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$$$
Scott's Review
A College Park outpost of the Hannibal Square eatery. The vibe here is a bit more vibrant, at least on nights that have a good crowd, which seems to be most of them.... Read more
Cafe Linger
Address2912 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-930-0473
Price$
Scott's Review
A coffee house with an unusual food menu.... Read more
Doghouse
Address2727 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-5409
Price$
Scott's Review
Basically an indoor hot dog cart. ... Read more
Graffiti Junktion College Park
Address2401 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-377-1961
Price$$
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
Hubbly Bubbly Falafel Shop
Address3405 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-985-5841
Price$
Scott's Review
Hubbly Bubbly is a new fast-casual concept that seems to be focused on becoming a franchised operation. In fact, it's so focused on that goal that the food, service and overall guest experience were overlooked. It's new, but I cannot recommend it at this time.... Read more
Jade Sushi & New Asian
Address2425 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-422-7968
Price$$
Scott's Review
I wanted Jade Sushi & New Asian to be better than it was. I expected it, in fact. Unfortunately, it was a complete disappointment.... Read more
K Restaurant
Address1710 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-872-2332
Price$$$$
Scott's Review
I'm delighted to report that K Restaurant & Wine Bar is as good as it has ever been. Certainly some of the continuity is provided by Ryan McLaughlin, who served as sous chef under Fonzo and now holds the title of chef de cuisine. It also helps that neither Phelps nor McLaughlin plans to change the restaurant's commitment to using locally sourced ingredients and market availability to drive the menu.

The fried green tomatoes were wonderful, and a towering presentation of three tomatoes layered with crab and corn salad. The tomatoes were thick and firm and breaded just right. The barbecue shrimp were good, too, although there were only three in the dish and four of us at the table so we had to fight over them. The chicken livers were, well, chicken livers.

For our main course we each decided independently to order the porcini dusted filet mignon. I had mentioned to my companions that it has always been one of my Fonzo favorites. It still is. The meat was thick and as tender as it could be, and cooked to the requested temperature. The bit of truffle oil was just right -- enough to give it distinction but not so much as to overpower.

The filet mignon is still a... Read more

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