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16 Insanely Delicious Dishes You Won’t Believe You Can Get at Universal Orlando’s Hotels

March 12, 2018
Sushi from Orchid Court

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Any local food-lover knows that Orlando is kind of a dream when it comes to tasty treats and delectable dishes. (The tacos in this city alone are enough to make any foodie swoon, right?) One thing you may not have considered however, is how many great food options are available right here at Universal Orlando Resort.

As the French say, bone apple tea!

First Stop: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel  

Mama Della’s Ristorante:

Spaghetti con Polpette (Spaghetti and Meatballs)

Spaghetti con Polpette from Mama Della's Ristorante

Sometimes you just need a classic spaghetti and meatballs with a fancy twist.

Bistecca Con Pecorino al Turtufo (Steak with peppercorns and truffles)

Bistecca Con Pecorino al Turtufo from Mama Della's Ristorante

Two words: Truffle. Steak.

Chicken Carbonara

Chicken Carbonara from Mama Della's Ristorante

You know what they say, this dish goes together like peas and pasta. (I’ll see myself out….)

BiCE Ristorante:

Antipasto all’Italiana con Solumi, Formaggi assoriti servito con olive (selection of cured meats with assorted cheeses and olives)

Antipasto from Bice Ristorante

Believe me when I say I’d marry this prosciutto if I could.

Gnocchi Verdi al Gorgonzola dolce, Noci e pesto di rucola (Green Gnocchi with pesto with sweet Gorgonzola and walnuts)

Gnocchi Verdi al Gogonzola from Bice Ristorante

The Gnocchi to end all gnocchis? Very well could be. 

Spaghetti alla Chitarra con salsa allo scoglio (Spaghetti with P.E.I. Mussels, Clams, Scallops and shrimp in a white wine and cherry tomato sauce)

Spaghetti alla Chitarra from Bice Ristorante

THE freshest seafood on a bed of perfectly cooked spaghetti in a light but flavorful sauce. Are you drooling yet?

Second Stop: Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

The Kitchen:

The Kitchen Sink Challenge

The Kitchen Sink Challenge at The Kitchen

As if this gigantic burger— complete with onion ring and a fried pickle —wasn’t enough, you’re also challenged with finishing the biggest piece of cake I’ve ever seen. Godspeed.

The Palm:

House Specialty Lobster

House Specialty Lobster from The Palm

This is our lobster. He’s perfect when dipped in butter with a squeeze of lemon. Just don’t name him. 

Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon from The Palm

You ever take a bite of something and just pause because you’re so lucky in that moment? That’s every bite of this Filet Mignon.

Third Stop: Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Orchid Court:

Tropical roll, Cilantro roll, Dynamite roll, and Nigiri/Sashimi

Sushi from Orchid Court

Sushi is my favorite food group and Orchid Court does not disappoint.

Fourth Stop: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Amatista Cookhouse:

Jerk Chicken Pot Pie

Jerk Chicken Pot Pie from Amatista Cookhouse

All the comfort of a normal chicken pot pie with a flavor-filled Caribbean flare.

Amatista Cuban Burger

Amatista Cuban Burger from Amatista Cookhouse

I always knew cuban sandwiches and burgers could and should live harmoniously together.

Pan Fried Caribbean Snapper

Pan Fried Caribbean Snapper from Amatista Cookhouse

Obviously the Snapper is incredible but DO NOT sleep on the quinoa and mojito mint nage!

Fifth Stop: Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Bayliner Diner:

Braised Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Braised Brisket Grilled Cheese from Bayliner Diner

Your childhood grilled cheese got a tasty upgrade and it’s so so good.

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta from Bayliner Diner

This dish even comes with bonus bread.

Brazilian Beef Churrasco

Brazilian Beef Churrasco from Bayliner Diner

That chimichurri sauce though….

Welp, that’s all we’ve got for now! Hopefully, you didn’t read this blog on an empty stomach. If you did, we look forward to seeing you at a Universal Orlando hotel soon!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Rick B March 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    There are some notable dishes that were missed here, but at the very least Strongwater’s ropa vieja and empanadas absolutely deserve mention. They are both amazing!

  • Reply Karen March 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Not one non meat option? :/

    • Reply Orlandogal May 13, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      This was listed and looks – Green Gnocchi with pesto with sweet Gorgonzola and walnuts

  • Reply Evelyn Seabrook May 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Which restaurant has the most creative vegetarian or vegan offerings?

  • Reply Darlene May 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    The Bayliner Diner at Cabana Bay had delicious vegan offerings.

    Vegetable Flatbread, Baked Vegetarian Pasta, Vegan Stir Fry, Three Grain Vegetable Burger, Seasonal Vegetables and fresh fruit.

  • Reply Sarah Johns May 29, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    It would be nice if you would have more vegetarian/vegan options available at your resort. Other Orlando resorts have done a great job on this and this is why my family personally will spend our vacations there!

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