del Lago partners with Ciccino’s Pizzeria to open fast-casual restaurant inside casino

Del Lago Resort & Casino furthers its mission to act as a gateway to the Finger Lakes region by announcing a partnership with its first food-court vendor, Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Paninoteca. Ciccino’s has been a well-known dining establishment in the Finger Lakes region since 1996, with two successful locations: Waterloo and Geneva. This will be the third Ciccino’s for owner and President Salvatore Franzone.

Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Paninoteca will be a casual quick-service restaurant featuring products that have become synonymous with the Ciccino’s name, including New York-style pizza, calzones, strombolis, paninis, fresh salads and more. Customers will be able to order and dine in del Lago Resort & Casino’s 4,200-square-foot food court. Delivery service will be available to del Lago hotel guests when it opens in Summer 2017.

“From the beginning, del Lago Resort & Casino has focused on partnering with local tourist destinations, businesses, purveyors and agricultural bounties from the Finger Lakes region, and we are looking forward to offering our guests a wonderful meal from Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Paninoteca,” del Lago Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Babinski said. “When it came time to secure our first food-court vendor, we knew that Ciccino’s would be the perfect fit.”

“For the past 20 years, Ciccino’s has been committed to the Finger Lakes community, offering our guests a quality dining experience when eating in our restaurants or enjoying our catering or takeout, and we are thrilled to open our third restaurant in del Lago Resort & Casino,” Franzone said. “We look forward to serving guests — whather in the casino or hotel — a delicious, quality meal in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. We invite guests to join us and to “live-laugh and eat well…the Italian way!”

Ciccino’s will be open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner. Joining Ciccino’s will be two additional food-court vendors, which will be announced in the future.

About del Lago Resort & Casino

The $440 million 205-room hotel, spa and casino will include a banquet facility, several restaurants, lounges, 2,500 person entertainment center and other world-class amenities. Del Lago Resort & Casino will feature Savor New York, a unique retail outlet where local vendors will bring the Finger Lakes region directly to del Lago patrons with a wide variety of local fruits, cheeses, baked goods, wines and beers, and other area specialties. The casino will feature 2,000 slot machines and 85 gaming tables, including 10 poker tables. Del Lago will create 1,800 construction jobs and 1,800 permanent jobs, and will generate more than $90 million annually for New York state and local governments. The resort and casino was awarded a New York State casino license in December 2015 and will open to the public in the first half of 2017. For more information, visit www.delLagoResort.com.

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