NEWS: New Disney World Muppet Themed Restaurant Opening Date Confirmed

Disney has finally released the opening date for its new addition to the counter service restaurant line up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new location, called PizzeRizzo, will have a Muppets theme and will serve a variety of pizza, salads and more. PizzeRizzo is located in Muppet Courtyard opposite the Muppet’s 3D movie experience in the former location of Pizza Planet. Complete details are below.


From Disney Writer Rachel Bshero:

PizzeRizzo – the classic family pizzeria owned by Rizzo – will open in Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 18. While enjoying personal-sized pies, guests will find décor inspired by Rizzo, as well as his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years throughout the two-story eatery. Be sure to head upstairs to Rizzo’s Deluxe Supreme Banquet Hall, where there’s a wedding reception already in progress; join the party and show off your best moves under the disco ball to the world’s greatest party playlist!

Photo Credit: Disney
Photo Credit: Disney

I also have mouthwatering menu details to share! Entrees are served with a side Caesar salad, and include personal-sized Pizza Pies, available in four varieties—vegetable, pepperoni, meat lovers and cheese, as well as a Meatball Sub. If you’re looking for a lighter option, the Antipasto Salad features a bed of Romaine lettuce piled high with tomatoes, Mozzarella, Kalamata olives, ham, pepperoni, salami and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

For dessert, indulge in traditional Italian sweets like Cannoli and Tiramisu. Specialty drinks will also be available, including a non-alcoholic Peach Bellini, and a Wildberry-Basil Lemonade Limoncello in addition to beer and wine for adults.

Are you excited to visit PizzeRizzo when it opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 18? Let us know in the comments below!

RELATED ARTICLE: Why We Love the Table Service Restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by Caitlin Corsello

Walt Disney World is simply brimming with amazing places for guests to enjoy delicious cuisines from all over the world. Guests who spend time in the four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, and Disney Resorts can enjoy countless meals in locations that include full service, quick service, fine dining, snack carts, and character meals. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard for guests to decide where to enjoy a meal, but Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a great place to start. The park is home to plenty of attractions and entertainment which bring Hollywood to life and their dining options are all amazing. While there are several quick service locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the full service locations are definitely worth stopping to enjoy a meal in as they each feature a unique theme and menu. Let’s check out the table service restaurants of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and see why they are so well loved by guests!


1 – 50s Prime Time Café

One full service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios transports guests back to the golden era of the 1950s. The 50s Prime Time Café features a décor which brings the decade to life and is themed to look like an old fashioned kitchen. Guests who enjoy a meal at the 50s Prime Time Café are served by Cast Members who pose as family members like aunts or uncles and interact with guests reminding them to keep their elbows off the tables and finish their vegetables. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the 50s Prime Time Café features delicious menu options like Cousin Ryan’s Vegetable Lasagna, Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast, Dads Stuffed Pork Chop, Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie, and Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken. With delicious and classic cuisine and a totally unique atmosphere, guests will definitely love dining at the 50s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

2 – The Hollywood Brown Derby

The signature dining location found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is The Hollywood Brown Derby which is based upon the famous Brown Derby in Los Angeles. The décor of the location emulates the glory of old Hollywood with tiled floors, dark wood accents, and caricatures of famous actors and actresses on the walls. Guests who dine at The Hollywood Brown Derby for lunch or dinner can enjoy menu options like the Famous Cobb Salad, Bell and Evans Chicken Breast, Pork Three Ways, Charred Filet of Beef, Pan-Seared Black Grouper, and Andouille-Crusted Chicken Breast. The Hollywood Brown Derby is very popular with guests, so reservations are definitely recommended.


3 – Hollywood & Vine

Those looking to enjoy a character meal in Disney’s Hollywood Studios should head over to the full service location Hollywood & Vine. There guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch buffets with Disney Jr. characters including Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Guests who dine at Hollywood & Vine for breakfast can enjoy buffet options like omelets, fresh fruit, assorted meats, Mickey Waffles, pancakes and frittatas while meeting their favorite characters. The lunch buffet features options like chicken, pasta, salmon, macaroni and cheese, and vegetables.

Jake at Hollywood and Vine

4 – Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

One of the most inviting and quirky restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano found in the Muppet Courtyard section of the park. The full service location allows guests to dine in a warm and cozy dining room featuring twinkling white lights, exposed brick, and assorted meats and garlics hanging from the ceiling. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is open daily for lunch and dinner and features delicious menu options like Penne alla Vodka with Shrimp, Saltimbocca, Oven-Baked Chicken alla Parmigiana, Seafood Cioppino, and Charred Strip Steak.

5 – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Perhaps the most unique of the full service dining locations found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. The location brings guests into a wonderful dining room which is themed to feel like a drive-in theater. Guests are seated in classic cars where they can then look up at the stars and watch sci-fi clips and commercials on the big screen. The experience is definitely one of the most unique in Walt Disney World and is very popular with guests making it necessary to book reservations in advance. Guests who dine at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant for lunch and dinner can enjoy delicious menu options like Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich, House-Smoked St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs, Southwest Vegetarian Burger, Fame-Broiled New York Strip Steak, Build-Your-Own Angus Burger, Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie, Grilled Marinated Salmon Salad, and Smoked Turkey Sandwich. With a totally unique atmosphere and delicious food, guests should definitely enjoy dining at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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