Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria treats guests to a smorgasbord of Italian and American dishes, as well as old-school European treats from the owner's hometown of Piran, Slovenia. Diners chow down on the kitchen's signature creamy carbonara—made fresh each day—or devour the tartini pizza, covered in salami, proscuitto, pepperoni, and buffalo cheese. The savory pies bake to crispy perfection in a traditional wood-fired oven. They arrive at tables in sizes ranging from 10 inches, ideal for a hearty meal for one, to an impressive one meter—the perfect size for feeding a 15-person baseball team or two hungry marathon runners.
Dixie Belle's early morning menu clears cobwebs from the crannies of sleepy appetites with generous portions of protein-packed morning egg combinations ($3.25–$6.99), three-egg omelettes ($4.29–$7.25), early bird egg, biscuit, and potato platters ($1.99), and home-style house specialties. Wake up your sensory makeup with a South of the Border omelette, stuffed with sausage, cheese, tomato, and onion and folded in a flour tortilla with salsa ($6.99), or sink your fork's sweet little teeth into three pieces of french toast ($3.99) or three pancakes ($3.99). When the breakfast bell starts to come down with the midday droopies, get your hands on some handheld lunch grub, such as a hamburger on a grilled bun with home fries ($6.50), a country-fried steak sandwich on a grilled bun with home fries ($5.99), or egg salad and bacon on toast ($3.50).
At the casual Khasiyat, owner Bhanu Chavda serves aromatic, vegetarian dishes from various parts of India, but most impressed the Orlando Weekly reviewer with her addictive Indian snacks that dominate much of the menu. Popular small bites include South Indian dosas, crisp and thin flour crepes filled with potato and onions and served alongside coconut chutney, and bhel poori, a tasty street food featuring puffed wheat, indian noodles, and diced potato and onions with a splash of chili. Patrons can also try North Indian dishes that feature rich sauces and Indian cottage cheese, such as paneer masala, or try a variety of flavors in a thali, or sampler plate.
The cooks at Asian Buffet prepare a broad range of Chinese and Japanese specialties for dine-in meals, carryout, and lavish buffet feasts. The restaurant’s buffet-style serving allows patrons to eat their fill of sushi rolls, coconut shrimp, hibachi cooking, and piles of money not valid since the Ming Dynasty. The classic dine-in and carryout menu includes house specialties chock-full of seafood—shrimp, lobster, scallops, and crab—sautéed with vegetables in a house sauce.
Until midnight every day of the week, eclectic food and drinks flow freely at eXile Restaurant & Lounge. The bar is all about hosting fun times, with numerous TVs mounted on the walls and a calendar that reserves nights for live music, karaoke, a Spanish DJ, and a Top 40 DJ on a regular basis. To keep patrons energized enough to dance the tango on their hands, the kitchen prepares pub classics with an international twist. Flavors of Europe, the Middle East, and South America all make an appearance in dishes such as fresh caprese pizza, a blackened-tuna salad with blue cheese and walnuts, a chicken-burrito bowl with yellow rice, black beans, and sweet plantains, and a signature lasagna dish.
The chefs at Sushi House Orlando not only craft impressive maki rolls that have won the eatery claim to several “best of” accolades, but also teach curious diners how to make their own at home during classes for all skill levels. Classic rolls present fillings of raw spicy tuna, unagi, and yellowtail, and more elaborate and playful bundles include the baked Graduation roll, which is a california roll wrapped in salmon and then topped with crab and scallops. The Happy Sumo roll reflects the same level of complexity, with three sauces draping over a tempura-fried roll of crab, tuna, and salmon.
The dining room maintains a lounge-like feel with crimson walls and gauzy black curtains, plus huge wall-mounted koi sculptures that arch over bartenders as they pour wines and sakes.