Restaurant Listings

Cala Bella

AddressRosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-996-9939
Price Level$$$$
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Brunch


M, T, W, TH, F, Sat, Sun
No brunch offered
Wheelchair AccessYes
BeveragesFull Bar
Noise LevelLow Noise Level
Outdoor DiningNo
Late NightNo
Scott's Review

The food here is deliciously good, and the atmosphere is grandiloquent. But the prices are a bit steep, apparently geared toward the expense-accounted business traveler.

Seafood pescatore features a saffron seasoned fish stock tinged with tomato, with an abundance of seafood, including an Australian lobster tail, two impressively plump scallops, shrimp, clams and mussels. Under it all was a nest of fresh pappardelle pasta.

The al dente ribbons were part of my companion’s entrée of pappardelle ai bistecche, which was listed under the menu’s pasta heading, though in truth this was a steak dish. It featured 10 ounces of New York strip from Harris Ranch, cooked to a perfect medium-rare and sliced, the noodles piled on top with a sauce of mushrooms and tomato ragout. Quite nice.

We had started our meal with the mozzarella stuffed Bella meatballs, three bocce ball-sized orbs of moist ground meat braised in Barolo wine. The meatballs were more enjoyable than the calamari fritte, which was a little too damp.

Service was exceptional.

Address:

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando

Contact Data:

Phone: 407-996-9939
Website: http://www.calabellarestaurant.com/