The Best Restaurants in Orlando, According to our Tastemakers

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Nicknamed The City Beautiful, Orlando offers an enchanting playland for adults and children alike with places like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. As one of the world's most visited tourist destinations, it comes as no surprise that Orlando houses some of the best restaurants in Florida. Iconic dishes range from succulent red snapper to enticing Tonkotsu ramen. But where do savvy diners eat out in Orlando? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Our list highlights the absolute best dining experiences in Orlando. Discover family restaurants in fairy-tale settings or out-of-this-world Sand Lake sushi. The Grande Lakes hotels serve Mongolian inspired veal while Bonnet Creek has Italian delicacies on the menu. Whichever you choose, book a table at one of the best restaurants in Orlando today.

Restaurants:Primo, Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek, Café de France
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, French
Neighborhoods:I Drive / Sand Lake, Winter Park

Primo

$$$$·Italian·
I Drive / Sand Lake
1,141 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
  • Romantic
The Marriott Hotel at Grande Lakes is all about class, and their onsite Italian restaurant is no exception. Pristine white tablecloths and marble counters paired with exquisite disRead more
86% recommended
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Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek

$$$$·Italian·
I Drive / Sand Lake
248 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
Orlando is a favorite destination for holidaymakers from all over the world. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that some of the best restaurants in Orlando reside in amazing hoteRead more
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Café de France

$$$$·French·
Winter Park
335 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Winter Park’s Café de France is part of the burgeoning French Revolution in the dining scene of the City Beautiful. An Orlando Magazine recommendation, this authentic French eaterRead more
97% recommended
Romantic in Orlando / Central Florida East

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

$$$$·Steak·
I Drive / Sand Lake
633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
A good steak is one of those meals that should receive a little pomp and ceremony. Spencer’s knows this, and treats the meat and the diners, accordingly. An unforgettable evening aRead more
87% recommended
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The Osprey Tavern

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Orlando
854 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The brainchild of Seito Sushi veterans Jason and Sue Chin, The Osprey Tavern is an elegant and exciting venue for classic, American cuisine. Diners can expect vibrant flavors and uRead more
94% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Antonio's - Maitland - Upstairs

$$$$·Italian·
Maitland
1,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Antonio’s is a split-level restaurant, with a casual café and exciting food market downstairs and a formal Italian restaurant on the upper level. This is a great idea, as diners caRead more
97% recommended
Italian in Orlando

Soco Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Orlando
1,212 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Upon entering Soco, the warmth and brightness of this Thornton Park eatery are the first things that strike hungry diners. Wood and white lovingly decorated with a range of strikinRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orlando / Central Florida East

Highball & Harvest

$$$$·Southern·
I Drive / Sand Lake
742 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
The brand Ritz Carlton is synonymous with excellence, and their hotel at Grande Lakes lives up to this reputation. With their restaurant Highball and Harvest, Ritz has joined the fRead more
85% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Orlando / Central Florida East

Enzo's on the Lake

$$$$·Italian·
Longwood
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
With so many new restaurants opening monthly in Orlando, it’s great to know that there are some classics still going from strength to strength. Enzo's on the Lake has been one of tRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Orlando / Central Florida East
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La Boucherie - Orlando

$$$$·French·
I Drive / Sand Lake
116 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Billed as “France’s most popular steakhouse right in Orlando,” the team at La Boucherie are so proud of their meat they’ve integrated their own artisanal butcher’s shop. Diners whoRead more
91% recommended
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A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek

$$$$·Steakhouse·
I Drive / Sand Lake
763 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
When staying at a luxury hotel, it’s expected that the dining options will be exciting, surprising and satisfying. With 12 eateries competing at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, how Read more
95% recommended

Rocco's Italian Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Winter Park
566 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Loved by Winter Park locals and visitors alike, Rocco’s is famous for a friendly welcome and simply superb Italian food. Rocco himself will quite often pop over and say hello, and Read more
93% recommended
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Seito Sushi - Sand Lake

$$$$·Japanese·
I Drive / Sand Lake
1,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
A well-established part of Sand Lake’s dining scene, Seito Sushi is constantly redefining the world of modern sushi in Orlando. Taking traditional techniques and combining them witRead more
93% recommended
Japanese in Orlando / Central Florida East

Eddie V's - Orlando

$$$$·Seafood·
Dr. Phillips
5,129 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
If live jazz and prime seafood sound like a great night out, Eddie V’s near Sand Lake is the place to be. Spread right across America, Eddie V’s has a big reputation to uphold and Read more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Fiorenzo

$$$$·Steak·
I Drive / Sand Lake
582 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
The Hyatt Regency Hotel is home to one of the finest steakhouses in Orlando- Fiorenzo’s. Italian aromas emanate from the open kitchen and on-display pizza oven, promising a range oRead more
88% recommended

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Orlando

$$$$·Turkish·
I Drive / Sand Lake
788 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Guests can expect a warm welcome of “HoŞgeldiniz!” at this Turkish eatery right on Restaurant Row in Dr. Phillips. Bosphorous is proving that Turkish cuisine is so much more than jRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Orlando

DoveCote

$$$$·American·
Downtown Orlando
898 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Downtown’s DoveCote is a modern brasserie at the base of the BoA Financial Center. Conveniently placed, this French-inspired restaurant offers classic from Steak Frites to Cote de Read more

Slate

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dr. Phillips
1,439 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
The grey brickwork's decorated with succulent houseplants on industrial style shelves, beneath retro lights and a glowing sign. This is the exterior to Slate, West Sand Lake Road’sRead more
93% recommended

Pharmacy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
I Drive / Sand Lake
310 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
Pharmacy is a little hidden away in an otherwise unassuming office building. But just like the speakeasies of the prohibition era, this restaurant is an exciting surprise once it’sRead more
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Urbain 40 - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
I Drive / Sand Lake
742 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
Part of the area locally known as ‘Restaurant Row’, Urbain 40 manages to stand out amongst the competition thanks to the contrast of 1940s style décor and a modern and imaginative Read more
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