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Food Quality

Johnny D

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Has anyone else noticed a decline in the quality of food in general at WDW? We ate at some of our favorites and a few new places as well, and for the most part, the food was mediocre at best. Im just going to mention a few of the restaurants we went to below with issues or praises. Quick service quality also went down hill for the most part, but I won't really get into those reviews.

O'Hana, always one of our favorites was almost inedible. The table next to us called over the manager and told him they hated the food and were going to leave. The steak was horrible, chimicurri chicken was barely edible. But with that said, the shrimp were delicious as were the noodles and chicken wings.

California Grille. The prefix menu sounds all fancy and nice, but the steak they served was mediocre at best. Not worth the $90 they charge for the meal. Steakhouse 71 had a much better steak, for a lot less money.

Amare was a disappointment. The chicken kabobs were still pink. They told us that is because its dark meat, but it was certainly undercooked. We turned it back.

Il Mulino was absolutely horrible. Ravioli tasted spoiled. We were about to return the meals, when the fire alarm went off. After standing outside for 30 minutes, we just left. So yes, we did dine and dash(not by choice), but the meals were going to be sent back to the kitchen anyway.

Plaza was just ok. Nothing special

Now for some positive reviews:

Via Napoli, was amazing.... best pizza on property by far.

Space 220. After hearing mixed reviews, we didn't know what to expect. We had great meals around the table and the service was outstanding.

Steakhouse 71 had some delicious steak!

Ravello (Four Seasons Orlando) was outstanding!

Anyway, thats all for my rants and raves!

PS, we rarely ever send meals back to the kitchen....but we sent a few back this time.
 

Phonedave

Well-Known Member
Has anyone else noticed a decline in the quality of food in general at WDW? We ate at some of our favorites and a few new places as well, and for the most part, the food was mediocre at best. Im just going to mention a few of the restaurants we went to below with issues or praises. Quick service quality also went down hill for the most part, but I won't really get into those reviews.

O'Hana, always one of our favorites was almost inedible. The table next to us called over the manager and told him they hated the food and were going to leave. The steak was horrible, chimicurri chicken was barely edible. But with that said, the shrimp were delicious as were the noodles and chicken wings.

California Grille. The prefix menu sounds all fancy and nice, but the steak they served was mediocre at best. Not worth the $90 they charge for the meal. Steakhouse 71 had a much better steak, for a lot less money.

Amare was a disappointment. The chicken kabobs were still pink. They told us that is because its dark meat, but it was certainly undercooked. We turned it back.

Il Mulino was absolutely horrible. Ravioli tasted spoiled. We were about to return the meals, when the fire alarm went off. After standing outside for 30 minutes, we just left. So yes, we did dine and dash(not by choice), but the meals were going to be sent back to the kitchen anyway.

Plaza was just ok. Nothing special

Now for some positive reviews:

Via Napoli, was amazing.... best pizza on property by far.

Space 220. After hearing mixed reviews, we didn't know what to expect. We had great meals around the table and the service was outstanding.

Steakhouse 71 had some delicious steak!

Ravello (Four Seasons Orlando) was outstanding!

Anyway, thats all for my rants and raves!

PS, we rarely ever send meals back to the kitchen....but we sent a few back this time.

I used to look forward to dining at WDW. Now, for the most part, I eat there because I have to eat. Many of the places have homogenized their offerings and they are designed for easy holding, and fast plating.

I get it, dining at WDW is very popular, and with the amount of covers that each restaurant does in an evening they have to have service down to a production line level. But I have had some really disappointing meals there in the last couple of years, especially given the pricing of late. With the volumes that they do, they have to source their foods from suppliers with major infrastructure, i.e. Sysco. Don't get me wrong, Sysco can and does supply decent food, but it is all production line driven, which is what most of WDW dining has become.
 

JIMINYCR

Well-Known Member
Disney has always had a variable range of food quality. Some changes come from a change up of Chefs, some from change of menus and ingredients, some from a restaurant process of cooking. Its no different than the restaurants in my home area. You expect things to be consistently good from one dining to the next at a spot that you frequent but that isnt always the case. Dis should be more on top of quality control and for the cost and food quantity and there shouldnt be so much variable outcomes. Thats why before a trip and making dining reservations we keep up on reviews to see what has stayed excellent and what has slipped. Weve had some spots better than expected and others we were disappointed in.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
Has anyone else noticed a decline in the quality of food in general at WDW? We ate at some of our favorites and a few new places as well, and for the most part, the food was mediocre at best. Im just going to mention a few of the restaurants we went to below with issues or praises. Quick service quality also went down hill for the most part, but I won't really get into those reviews.

O'Hana, always one of our favorites was almost inedible. The table next to us called over the manager and told him they hated the food and were going to leave. The steak was horrible, chimicurri chicken was barely edible. But with that said, the shrimp were delicious as were the noodles and chicken wings.

California Grille. The prefix menu sounds all fancy and nice, but the steak they served was mediocre at best. Not worth the $90 they charge for the meal. Steakhouse 71 had a much better steak, for a lot less money.

Amare was a disappointment. The chicken kabobs were still pink. They told us that is because its dark meat, but it was certainly undercooked. We turned it back.

Il Mulino was absolutely horrible. Ravioli tasted spoiled. We were about to return the meals, when the fire alarm went off. After standing outside for 30 minutes, we just left. So yes, we did dine and dash(not by choice), but the meals were going to be sent back to the kitchen anyway.

Plaza was just ok. Nothing special

Now for some positive reviews:

Via Napoli, was amazing.... best pizza on property by far.

Space 220. After hearing mixed reviews, we didn't know what to expect. We had great meals around the table and the service was outstanding.

Steakhouse 71 had some delicious steak!

Ravello (Four Seasons Orlando) was outstanding!

Anyway, thats all for my rants and raves!

PS, we rarely ever send meals back to the kitchen....but we sent a few back this time.
When was Ohana? The menu has been back and forth a bunch since the reopening. Are the onstage grills back open yet, or are they still batch cooking everything in the back?

Amare and Il Mulino are not Disney restaurants.

The Plaza has always been mediocre.

Glad to hear about Space 220. My family wants to see it but were nervous about the reviews. I generally dislike prix fixe but we might give it a shot if we're able to get in.
 

Johnny D

Member
Original Poster
When was Ohana? The menu has been back and forth a bunch since the reopening. Are the onstage grills back open yet, or are they still batch cooking everything in the back?

Amare and Il Mulino are not Disney restaurants.

The Plaza has always been mediocre.

Glad to hear about Space 220. My family wants to see it but were nervous about the reviews. I generally dislike prix fixe but we might give it a shot if we're able to get in.
All of this was the 2nd and 3rd week in August.
I know those two restaurants are not Disney owned, but they are on property and are available through the disney reservation system. So I was also knocking the companies that own them as well, not just Disney owned food establishments.
 

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