10 of Orlando's Finest Dining Establishments

In Orlando's theme parks, you might consume cartoonish delicacies like Dole Whip or a turkey leg the size of your arm. Orlando is more than its themed attractions and ridiculous food (although Disney property has great dining if you know where to go). 

In collaboration with General Manager Jamilyn Salonga Bailey, Chef Lordfer Lalicon created the menu for this modern Filipino restaurant. Kaya is in a cozy, refurbished Florida bungalow. The Chef's Filipino background are reflected in the Florida menu. 

1 .  Kaya

Chef Tung Phan, who trained at Disney's most upscale restaurant Victoria and Alberts, serves innovative Vietnamese-French cuisine. "I want guests to leave feeling like they've experienced the historical connection between French and Vietnamese cuisine," says Chef Phan. A chef's table bar makes it easy to talk to the kitchen regarding your dish. 

2 . Camille

The Ravenous Pig, or “The Pig” to locals, is a gastropub that serves southern comfort and French-casual food. It was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants in Central Florida in the mid-2000s. The restaurant was inspired by James and Julie Petrakis' travels through Europe, where steak frites are a popular dish in neighborhood bistros.

3 . The Ravenous Pig

Chef Bruno Fonseca has created this small 10-seat chef experience at Foreigner Restaurant. His Brazilian, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish background shapes the menu. Intimate dining spaces allow visitors to naturally interact with each other and the attentive staff. 

4 . Foreigner Restaurant

The restaurant has numerous vintage features, including its midcentury logo. The Strand tastes and feels like a gourmet kitchen in a 1950s glass block structure with mint green midcentury tiling. Timeless but interesting dishes. Expect regional twists on duck confit, marinated NY strip, and red snapper. 

5 . The Strand

Papa Llama is hidden in a strip mall next to a fitness studio and a Winn-Dixie in Orlando. But you'd miss a Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded modern Peruvian meal with the city's greatest natural wine pairing. 

6 . Papa Llama

Pizza Bruno is a unique and artisanal take on Neapolitan-style pizza in a world of cookie-cutter pizza restaurants. Pizza, times, and music were amazing. That was the aim from the start and remains true almost 8 years later, says Pizza Bruno owner Chef Bruno Zacchini III.

7 . Pizza Bruno

At Zaru, handmade udon noodles are the highlight. Orlando has several ramen restaurants, but these fresh wheat noodles prepared from Japanese Kagawa flour are unique. 

8 . Zaru

This DIY grill Since the 1990s, Mills50, Orlando's culinary area, has had Korean barbecue. Korean classics including kalbi, bulgogi, and tteokbokki are served. Clean and sleek, the restored decor features amusing touches like K-pop music videos in the backdrop.

9 . Shin Jung Korean Barbecue

The 8-seat pasta bar is in the second-floor East End Market, a European-style artisan market in Audobon Park, Orlando. Chef Danilo “DJ” Tangalin's serves Florida-inspired pasta dishes with French expertise.

10 . Danilo’s Pasta Bar

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