Last updated: 4/10/2019
- Pizza Bruno – Pizza Bruno is likely the most popular local choice for pizza. Their neapolitan pizza is unmatched in the area and their garlic knots are to die for! They have two locations currently: The original location off of Curry Ford Rd. and their new satellite location in Downtown Orlando at Orange County Brewers. They will also be opening Slice by Pizza Bruno (which will shockingly specialize in pizza by the slice) later this year on Mills 50, so keep and eye out for that opening for a quick bite during your travels.
- Lazy Moon – Lazy Moon isn’t the “best” pizza in Orlando by any means, but it’s a big favorite of mine and many others for their giant portion sizes and indie atmosphere. If you’re looking for a unique, Orlando-specific pizza meal, this is probably it.
- Domu – Another big local favorite. Domu specializes in ramen specifically, but also serves some fantastic Asian dishes along with a great selection of alcohol. Domu originated at the East End Market, but has recently expanded to add a Waterford Lakes (near UCF) restaurant to their lineup.
- Kabooki Sushi
- Victoria & Albert’s – While Disney may be known for their theme parks, they’re also home to one of the three restaurants in all of Florida that can claim to be a coveted AAA Five Diamond Award winner. Victoria & Albert’s is located at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort which is just a monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom. If you’re planning on giving one of the most highly awarded restaurants in the state a shot, bring your wallet. The 7-course meal will cost you $185 and the 10-course meal will cost you $235.
- Beth’s Burger Bar – For those who love trying things, Beth’s is famous for their creative burgers, so make sure to stop by to try something new! You can either create your own burger (for those who are less adventurous) or try one of their signature burgers! Order the Peanut Butter Burger for some peanutty deliciousness or try the Pizza Burger if you have a craving for some mozzarella and marinara.
In addition to regular burgers, they have dynamite veggie burger and the Impossible Burger (which is completely plant-based but tastes exactly like meat!) So they should have something for everyone! Beth’s Burgers started out with just one location, but now it is up to three different ones. Their locations are in Downtown Orlando, Edgewood, and near Universal.
- Toasted – Toasted is another small Central Florida gem with several locations, but instead of only serving burgers, they also serve amazing varieties of grilled cheese and salads. In addition to their regular burgers, Toasted has the Impossible Burger and a housemade vegan burger. Even better for the vegans out there, they have housemade vegan cheese as well! After deciding what to get off their extensive menu, make sure to order a side of truffle fries, as they are to die for. They have locations near Disney/Windermere, Winter Park, near UCF, and Lake Nona.
- Teak Restaurant – If you like to eat local, delicious food, Teak should be on your list of restaurants to eat at. They have two locations, one near Universal, and one in Maitland, a little further away from the touristy spots of Orlando. Teak has a truly varied menu, from its award-winning chili to their innovative burgers. Try their Cronie Burger for something truly unique and delectable. For vegetarians and vegans, they have the plant-based Beyond Burger available.