There will soon be a new restaurant in Tucson serving up homemade Italian fare. Casino Del Sol’s newest restaurant, Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano, is opening today, March 2 and will feature breads and pastas made fresh daily with a pasta making station in the center of the modern Italian eatery.
Bellissimo’s signature dish is Spaghetti, made fresh daily by hand with White Sonora wheat from the Yaqui lands of Vicam, Sonora. In addition to Spaghetti paired with a variety of made-from-scratch sauces such as a Rustic Tomato Sauce, 30-Clove Vodka Sauce, Bolognese, Alfredo and more, the menu also features an array of classic Italian favorites such as Chicken Parmesan, Gnocchi, Chicken Marsala and two varieties of Baked Lasagna, as well as shared plates and starters, bruschetta, salads, soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts.
“We are eager to open Bellissimo and share our love for freshly made pastas, breads, sauces and desserts with our guests,” said Casino Del Sol’s Executive Chef Ryan Clark. “We didn’t want to open just any Italian restaurant. We wanted as much as possible to be made by hand daily and to offer only the freshest ingredients by local purveyors.”
Bellissimo’s local purveyor partners include Hayden Mills, Pivot Produce, Covilli Brand Organics, Queen Creek Olive Mill, High Energy Agriculture, Molina Pierson De Terrenate, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and E&R Pork.
In addition to the extensive menu, the bar at Bellissimo will offer a selection of draft and bottled beer, as well as an assortment of specialty cocktails. The restaurant’s wine list features a large selection of highly rated wines from Italy.
Happy hour is offered seven days a week from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and will feature discounted beer, wine and specialty cocktails including the FrozenCello, made with house-made Limoncello and Bellissimo Frozé both for only $5. Lunch specials will also be available daily and range from $8-$12.50. Bellissimo will also feature Endless Spaghetti Tuesday for $15 and the Sunday Sauce, a three-course meal for only $20.
“Casino Del Sol and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are constantly thinking of ways we can improve our visitors’ experience,” said Kimberly Van Amburg, CEO of Casino Del Sol. “We also want to make sure we are evolving, by periodically incorporating new ideas into the award-winning property. This led us to create a new restaurant concept centered around an American and Italian staple, spaghetti.”
Bellissimo is located inside Casino Del Sol next to Ume and will be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are available now on OpenTable. For more information about Bellissimo and Casino Del Sol’s other dining outlets, visit www.casinodelsol.com/dining or call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829).