Clear your schedule, cancel those vacation plans and tell mom you definitely can’t make it for dinner this week, because 50 Bites+ has officially begun. That means for the next 50 days, morsel after delicious morsel of culinary delights await you at each participating restaurant. The sheer variety of cuisine is tremendous, so each week we will give you a quick guide for where to go for each type of food. Grab your fork — it’s time to dig in!

If you are in the mood for … Italian

If zesty sauces and mounds of mozzarella are on your brain, 50 Bites+ has you covered. Your Italian options include Grotto inside Golden Nugget Atlantic City, where the Meatball Slider is sure to satisfy. Looking to double down on the meatballs? Head to Il Verdi at Tropicana Atlantic City where their tasty Mama’s Meatball will make you feel right at home. Didn’t think a soul food spot could go Italian? Open your mind (and your mouth) and stop in at Kelsey’s for their Beef Tenderloin Crostini. Craving pasta? Martorano’s at Harrah’s Resort is serving an awesome Rigatoni Sunday Gravy, while Nero’s at Caesars Atlantic City has their unforgettable Veal Cannelloni piping hot and waiting for you. Tony Boloney’s goes old-school Jersey with their Boombah Jersey Italian Mozzerella Sticks while next door at Ocean Casino Resort Topgolf Swing Suite is dishing out the TG Burger Slider, an Italian-style burger that took home first prize at this year’s Burger Bash. Still thinking of meatballs? The Wine Bar at the Marketplace at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has their own yummy Meatball Slider that is just too good to pass up.

Don’t feel like dealing with the craziness of A.C.? Manco & Manco in Somers Point offers Biters a slice of their legendary pizza, while the Ocean City location has their Garlic Parm Wings up for grabs. While you are in Somers Point you’d be crazy not to stop in at Romeo DiBona’s Italian American for their hearty and delicious Tommy The Fed sandwich. Finally Pulia in Ventnor keeps it old school with a Margherita Pizza that is out of this world.

See ya next week for another round of Bites!

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