Restaurant Listings
Terralina Crafted Italian
Address1650 Buena Vista Drive,
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-934-8888
Price$$$
Scott's Review
Former Portobello, which was the former Portobello Yacht Club, now with an Italian Lake District focus with a menu under the direction of Chicago's Tony Mantuano and directed by Justin Plank. Just about anything you choose on the menu is going to be first rate.... Read more
Terramia Wine Bar and Restaurant
Address1150 Douglas Ave.
CityAltamonte Springs
Phone407-774-8466
Price$$
Scott's Review
This Terramia recently moved around the corner to this new address. Although the word pizza does not appear in this restaurant’s name, pizza was the best of what I sampled here. I ordered the quattro formaggi, which featured a perfectly honed crust topped with just the right amount of cheesy goodness. This is not for the people who expect a red sauce to be part of a pizza pie’s base, nor for the lactose intolerant, but I liked it just fine.... Read more
Texas De Brazil
AddressBelz Designer Centre
5259 International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-355-0355
Price$$$

Churrascaria means meat. Well, not literally. Churrascaria (tchoo-huh-scah-REE-uh) actually means house of barbecue, but to fans of this type of Brazilian steakhouse, it means meat, meat and more meat. Texas de Brazil is a small chain out of, no surprise here, Texas that is riding the wave of low-carb popularity with a new location on International Drive.

Here's the way it works: you first visit the salad bar, which is more than just lettuce and condiments. You'll find all manner of salad fixings plus such items as hearts of palm, tabbouleh, artichoke hearts, Brussels sprouts, roasted red peppers and, for some inexplicable reason, sushi.

When you've had enough of the salad bar -- and my advice is to go easy there -- the waiters, called gauchos and dressed accordingly -- will start bringing large skewers of meats, sausages, chicken and seafood to your table. And they'll keep bringing them until you tell them to stop. (You do that by turning a small disc on your table over so the red side is showing.)

The thing that keeps this from being just another glutfest is the quality of the meats, which is first-rate. Plus, the overall atmosphere is upscale and attra... Read more

Thai Cuisine Restaurant
Address5325 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-292-9474
Price$$
Scott's Review
Once one of the better Thai restaurants, the generically named cafe seems to have grown too much for its own good. Food is mediocre at best, and the prices have crept up.... Read more
Thai Island
Address2522 S. Semoran Blvd.
CityOrlando
Phone407-412-6909
Price$
Modest little restaurant with good food.... Read more
Thai Singha
AddressWaterford Town Center
863 N. Alafaya Trail
CityOrlando
Phone407-382-8201
Price$$
Scott's Review

Thai Singha – yes, it’s named for the beer but is not officially associated with the brewery – is a small restaurant with a big heart. The food is authentically prepared and bursts with the flavor components that are the hallmark of Thai cuisine. Have the tom ka gai soup and the fish cakes to start. The pad Thai is good and so is the spicy basil duck. The desserts are unusual for a Thai restaurant, but unusually good too.

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Thailicious
Address470 W. State Road 434
CityLongwood
Phone321-316-4882
Price$
Scott's Review
Serviceable Thai food in pleasant surroundings, though service can be brusque. ... Read more
That One Spot
Address10968 W. Colonial Drive
CityOcoee
Phone407-877-7575
Price
Scott's Review
Small, grungy (in a good way), and very youthful but unfortunately without adult supervision. ... Read more