We were invited to dine at Terralina Crafted Kitchen for a complimentary meal. All our opinions are our own, we were not required to write about this experience.
Terralina Crafted Italian is a new restaurant located in Disney Springs. It has replaced Portobello and is located near Erin McKenna’s Bakery at the Landing. The restaurant has been renovated and now includes an outdoor bar and patio.
The restaurant was really beautiful inside, we didn’t really know what to expect since we don’t usually go to Italian restaurants. It felt very modern but with a rustic charm. It was also way bigger inside than we expected it to be.
Once seated we spoke with our server, Beth. She was happy to help out and figure out what could be vegan on the menu. Since we were there for lunch, there is a full normal menu and a small lunch menu to choose from. She went to grab a chef for us to discuss what we could possibly get. We looked over the menu while waiting to see what we could ask about.
Chef Jason came out to speak with us, instead of telling us what he could do, he asked us if there was anything we were interested in. We asked about the kids pasta, pizza, and the vegetable sandwich. He said they could make all of those vegan so we agreed to get these entrees. After he left we realized we should have asked about an appetizer, but nothing really seemed vegan friendly except for removing all the meat and cheese from the antipasti tower, which leaves some vegetables.
Beth came back and we ordered our food. We noticed there was a bottle of olive oil on the table, so we wondered if we would be getting bread to dip in. Soon after that, Beth showed up with some bread! The bread they offer is vegan as-is and is a cross between focaccia and ciabatta. It also comes with a bowl of pickled vegetables, which are vegan.
The bread was really good, it was pretty salty and had a great crust. We felt that the inside was very airy, which made it harder for dipping. But the flavor was great and so was the olive oil, which was handpicked in Italy by Chef Tony Mantuano.
Corey decided to try their Italian Cola which comes in a bottle. It was too sweet for me, but he enjoyed it. But he said he wouldn’t get it again, we’re not really soda drinkers. If it wasn’t so early when we went, I would have opted for their boozy lemonade.
Quickly our food arrived. I ordered the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, which was made vegan without the cheese and pesto. The sandwich was HUGE. I was not expecting this massive thing. Inside the sandwich was squash, portobello, red onion, red pepper, tomato, arugula, and a balsamic. It was a little hard to eat, as vegetable sandwiches usually are, with the veggies falling out with each bite. But the sandwich was really good and the vegetables were very flavorful.
The sandwich also came with house-made pecorino-truffle chips (sans pecorino). These stole the show because I (and Finn) could not stop eating these. They had a very strong truffle flavor and were perfectly salted. If I could just buy bags of this, I would.
Corey got the Fungi pizza without cheese. The dough they use is vegan, so we just had to remove the cheese for it to be vegan. This pizza was topped with portobello, shiitake, cremini, garlic and olive oil.
Corey didn’t love the pizza. We both felt it was kind of dry, which is the downfall of cheeseless pizzas. The dough was really good, and the toppings were nice. After the fact we joked we should have put some of that dipping oil on the pizza to help it out. If you end up with a pizza here, ask for extra sauce.
For little dude we ordered the kids spaghetti and marinara. Chef Jason told us the pasta they use for the kids dish is vegan as is. The sauce had chunks of garlic in it and for a simple spaghetti marinara it was pretty good. Too bad he just ate my chips the whole time.
For dessert we got Mango Sorbet and a bowl of fruit. The sorbet was delicious. It was super creamy (mostly) and had a great flavor. The more we ate it the more icy/chunky it got. The fruit was fine, just a basic fruit bowl with cantaloupe, strawberry, pineapple and grapes.
We enjoyed our meal here. We’re not big Italian restaurant people, mostly because the vegan options are usually just a basic pasta, so this was a good change for us. The sandwich was the star of the meal. The complimentary bread and oil was also really great and you get a ton of it so we ended up taking that home to enjoy. This is a great place to go with non-vegans since there are options for us and plenty of food to please your party. Plus they offer great happy hour drink options!
Thank you for hosting us, Terralina. We’ll be back!
Review from July 2018.