Cafe D'Antonio - Celebration

4.4
1268 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in the heart of Celebration’s downtown area, Cafe D' Antonio enjoys a lakeside view with seating indoors and "al fresco." Dress is casual in this warmly decorated and family friendly atmosphere. With an open kitchen, the wood burning oven, grill and rotisserie, the menu features items representative of many of Italy's varied regions. Fresh fish and seafood, Black Angus steaks, veal, chicken, pasta --- everything's a specialty! Sample a simpler fare luncheon menu or a more traditional dinner menu; we have a children's menu as well. There is a full bar at your service and an excellent wine list with wines by the glass and the bottle. After dinner, enjoy a liqueur or cappuccino in true Italian style.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 566-2233
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Leconte
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Cross street
Market Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Antonios! Great taste is just the beginning!! Antonio’s has a superior selection of fresh foods, wines and liquors many of which you won’t find in the big retail stores. We stock from around the world with emphasis on Italian and US west coast selections.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Feels dated and dirty. Food was good. But carpets and toilets dirty and needing replaced

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SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Felt stuffy and high end when we walked in. Went to order drinks but a limited beer and wine selection. Waiter dropped my beer off the tray when he came back. Appetizers were brought quickly but calamari was very thick and kids would not eat it. Decent dinner options but vegetables were not included as a side for my beef short ribs. Food was good but average portion size. For an almost $200 dinner bill for 5 people I will probably not eat there again.

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FJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food and the service were both perfect but I couldn’t sit at the bar because kids were sitting at it. So I can’t give it a totally positive review

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CG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Have been to this restaurant many times. I did the feel the waitress was not all very friendly or attentive. It was a very busy night and the service was slow. Our waitress could have been more apologetic, had to ask for our bread extra drinks etc. Disappointing as I was raving to my brother in law what a wonderful place it was. Food was very good though.

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OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We go here once every year for Celebration’s Now Snowing Nightly event. It was only so-so last year, but we figured it was just a fluke. Sadly, that was not the case. My husband ordered the $40 special NY strip steak that was mediocre and I ordered the $22 lobster ravioli which had only 6 ravioli and wasn’t very good. The ambiance is always nice, but the service was lacking.

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M
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time we visit friends in Florida, we dine at D’Antonio’s the night before we leave. It is now a tradition. Usually I have to have chicken Marsala or risotto. But on the recommendation of our friend I decided to try pizza this time. It was an easy decision: the pizza with fig and other wonderful things!! I was not disappointed. It was marvelous. Our only disappointment with this trip and also our last was the absence of the wonderful sugar scrub in the ladies room. It has the most scrumptious scent. It’s still for sale in the restaurant, but not out for use in the ladies room. What a disappointment!

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AK
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always they never disappoint. Was great the antipasti was fabulous they change it up a bit and it was so good with marinated mushrooms, portobello mushroom, artichoke, blue cheese, two meats just outstanding. Main course excellent as well. Just and overall great place to have a few drinks and get a great meal.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The area in Celebration is beautiful and the restaurant fits right into the town. Inside the restaurant the ambiance is Italian and nice for a dinner. The service was very nice and the staff was friendly and attentive coming by often to check on us and the service was great. The pasta was good and the bread was very yummy with the traditional olive oil to go with it. The wine options were nice and overall the meal was great and we will return in the future to try the other options on the menu such as the fish and steak.

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s
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took us in at the appointed time, service was good, no rush to order.

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DJ
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We’ve been several times, one of our local “go to” places when friends and family visit. However, I would have to say this was our worst experience at D’Antonio’s. The bathroom cleanliness was definitely below par, the service was extremely slow, and we just did not get the customer service we’re used to. We will go again, but if things don’t turn around it will no longer be on our favorites list.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday and my wife's birthday. It also coincided with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Celebration. We were able to get a table outside. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing, and it was very reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back!! Kid-friendly too.

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Sat in the back room near waiter station, cutlery was being put in napkins at the table next to us. Has to keep cutlery after starter and clean them on a napkin. Ordered pizza and it came on a cardboard plate. Paid full bill of $140 and spoke to desk on way out about the issues, got no reply just nothing at all. Do not want anything free just tried to explain but ignored totally. Will not return ever if they cannot be bothered taking time to discuss with me. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, MONEY OR EFFORT

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good retaurant, excellent food, great service. A bit pricy but worth it

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us ate and we all had something different and it was all good. It wasvtotally full indoor and out. Great meal for a get together.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

In the beginning the server was in a bit of a rush to take our order. Then the food took a little while which was good because we wanted to visit. Then after we ate the server never came back to fill waters or see if we wanted another drink . She could have been more in tune and attentive

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KD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a local and it was just lovely. Exceptional service and the lamb shank was the best! Great location with a wonderful view of the locals. Will visit again.

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal at the restaurant It’s in a convenient location and the food is excellent. Our waiter and the rest of the stuff we’re also very good. It is definitely worth going to. My husband had the clams and linguini and loves it. I have twice had the lobster ravioli and it was delicious as well. It’s very reasonably priced restaurant in a cute town.

