Italian in Winter Park: Grand Opening of Italio Modern Italian Kitchen
Tonight the hubs and I had the chance to check out a new Winter Park restaurant called Italio Modern Italian Kitchen. While the official grand opening isn’t until tomorrow (check below to see what you get in celebration of the big day), we along with a handful of other local media peeps got the chance to sample Italio’s awesome Italian cuisine and enjoy their brand new space located on Orange Ave, just a few minutes from Winter Park Village.
The Italio concept keeps things simple yet customized with a create-your-own menu. In 4 easy steps customers can build their own tasty Italian meal:
1) You pick a base option: Past bowl, Piadina (traditional Italian wrap) or salad bowl
2) You choose your protein
3) You select your sauce/pesto/dressing
4) You pick your toppings
I chose the pasta bowl with whole grain pasta and my husband opted for the Piadina. Both were very tasty, offered a good portion size, was ordered and pulled together quickly, and for a cost of around $7, it is definitely worth the visit. I also enjoyed the cannoli chips which were a fun twist on a traditional Italian dessert. The deconstructed cannoli was broken into chips which were then ready for dipping in sweet cream, rather than being stuffed with it.
The space was definitely modern, as the restaurant name implies, and had a bright and clean feel. There was exposed brick, dark wood, white marble table tops and lots of lighting. They also have a nice outdoor seating area which I think would be great for customers on their lunch breaks wanting a chance to enjoy the outdoors before being forced back into their tiny cubicles of doom.
Italio Grand Opening: Free Food Day- March 6, 2013
If Italio sounds like a place you’d like, then I definitely suggest stopping by tomorrow, 3/6 to check them out.
In celebration of their Grand Opening, this new casual dining spot will be having a Free Food Day! Between 10:45am-10pm tomorrow, customers who comes in to dine at the new Italio Winter Park location, will receive one complimentary entree per person and will get the chance to try out Italio’s create-your-own menu for themselves.
Check out below a few photos from our experience at Italio and if you have a chance to stop by tomorrow let us know what you think.
P.S. With an offer this good don’t be surprised if there is a little wait for your meal. We waited a bit tonight but with the ordering and meal creation process so speedy it seemed to move fairly quickly.