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The 15 Best Calamari Restaurants In Orlando

Updated: June 8, 2022

Are you crazy about calamari? Visit these Orlando restaurants for great calamari salad, pasta, and more! We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of calamari spots. Enjoy a glass of Chardonnay and a plate of fried calamari rings and tartar sauce from these top Orlando spots.

Find the perfect Calamari spot

Papa Lozzi Italia

Italian, $$, AlafayaItalian, $$Orlando, Alafaya
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

Japanese, $$$, OrlandoJapanese, $$$Orlando
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Paddlefish Restaurant

$$$, Orlando$$$Orlando
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Seafood in Orlando

    USA Today
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Orlando, Florida

    Trip 101, 2021

Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

American, $$$$, OrlandoAmerican, $$$$Orlando
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mei’s Kitchen

Taiwanese, $$, OrlandoTaiwanese, $$Orlando
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Muzzarella Pizza & Italian Kitchen

Italian, $$, OrlandoItalian, $$Orlando
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Adriatico Trattoria Italiana

Italian, $$, College ParkItalian, $$Orlando, College Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando

    USA Today
  • Vacation Idea, 2022

    25 Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando, Florida

    Vacation Idea, 2022

Mama Della's Ristorante

Italian, $$, Florida CenterItalian, $$Orlando, Florida Center
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2022

    25 Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando, Florida

    Vacation Idea, 2022

Christinis Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$$, OrlandoItalian, $$$Orlando
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Giovannis Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Italian, $$, OrlandoItalian, $$Orlando
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Palm - Orlando

American, $$$$, Florida CenterAmerican, $$$$Orlando, Florida Center
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse

Italian, $$$, OrlandoItalian, $$$Orlando
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Vacation Idea, 2022

    25 Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando, Florida

    Vacation Idea, 2022

Primo

Italian, $$$$, OrlandoItalian, $$$$Orlando
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

STK Steakhouse

American, $$$$, OrlandoAmerican, $$$$Orlando
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Orlando, Florida

    Trip 101, 2021

Tapa Toro

Spanish, $$, OrlandoSpanish, $$Orlando
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2020

    10 Best Spanish Restaurants In Orlando, Florida

    Trip 101, 2020

How does it work?

Choosing the right spot for Calamari can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 329 lists and articles from top sources like Trip 101 and Vacation Idea, 7242 Orlando restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Trip 101 - 10 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Orlando, Florida, Vacation Idea - 25 Best Italian Restaurants in Orlando, Florida and Trip 101 - 10 Best Spanish Restaurants In Orlando, Florida to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. The ten options above are the best of Orlando Calamari.

Questions & answers

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Papa Lozzi Italia, and Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster are the highest-rated calamari spots to get a quick lunch in Orlando.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Papa Lozzi Italia, and Mei’s Kitchen are the highest-rated spots for calamari delivery in Orlando.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster, and Adriatico Trattoria Italiana are the highest-rated calamari spots that are good for a date night in Orlando.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster, and Adriatico Trattoria Italiana are the highest-rated upscale spots for calamari in Orlando.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, Tornatore's Cafe & Pizzeria, and Muzzarella Pizza & Italian Kitchen are the highest-rated calamari spots for a pick-up order in Orlando.

Drink pairing tips for Calamari

  • Grüner Veltliner and grilled sardine


    If your food palns include Seafood, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Grüner Veltliner, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • Take lobster to the next level

    When ordering lobster, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chablis, a popular white wine.

Factoids about Calamari

  • October = Calamari festival

    If you’re a big fan of Calamari, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

  • National Seafood Month

    If you’re ever in The United States during October, be ready to celebrate National Seafood Month.

  • The largest seafood stick

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Calamari fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

Parking info

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