The Top 3 Restaurants For A Sit Down Meal At Epcot During Food & Wine Festival

You've been on your feet all day, waiting in line after line to sip and snack your way through World Showcase. While all the food has been fun, you really just want to sit down someplace cool and relax while enjoying a fabulous meal - so where to go? While the crowds mix and mingle through the be sure to make an advance dinning reservations to enjoy some of Epcot's best any time of year. We've got the Top 3 Restaurants For A Sit Down Meal At Epcot During Food & Wine Festival.

Tutto Italia

Open for both lunch and dinner, Tutto Italia is the place for old world ambience, attentive table service with magnificent Italian cuisine, and plenty of vegetarian options. Guests can be seated either inside the airy dining room, or on the restaurant's extended patio. If the day's been hot it's a worthwhile venture to wait a little longer and get a seat inside. While the atmosphere here can be bustling it offers a casual elegance that can be the perfect end to of festival booth dining. James Beard Winner Chef Joachim Splichal is the brains behind this Epcot favorite. Try the Grand Antipasto Misto for a wonderful assortment of starters.

Tutto Italia Offers Old World AtmosphereTutto Italia Offers Old World Atmosphere

Tokyo Dining

Welcome to modern Tokyo, elevated above the central courtyard of the Japan Pavilion on the second floor of the Mitsukoshi Department Store building sits our pick for patrons looking to enjoy traditional Japanese fare, fresh sushi, and sashimi. Dramatic tinted floor to ceiling windows offer a stunning view of World Showcase Lagoon, while still maintaining the serene and comfortable atmosphere of modern Tokyo. With most families booking the Teppan Tables in the adjacent restaurant, a seat at Tokyo Dining can be easier to come by. Beverage connoisseurs will also find a lovely selection of Saki available to accompany your meal.

Modern Tokyo Atmosphere With Traditional CuisineModern Tokyo Atmosphere With Traditional Cuisine

Monsieur Paul Restaurant

Monsieur Paul Restaurant is one of Disney's Signature Dining Experiences (that means it takes 2 table service Dining Plan Credits per person) located in Epcot's France Pavilion. Tucked away above the hustle and bustle this chic eatery offers fine dinning inspired by the legendary Chef Paul Bocuse. Disney's stance is that the menu selections "reflect the Bocuse tradition of French classical cuisine served with the freshest ingredients, at the perfect temperature and with just the right seasonings." Plus, seats by the windows have a lovely view of Illuminations.

Monsieur Paul Is French PerfectionMonsieur Paul Is French Perfection

While there will be plenty of things to eat all over Food & Wine Festival, ending your night with a quiet meal, or taking a break out of the heat and sun for a late lunch can be a positive addition to your festival experience. Advance Dinning Reservations are always recommended at Epcot during Food & Festival season. Be sure to book ADRs as early as possible and if you can't find what you want the first time, keep trying! For the best luck at getting your seat, make your reservations either early in the evening, or as late as possible. Have fun, relax and enjoy all the wonderful culinary fun at Epcot!

Our Thanks to the Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their images. What's your top table service meal at Epcot? Leave a comment and let us know!

jtimmel wrote on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 21:01:

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Whose Top 3? Tutto Italia is pretty much in the bottom three of my list. Never been to Monsieur Paul. Tokyo Dining is very good, but top three?

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:39:

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Food is always subjective jtimmel - but that's why Disney is so awesome, there's a variety for everyone!

Sara wrote on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:33:

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Tutto Italia is very good. Tokyo Dining? Eh I'd rather do the hibachi. Never done Monssieur Paul but I love love Les Chefs so I'm sure it has to be good. I'd replace Tokyo Dining with Le Cellier...yum yum.

Mcheal wrote on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:28:

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Really hard not to put Le Cellier at the top.

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:58:

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Mcheal - I really thought hard about putting Le Cellier on this list, but went with Monsieur Paul's instead for my Signature choice. It is absolutely right up there at the top.

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