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The Orange County Convention Center on International Drive is the country's second-largest convention facility located just 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and near 46,000 hotel rooms. The OOCC has more than 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space and 7 million square feet of total space. It's no surprise that OOCC welcomes more than 1.5 million attendees every year.

The Orange County Convention Center is located in a convenient location on the south end of International Drive, Orlando's biggest tourist destination. If you're in town for a convention or staying near the convention center, you'll quickly notice International Drive is a hot spot for fun, excitement, and dining. This busy 11-mile street is absolutely packed with everything from NASCAR Kart Racing and ICON Park to premium outlet malls and a variety of restaurants.

Looking for something different than tourist-centered chain restaurants near Orlando Convention Center? Mia's Italian Kitchen is the best Italian restaurant near the Orlando Convention Center. We're favored by locals and tourists alike looking for authentic, made-from-scratch Italian fare in a beautiful setting.

Authentic Italian Fare Near the Orlando Convention Center

You don't need to go far from the convention center for home-cooked quality food and authentic Italian. Mia's Italian Kitchen is just six minutes away from the Orlando Convention Center on International Drive before you reach the Wheel at ICON Park. Our newly opened Orlando location boasts a beautifully appointed interior, plenty of specials to enjoy, and multiple areas to relax with friends, family, or fellow convention attendees.

Happy Hour Every Weekday at Mia's Italian Kitchen

Will you be in town on a weekday? Be sure to stop by Mia's just a few minutes from the OOCC for our Happy Hour specials! Mia's Italian Kitchen Happy Hour lasts from 4 to 7 pm every weekday with half-off drinks and appetizers. Our drinks start at just $4 for classics like sangria and our popular cocktails like the Cellotini, a mouth-watering combination of seasonal cello, Prosecco, mint, and sorbet. Small plates start at just $3 to $4 for hits like our house-made Giant Meatball and Warm Italian Olives.

Along with cocktails, Mia's Italian Kitchen offers a wide selection of beer and wine. Our sommelier has created an impressive wine menu featuring Italy's best wines from Tuscany, Southern Italy, Northern Italy, and Central Italy.

Relax in Our Thoughtfully Appointed Interior and Covered Patio

Mia's Italian Kitchen boasts a beautiful interior designed to bring people closer over great food. Our restaurant near the Orlando Convention Center offers a range of seating options from the front wrap-around marble bar and sofa lounge if you're just in the mood for cocktails and a small plate to our spacious dining room. We also offer a covered porch for dining outside and enjoying the beautiful Orlando weather while people-watching.

Fresh Take on Italian Classics

Mia's Italian Kitchen offers a menu of authentic Italian cuisine inspired by partner Dave Nicolas' great-grandmother's home-style cooking from Naples, Italy. We take pride in delivering a new take on Italian classics with made-from-scratch meals using simple, fresh ingredients. At Mia's, we make everything in-house, including our square pizzas, bread, sauces, and homemade pasta.

Grabbing a delicious bite to eat at a restaurant near the Orlando Convention Center doesn't mean you should settle for a chain restaurant you have back at home. Whether you're only in town for a couple of nights or you've lived in Orlando all your life, make tonight special with Mia's Italian Kitchen on I-Drive in Orlando.