Pho Vinh
Address657 N. Primrose Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-228-0043
Price$$
Scott's Review
Like most of the other Vietnamese restaurants in the area, Pho Vinh’s menu is larger than you would think it would need to be. With over 180 items, the menu is a lot to take in and, well, digest. I knew I wanted soup when I visited, so instead of wading through the various pho, metaphorically speaking, I zeroed in on the section of the menu labeled “House Soups Specials.” How can you go wrong there?I selected the bun mang vit, or what is more commonly referred to as ol’ number 72. It was a beef-based soup with slender rice vermicelli noodles, the meat of a duck leg (sans bones) and miniature planks of bamboo shoots. Accompanying the soup were stacks of crunchy bean sprouts and fresh, green basil, plus some slices of jalapeno for heat and limes for tartness. A good, filling soup -- especially nice on cold days. The decor is pleasant, bright and tidy. Service was friendly and welcoming.... Read more
Pie-Fection
Address3120 S. Kirkman Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-523-2200
Price$
Scott's Review
The concept here it that you direct each aspect of the pizza-making process, beginning with the type of crust you'd like, the variety of sauce, cheese choice, and the myriad of toppings. A staffer assembles your pie at your whim and tosses it into a glass-front oven for baking. Pies are pretty good. Also serves a variety of salads and pasta dishes.... Read more
Pizza Ponte
Address1560 E. Buena Vista Drive
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-560-9463
Price$$
Scott's Review
A quick-serve restaurant that not only serves a decent slice of pizza pie but also has very good sandwiches.... Read more
Planet Hollywood
AddressDisney Springs
Walt Disney World
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-827-7827
Price$$$
Scott's Review
After a year-long renovation, Planet Hollywood has been refurbished to resemble a large observatory to better fit in with the Disney Springs backstory. (Never mind that it's really a planetarium.) Inside, it's a little like dining in an IMAX theater, with massive projections of music videos that stretch the three-story auditorium/dining room. Food Network star Guy Fieri contributed to the new menu. Food is impressive mostly in the size of the portion.... Read more
Polite Pig
Address1536 Buena Vista Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-938-7444
Price$$
Scott's Review
From the owners of the area's popular Ravenous Pig, this Disney Springs quick-serve specializes in barbecue and cocktails on tap.... Read more
PR's Taco Palace College Park
Address717 W. Smith St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-440-2803
Price$
Scott's Review
An outpost of the longtime Winter Park dive, just as dive-y. Tex-Mex snobs will be horrified at some of the selections. Relax. You just need the food to absorb some of the beer.... Read more
Prato
Address124 Park Ave. N.
CityWinter Park
Phone407-262-0050
Price$$$
Scott's Review

From the folks at Luma on Park, Prato is an Italian concept that features a wood-burning pizza oven and pizzaiola station in the dining room. Pizzas are good, though the thin crusts tend to char easily if not watched closely. Pasta is made fresh in-house, and most pasta dishes are available in half portions, a dandy idea.

Prato's decor is rustic and casual. This is currently the hottest restaurant in town, and can be quite crowded. Expect waits, even for bar seating.

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Primo
AddressJW Marriott
4040 Central Florida Parkway
CityOrlando
Phone407-393-4444
Price$$$$

A second restaurant for celebrity chef and James Beard Award winner Melissa Kelly. The food is only ostensibly Italian with more creative touches menuwide.

Kelly was one of the first to promote the use of local ingredients. Most of the herbs used in the restaurant are grown outside the kitchen door.

The well-rested lamb is good and so is the pork saltimbocca. Have the banana Napoleon for dessert.

The decor is upscale, and while jackets are not requested, you wouldn't feel out of place wearing one.

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