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This weekend is your last chance to savour Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining!

This weekend you gotta experience Orlando’s acclaimed culinary scene during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining.

For the past 17 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed Visit Orlando's multi-month Magical Dining, a popular event that celebrates Orlando eateries.

This year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining started back on Aug. 18, and ends this weekend on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, meaning you only have one more weekend to enjoy Magical Dining!

Don't miss your last chance to experience some of the destination’s most incredible culinary offerings, from Michelin-recognized eateries to local favorites throughout Orlando, who are all offering three-course prix-fixe menus for either $40 or $60.

There is over 130 restaurants taking part, so you best start choosing where to eat this weekend now!

Review menus and book reservations at

One dollar from each $40 menu and two dollars from each $60 menu will be donated to this year’s charity recipient, The Lifeboat Project, Inc., an organization raising awareness on the issue of human trafficking.

Orlando Magical Dining

“In our 18th year, it was time to recognize the incredible growth and range of Orlando’s culinary scene by expanding Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining with the debut of a $60 menu tier, in addition to the current $40 menu offerings,” said Casandra Matej, president & CEO of Visit Orlando. “We are also proud to announce our support for The Lifeboat Project, an organization shining a light on the dark realities of human trafficking. One dollar from each $40 menu and two dollars from each $60 menu will offer the opportunity for Magical Dining to have an even greater impact on our community.”

Orlando Magical Dining

You can check out the menus now at, along with the opportunity to book reservations, filter and sort by menu tiers, dietary preferences, cuisine type and locations, and explore hotel offers as part of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights. Additional menus and hotel deals will be added in the coming weeks.


The newest additions to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining include:

Amare at Swan Reserve ($40)

Bella Tuscany Ristorante Italiano – Ocoee ($40)

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Orlando and Flamingo Crossing locations ($40)

LakeHouse ($40)

MYlounge Orlando ($60)

North Italia ($40)

Osphere Grill, Sushi and Bar ($40)

Palate Bistro and Bar ($40)

The Palm ($60)

Park Avenue Tavern ($40)

Salt & The Cellar ($60)

The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood ($40).

Additionally, seven restaurants recognized by the MICHELIN Guide are participating in this year’s program:

AVA MediterrAegean ($60)

BACÁN ($60)

The Pinery ($40)

Kabooki Sushi East Orlando ($40)

Maxine’s on Shine ($40)

The Ravenous Pig ($40)

Z Asian – Vietnamese Kitchen ($40)


Each year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining selects nonprofit organizations making an impact on the Orlando community to serve as a charity beneficiary.

With the new tiered concept, one dollar from each $40 meal and two dollars from each $60 meal will be donated to this year’s charity recipient, The Lifeboat Project, an organization raising awareness on the issue of human trafficking and empowering the lives of survivors through short and long-term aftercare, residential programs and education.

To ensure this donation continues to make a widespread impact, Visit Orlando will also award a $2,000 donation to one local nonprofit in each of Orange County’s six commission districts that provide services and resources to survivors of abuse in Central Florida.

The 2023 nonprofits are:

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has raised more than $2 million for local organizations since 2009.

Orlando Magical Dining

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