Adriatico
Address2417 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-428-0044
Price$$$
Scott's Review

College Park and Adriatico are a perfect match. The Orlando neighborhood certainly has some good, or good enough, restaurants. But it’s been missing a quaint trattoria, the sort of Italian place with a mom-and-pop feel, one that’s comfortable, homey and immediately familiar. A welcoming spot where the food is good but beside the point.

That’s Adriatico.

The “mom and pop” owners are Marco and Rosetta Cudazzo. She runs the dining room, greeting guests with a matronly welcome, and he does the cooking, demonstrating the skills he most recently plied at the estimable Terramia, a multiple Foodie winner, and at Antonio’s La Fiamma in Maitland before that.

Have the scallopine alla Sienese or the pollo al limone. The scallops are a perfect appetizer. I could have made a meal of the three huge scallops sauteed with shallots and brandy in a creamy sauce tinged with a touch of mustard, served over fresh spinach. One could want little more when the appetizer is this good.

The classico antipasto misto was a thoughtful selection of salami, prosciutto, cubes of hard parmesan, roasted peppers, baby artichokes and a handful of some of the tastiest green olives ... Read more

Armando's College Park
Address2305 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-930-0333
Price$$$
Scott's Review
A College Park outpost of the Hannibal Square eatery. The vibe here is a bit more vibrant, at least on nights that have a good crowd, which seems to be most of them.... Read more
Cafe Linger
Address2912 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-930-0473
Price$
Scott's Review
A coffee house with an unusual food menu.... Read more
Doghouse
Address2727 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-5409
Price$
Scott's Review
Basically an indoor hot dog cart. ... Read more
El Vic's Kitchen
Address2445 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-437-9937
Price$$
Scott's Review
Every now and then another restaurant will come up with the idea to serve a menu featuring “global cuisine,” with dishes cherry picked and compiled from cuisines from around the world. A little Italian, a little Latin, maybe some French. It never works.... Read more
Graffiti Junktion College Park
Address2401 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-377-1961
Price$$
Scott's Review
This is a second location for the popular burger monger from Thornton Park. The name should tell you everything you need to know about the decor, although I'll add that it can be very, very loud. Burgers are good, but they also do some terrific bar snacks for watching the games on the many televisions. (Don't expect to hear anything from the tv's speakers.)... Read more
Jade Sushi & New Asian
Address2425 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-422-7968
Price$$
Scott's Review
I wanted Jade Sushi & New Asian to be better than it was. I expected it, in fact. Unfortunately, it was a complete disappointment.... Read more
Kingfish Bistro
Address2124 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-367-7992
Price$$
Scott's Review

Much has been made in other reviews of the fact that Kingfish is an Italian restaurant with Vietnamese owners, but I don’t find anything relevant about that. Well, except for the curious addition of spring rolls and egg rolls to the otherwise typically Italian menu.

We started with appetizers of fried calamari and meatballs. Nothing extraordinary about the squid, just your basic battered rings served with a dish of marinara. But they were nicely fried and not chewy.

For my entree I chose the risotto gorgonzola, which had shrimp, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in a cream-tinged sauce loaded with blue cheese. Not a classically prepared risotto, but a decent enough rice dish.

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