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Tornatore's Pizzeria


3818 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 292-2248
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Back in 2015, Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine gave Tornatore’s a makeover on the Food Network’s Ambush Episode of Restaurant Impossible.

Sometimes these restaurants will stay open for a bit, then close, because the ownership reverts to their old ways. This is not the case with Tornatore’s Pizzeria, as owner Denny Tornatore and his staff have continued with the changes Chef Irvine recommended and are turning out some pretty darn good Italian eats.

At Tornatore’s, they stress the importance of making everything from scratch, including homemade pastas and even fresh mozzarella by hand.

The menu here is filled with delicious signature dishes like Tortellini Tornatore, Chicken Riggies, Lasagna, Veal Parmesan, and a wide variety of specialty pizzas all made fresh. “Everything from Scratch” is their unique point of difference. 

Of course we had to start with Garlic Knots. These were very large, but nonetheless light and airy with plenty of fresh garlic, oil and a side of marinara for dipping.

The Antipasto Plate was very good, with capicola, salami, prosciutto, roasted red pepper, fresh burrata mozzarella, tomatoes and kalamata olives.

We enjoyed the Fried Calamari that was very tender, lightly breaded and fried golden, served with banana peppers and roasted red peppers.

While waiting for our entrees to arrive, we ordered a slice of cheese pizza. Tornatore’s has quite a reputation for good pizzas, like those you would get in New York, and I can see why. This was a thin and crisp cracker like crust that held up really well and was delicious. Next time we are definitely ordering a whole pie… maybe a Leah’s Pie with Mozzarella, sausage, roasted red pepper, caramelized onion.

Our first entree was the Capellini Primavera with homemade capellini pasta, carrots, broccolini, spinach, onions, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, peas & cabbage in a garlic and oil sauce. This had great flavors and was very rich, while also not being a too hearty pasta dish.

We also ordered a side of Broccolini & Fresh Garlic sauteed in oil that was a tasty treat along with our pasta dishes.

Admittedly, I was a bit upset to learn they were out of Veal Parmesan, but my back up order of Rigatoni with marinara sauce and an incredibly delicious Italian sausage made me pretty happy.

Stop in to Tornatore’s sometime, you can watch them make pasta the way it’s been done for centuries in the time honored traditional way. They also have plenty of traditional Italain desserts as well. The food here was exceptional, and we loved the quaint small hometown atmosphere.

Tornatore’s is closed on Monday, Tuesday to Thursday they are open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday they are open till 10:00 pm, Saturday from 4:00 pm 10:00 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Tornatore's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Foxtail Coffee announces College Park location

3405 Edgewater Drive.
Orlando, FL 32804
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Foxtail Coffee Co. is Central Florida's homegrown coffee spot, Now, the local business is making a home in another one of Orlando's best-loved neighborhoods, as they a announced a new location in College Park.

The coffee company will lease a building on the neighborhood's signature street at 3405 Edgewater Drive.

"Anyone who's lived in or visited College Park knows it has a special feeling," said Alex Tchekmeian, Foxtail's co-founder. "Each of the local businesses there bring a unique vibe, and residents come out strong to support their community.

"That's what Foxtail is all about. We've known for a long time we wanted to be part of the College Park community, and when the opportunity came to lease a space here, we couldn't pass it up."

Foxtail Coffee College Park will feature a renovated interior and exterior to fit the Foxtail aesthetic with a blend of wood and metal accents. Even so, each Foxtail location features its own distinct flair to fit with the building and neighborhood.

The menu will offer patrons locally roasted coffee and hand-crafted beverages, as well as full food options from local partners. It will also feature a large selection of beer and wine, including local choices.

Foxtail Coffee started in 2016 in Winter Park and has since opened locations in several other Orlando neighborhoods, including Altamonte Springs and the Hourglass District.

The company is dedicated to responsibly sourcing and roasting some of the finest coffees from around the world. Foxtail is in the business of education; the brand is committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere that shifts the way we think about coffee one cup at a time. For more information, call 407-951-7931 or visit www.foxtailcoffee.com.
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