Restaurants in Orlando

Floridian food is a melting pot of flavours, spices and taste sensations owing to the state's geographic position, and visitors to Orlando will notice that restaurants boast old American classics as well as fusion cuisine with strong Caribbean and Spanish influences. From fast food to fine dining, Orlando has it all.

Home to 'Floribbean' cuisine which incorporates flavours and styles from the neighbouring Caribbean islands, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and even the American Deep South, dining out in Orlando is an experience for the senses, where lemongrass, ginger, scallions and fresh tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya and mango are combined with the gentle flavours of almond, rum, key lime and coconut milk in many dishes, and red curries and seafood can be found on most menus.

Peppered around the city, many of Orlando's restaurants cater to younger children and diners will find kids' menus at most eateries. Head to International Drive for the trendiest restaurants in town, or spend some time in Downtown Disney or Universal's CityWalk where loads of restaurants cater to tourists. With so many options and types of cuisine, diners will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Orlando.

$$$$$ | Seafood

Jack's Place

Serving a variety of steaks, grills and seafood, Jack's Place is the place to go for quality food. Start with the tender grilled crab cake or stuffed shrimp and enjoy the Lobster Ravioli served with fresh English pea and corn sauce. Open for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended.

Address: Rozen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr
Telephone: (407) 996 1787
Website: http://www.jacksplacerestaurant.com

$$$$$ | Steakhouse

A Land Remembered

This renowned Orlando steak house is the place for carnivores to meet and features an impressive wine list to boot. Start with the Little Creek Frog Legs, which are Cajun spiced with a mango rum glaze and tuck into a mouth watering Châteaubriand, Filet Mignon or the famous Key Lime Pie. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

Address: Rosen Shingle Creek 9939, Universal Blvd
Telephone: (407) 996 3663
Website: http://www.landrememberedrestaurant.com

$$$$$ | Italian

Cala Bella

For mouth-watering Tuscan cuisine where Italian classics marry with American cuisine to create a wonderful taste sensation, Cala Bella is the place to go. Start with the mozzarella stuffed Bella meatballs braised in Borolo wine before diving into marinated herb roasted lamb chops with pickled garlic and shallots in rosemary minted Marsala. Bookings recommended.

Address: 9939 Universal Blvd
Telephone: (407) 996 3663
Website: http://www.calabellarestaurant.com

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