New pizza shop delivers prelude to Martorano’s Prime coming soon

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Philly foodies will get a taste of great things to come with the opening of “Martorano’s Sicilian Slice” at Rivers Casino Philadelphia. The new pizza shop by celebrity cook and South Philly native Steve Martorano and his wife, Marsha Daley-Martorano, officially opens Wednesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. Complimentary samples of Sicilian Slice pizza will be served around the casino floor, while supplies last.

Its location in the casino’s Marketplace is just steps away from where Martorano’s Prime will soon open its Italian-American Steakhouse.

The fresh ingredients and elevated pies at Sicilian Slice are a culinary overture to the fine dining anticipated at Martorano’s Prime. An opening date for the first full-service restaurant by the Martorano duo in Philadelphia is expected soon.

Martorano’s Sicilian Slice

Sicilian-style fresh pizza by the slice features mouthwatering San Marzano tomato sauce and premium homemade mozzarella cheese. The pizza is topped with Calabria oregano and fresh basil, all drizzled with Frantoia extra-virgin olive oil. The slices include a sprinkle of pecorino Romano cheese, while generous toppings of Molinari pepperoni are also available.

“I can’t wait for Philadelphia to enjoy authentic Martorano recipes from our family-style kitchens,” said Martorano. “It starts with our thick-crust Sicilian slices, followed soon by the best meatballs you’ve ever tasted, at Martorano’s Prime.”

Gourmet magazine famously called Martorano’s meatballs the best meatballs in the world.

Sicilian Slice Hours:

  • Wednesday-Sunday, 3-9 p.m.

More Sweet Martorano’s News

In addition to Sicilian Slice, dessert boutique “Lilly Cakes” by Daley-Martorano is coming soon to the Rivers Casino Marketplace.

This premium line of “All-American Desserts for All Occasions” will feature classic desserts made with the finest ingredients. Guests will be able to indulge in fluffy, sweet vanilla cake, red velvet cake, brown-butter Heath bar cake and banana cream pie, just to name a few of the decadent desserts that will be available.

“The new pizza and dessert grab-and-go options at Rivers Casino will be phenomenal,” said Eric Althaus, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “Sicilian Slice and Lilly Cakes use only fresh ingredients, and guests will enjoy this early taste of Steve and Marsha’s famous menu.”

Martorano’s Prime An Italian–American Steakhouse

As previously announced, Martorano’s Prime will be the acclaimed cook’s first signature restaurant in Philadelphia, fusing the founder’s renowned Italian-American menu with high-end steakhouse staples elevated in Martorano’s signature style. Rivers Casino Philadelphia will be the second Martorano’s Prime location after the concept successfully debuted at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in 2021.

Martorano takes pride in providing a restaurant experience that hits all the senses; while guests enjoy rich-flavored dishes, the smell of authentic Italian-American cooking fills the air, old-school movies are on screens throughout the restaurant and hip music plays in the background. It’s a vibe you won’t find anywhere else.

Macaroni lovers will enjoy Martorano’s favorite and always popular linguine and clams, bucatini carbonara, his famous meatball with Sunday gravy and Martorano salad, and spicy penne vodka. Traditional steakhouse fans will savor mouthwatering chops, which are first cut, while the steaks are always prime. Veal chop parmesan, filet Sinatra and lobster francaise are among the highlights.

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Located along the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,547 slots, 78 table games, 66 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Mian and Jack’s Bar + Grill — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and daily promotions and giveaways. For additional information and current offerings, please visit


Jeff Shurilla

For Rivers Casino Philadelphia

215-764-2376 (cell)