We’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of four new dining concepts at Disney Springs. There’s The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s Italian restaurante, Enzo’s hidden tunnels, and Pizza Ponte Pizzeria. All from the talented restaurateurs an the Patina Restaurant Group. This weekend guests hungry for a bite during the busy holiday season were surprised to see Pizza Ponte, which is the quick service location, open for businesses.
According to the backstory, the Pizza Ponte location was the original food service in the Disney Springs airport terminal, when the terminal closed, Maria & Enzo wanted to keep their successful Pizzeria going, so they opened restaurants in the rest of the building.
The design is tasteful art deco with seating indoor and out. “Family” photos are located in the main entrance underneath the Maria & Enzo’s sign. When you enter, just turn left and you’re in the quick service location.
Pizza Ponte serves pizza by the slice for $7. They also serve salads and sandwiches, plus a nice selection of Italian pastries and drinks. Sandwiches range from $9 to $11. For drinks there is a small selection of wine and beer, plus they have a fancy looking espresso machine I can’t wait to try.
The pizza is Sicilian style and baked in a large square sheet and in the round. The team imports flour and water from Italy for that authentic pizza experience. We love the uniform design for the cast members too. The fedora is a perfect touch.
The long awaited retheming of the Pleasure Island portion of Downtown Disney into The Landing district of Disney Springs is nearly complete. The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s Italian eateries (there are three), and Wine Bar George are all that remain. While construction is still going on at Wine Bar George, we expect it to be complete early next year. At that point the transformation will be complete.
Meanwhile, Pizza Ponte will be a welcome addition to Disney Springs. I’m not sure how many guests will be stopping here for a $7 slice of pizza when you can get a whole 11 inch pizza for $10 over at Blaze Pizza. But it certainly looks tasty, especially those Italian pastries.