A Stop at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

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Since it’s been some time since either of us had been to Epcot, Matt and I headed over and decided to stop by Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. It’s been quite some time since his last visit, and he’s been looking forward to stopping in. He was suprised to see Sam Adams Octoberfest still on tap, but we weren’t looking for American brews.

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We’ve both had the Birra Moretti and the La Rossa, so we each ordered a Tipopils after being given a sample. We each opted for one. We are aware that Tutto Gusto’s beer prices are on the high side (~$9), so we were relieved we didn’t order a second round once we received our bill. They were $14 EACH! The beer was good, but not what we could consider that good.

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A $14 mug of beer, ladies and gents!

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We couldn’t decide one of the Gusto Plates to share, so we were told we could mix and match to build our own. We decided on the Gorgonzola Cremificato, Prosciutto, and Asiago.

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The meat and cheese was also served with warm focaccia slices and a few sticks of grissini.

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In addition, we were brought slices of ciabatta served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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The Gorgonzola Cremificato was quite good. Matt’s a fan of gorgonzola and blue cheese, so this hit the spot for him. It was his favorite of the two cheese selections. I’ve become more and more accustomed and familiar with gorgonzola over the years and have really grown to appreciate it. This one was no exception.

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The serving size of prosciutto was impressive, and the meat had a great flavor. I often find when I order it elsewhere that it has an unpleasant aftertaste. That was not the case here, and we enjoyed every bite of it.

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The Asiago was my favorite of the two, and it had a mild flavor, especially in comparison to the gorgonzola. Ordering these two cheeses provided both a nice contrast in texture and flavor, and we were happy we had different preferences. From what I recall, Matt said the “mix and match” pricing ended up averaging $7 each, but it may have been $9 each.

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Here is a look at the menu – click for larger.

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Overall, we enjoyed our visit to Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, despite the sticker shock on the beer. However, it had been a while since we visited together, and it made for a nice cap to our afternoon in the park. As a local, it’s on the pricier side of places for us to visit (considering we’re on property on a regular basis), but it’s definitely a nice treat once in a while. Our bartender was very nice and helpful, and I still recommend a stop into the space even if the prices are on the high side (in comparison to similar stops on property).

Do you like to visit Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar when you’re at Epcot? What is your favorite thing to order?

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6 responses to “A Stop at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

  1. How was the beer??

  2. As I mentioned, it was good, but not $14 good. It was a pilsner.

  3. When Tutto Gusto first opened, it was one of our regular stops. It was such a nice place to get out of the sun and have a few glasses of wine and some snacks. However, after several rounds of menu (and pricing!) changes, we lost interest. $14 for a mug of beer?! That seems a little ridiculous, even for Disney.

  4. When Matt first said, “Whoa, $14 for beer?!” I replied, “For two? That’s not bad (for Disney or Tutto Gusto).” “No. EACH.” Ouch. If I’m going to spend $14 on a drink (and that’s a rarity), I’m going to get something at least hand-crafted, like a margarita from La Cava del Tequila, not something poured from a tap.

  5. It’s still more than I would ever spend on a draft beer, but at least it seems to be in the ballpark for this particular beer:
    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2012/11/30/brew-in-town-birrificio-italiano-tipopils/

    Just trying to ease the sting a little 🙂

  6. I had done some research too, after the fact. Still not worth the $14 for the 12oz pour lol. But yes, it did ease the sting a little.