Dining Guide – 2016

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Bravo-Dining-Guide-PicBravo Cucina Italiana


7924 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL  32819

Serving the community since 1992 as an upscale Italian restaurant, Bravo Cucina Italiana specializes its Italian menu on a broad choice of fresh, made-to-order, authentic Italian food for lunch and dinner, as well as creative, seasonal specials; Italian to-go; private dining; and event catering. Operating upscale-affordable restaurants nationwide, Bravo believes its primary focus is for guests to leave highly satisfied with their dining experience. Its staff consistently prepares fresh Italian cuisine, provides superior service and creates a unique atmosphere that all contribute to guests’ satisfaction. Bravo Cucina Italiana is a lively restaurant where hard work, genuine hospitality and passion can lead to a lifetime career. It is passionate about its guests, team members and support staff. Bravo Cucina Italiana is part of Columbus-based Bravo|Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 115 restaurants, including Bravo Cucina Italiana, Brip Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro.

Guest-centered service is at the core of everything Bravo does.

cafe-tu-tu-tango-dining-guide-picCafé Tu Tu Tango


8625 International Drive, Orlando, FL  32819

Established in 1994, Café Tu Tu Tango is a “must-do,” unique dining experience that combines food, art, fun, international flavors and artistic creativity in a vibrant setting. Chef José Camey guides an all-scratch kitchen with delicious lunch, dinner, happy hour, weekend bottomless brunch and late night offerings, with small-plate menus matched with handcrafted cocktails and local brews. Artists create on site, sharing is encouraged and the energy has enthralled diners the world over.

Discover Café Tu Tu Tango for yourself!

El-Inka-Dining-Guide-PicEl Inka Grill

407-930-2810 www.elinkagrill.com

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, FL  32819

407-730-7979 www.elinkagrill.com

4106 Town Center Blvd., Orlando, FL  32837

Peruvian food is known as one of the top culinary cuisines in the world, and, at El Inka Grill, it is at its finest.  They welcome patrons to experience a culinary delight. Enjoy El Inka’s signature mouthwatering ceviches; homemade sangria; and savory beef, chicken, and seafood dishes with international flavors that are unique only to El Inka’s delicious cuisine.  Experience the Flavor! El Inka also offers live music Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Guests can visit El Inka Grill at its two convenient Southwest Orlando locations: The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips and The Hunter’s Creek Promenade.

Bring your friends to happy hour — Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m.

friendly-confinesIMG_5650-copyFriendly Confines Sports Restaurant


2461 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL  32835

Located in the MetroWest Village Plaza by Publix SuperMarket directly across from MetroWest Golf Club, Friendly Confines Sports Restaurant is your neighborhood bar & grill where the focus is on the food. Whether you come in for its signature Cubbie Claws, Irish nachos, homemade stuffed mushrooms or mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches, Friendly Confines has something for everyone. It offers a large banquet room that is perfect for birthday/graduation/retirement and office parties. Friendly Confine is family-owned and -operated.

Like them on Facebook at Friendly Confines MetroWest!

Habanero's-Food-Pic2Habaneros Mexican Grill


6996 Piazza Grande Ave., Suite 100, Orlando, FL  32835

Habaneros Mexican Grill is a family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant committed to customer satisfaction. Everything started back in 1999, when childhood friends Jorge and Joel decided to move to Florida and combine their recipes, passion and visions to create a place where diners could experience the family love and food of Mexico. They opened their first location in Orlando at the University of Central Florida and have been expanding to other Florida locations ever since. They are determine to provide a great quality experience by using fresh ingredients and preparing all their meals and sauces daily, and add an excellent customer service by employing enthusiastic, energetic people who make Habaneros one of the best hospitality providers in Central Florida.

Jorge and Joel invite everyone to visit them at their Metrowest location — or any of their locations — and they thank you for your valuable business!

Hot KrustHot Krust Panini Kitchen

407-355-7768 • www.hotkrust.com

Phillips Crossing Plaza, 8015 Turkey Lake Rd., Suite 200, Orlando, FL  32819

Hot Krust Panini Kitchen offers more than 20 different types of delicious panini sandwiches, homemade with freshly roasted or grilled — not processed — chicken, turkey, steak, veggies, seafood and more. It also offers a wide variety of mouth-watering gluten-free options, gourmet soups and salads, and freshly baked (not fried) potato waffle, sweet potato and spicy curly fries. When patrons taste Hot Krust’s fresh ingredients, they will immediately notice the difference and will not want to go anywhere else. Southwest Orlando Bulletin readers voted Hot Krust one of the best new restaurants and best lunch locales for 2013 and 2014, respectively. Additionally, Orlando Weekly critics and well-known food critic Scott Joseph gave it high marks. Ranked No. 2 out of 3,107 restaurants on TripAdvisor, the eatery was also the recipient of a coveted 2014 Certificate of Excellence from the website.

Winner of Certificate of Excellence for 2014, 2015 and 2016, Orlando
s Best of the Best 2016, and 2015 Best of Southwest award winner.

