"We welcome you to authentic Italian cooking of the kind that nourishes both body and spirit. We welcome you to generous portions rooted in genuine hospitality. We welcome you to our second and third generation family-run business where
we take pleasure in serving you the best!
The Ben-Mar’s founders Benedetta and Marino Zazzera Sr. 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 had offices in what is known today as [Little] Nikki’s at The Ben Mar Restaurant.
Now in three generations- Benedetta and Marino Zazzera Sr.’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, bread, and entrees are all home made!”
Benedette and Marino Zazzera Sr. -"Ben-Mar"
Head Culinary Chef Dominic Zazzera
Baker/ Pastry Chef Debra Lee
Chef Tony Sirianni
"Little Nikki" Zazzera