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Via Napoli Questions

I know a lot of you are big Via Napoli fans and honestly up until I started reading this forum this place wasn't even on the radar but its now looking like a small possibility but I have a few things I need to find out before I know if this place is going to be an option

1, I don't particularly like tomato/tomato sauce does anybody know if there is other sauces available such as bbq etc?

2, what is a mezzo metro pizza?

3, does anybody know if the large pizzas and mezzo metro pizzas are available for TS credits?

if they don't do different sauces for the pizza the answers would be directed to my mam as she would probably have one!

Thanks in advance!

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there is no other sauce, you wouldn't get other sauce in Italy Wink (its an American addition) they do have a pizza Bianca though which is a pizza without sauce. I tried it as i'm not a huge lover of the tomato sauce either. I preferred to have the tomato tbh, and just asked for it to be light on the sauce.

I do know they will let you have a larger pizza on TS credits but not sure of the ratio ie how many TS credits per pizza.

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I think the light on tomato sauce might be the way to go however with dominoes swaying me with bbq I just think everybody does!!!!!!!

thanks about TS credits looking at it, it seems that whatever amount of people the pizza is due to serve that's how many people you need i.e. for a large pizza you need 2 TS credits but also 2 people at the table so I'm still a bit stuck!!!

thanks for the help though!

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You are very welcome Amy Smile sorry I wasn't more help on the TS but, we have only ever paid OOP in there x

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I'll answer more and post some picture tomorrow. The pizza doesn't have another sauce, but as Robyn mentioned it is a very light and mild saucy, slightly sweet - not spicy at all. There is a lasagna on the menu that uses a cream sauce, that I know you can use table service credits on.

Right now I need some ZZZzZzzzzzz's More in the morning!

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We also found the sauce to be extremely light-
Here is a pic of the Margherita

And some of the view:

King Fergus

We had the Mezzo Metro..It's half a metre...That's 18" in old school...We paid Cash but I'd guess it's 2 credits...By the way...Three of us..Two adults and a hungry teenager struggled to finish it...But we did cause it was awesome..

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Thanks for all your help guys this has really helped I'm now thinking I need to go just to try it out question now is I don't want to give up any of my other ADR plans but wont have time to pay OOP because I have my quick service and snacks and food and wine festival all at the same time argh!!!

and fyi you have all made me hungry with those delicious pictures!!!

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Good morning! Okay - here are some of my Via Napoli pics. I absolutely adore this restaurant, even though the type of pizza isn't my favorite. I love the servers (always easy on the eyes) and the atmosphere. It's a wonderful place to gather friends and family. How many people will be dining with you?

They do offer one white pizza called the Carciofi - white pizza, artichoke, fontina, mozzarella, truffle oil.

I wrote a post last year on the Aqua Fresca that they serve, you can find it at this link.
http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/aqua-fresca-epcots-napoli

Interior shots
Main Room of Via Napoli

Via Napoli Chandelier

Becks tosses the family size salad
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Arancini (the best on property)
Fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella and meat ragu
Via Napoli Arancini

Italian Margarita (my Favorite!)
Italian Margarita 2

Mezzo Metro Pizza Margherita (I do believe this take TS Credits from 2 people)
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Pizza Margherita Individual Size (1 TS Credit)
Kristen's Pizza

Picture of the Lasagna Verde - spinach, parmesan, besciamella
There is also another pasta with a cream sauce, Paccheri alla Creme con Pollo - cream, chicken and peas
Via Napoli Lasagna Verde

Orange Cream Dessert
Orange Cream Dessert!

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Wow I think I'm sold!!!!!! i like the easy on the eyes staff also! I'm considering the pasta options they have because me and my mam like totally different things we wouldn't be able to share a pizza! but she could have one and I could try???? my problem now is what do I bump to make this happen?? this is going to be hard!!!!!

fab pictures Kristen!

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amy1989 wrote:
my problem now is what do I bump to make this happen?? this is going to be hard!!!!!

What are the options?

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this is a long list we are upgrading to the TS dining plan (as we only qualify for QS in moderate in UK) at the moment this is the current list:

1900 Park Fare - breakfast
50's Prime Time - lunch/dinner
Boatwrights - lunch/dinner
Cape May Cafe - lunch/dinner
Chefs De France - Dinner
Cinderellas Royal Table - dinner
Le Cellier - lunch/dinner
Ohana - dinner
Planet Hollywood - dinner
Raglan Road - dinner
Rose And Crown - dinner
Tony's Town Square - early dinner
Yak And Yeti - lunch

as far as i know this uses up all my credits and I know some of these have had really bad reviews that I have read but they kind of all have little quirks that I feel I have to try but now Via Napoli has been added to that list and now I'm stuck!!!!

argh stress face!

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These are the ones that I would look at replacing. They may or may not fit in with your park schedule. Do you have length of stay tickets and park hoppers?

Boatwrights - Just "meh" to me, nothing special. Are you staying at POR or planning on catching Yee-Haw Bob after dinner?

Planet Hollywood - This one doesn't blow me away, I think because it's kinda like every other chain burger spot in the US. I have read some great reviews and rumor has it that it may not be there much longer.

Tony's Town Square - Fantastic service, fantastic location, fantastic theme. Food - meh. I prefer the food at Via Napoli 10x more than Tony's. The downpoint here is that they are not an equal swap in location, and you might need to park hop to do this.

