Updated: Apr 6
Chris and I were recently invited in to try out Enzo Hideaway's newest lunch menu offerings.
Located just below STK, directly across and downstairs from Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Pizza Ponte, Enzo’s Hideaway is a restaurant specializing in modern takes on Roman Italian classics in a higher-end atmosphere while also serving Prohibition-era cocktails ("Giggle water").
According to the story, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar is located in “what were said to be rum-running tunnels.” The speakeasy is inspired by bars in Rome (and, better yet, also inspired by the true Florida history of rum-running).
Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is one of a trio of Italian restaurants in Disney Springs located at The Edison Complex.
Enzo's Hideaway is now offering lunch Friday-Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm.
Story Behind the Restaurant:
Enzo (of Maria & Enzo’s fame) found this tunnel when the couple took over the abandoned airport next door (remember, Maria & Enzo’s is an airport terminal), which was previously used by rum runners. This story works hard to service the restaurant’s focus on both Italian food and a spirit & cocktail menu complete with aged rums. This location really does have a vast menu on the drink side, with wines by the bottle and glass, beers, spirits, specialty cocktails, family-style punches and sangria, and dessert cocktails. The restaurant does have a bar with limited seating, located in the main dining room as well.
I absolutely LOVE the atmosphere of this restaurant. They capture this through the use of tile and wood, brick and stone décor with minimal lighting from beautiful chandeliers above. It totally reads as an upscale hipster reclamation modern. You first enter the restaurant through a “hidden” door underneath the dome with a neon sign stating “Enzo’s Hideaway”. Believe it or not many visitors still have a tough time finding the entrance. Immediately upon entering you are able to check in, right before being led through the “tunnels” to the main dining area. Carved out of the tunnels, with requisite containers of rum left behind for theming, booths, tables and a nicely appointed bar and open kitchen area fill the mood -lit, intimate main dining room. We were seated at a large booth in the main room which had the best views of the tunnels and main dining area.
We started off our meal with some oil, vinegar and fresh bread. We particularly loved the added "hidden mickey" touch that being on Disney property specializes in. We decided to try out the following menu items:
BURRATA CAPRESE: Tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, basil, sea salt and house made focaccia | $19
We ordered their seasonal drink flight as well as their famous pitcher of Red Sangria. When we went in they still had their holiday flight which consisted of (xx, xx, xx). The ____ was my favorite. It literally tasted like the beach drink of my dreams featuring run, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and a sugared rim. Chris thought the gingerbread was so delicious. He makes himself a similar tasting drink at home and loved the flavors.
Now for the best part. The main course. Since Enzo's Hideaway is featuring new sandwiches we wanted to showcase all of theme here for you. We also tried two pasta dishes, which I will talk about more down below.
POLLO GRIGLIATO PANINO
toasted ciabatta sandwich, grilled chicken, baby arugula, cucumber, pickled red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, mixed greens salad | $25
VERDURE PANINO toasted ciabatta sandwich, roasted eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, portobello mushroom, baby arugula, salsa verde, mixed greens salad | $25
POLPETTINE PANINO toasted ciabatta sandwich, Enzo's meatballs, marinara, provolone, parmigiano, mixed greens salad | $25
PORCHETTA PANINO toasted ciabatta sandwich, roasted pork belly, baby arugula, grana padano, extra virgin olive oil, mixed greens salad | $26
RAVIOLI AI FORMAGGI ricotta filled pasta, pomodoro sauce, basil pesto | $28
LINGUINE ALLA BURRATA
roasted mushroom, baby spinach, burrata, white wine, mushroom brodetto, pecorino | $29
Is Enzo’s Hideaway Worth The Visit?
100 % yes in my opinion. We found the service to be friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. We were able to speak with the Head Chef and got more insight into the pairings and menu choices before eating which was a treat for us. We have personally never been to Maria and Enzo's but after eating here we are very excited to book a reservation for the sister location. Prices are relatively high, but that is expected with most of the establishments in Disney Springs. That being said, we will most definitely be back again to try out their new February drink flight, and to have some of our favorites off of the menu again. I've been dreaming of the meatballs for weeks. The flavors of all of the dishes really hit the spot, and that is as good of a starting point as I can ask for a newer restaurant. If you have never been I highly suggest trying it out for lunch as the crowds are down and you have a better chance of getting in right away.
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