Chef Fabio Viviani in the kitchen at Portico at the del Lago Resort & Casino. Photo by Greg Cotterill
Waterloo, N.Y. April 3, 2018 — Casino Player magazine announced the results of its 5th annual “Dining and Nightlife Awards” Reader’s Survey. Each year Casino Player magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos around the country in a variety of dining and nightlife-related categories. The results have been compiled and the winners of the magazine’s special “Best Of” survey have been crowned, with del Lago Resort & Casino bringing in top honors in New York State. Del Lago Resort & Casino was recognized with an outstanding five first place awards.
Del Lago Resort & Casino’s five first place New York State “Dining and Nightlife Awards” include:
- Best Steakhouse: Portico by Fabio Viviani
- Best Burger Joint: Smashburger
- Best Pizza: Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Paninoteca
- Best Service
- Best Place to People Watch: The Vine
“We are very grateful for the five awards we received from Casino Player, especially because the honors were submitted by magazine readers who are also del Lago Resort & Casino guests,” said del Lago Resort & Casino Vice President of Table Games Lance Young. “We continually strive to ensure we provide our guests with the very best of the best and these awards reinforce that del Lago Resort & Casino is providing a top-notch experience for everyone.”
“To receive Best Steakhouse is quite an honor — I’m happy that our guests are enjoying their Portico experience,” Chef Fabio Viviani said. “It means a lot that this great award comes directly from the people sitting at our tables, eating our meals and enjoying our restaurant. I am proud of what we have accomplished since opening just over a year ago and look forward to continuing the momentum we’ve built.”
About del Lago Resort & Casino
Del Lago Resort & Casino is a $440 million casino, 205-room hotel and spa in Waterloo, New York. The mission behind del Lago Resort & Casino has been to act as a gateway to the Finger Lakes region, leveraging the natural beauty and unique offerings while enhancing tourism. Del Lago Resort & Casino features 1,956 slot machines and 99 gaming tables, including 14 poker tables; award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani, a restaurant serving with a sophisticated take on Old World Italian-inspired foods and spirits; 4,200-square-foot food court; The Vine, a 2,400-person entertainment center, bar and restaurant; Farmers Market Buffet, featuring locally sourced comfort foods and Centrifico, a bar/lounge area in the center of the gaming floor. The hotel wing features The Sociale Café & Bar, serving “gastro spa” cuisine and beverages, Lavazza Italian coffee shop, serving homemade pastries and gelato and the 14,000-square-foot European-style Spa del Lago. For more information, visit delLagoResort.com.