At Jacksonville Fine Dining Examiner, we try to keep our readers informed about not only the local restaurant happenings, but also new restaurants and events outside of Jax. Orlando is one of our favorite spots for fine dining and we have written several articles in the past showcasing the best Orlando has to offer. Previous articles discussing Orlando restaurants include: Top 10 best restaurants in Orlando, Top 20 restaurants in Florida, Bull & Bear restaurant review, and a Culinary Competition article comparing Luma and Orsay.
We are excited to announce the opening of a new Italian restaurant in Orlando called Siro. On Saturday January 26, 2013, Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen officially opened its doors. The restaurant is located inside the Orlando World Center Marriott. Executive Chef Anthony Burdo has crafted an exciting menu, which includes locally grown ingredients. The restaurant will seat 199 guests with room for 143 in the main dining room and 56 outside on the patio area. Siro is open for early-evening apertivo-style dining from 4-6pm. The menu during this time features antipasti, pizza, tapas-style small dishes, and specials to go with the full bar. Dinner follows from 11-6pm and the full menu is available during this time.
The interior of Siro features a gilded copper ceiling with round candelabra lighting to go with the earthy tones on the walls and floors. Blackboards, which are visible to the patrons, list some of the Siro's specialties. These include cured meats and cheeses and fresh vegetables.
The dining style at Siro is Italian-urban/family-style, which means that patrons will typically share their meals. To start, diners will receive bread and pickles served as starters. The main dishes, although simple, offer innovative tastes, which alternate seasonally. Entrees include thin-crusted pizza and pastas made in-house with various meat and fish items available as well. Drinks like Negoni and Aperol Spritz are featured on the menu, along with specialty cocktails like The Artisan, which contains Lemoncello, fresh squeezed juice and herbs. Of course, wines and local craft beers are also available. The end result is the creation of an urban, upscale Italian dining experience that diners should be willing to drive from Jacksonville to experience.
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