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
1,094 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended
Special Occasion in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek

$$$$·Italian·
I Drive / Sand Lake
248 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
85% recommended
Romantic in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Café de France

$$$$·French·
Winter Park
299 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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
96% recommended
Best Service in Orlando
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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

$$$$·Steak·
I Drive / Sand Lake
633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
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The Osprey Tavern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Orlando
840 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Antonio's - Maitland - Upstairs

$$$$·Italian·
Maitland
994 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
92% recommended

Soco Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Orlando
1,062 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Orlando / Central Florida East

Highball & Harvest

$$$$·Southern·
I Drive / Sand Lake
676 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
96% recommended
Healthy in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Enzo's on the Lake

$$$$·Italian·
Longwood
1,319 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
96% recommended
Italian in Orlando / Central Florida East

La Boucherie - Orlando

$$$$·French·
I Drive / Sand Lake
116 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
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A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek

$$$$·Steakhouse·
I Drive / Sand Lake
743 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
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Rocco's Italian Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Winter Park
565 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Live Music
  • Romantic
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
1,557 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
4,380 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
95% recommended
Seafood in Orlando / Central Florida East

Fiorenzo

$$$$·Steak·
I Drive / Sand Lake
564 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
90% recommended
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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Orlando

$$$$·Turkish·
I Drive / Sand Lake
747 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended

DoveCote

$$$$·American·
Downtown Orlando
761 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
85% recommended
Romantic in Orlando / Central Florida East

Slate

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dr. Phillips
1,286 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
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
85% recommended

Pharmacy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
I Drive / Sand Lake
264 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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
Late Night Find in Orlando / Central Florida East

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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