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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED California Cafe

8001 S. Orange Blossom Tr. (Sand Lake Rd.) Send to Phone
407-816-5555

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED California Cafe Restaurant Review

: Next to the Magic Kingdom, the gargantuan Florida Mall is the most visited tourist attraction in central Florida. Though it’s a somewhat odd location for upscale dining, California CafĂ© has a built-in clientele---hungry shoppers who don’t mind dropping $7.50 for a Mondavi chardonnay or one of more than 30 wines by the glass. The wine list is impressive for a shopping mall eatery, with nearly 100 choices of California wines on the list. Relax with a wine flight, with three 2-ounce tastings to accompany your meal. Chef John Piombo has created a refreshingly light menu, from sushi rolls to salads like grilled shrimp with fennel, white beans, bacon and a herb lemon vinaigrette, as well as sandwiches. For heartier appetites, there’s smothered chicken with greens, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, or a barbecue skirt steak with goat cheese, jalapeno butter and fries. We lean toward the brick-oven pizzas, with blackened chicken, portobello mushrooms and other flavorful toppings. The sleek dining room is a pleasant surprise in the bustling mall, and worth seeking out when you’re ready to relax.



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