NAPLES RISTORANTE E BAR AND NAPOLINI PIZZERIA RE-GRAND OPENING!
NAPLES RISTORANTE E BAR AND NAPOLINI PIZZERIA AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY DISTRICT UNVEIL NEW COASTAL SOUTHERN ITALIAN LOOK AND MENUS
Patina Restaurant Group showed off a brand-new look yesterday at their Downtown Disney® District restaurants, Naples Ristorante e Bar and Napolini Pizzeria as part of a special event to commemorate their highly-anticipated renovations. The restaurants were redesigned by Shea Design. At Naples, new design elements include:
· A mural of photographs by Naples photographer Mimmo Fontanella
· A large “infinite loop” lighting fixture
· A fire-themed mosaic glass tile above a trio of new wood-burning pizza ovens
· An expanded outdoor patio with a new outside bar and fountain wall
“I am delighted to welcome everyone to the new, refreshed Naples and Napolini, with a new design intended to evoke the coastline of the Bay of Naples, Capri and Positano,” said Nick Valenti, Chief Executive Officer of Patina Resturant Group. “I originally created the Naples concept to showcase the cooking of my native Southern Italy.”
Chef Umberto Rubelli hails from Milan, Italy and brings an authentic Italian touch to the food. New menu items include a variety of fresh seafood, simply prepared fish selections with lemon, olive oil and tomato. Pizzaiolo Charlie Restivo runs the pizza program, with a new build-your-own pizza menu at Napolini. The pizzeria’s signature pies include Vesuvio (mozzarella, tomato, Calabrian chili, green olives, anchovies, capers), California (chicken, bbq sauce, red onions, cilantro, smoked mozzarella), and Capri (shrimp, mozzarella, fontina, lemon, pesto).
A dedication ceremony included members of the restaurant’s staff and executives from Disney and Patina Restaurant Group. They were joined by special guests Chef Mickey Mouse and Chef Goofy to round out the celebration. Following the dedication, media and guests were invited to partake in the food and hospitality at Naples.
Naples is open for lunch and dinner. Napolini is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with to-go options. Both restaurants are located at Downtown Disney District, 1510 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802.
Naples Ristorante e Bar
Look no further than Naples Ristorante e Bar for a taste of Italy in Southern California. Conveniently located near the tram boarding area in the heart of Downtown Disney District, our two-story Italian eatery is a pleasure for the whole family. Choose from a menu full of authentic Italian favorites like handcrafted pasta and wood-fired Neapolitan pizza paired with an extensive wine list for an unforgettable dining experience. Our first floor is a classic Italian pizzeria. 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. Follow along on Facebook at @NaplesRistorante, Twitter at @NaplesDTD and Instagram at @Naples_Ristorante or visitnaplesristorante.com for more information.
Naples’ sister location Napolini Pizzeria offers Italian quick service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner inDowntown Disney District. The on-the-go options include pizza, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Located along the walkway of Downtown Disney District, Napolini is a great addition to your fun-filled shopping day at the promenade or your adventure at the Disneyland® Resort. Whether you are looking to soak up the Southern California sun during lunch or enjoy your dinner underneath the stars, our patio and balcony provide a comfortable outdoor dining experience any time of day. Indoor dining also offers an enjoyable, fun environment for all ages. If you are visiting Downtown Disney District for the first time or casually strolling the promenade as a regular, Napolini is a can’t miss dining destination. Visit napolinipizza.com for more information.
Patina Restaurant Group
Patina Restaurant Group is a bicoastal collection of 60+ boutique restaurants in the premium segment of the hospitality industry. Helmed by Chef Joachim Splichal and celebrated restaurateur Nick Valenti, the group is known for its unique and impeccable market-driven menus, modern design and décor, exemplary service culture, and outstanding beverage program across all locations—offering numerous distinctive, one-of-a-kind dining destinations surrounding celebrated cultural institutions.
On the West Coast, its portfolio includes the iconic Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse near The Broad Museum on Bunker Hill, Café Pinot adjacent to the Los Angeles Public Library, Maple at Descanso Gardens, Leatherby’s Café Rouge at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar and The Boardroom at the Los Angeles Music Center, Ray’s & Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and a world-class catering division servicing high-profile events across the country.
Downtown Disney District
The Downtown Disney District (no admission fee required) is steps from Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park and the three on-property hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Atmospheric music and entertainment create a lively backdrop for guests. The destination features a diverse collection of casual restaurants, favorite snacking stops, shopping boutiques and high-energy entertainment, including Starbucks, Salt & Straw, The VOID, La Brea Bakery Café, The LEGO Store, Curl Surf, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, Sephora, Sprinkles, PANDORA Jewelry, The Disney Dress Shop and the World of Disney© store.
The Downtown Disney District parking lot is conveniently located next to the action and offers three hours of parking with a $20 minimum purchase and validation from any Downtown Disney District location. Guests will also enjoy up to five hours of parking with validation from any Downtown Disney District table-service restaurant.