Il Mulino NY in Orlando, FL

Il Mulino NY
Walt Disney World Swan Resort
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

The Swan and Dolphin hotel at Disney World

We were stayin at the Swan and Dolphin hotel at Disney World Resorts and after spending so long in the car, we wanted to eat nearby as in the lobby of our hotel ( I know, we’re so lazy).  When I called to make a dinner reservation, I was told there was nothing available at all that night. So we made a reservation at another restaurant and when we came down at our other reservation time, we walked by this place and saw empty tables! What the heck! I figured since this was our first choice, we would go here and cancel our other reservation.

complimentary eggplant and salami

Our complimentary eggplant dish was ruined by the extremely loud family at the table next to us. Their kids were so young! Why would you bring such young kids to a fine dining restaurant? This was literally the only family in the place with kids and they were super obnoxious and rude!

complimentary bread

I loved this focaccia bread, but when we asked for a refill, we had to ask 3 different waiters who all ignored us until a busboy went to the back for us and then came out and told us that they had run out of bread. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a pattern and not a one time thing (the crappy service).

carpaccio di carne

The carpaccio is a thinly sliced Tuscan-styled beef served with arugula, extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice and the house carpaccio sauce. Appearance wise, the carpaccio didn’t offer much. The carpaccio itself didn’t have much flavor except for the pieces with the house sauce.

rigatoni con funghi

Rigatoni with wild mushrooms, spicy cherry peppers, garlic and truffle oil. The only flavor from this dish was from the mushrooms and truffle oil. When the waiter brought it out, it looked like the plate was just pasta (where’s all the other ingredients?!) This cannot be a genuine Italian restaurant (store bought pasta from a box! gasp! the italian gods of pasta are weeping)

spaghetti carbonara

spaghetti with pancetta, cheese and egg. So not only was my spaghetti pasta way overcooked, this dish had zero flavor at all. What, did the cook have a cold or something? What was going on with our meal? When I read reviews online, people were going back and forth between the food was too salty or the food was too bland. Unfortunately for us, it was way too bland.  I had to ask the waiter for some parmesan cheese, and it still couldn’t remedy this dish.

complimentary limoncello

This was probably the best thing of the meal, the free sample of limoncello. It was delightfully sweet and so refreshing after a stressful evening.

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About julia521

I'm a food aficionado with an interest in photography. Most of my restaurants will be in New Orleans as I will be here over the next few years. Every now and then you will see a post from Boston or Philadelphia too!
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