REVIEW: Italy Booth at Festival of the Holidays-Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

by | Dec 3, 2020 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW Food, WDW News

EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays is here at Walt Disney World, and so is our honest, ad-free Italy booth review: Tuscany Holiday Kitchen.

Disney announced the menu items for the Festival of the Holidays, but we’re filling in the blanks with prices and reviews… so you know what’s worth your snack dollar!

The Tuscany Holiday Kitchen is located in the Italy Pavilion, my personal favorite location at EPCOT to grab some delicious bites.

Biancaneve Italian Flatbread

The Biancaneve Italian Flatbread, from the Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Photo by Sara Bryce

Price: $8.50

This delicious flatbread was thin, crispy, and delicious! Baked with mozzarella, asiago, and parmesan, it was cheesy perfection. The lingering taste of mozzarella left me wanting more.

This item rings up at $8.50, and while the portion is alright with two pieces of flatbread, I found this to be a little steep.

While the taste is excellent, this item is not very filling.

Sacchetti alla Boscaiola

The Sacchetti alla Boscaiola, from the Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Photo by Sara Bryce

Price: $9.50

I am a pasta fanatic and was incredibly excited to try this—Disney describes it as a Four-cheese Mini Beggar’s Purses filled with Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Pancetta, and Cremini Mushrooms with a Creamy Sauce. 

Despite the various ingredients included in this dish that are typically rich in flavor like onions and mushrooms, the taste of cheese greatly overpowered this dish.

The taste was good but much blander than I expected given the description.

The pasta was perfectly cooked and the creamy sauce was delicious, though overall I was craving a bit more flavor overall. 

Continuing with the steep price tags, this item costs a staggering $9.50. For the portion size, I believe this to be overpriced.

However, it is important to note though that the amount of pasta you receive tends to fluctuate depending on the Cast Member serving you.

Cannoli Siciliani

The Cannoli Siciliani, from the Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Photo by Sara Bryce

Price: $5.25

Ending on a sweet note, Italy’s cannolis never disappoint! 

A Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange—what more could you ask for?

The pastry shell was exactly as promised—nice and crisp. Inside, the creamy filling was decadent yet light. A perfect finish to the meal!

For $5.25, the pastry is not quite large enough to share… consider getting a couple for the family!

Review: Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

A spread of all 3 menu selections

Photo by Sara Bryce

If you frequent the Italy Pavilion, these food options might seem familiar… at the Taste of Food and Wine, this booth also featured a flatbread, pasta, and cannoli! 

While the flatbread and pastas are slightly different varieties, for the price I would suggest venturing elsewhere.

The menu for the Tuscany Holiday Kitchen

Photo by Sara Bryce

The flatbread was delicious and the pasta was admirably cooked, but both portion sizes did not quite make up for the steep cost. 

Nevertheless, I did enjoy my meal and would definitely recommend grabbing a cannoli before the festival is over!

Tuscany Holiday Kitchen Menu

Food:

  • Biancaneve Italian Flatbread; $8.50
    • with Mozzarella, Asiago, and Parmesan
  • Sacchetti alla Boscaiola (New); $9.50
    • Four-cheese Mini Beggar’s Purses filled with Sweet Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Pancetta, and Cremini Mushrooms with a Creamy Sauce
  • Cannoli Siciliani; $5.25
    • Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange

Drinks:

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner; 6 oz. $6.00, 12 oz. $10.00
  • Pinot Grigio; $10.00
  • Chianti; $10.00
  • Prosecco; $10.00
  • Rosa Regale; $11.00
  • Moscato; $11.00
  • Italian White Sangria; $11.00
    • with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria; $11.00
    • with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita; $11.00
    • with Limoncello and Tequila

A simple list: See all the festival booth menus right here


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Written by Sara Bryce

Written by Sara Bryce

Sara is an event coordinator and lifelong Disney fan lucky enough to be living in the theme park capital of the world! When she’s not reporting for WDW Magazine, you can find her shooting Disney style, planning her wedding (yay!), or reading a good book. For more about Sara, check out her Instagram and website.