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  • On Apr 16, 2009
    Patti from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am running the Full Marathon in Jan 2010 and need a great place for pasta dinner the night before (outside the parks so I don't have to use one of my park passes) - Can you suggest a restaurant with great pasta dishes?

    Patti,

    Many people would tell you to go to Spoodles at the Boardwalk, but by the time you come to run the marathon, it will be gone. Didn't want you to come here and miss out.

    Replacing Spoodles will be a new restaurant called Kuzzina. It will have a mediterranean-inspired menu created by Cat Cora (of Iron Chef America fame). She does a lot of Greek, but when her restaurant opens in the fall of 2009, it is assumed that you will find a lot of pastas too.

    Another semi-new choice would include Portobello at Downtown Disney. Recently updated, it has moved from a mostly southern Italian menu to better represent other regional tastes. So not quite as many pasta options, but more than enough for your needs. Prices are a bit more reasonable now too!

    A third option would be Il Mulino at the Swan Resort. The most expensive of these, it has a wonderfully contemporary yet warm setting.

    I would trust any of the three, but look up Kuzzina a little closer to run time to see what the menu might hold.

    Have a magical vacation (and a great run!)

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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