Consider it an appetizer.
Philadelphia food enthusiasts got a preview of the highly anticipated steakhouse experience at Rivers Casino Philadelphia with the opening of “Martorano’s Sicilian Slice” on May 31.
The new pizza shop by celebrity cook and South Philly native Steve Martorano and his wife, Marsha Daley-Martorano, opened with a celebration of the shop in the casino’s Marketplace. It’s just steps away from where Martorano’s Prime will soon open its Italian-American Steakhouse.
An opening date for the first full-service restaurant by the Martorano duo in Philadelphia is expected soon.
“I can’t wait for Philadelphia to enjoy authentic Martorano recipes from our family-style kitchens,” Martorano said. “It starts with our thick-crust Sicilian slices, followed soon by the best meatballs you’ve ever tasted, at Martorano’s Prime.”
Sicilian Slice will be open from 3-9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.
Next up after Sicilian Slice, the dessert boutique “Lilly Cakes” by Daley-Martorano is coming soon to the Marketplace.
“The new pizza and dessert grab-and-go options at Rivers Casino will be phenomenal,” Rivers Casino general manager Eric Althaus said. “Sicilian Slice and Lilly Cakes use only fresh ingredients, and guests will enjoy this early taste of Steve and Marsha’s famous menu.”
Rivers Casino Philadelphia will feature the second Martorano’s Prime location after the concept successfully debuted at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in 2021. Martorano’s Prime will be the chef’s first signature restaurant in Philadelphia, bringing together his Italian-American menu with high-end steakhouse staples. ••