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Scott Joseph

Portobello at Downtown Disney Launches Meatball Bar

Published: July 23, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Portobello, the Italian restaurant at DownTown Disney, recently introduced its rebranded Meatball Bar. I'm not sure what sort of image that conjures up for you, but I had something totally different in mind. Tony Mantuano, executive chef at Chicago's Spiaggia and a Top Chef Master, was in town to launch the concept. He explained it to me in a video. Here's a link

Replies (6)

Published: July 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM

That's just plain weird. I guess its their idea of a appetizer?
Will Chilcote

Published: July 23, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Weird Idea. An Appetizer Bar would be a better idea with several different items.
Anthony Murphy

Published: July 23, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Sounds tasty!
Jason Read

Published: July 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM

In the future can you specify which resort, since there are DtD's on both coasts?


Scott Joseph

Published: July 25, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Good point, Jason; I'll be sure to specify next time.
Joshua Counsil

Published: July 25, 2010 at 6:46 PM

I got quite a kick out of this. Good for them for trying something new and creative. Doubly good on them for selling micro-brewed beers on tap.

Is this the first bar of its kind, or was it inspired by another location?

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