Enzo’s Hideaway Review at Disney Springs

Tucked away in the Landing district of Disney Springs sits a “hidden” bar. I put hidden in quotes because any place with a sign as big as the one you see above can’t really be hidden. But nonetheless Enzo’s is hidden away from the normal pedestrian thoroughfare of Disney Springs. This restaurant with a speakeasy vibe serves up Italian grub with a great atmosphere. But is it worth venturing (by venturing I mean like walking ten extra feet from the nest closest restaurant) off the beaten path? Read on to discover our Enzo’s Hideaway review at Disney Springs. 

The Atmosphere

Where this restaurant shines is without question in its atmosphere. But before we get into the details let’s get some background. 

Right across the way from Enzo’s is the massive Italian restaurant Maria & Enzo’s. And yes it’s the same Enzo in both. Both of these establishments are operated by the Patina Restaurant Group. Which also runs Pizza Ponte, Morimoto Asia and The Edison in Disney Springs as well as Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante E Pizzeria in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot. But the premise with this establishment is that Enzo found old tunnels underneath the restaurant he runs with his wife, Maria. 

The view from the entrance to the bar.

As the story goes, these tunnels were used by Rum Runners during Prohibition. Enzo decided to turn them into a bar and the rest is history…I guess. But the best part about this is that the theming does not let the backstory down. The idea of a “tunnel bar” totally checks out here. 

The door that has seen better days is your entrance to the establishment.

To get here you first have to walk down a flight of stairs. It seems like you are almost going underneath the main bridge you walk across to get into the Landing. There’s a weathered looking door that you pass through and then you’re greeted by a host. At this point there’s no if ands or buts about it. You’re in a tunnel. The theme is so cool and as you are walking to your table the details just continue. There’s even graffiti on the walls and leftover “artifacts” from the Rum Runners of the past. 

Just some things the Rum Runners left behind.

Now I do want to mention my biggest issue with the name and story of this place. It claims to be hidden and it claims to have a speakeasy vibe. Those statements are somewhat true but like I said about the sign being so big, that factor makes the hidden aspect go away. On top of that, the fact that you are encouraged to get reservations also renders the hidden part useless. Then the speakeasy factor goes out the window once you see the size of the place. 

I know it’s Walt Disney World so they need to have reservations (and I’m not complaining that they do) and I know they need all the dining space they can get but why not just call it Enzo’s Tunnel Bar or Enzo’s Tucked Away Bar. They can still deliver on the theme of the place while also being more true to the title. 

But rant over! Because after all that this space is still quite awesome. We had a table for dinner but I am definitely adding this place to my Disney Springs Bar Crawl rotation because the bar is great. Overall, exceptional atmosphere that you can only find at a Walt Disney World dining location. 

The Food

So it does stay true to the speakeasy vibe when it comes to the cocktails they offer. There’s a plethora of cool cocktails and an extensive list of whiskey, rum and of course wines. It’s Italian food after all. They also have many coffee drinks you can get for dessert or if you’re just sitting at the bar. On a recent podcast episode, our friend Matt from the Disney Coffee Blog was raving about the Espresso Freddo Shakerato. Which is espresso, cold milk and ice all shaken up and it sounds delightful.

Beer is always a good choice.

Food wise it’s your traditional Italian fare with some twists here or there. But the emphasis is placed heavily on pasta for the main course with a few other options like eggplant parmesan, steak pizzaiola, branzino and chicken saltimbocca. 

The drink menu
The food menu
Burrata Caprese

To start we got the Burrata Caprese. This was alright. At its root it’s a tomato and mozzarella salad. I was excited with the burrata addition though. If you’ve never had a burrata, think of mozzarella on the outside with a creamy inside. Almost like ricotta. This wasn’t really a burrata though. If it was a real burrata the cherry tomatoes would’ve worked because the creaminess of the cheese would’ve mixed with the tomatoes. But it didn’t and I would’ve preferred just regular slices of tomato. The dish was good but at $18 it’s expensive for what it is and I wouldn’t get it again. 

Rigatoni Trapanesi

For entrees we got the Rigatoni Trapanesi which has grilled zucchini, roasted tomato pesto, almonds, basil, parmigiano-reggiano and comes in at $24. This was a good dish and a nice option for the vegetarians out there. The rigatoni was a little undercooked but no biggie. 

Penne Rigate

The Penne Rigate came with chicken sausage, sweet onions, broccolini, caciocavallo cheese and it too was $24. This was tasty but those onions were quite sweet. For me it made the dish just too sweet even. But all the other elements were good. 

Bucatini Bolognese

Last up was the real winner in the entire round. The Bucatini Bolognese has traditional braised meat sauce, parmigiano-reggiano, basil and is $25. This is a big ole’ bowl of pasta goodness. When you think hearty Italian food this should probably be the first thing that comes to mind. Now a pasta dish that’s $25 is a little hard to swallow but for Disney prices it was still tasty. 

If I went back I would branch out a little more. To start I might try their cured meat and cheese board which looked fantastic. Then in the entree category I might try a non-pasta dish like the chicken saltimbocca. But the Nonna’s Pasta for two does sound very intriguing. That has penne pasta, braised beef short ribs, braised meatballs and Italian sausage in tomato gravy topped with nonna’s secret béchamel sauce (three cheeses and farm fresh cream) and is $26 per person. 

Our WDW Opinion 

Enzo’s Hideaway is a very cool restaurant. The Patina Restaurant Group knows what they are doing when it comes to themed restaurants. I love the vibe of the place and I love the details it brings to the table. 

The food could be better and especially when you consider the price of it. But also factor in the other Italian options in Disney Springs. You could give the full Maria & Enzo’s or the fast casual Pizza Ponte a try (all three of these locations do share kitchen facilities and since they are operated by the same company chances are the food will be very comparable). But there’s also Terralina Crafted Italian just down the way. Put Italian food aside because there’s a whole host of other incredible options at Disney Springs that I think you should try for dinner before Enzo’s. *cough* Homecomin’ *cough*

Enzo’s has, however, worked its way into my Disney Springs Bar Crawl. You don’t need a reservation for the bar and I think the atmosphere is just so cool. I give it high remarks for that and I will definitely be back soon for a libation. 

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