Bella Tuscany Ristorante Italiano

Sidestep the theme park tourist traps for some good old fashioned, down-home Italian dining. Walk into a family kitchen and take a seat, where the staff extends their warmest welcome.

Truly a neighborhood retreat, with repeat visitors and fans among locals and holidaymakers alike, Bella Tuscany is the hidden gem of this small, Floridian bolthole. Charming booths and atmospheric lighting provide the backdrop for all the Italian favorites you recognise from lasagna to linguine carbonara to eggplant parmesan; as well as bold choices such as flame-grilled swordfish and lobster tail pomodoro.

Despite Bella Tuscany’s obvious heritage, the wine list isn’t limited to round Ligurian reds and lively frizzantes—extensive globetrotting characterizes the more than 600 label strong cellar. The comprehensive list is organized alphabetically by country and region for a smooth and easy selection process. Particularly impressive is the state-by-state breakdown among the US varietals, making plain Bella Tuscany’s stake in relaxed yet expertly crafted dining.