On the heels of announcing a partnership with Guy Fieri, Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City today confirmed two additional restaurants slated for an early summer debut. Making its way onto the 6th floor at Bally’s will be Italian eatery Buca di Beppo and over in the Marina at Harrah’s Resort will be the Italian-American concept Martorano’s. These two additions round out a trifecta of new restaurant options taking over the foodie scene in Atlantic City, raising the culinary bar in a City already known for its celebrity chefs and award-winning dining experiences.
“Steeped in authentic Italian tradition, Buca di Beppo not only delivers classic old-world flavors, but also serves each dish family-style, an inviting feature which we feel will resonate with our Bally’s customers,” said Kevin Ortzman, President for Bally’s, Caesars, and Showboat Atlantic City. “Bally’s 6th floor has long been considered the casual gourmet leader, and now it will have an additional consideration as the gateway to true Italian cuisine.”
Occupying the space formerly known as 6ix A Bistro, Buca di Beppo offers diners an authentic Italian dining experience with family style service, ideal for celebrations of any kind. Known for its vast selection of Italian dishes to suit every palate and its friendly, communal atmosphere, Buca di Beppo at Bally’s Atlantic City will not only offer a menu of traditional Italian classics but also dishes with a unique Atlantic City twist.
“Buca di Beppo is best known for creating a casual and fun family-style dining atmosphere combined with delicious, Italian cuisine,” said Robert Earl, Chairman and CEO of Planet Hollywood International, parent company of Buca di Beppo. “When we were originally approached to expand the brand to Bally’s Atlantic City, we knew it would be a natural fit for the brand’s expansion. We’re excited to introduce Buca di Beppo’s signature atmosphere, decor and cuisine to the Atlantic City market. We expect a long and successful partnership with both Bally’s and Atlantic City!”
A Planet Hollywood, Inc branded restaurant, Buca di Beppo will be open daily from 7AM – 10PM serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the brand’s only location on the East Coast to offer morning cuisine. The breakfast menu will include mouthwatering options such as the Buca Omelet, South Philly Pepper and Egg Sandwich and the “Jersey Shore,” turkey sausage, egg whites and American cheese on a whole wheat English muffin. There will also be a traditional buffet offering with breakfast favorites such as hand carved Virginia ham, fresh seasonal fruit and fresh eggs cooked every way imaginable. Lunch and dinner menus will include dishes such as AC Style Clams Casino, Fried Calamari and Penne San Remo. A $20 antipasto bar filled with fresh anchovies, Tuscan kale, roasted beets, sliced prosciutto, sopressata and more, will also be featured during dinner service. The Atlantic City restaurant is proud to be serving Buca di Beppo’s famous half pound meatballs made from the highest quality ingredients and slow cooked in fresh marinara sauce.
Martorano’s, helmed by culinary aficionado and Philadelphia native, Steve Martorano, will be the fourth restaurant in his expanding brand. The new restaurant at Harrah’s Resort will feature fan favorites, such asMartorano’s signature Eggplant Stack, South Philly Cheesesteak, Rigatoni Sunday Pork Gravy, Bucatini Carbonara, and the world-famous Homemade Meatballs, which have been named best in the world by celebrity icons including Jimmy Kimmel and Al Pacino.
“I was a big fan of Steve Martorano during my time in Vegas and cannot wait for him to bring his style and passion to Harrah’s Resort’s culinary family,” said Rick Mazer, Regional President of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. “Martorano’s will be a restaurant devoted to classic Italian dishes; oversized meatballs smothered in red gravy will dominate the menu, but done in a manner that only Steve can.”
Martorano’s will also boast the nightclub-like atmosphere found at the Ft. Lauderdale and Las Vegas locations, complete with a dance floor and live DJs. Evenings will start out with the sounds of favorites Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin, but as the nights progress, the soundtrack will segue into classic R&B, disco, soul, hip-hop and a bit of classic rock.
“People who know me well know that I do things only one way – and that’s big!” joked Steve Martorano. “With a vibrant nightlife scene in place and a little something for everyone, Harrah’s Resort is the ideal fit for the launch of my fourth restaurant.”
For more information about Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and its restaurants, please visit http://www.harrahsresort.com/.
For more information about Bally’s Atlantic City and its restaurants, please visit http://www.ballysac.com/.