"Welcome to authentic Italian cooking of the kind that nourishes both body and spirit. Welcome to generous portions rooted in genuine hospitality. Welcome
to our second and third generation family-run business where we take pleasure
in serving you the best.
The Ben-Mar’s founders Benedette & Marino Zazzera opened in 1963 featuring Italian specialties in this former D&H Canal Company office building
built in 1927. The original structure was used by D&H from 1927 to 1960 as
Penn Division headquarters. Division superintendents, train dispatchers, the
road foreman of engineers and various other representatives has offices in what
is known as Nikki’s at The Ben Mar Restaurant.
Now in three generations, Benedette & Marino’s son Dominic Zazzera and grandson “Little Nikki” Zazzera assure the tradition of quality food and service continues. Nikki’s at The Ben-Mar’s wonderful and original recipes are still
made daily. Soups, salads, dressings, breads, Italian specialties, entrees and
desserts are all home made.”
Marino Sr. & Benedette Zazzera -"Ben-Mar"
Head Culinary Chef Dominic Zazzera
Head Baker/ Pastry Chef Debra Lee
Pastry Chef/ Culinary Chef Marc Destro
Assistant Culinary Chef John Williams
Assistant Culinary Chef Tony Sirianni
"Little Nikki" Zazzera