Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe from Disney’s L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot
Disney is all about memories and back in the day (1991) we started a tradition of eating at L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot. Now mind you our children were the age of 4 and 7 so anything noodles were a hit and Fettuccine Alfredo quickly became a staple in our house.
As I search for the magic recipe that had our children eating their dinner I learned that Alfredo Di Lelio created the pasta recipe to appease his wife during a pregnancy. His original restaurant in Rome name Alfredo alla Scrofa at Via Della Scrofa was visited in the 1920’s by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks during their honeymoon and asked for the recipe to bring back to the U.S. They raved about the dish to everyone in Hollywood which made his restaurant famous and a popular tourist destination for Americans. In 2007 the Epcot restaurant closed its doors and the recipe went into the vault.
Alfredo retired and sold his restaurant, Alfredo Sauce recipe and all, to Mr. Mario Mozzetti which is still in business to this day. Alfredo “the true Alfredo” which is now managed by Alfredo’s. In 1950, Alfredo and his son opened another restaurant, II Vero grandchildren.
Dsney’s Fettuccine Alfredo
From Cooking with Mickey – Volume II
1 pound fettucine noodles, fresh
4 quarts boiling salted water
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 to ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Black pepper, freshly cracked
Additional Parmesan cheese, as desired
Drop fettuccine noodles in boiling salted water and cook until noodles float to top of pot (2 to 3 minutes). Drain immediately and return to pot. Top with lumps of softened butter and cheese. Toss lightly until noodles are well coated. Season with pepper and additional cheese, if desired.
Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings
Author: Donnie Borel