James Beard award winner and Top Chef Master Tony Mantuano is developing a new concept to replace the recently closed Portobello restaurant at Disney Springs. The unnamed restaurant is currently scheduled to reopen in fall 2017. In the first concept art, the restaurant is not unrecognizable to the current incarnation of Portobello (it originated nearly 30 years ago as the Portobello Yacht Club). Read below for more information on what will be a multi-million dollar transformation!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (April 26, 2017) — Levy Restaurants, a Chicago-based restaurant company which operates more than 100 food-service locations in the United States and Canada, is excited to announce the development of a new, Italian restaurant concept at Disney Springs. James Beard award-winner and Top Chef Master, Tony Mantuano, is leading the development of the restaurant, which will replace the space at Disney Springs currently occupied by Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. The new restaurant’s menu will feature dishes inspired by Chef Tony’s adventures across the many regions of Italy.
In order to accommodate the large-scale renovations, Portobello closed its doors April 24 with plans for the new concept to reopen in early Fall 2017.
“We’ve been grateful to serve our loyal guests at Portobello for the last seven years,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the location early this fall when we unveil a new concept at Disney Springs.”