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J
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Have been here numerous times and it never disappoints. One of my favorites in the Orlando area.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We visited this restaurant as a group of 5. Ordered drinks and appetizers at the same time. After 15 minutes, we asked about our drinks. At the 20 minute mark, we were asked for our dinner order because appetizers were ready to be served. Again we asked about drinks. After 30 minutes, appetizers arrived but we still had no drinks. We sent appetizers back and asked for drinks again. 10 more minutes, drinks arrived but not complete order. Waitress seemed confused, possibly new to the position. Finally got drinks and appetizers were immediately presented. We tried to hurry with appetizers knowing entrees would be out shortly. The food was good all the way around. Many, many wait staff on duty. Waitress was friendly but clueless- thus our feeling that she must be new. Management should have experienced staff work with new staff to train. Revenue was lost on one of the most profitable segments of dinner - the drinks. Normally, we would have had pre dinner, dinner and after dinner drinks. Instead, we had one round, dinner and then went to the Celebration Town Tavern for drinks. It wasn't worth the wait here. Side note, we were not monopolizing a table. Reservations were for 6:45, we left at 9:00 and the establishment had several open tables the entire time.

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C
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Was there a few years ago and not the same. Starting to look worn out, restroom needed cleaning (bad odors, toilet brush laying on floor). Restaurant was less than 1/2 full and it took almost 1 hour to get entrees (no appetizers) and quality was mediocre. Had dinner with 2 other culinary school inspectors and all were disappointed. Too bad, used to be better.

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ZB
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife out for a nice dinner while in Orlando. Food, service and setting was just what we needed after spending some time at Disney World.

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FL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and great food. We enjoyed the meal-I would only caution you to remember that homemade pasta takes some time, don’t be in a huge hurry.

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CP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Good setting, comfortable seating, solid wine list. On the other hand all of the pasta was badly over cooked, the carpaccio appetizer at $12 was minuscule, and despite being on time for our reservation we waited 20 minutes for our table. One entre was tepid.

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PC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great not to be rushed, excellent food in pleasant surroundings

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J
Tampa
63 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Very nice meal. Two appetizers and grilled pizza. Patio was great for people watching.

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J
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Cafe d’Antonio on Halloween. We had a 7:15 reservation, and no idea that there was a huge festival in Celebration. I called at 7:20 to say we were delayed by traffic. Mike, the manager said “No worries, I’ve got you covered.” We did not get there until 8:30, feeling starving and defeated, certain that with the huge crowd we would not get seated and/or that due to the overwhelming business they were doing the food would be unremarkable. Boy, were we wrong!
Mike took care of us and had us seated within 10 minutes. The food was delicious, hot and fresh. I asked for some substitutions and additions in my dish, and it was served perfectly. The sourdough bread and flavored oil were fresh and yummy. We were so full we did not get to try dessert. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked great! Enjoy!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely always a super meal... we always go when in the area

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A little pricey, but has food you cannot get anywhere else.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Been here multiple times, but was a bit disappointed this past Saturday. We had a reservation for over a week yet they sat us (a party of 5) in a table for 4. It was a constant rearranging to make space for plates. Our waiter and food were great but the kitchen was beyond slow. Don’t know how many times the waiter came over to apologize but it wasn’t his fault. Hopefully it was an anomaly.

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AK
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Have eaten here many times, but the service was very slow. It was busy but we’ve been their during busy times before and never had to wait like we did this night. The food was excellent as always the Lobster Ravioli was fabulous as always. We will be going back.

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C
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice. Food was fresh and fabulous. Service was perfect. Drinks and wine were a perfect addition to our meal. Definitely a place I will go again the next time I’m in Orlando.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Been going to Antonio’s Celebration for nearly 20 years and this was the worst experience. Appetisers arrived separately and one was cold. No silverware or napkins until we asked and service was patchy. Main courses were okay, just not as good as normal. Spoke to the manager and understand there have been problems which they are addressing, but not sure we will go back. Ladies restrooms were grubby.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good

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r
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

They do not know how to make gnocchi any more. Twice it was terrible. Never again

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We’ve came to this restaurant 14 years ago and have made regular visits back. After a 5 year break we returned and were highly disappointed!
The place was empty, despite every other restaurant around being busy, the service was neither here nor there ... we ordered 2 pizzas that were undercooked and bizarrely served on a cardboard/polyestyrene board like a take out! Restrooms were a mess ...

Very sad to see

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g
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner and Louis was the consummate professional server,

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TQ
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lucky for us our favorite server, I was so happy server Debbie was working tonight because the last two times our service was less than stellar. She's always so friendly and efficient. They really need to get a more consistent better trained staff here.

Food was good as usual, great mushroom risotto and eggplant dinner, although I do miss the sausage risotto! I really wish I hated the bread here but it's always amazing.

The bathroom was a real mess, no toilet paper, instead napkins were placed in the stall. There really isn't any excuse for that.

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JC
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great restaurant but it has lost two of its best staff on front desk and so has lost its way on service. Very very slow server and in fact we had to get someone else - not good. Food fine though but prices seem to have risen.

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A
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner there with friends. First time there for our friends but we are a frequent patron. Always consistent food and great service!

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TQ
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I really like going here. The food is consistently good. It's convenient for us as well. Service is hit or miss but the biggest issue is the front desk. They are not very welcoming. Having been in the restaurant business before, rule of thumb is the person at the front door...hostess/manager should be welcoming when you arrive and when you leave. Maybe this is why it's been so empty on weekends. The menu could use some updating too.

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