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Inside Look: Mia’s Italian Kitchen – Spring 2023 – plus Interview

Mia’s Italian Kitchen located on Orlando’s International Drive is rooted in family farm-to-table home cooking.

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA crispy breaded chicken breasts, san marzano marinara, mozzarella

The menu at Mia’s was created to capture the essence of Partner, Dave Nicholas’, great-grandmother’s rustic Italian cooking. Originally from Naples, Italy, she used easy, simple, raw ingredients – an approach that Mia’s embraces in their menu, which includes house-made (!!) pasta, Italian sandwiches, charcuterie, and square pizzas (also available by the slice).

The inspiration came from partner Dave Nicholas’s unique relationship with his great-grandmother – she didn’t speak a word of English, so they communicated through food.

PANE AL FORMAGGIO stuffed rustic demi loaf with roasted garlic butter, mixed herbs, mozzarella

Arriving in the U.S. via boat in 1904 at the age of 20, Filomena Galeazzo Masucci settled in Rochester with her husband and had 7 children.

Tasty Chomps Interview – Q And A with Mia’s Italian Kitchen

?ROASTED MUSHROOM LASAGNA brick oven roasted mushrooms, sun gold tomatoes, ricotta, sharp provolone, mozzarella, parmigiano, herbs

Tasty Chomps: What inspires your team when creating your dishes at Mia’s?

Mia’s: We are really passionate about creating the best tasting Italian menu possible. We are inspired by our guests and the experience that they have when they dine with us. It is truly so special having that connection with our guests.

CHICKEN PICCATA lemon-caper sauce, garlic broccolini, creamy parmigiano polenta

For those who have never been to Mia’s before or have not been back in a minute, what would you like guests to know about what dining is like here?

We treat everyone like family. We love creating that connection with our guests and seeing them come back again and again. Be adventurous, you can’t go wrong with our Endless Dining Option which allows you to try a bit of everything!

roasted mushrooms, mozzarella, confit garlic, black truffle-buttermilk crema, herbs

What are some of the most popular items right now on the menu at Mia’s Italian Kitchen?

Pane Al Formaggio, Chicken Parmigiana, Giant Meatball and Fettucine Ai Funghi

What are some upcoming plans for the restaurant menu in 2023?

By the Summer we plan to open for Lunch on weekdays and offer a delicious menu mixing lunch and brunch. Stay tuned!

ITALIAN SPRITZ aperol, galliano l’autentico, sparkling wine

Love the mushrooms on the dishes! Tell us about that inspiration with funghi!

Our Funghi & Tartufo Pizza is a top seller. We have a lot of guests who come in not liking or having tried mushrooms and leave thinking “wow I was seriously missing out!” Mushrooms are delicious and we aspire to continue to create tasty dishes for our guests to enjoy .

?roasted cremini, black trumpet, and porcini mushrooms, mascarpone, herbs

TIRAMISU ladyfingers, espresso, marsala, mascarpone, cocoa, lemon

iceberg, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, marinated cannellini beans, pickled red onions, zesty Italian dressing

CANNOLI sweet amaretto-candied orange peel-ricotta filling, chocolate chips, whipped cream

Mia’s Italian Kitchen Orlando
| Authentic Italian Cuisine
| Mon-Fri: 3 pm – 11 pm, Sat-Sun: 11 am – 11 pm
| Weekend Bottomless Brunch
| 8717 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

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