Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and wine at LAGO.
Nestled within the tranquil reach of Lake Baldwin, LAGO filters pristine views through its expansive widows and populates tables with a menu of pastas, hearty entrees, and international wines. Curved aqua and teal booths undulate like waves throughout the dining area where starters, such as the grilled octopus with tomato ceviche and basil-chipotle aioli ($14), tease appetites. Roasted grape tomatoes and spicy red-chili flakes tickle lump crab resting atop penne pasta ($20), and fettuccini, bathed in black-truffle cream, plays hospitable host to crisp prosciutto and a poached egg ($19). LAGO’s culinary maestros plate epicurean entrees ranging from pan-seared snapper ($29) to roasted pork tenderloin ($20) that pair with thousands of international wines ($8–$17/glass) found cohabitating with a 14-seat table and Mondrian woodwork in the wine room.
LAGO's soft lighting elegantly reflects off of original artwork and concrete accents, and live music floats mellifluously through the lofty dining room. Patrons seeking an unimpeded view of the water can nosh in outdoor seating or press their faces tightly to the glass of LAGO's capacious windows.
4979 New Broad St.
Orlando, Florida 32814Get Directions