!

Find the Butterfinger Cupcake at The Trolley Car Café, folks!

In addition, you’ve spoken up and told us how you feel about WDW’s Express Transportation Option … as well as the potential “demise” of the Grand Floridian Resort.  Want to know how we react to the results?  To find out, listen to …

WDW Main Street – Episode #328 – Our Weekly News … a.k.a “Ranting about Express Transportation”!

WDW Main Street – Episode #315 – Our “Perfect” WDW Christmas Days!

Doug, Dennis, and I gather together in the Main Street Pub to “plan” our ideal way to spend Christmas Day in The World!

In what resorts did we choose to stay?  Where will we eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner?  Disney Springs might be in line to see a lot of our business!

We even have an imaginary “unlimited FastPass+”.  What three attractions will we use it to enjoy over and over again?  Listen to the show find out!

WDW Main Street – Episode #315 – Our “Perfect” WDW Christmas Days!

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al Forno’s Finest! Now, THESE are Poached Eggs!

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas … Trattoria al Forno, my friends.  The place where great breakfasts can really be found!  Phenomenal breakfasts!

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A lot of you will know that I’ve written about this fantastic Table Service restaurant a couple of times over the last month or two.  First, for breakfast

Frittata

Frittata

Vanilla-Blueberry Steel-cut Oatmeal with a side of Poached Eggs

Vanilla-Blueberry Steel-cut Oatmeal with a side of Poached Eggs

Then, for dinner

Braised Short Rib Bolognese

Braised Short Rib Bolognese

Grilled Tuna

Grilled Tuna

After those two experiences, we couldn’t wait to return!  But, what to have this time?

One of All in WDW’s readers reached out to me after my breakfast post and recommended that I try Trattoria’s Poached Eggs.  Well, I did!

Great recommendation!  Fennel sausage, parmesan, and tomato gravy served over soft polenta?

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Another “score” for al Forno, everyone.  Best presentation of poached eggs … ever!  Tasted fabulous too!

I’ve said it before, but I’m compelled to say it again … we can’t recommend Trattoria al Forno strongly enough.

Please!  Do yourself a favor and add it to your list of future ADRs.  You won’t be sorry!