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Coming to Ameristar: Italian-themed restaurant offering Neapolitan-style pizza

Zavino’s The Stache pizza with whole wheat crust, pistachio pesto, mozzarella, Parmesan, lemon vinaigrette and baby arugula.
Zavino’s The Stache pizza with whole wheat crust, pistachio pesto, mozzarella, Parmesan, lemon vinaigrette and baby arugula.

Italian-themed Zavino restaurant is coming to Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City.

Zavino Hospitality Group is taking a 9,000-square-foot-plus space in the Streetscape section of the casino for the full-service restaurant.

Zavino’s menu includes Neapolitan-style pizzas such as The Joey with Berkshire pork sausage, mozzarella, crushed tomato, spinach, garlic, chili flakes and provolone; salads such as the roasted beet with kale, goat cheese, candied pecans lemon vinaigrette and port reduction; and fresh, house-made pasta dishes such as lemon ricotta ravioli with zucchini, squash, toasted walnuts, lemon, mint and goat cheese.

It is scheduled to open in January 2018 in the casino at 3200 Ameristar Drive. It will take the current Star Club (loyalty club) space and Star Club will reopen as Club 38 in a different space on the property. Ameristar also has such eateries as a sports bar, buffet and pho cart.

Zavino Hospitality Group also has two Zavino restaurants in Philadelphia, as well as three Tredici Enoteca restaurants in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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