Cape May Cafe - I love Cape May for Breakfast, but for lunch/dinner Via Napoli would be a better bet IMHO. The two are also similar location wise, in that you don't have to be in a completely different part of the property to switch the reservation. I don't do seafood though, so I can't offer an opinion on if the evening clam bake is worth it.

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I agree with Kristin, if it was me, I'd dump Boatwrights.
Also, they have a fairly (in my opinion) restrictive menu
with Creole spices- unless that is what you are looking
for?
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/port-orleans-resort-riverside/boatwright-dining-hall/menus/

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thanks for both of those and in response as good opinions for those these were my original reasons for choosing

Boatwrights - we are staying at POR and have done the past few years and the smell is just so gorgeous I felt the need to try it!

Planet Hollywood - totally agree with you but I have heard a lot of rumours that this place is on its way out and I kinda feel like I should go to say bye!

Tony's - main reason we intend to go to MNSSHP and this seamed the best option for an early dinner that's maybe not too heavy on me to go with that without having to park hop and me getting stressed out that I'm not there in time!

Cape May Cafe - again it was the smell we went to beaches and cream last year and past this place and if it hadn't been for the fact that ice cream was calling me id probably have gone in!!!

this is going to take some serious consideration I'm also considering the possibility of do I replace it with one of my cheaper meals example 50's prime time/yak and yeti and pay OOP for one of these but then I run into the problem of I have my QS meals to use aswell! and I like to get value for my dining plan!

Phew! drama drama!

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Easy for me, rose and crown! Why would you want to eat an American take on British food when you live in Britain anyway? I've never eaten there for that reason.

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Easy for me, rose and crown! Why would you want to eat an American take on British food when you live in Britain anyway? I've never eaten there for that reason.

LoL.. She's got a good point.

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it is a good point but we have actually eaten there before and loved it, plus the added bonus of the illuminations viewing area and drinks that I like!

gotta say this is kinda an option! I'm so confused!

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Hmm, well I only see one answer-
Time to Book Trip #2 right NOW!
There is too much to see (and eat) biggrin

The only possible answer is a return trip as quick as possible!!!!

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I wish Magic! I have actually started looking at 2015 even though I keep getting told this is my last for a few years and i have to put up with DLP (NOT happy about this) I'm hoping if I keep talking about it then she cant possibly say no???? ha! Big smile

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Jeez for the price of 2 DLP trips you could go to Florida anyway, keep repeating that to her Wink lol

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This is the best advice anybody has EVER gave me!!!!!! I'm working on it as we speak!!!!!

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I would give up Planet Hollywood too. You could still go in there, OOP for a shared dessert? That way you could say "bye" and still go to Via Napoli?

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I think I feel a pro's and con's list coming on here for which one gets bumped, ATM I'm swaying towards rose and crown but that could all change!!!

King Fergus

Wow..So many good responses..Here's my useless view..Planet H...Forget it..VN...Awesome pizza..Boatwrights is way better than my first in 2008..We dined there in 2012... Really nice...Asked for a few tweaks on my meal to make it more Cajun..Superb..

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see I do agree with planet Hollywood but I feel nostalgic to my plate of ribs and music and this may be my final chance before it bites the dust! I think I'm going with ditching rose and crown and just go to the pub!!! that's at the mo I've got til march to decide on final arrangements!

but thanks everyone for all your help!!!

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Amy, it looks like a great list of restaurants you've got lined up. I haven't been to all of those ones yet myself. In fact, from your list, I've only been to:

Boatwrights - very good
Cape May Cafe - see below...
Le Cellier - excellent
Raglan Road - excellent
Rose And Crown - very good
Yak And Yeti - excellent

I really enjoyed all of the above restaurants EXCEPT Cape May Cafe. The night we went, there was a huge family beside us (where they put 5 tables together) and it was very annoying. We were trying to enjoy our dinner but there was utter chaos going on around us with this loud family who didn't care that their kids were running around out of control. The food wasn't really anything spectacular. I think the only draw at Cape May is the fact they serve crab legs. I might have had a better opinion if we were to go again though and the ambience was better.

Personally, I rather enjoyed Boatwrights. In fact, I've eaten there a few times. I liked the jambalaya in particular. But yeah, it's mostly creole. Oh, the french onion soup was really good. And the cornbread was AWESOME.

I'd say give it a try at least once.

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Thanks its the smell with boatwrights that gets me we have stayed at POR twice and everytime I go past I say "I've gotta try it!" and this year I feel like I have the opportunity!

that's sad about cape may I think I would feel the same if the kids are running all over the place just the day we walked past it looked and smelt so lovely and looked beautiful I feel like I have to try it!

This is so difficult!!!!

but on the other hand I'm so exited to try all these new things and VN is most definatly going on the list just what gets taken out now!!!

King Fergus

Yep..Like I said earlier..Our first taste of Boatwrights way back in 2008 was bland..But in 2012 I had noticed the reviews on Debs All .ears had really improved so we gave it a chance..Miles better..

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Yeah

I've gotta say that was one of my ADR plans I really wanted to keep I want to at least give it a try and then if its awful and pass it again at least I wont be tempted!!! plus I'm not overly adventurous but I'm getting there!! once i come back will be doing a TR so will have all my reviews there!