ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2018) – Patina Restaurant Group (PRG) is pleased to officially announce their renovation plans for Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria, located in the Downtown Disney District, to refresh the restaurant’s aesthetic and enhance the dining experience. Naples will be open throughout the course of construction.
A new outdoor bar will be the feature of an expanded patio with additional al fresco dining among all new landscaping. The building renovation includes an addition of a new all glass entry, welcoming guests to the first and second floor dining areas. Inside, three new wood-burning pizza ovens will be installed and will be the focal point of the room. The second-floor dining area will feature an open kitchen as well as enhanced outdoor terrace dining.
The Naples experience is a full immersion into the dining of Southern Italy – from the food and wine to the décor. Authentic Neapolitan pizza is made the traditional way, with a textured, soft and charred crust. The pies are crafted using simple and delicious essential Italian ingredients, along with fresh local products.
The restaurant will remain open during construction and completed in three phases. The current menu of regional Italian specialties from Executive Chef Umberto Rubelli will still be fully available throughout the entirety of the renovation process. This will allow guests to continue enjoying their favorite Neapolitan pasta dishes, secondi, seasonal salads, Italian wines, and the bustling, yet relaxed atmosphere reflective of the restaurant’s namesake city.
Visitors can also expect Napolini, Naples’ fast-casual concept, to undergo a revamp during the latter part of construction. Napolini will stay open as well, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to guests on the go in need of an authentic Italian quick bite. All renovations are slated to be completed in fall, 2018.
About Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
Look no further than Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria for a taste of Italy in Southern California.
Conveniently located near the tram boarding area in the heart of Downtown Disney, our two-story Italian eatery is a pleasure for the whole family. Choose from a menu full of authentic Italian favorites and an extensive wine list for an unforgettable dining experience. Our first floor is a classic Italian pizzeria setting featuring an open kitchen where you can actually watch our chefs assemble your pizza. Our second floor features gorgeous views of the promenade and our balcony offers an unexpected touch of elegance with its market lighting and water fountain.
About Patina Restaurant Group
Patina Restaurant Group (www.patinagroup.com) is a bicoastal boutique company and leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry. In New York, its portfolio features Lincoln Ristorante, STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building, Stella 34 Trattoria at Macy’s Herald Square, The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center, Brasserie 8 1⁄2, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, La Fonda del Sol at Grand Central, Yellow Magnolia Café at Brooklyn Botanic
Garden and The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Other East Coast properties include Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli at the Epcot World Showcase in Lake Buena Vista, Fla, and Morimoto Asia Orlando at Disney Springs.
On the West Coast its portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times’ four-starred and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Café Pinot, Ray’s & Stark Bar, Catal, Tortilla Jo’s, Catal and Naples in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California.
About Downtown Disney District
Diverse flavors offer a variety of choices for any palate in the Downtown Disney District, from spicy pasta jambalaya and grilled bourbon-glazed salmon at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen to steelhead salmon and suckling pig at Catal Restaurant. The Downtown Disney District is conveniently located just outside the theme parks and near the hotels.
Hearty dishes (and 175 TV screens, including the ones in the restrooms) give ESPN Zone diners plenty of energy for the restaurant’s interactive ESPN Zone Sports Arena. For California-inspired cuisine, take a seat at La Brea Bakery, and try a grilled panini or homemade soup.
For Mexican, it’s Tortilla Jo’s handmade tortillas; for Italian, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria and adjacent Napolini for thin-crust pizzas, pastas, soups and sandwiches. Kids love the tropical storms, waterfalls, aquarium and live parrots at Rainforest Café, where guests enjoy choosing from more than 50 varied items on the menu.
The original Starbucks location at the Downtown Disney District brings one of the coffee company’s most engaging experiences to guests with technology and content designed specifically for this store, including an interactive touch screen and 10-foot video installation. In addition to its regular beverage and food selection, the store offers some of the rarest coffees available. A second Starbucks location at Downtown Disney is located next to Disney Vacation Club near the Disneyland Hotel and Disneyland Monorail Station.
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria is located in the Downtown Disney District