Enjoy Unique Mediterranean Dishes

With a name meaning “to love”, guests will fall for this casual upscale venue inspired by the tastes and cultures of the Mediterranean region. The menu focuses on highlighting fresh premium ingredients popular in the area, including a wide variety of seafood, citrus, olive oils, pasta and pitas.

Amare features an extensive Mediterranean-based wine list featuring several specialized wine flights with selections from across the region.  The restaurant is open for three meals a day.

Reservations recommended. Dinner only.

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Breakfast: 7:00am – 11:00am
Lunch: 11:3am – 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Hours of operation are subject to change.  Please download the resort’s app
for an up-to-date schedule of this week’s opening dates and times.

Available at the
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Meet the Chef

Chef Mauricio

Born and raised in New York City, Chef Mauricio started his culinary journey at age 16. Working as a line cook, he quickly realized that this exciting new journey was the right path for him. After graduating from high school, Chef Mauricio enrolled in the French Culinary Academy where he learned classic French cuisine cooking techniques. This also exposed him to the Italian Culinary program, where he traveled abroad and attended ALMA, the Italy Culinary Academy.

After graduating from those programs, he returned to Taormina, Sicily to work for Pietro D’gostino at his Restaurant La Capinera as an externship. The restaurant achieved a Michelin Star distinction.

After returning to the states, Chef became the Pasta Chef de Partie at LE CIRQUE and later became Chef Tournant. At that time, he was presented with the opportunity to work for Marriott as the Jr. Sous Chef at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott. He later transitioned to the position of Sous Chef for The View at the Marriott Marquis, where he honed his leadership skills and day-to-day operations by working in banquets and in the restaurants.

Chef Mauricio had the opportunity to work within a signature brand, the JW Essex House in Central Park. As the Senior Sous Chef, he focused on using local vendors for local products. This became the goal for the menu development.

Chef Mauricio still aspires to continuously learn his craft and further develop his skills to continue his growth.

Chef Mauricio with Hotel in the Background

Dining Information


Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
1255 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Contact Information

Telephone: 407-934-1609
Email: [email protected]



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