PHOTOS: Trattoria al Forno is NOW OPEN

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Featuring authentic flavors of Italy’s diverse regions – wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, hand-crafted mozzarella, imported charcuterie and cheese and a 100 percent Italian wine list – Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is inspired by farms in the Italian countryside with an open kitchen and family-friendly dining rooms.

Trattoria al Forno opened Dec. 18, 2014, at Walt Disney World Resort.

“Trattoria al Forno is true Italian cooking,” says Chef Lenny DeGeorge, executive chef, Concept Development, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. “We’ve challenged ourselves to come up with authentic recipes that will wow our guests – this restaurant is the next chapter in Disney dining.”

The space along the popular boardwalk is completely new, including several smaller dining spaces and a new wood-and-gas burning oven for grilling meats and fish and creating crisp Neapolitan-style pizzas. “Al forno” is Italian for “food baked in an oven,” and Trattoria al Forno will feature pizzas in the classic style of Naples, Italy, with simple tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella.

It’s the attention to quality and detail that sets Trattoria al Forno apart, says DeGeorge. “We’ve got an authentic prosciutto slicer, we’re making cavatelli pasta in-house, pickling peppers, making mozzarella, and serving spectacular pizza pies.”