Itta-Bena-Orlando_Chef-JasonItta Bena


9101 International Drive, Suite 2210, Orlando, FL  32819

Behind an old New Orleans façade on the second level of Pointe Orlando lies Itta Bena. A beautiful copper bar invites you in for a cool libation as a pianist quietly tickles the keys. From its 16-ounce bone-in cowboy ribeye to surf and turf, Signature She Crab Soup, and decadent desserts, Itta Bena has something for everyone. Itta Bena opens nightly at 5 p.m., and reservations are accepted.

So come as you are — no jackets required — for great food in a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled Southern hospitality.

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 1.05.25 PMJeremiah’s Italian Ice      

407-217-7800 • jeremiahsice.com

4750 The Grove Drive, Suite 108, Windermere, FL  34786

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is a Central Florida original that serves up tasty frozen treats with a smile! The menu hosts refreshing Italian Ice, rich & creamy soft ice cream, and the Jeremiah’s Gelati — the perfect layering of any flavor Italian Ice with soft ice cream. With flavors ranging from mango and coconut to sea-salted caramel and Scoop Froggy Frog (mint chocolate chip), Jeremiah’s has a treat that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Live Life to the Coolest!

20160206---Mama-Louise-(mid-res)-007Mama Louise Restaurant


7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 12, Orlando, FL  32819

On behalf of Mama Louise; myself, Joe Esposito, her son; and the entire Mama Louise Restaurant staff, we would like to thank everyone for being so supportive, especially the local market along with the tourists and convention visitors, who want to eat and dine where the locals do. Whenever you, your friends and family members join us at Mama Louise, we want you to know we consider each and every one of you family, and we will treat you as if you are. If for any reason we fall short in doing so, please let me know. I am usually here all the time, and I will personally fix it, replace it or cook it for you myself, and that is a promise that I know my mother would want me to keep. Thank you, Joe Esposito

In true tradition, as they say in Mama Louise Restaurant: Bring your friends and family for some classic Italian favorites and “shut up and eat!”

Mango's-dining-guide-pic-foodMango’s Tropical Cafe


8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL  32819

When it comes to delivering a show and experience to remember, no place does it better than Mango’s Tropical Café. Visit Mango’s, Orlando’s newest destination nightclub, and enjoy an evening filled with the finest music, dancing, food, drinks and company Orlando has to offer. Boasting a massive center stage, four private areas and nine unique bar areas — all designed around a distinct theme and featuring original artwork by local artists — no expense has been spared! Wide-screen TVs throughout, and multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art sound and video systems make this Caribbean paradise not only one of the most upscale destinations on I-Drive, but also the premier private party and event space in the city. Mango’s talented culinary team offers an extensive menu of gourmet Floribbean fare, a unique blend of Caribbean and Latin-inspire dishes, as well as custom menus for private parties; and the world’s longest list of lemonade and classic mojitos, caipirinhas, daiquiris and margaritas.

Mango’s Tropical Café is open daily from 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

punjab-FullSizeRenderNew Punjab Indian Restaurant


7451 International Drive, Orlando FL  32819

Open since 1988, New Punjab is the first Indian restaurant in Orlando. It does not have a second branch locally. New Punjab offers a large variety of vegetarian, chicken, lamb, Biryani and Tandoori dishes, as well as fish and shrimp. It also serves beer/wine, and fresh Indian breads are cooked only to order. New Punjab is open daily until 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Food can be ordered mild, medium or spicy, and takeout and delivery are available. Catering services for all sizes is offered. Bring your appetite! New Punjab promises you’ll leave with a satisfied belly.

Celebrating 28 successful years!

NYPD-pizzaNYPD Pizza


2589 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL  32835

For 20 years, NYPD Pizza has been serving authentic, New York-style pizza, wings and more. A winner of more than 30 “Best of” awards for pizza and wings, it’s no wonder NYPD Pizza has been ranked No. 1 for pizza and No. 3 for dining out of more than 3,000 Orlando restaurants.

At NYPD Pizza, every Tuesday is “2 for Tuesday.” When you buy a specialty pie, you get a cheese pie for free.

Shogun-Sakura-Ad-PictureShogun Sakura Sushi


At Rosen Inn, 6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL  32819

Shogun Sakura Sushi features freshly prepared sushi rolls, authentic nigiri and sashimi served in an intimate setting. Awaken your senses with crab, salmon and tuna, carefully wrapped in a Sunrise Roll. Celebrate a fiesta of flavors from crunchy shrimp tempura, cool cucumber and avocado paired with the famous sweet-and-spicy Sriracha sauce in a Mexican shrimp roll. Just as the cherry blossom reveals beauty that touches many senses, Sakura’s menu will delight you with creative, tasty, and visually appealing cuisine.

Open daily from 5-10 p.m.



8323 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL  32819

Showcasing the seasons of Florida through modern American cuisine in a stylish Restaurant Row venue, SLATE is open daily for lunch and dinner. SLATE’s beverage program features scratch-made cocktails, local craft beer and a sommelier curated wine selection. A happy hour menu is available weekdays from 5-6:30 p.m. SLATE serves a critically acclaimed weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday.

Visit SLATE during Magical Dining Month (from Aug. 29-Oct. 2) for a special prix fixe menu featuring popular signature dishes.


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