"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.”

Restaurant Owners

Original Owners:
Marino Sr. & 
Benedette Zazzera -"Ben-Mar"

Culinary Team


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

General Management

Dominic Zazzera

"Little Nikki" Zazzera

Andrea Gigliotti

Shayla Mecca


TUES thru SUN 4 to 7

Open for Take Out
(Pick up, Curbside Pick up,
or Doorstep Delivery)

*Please note that holiday hours may vary
Reservations are not required but are highly recommended especially for parties of 5 or more, in order for us to better accommodate your needs!
Thank You!


Phone:  570 282 5970

89 North Main Street   

Carbondale, PA 18407      Phone: 570-282-5970

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