Best Restaurants In Orlando
April 2020 Edition
Looking for the best restaurants in Orlando? Well, you’re in luck. Per capita, the Orlando area probably has more restaurants than most other American metropolitan areas. With a huge tourism industry thanks to all of our local theme parks, travelers flow into this great city by the thousands every single day. So, naturally, there’s a large demand for readily available and easily accessible high-quality dining options.
From restaurant row on I-Drive to the trendy bistros near Mills 50 and beyond, Orlando has any type of cuisine you can think of at any price point. There is a restaurant to fit any taste and budget.
So get ready, buckle up, and begin your deep dive into our April (Take-out and delivery) edition of the best restaurants in Orlando. We update this every month, so come back and check it out before you leave your house (or hotel) for a bite to eat.
This long-established crowd-favorite has been an Orlando mainstay for years. But if you’re not familiar, The Melting Pot is an award-winning fondue restaurant. Enjoy a myriad of fondue dishes as your server prepares everything for you at your table. Get ready to dip everything from pretzel bread to surf and turf to deliciously sweet desserts. If you’re looking for more than your average dining experience, The Melting Pot is the place to go. We recommend going with friends or a group.
Multiple Orlando locations: Click here to find one near you.
Located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Victoria & Albert’s restaurant is a high-end contemporary American restaurant that is one of those “special occasion” places. Dripping in elegance and charm, you can expect a completely new menu every single night along with Butler service and a long-stem rose for the ladies. We recommend indulging in their famous 6-course prix fixe menu which uses fresh ingredients that are sourced directly from the world market. With a Victorian-themed atmosphere, you’ll enjoy an extended dining experience (over 2 hours) that is exquisite, opulent, and romantic. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Keep in mind though, this isn’t a place for the kids. They won’t serve children under the age of 10, so make it a special date night for you and your loved one, or maybe a very special night out with friends.
Located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Click Here for details.
3. NYPD Pizza
Just a quick trip away from Universal Studios Orlando on Hiawassee Road in Metro West, you’ll find NYPD Pizza that serves delicious award-winning authentic New York-style pizza. With a slogan of “An arresting taste in every bite”, you’ll experience a warm, inviting, and open family-friendly atmosphere that goes hand-in-hand with the typical mom-and-pop establishment. NYPD Pizza has a wide variety of Italian style cuisine that includes pizza, entrees, sub sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads and beer, and wine. They’re open every day of the week serving lunch and dinner and are currently taking delivery and take-out orders.
Located in Metrowest: Click Here for details.
4. La Luce
Located in Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (found on Disney property), La Luce is the creation of the famous chef and restauranteur Donna Scala. La Luce serves country Italian style cuisine inspired by Tuscany. They open 7 days a week for dinner only. On the menu, you can expect, traditional Italian-style pizza, homemade pasta dishes that come from family recipes that are multiple generations old, and much more. They also have a delicious cocktail menu that will make you feel like your relaxing on the shores of the Mediterranean. La Luce is full of familiar Italian favorites done with delicious authenticity that you won’t find at your run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant.
Located in Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: Click Here for details.
Located in the Waldorf Astoria Orlando (also found on Disney property), the award-winning Bull and Bear is a modern version of the traditional steakhouse. Hilton Worldwide has given them their Diner’s Choice Top Restaurant award. Enjoy personalized table-side service of modernized classics like Fried Chicken, Pasta Explosion, Escargot & Gnocchi, 32-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye, and Flaming Lobster on the Spit. Enjoy an extensive wine collection with advice from professional sommeliers who will help you find the perfect wine for your chosen dish. And don’t forget dessert! You have to try the Bull & Bear Beignets, or the Chocolate Bar, both popular after-dinner options. The ambiance is warm and inviting and exudes an exclusive feeling, plus it has a spectacular pool and golf course views. Speaking of view, you can see the nightly Epcot fireworks display from select tables.
Located in Waldorf Astoria Orlando: Click Here for details.
Chatham’s Place is an Orlando classic. Operating since 1988, this Italian/French restaurant is located on the lower floor of an office building in the Dr. Phillips area and offers a quaint and intimate setting. It truly is a hidden gem, despite its excellent reputation. If you’re in the mood for deliciously made entreés such as rack of lamb, duck breast, and Florida grouper, you’re in luck. This is the perfect place to get tucked away for a quiet, romantic evening with your loved one but is also good for other occasions as well. As an added touch, you can expect to be greeted by the owner himself when you arrive. The food is not only delicious but the presentation is colorful and creatively plated. Plus, most of the products used on the menu come directly from the chef’s personal farm, and it’s all organic. Come prepared for excellent and refined service as well.
Located in Dr. Phillips: Click Here for details.
Family owned and operated since 2004, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine’s original (and still operating) location is in Winter Park, FL on ritzy Park Avenue. It has since become the go-to place for the best Turkish cuisine in the Orlando area and beyond. Now, they’ve extended their reach into the South Orlando area with a second location in the Dr. Phillips area. Come expecting a high level of service, a large wine selection, and extraordinary Turkish cuisine made from scratch every single day. They truly are the kings of Turkish food in Orlando and if you’ve never tried Turkish food before. Bosphorus is a great introduction because everything is delicious. Highly recommended.
Located in Dr. Phillips: Click Here for details.
8. Seito Sushi
Seito Sushi has been a well-known Orlando mainstay for sushi and Japanese cuisine. For 19 years, they maintained consistency and quality that’s second-to-none. While being a traditional sushi house, they draw inspiration from modern cuisine which is reflected across their entire Japanese and Asian menu of delicious dishes. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable so it’s a great place for any occasion from a family’s night out to a weekend excursion with friends looking to enjoy an evening cocktail or glass of wine. You can find Seito Sushi at 2 Orlando area locations in Sand Lake and Baldwin Park.
Located in Sand Lake: Click Here for details.
Located in the Thorton Park area near downtown Orlando, this Vegetarian-friendly cafe and tea house operates out of a quant 1920’s hardwood-floored house with built-in cabinets and shelves. The menu is full of delicious teas, sandwiches, and salads that use herbs and produce from their edible landscaping found on their front porch. Although located near the bustling area of Colonial Drive and Mills Ave, they’re slightly tucked away on an off-street that give the teahouse an “off-the-beaten-path” feeling. Dandelion Community Cafe, in a nutshell, is “thoughtful, homemade, authentic, nourishing, and energetic”, their words not ours. 🙂
Located in Thorton Park: Click Here for details.
10. Zeta Asia
Zeta Asian is a lively and modern sushi bar where you can enjoy traditional and signature sushi rolls, sashimi, and innovative, hand-crafted cocktails, wines, and beer. It’s a great place to gather with friends and have a great time or to catch some live sports. The service is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable of all items on the menu. They above and beyond to ensure your experience is a memorable one. The sushi is fresh and delicious and the type of sushi is very accessible, nothing overly fancy, just high-quality Asian inspired food.