Arriving in the United States in 1967, Mr. Giuseppe Martuscelli began working in Philadelphia as a cook. Over the next several years a common vision began to grow of one day opening his own restaurant. In 1978 he came to Newark, Delaware and opened La Casa Pasta. The business quickly became a lifestyle of seven-day workweeks; fine-tuning culinary skills and providing customers with what they wanted.
The hard work and diligence paid off several years later in 1996, in Chesapeake City, Maryland, when he opened The Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina with his son Gianmarco. Over the years the Chesapeake Inn has become an eastern shore go-to spot for special events, live entertainment and dining.
The most recent addition to the restaurant group is Klondike Kate's Restaurant & Saloon in Newark Delaware. Adding Kate's to the portfolio has rounded off the group and its offerings to the area. No matter which location you choose, our team is dedicated to making your next special event one of a kind.
Today, La Casa Pasta, the Chesapeake Inn & Klondike Kate's restaurants are still family owned and operated. All the Martuscelli properties are kept current with trends in the industry by implementing creative marketing and management programs for their staff. However, the main focus remains on a strong and successful foundation comprised of food, family and a strong work ethic, which has earned the trust of patrons since day one.
The Catering teams at each location are committed to making every party, event, and special occasion a memorable experience. If you're planning a wedding, a social party, or even a corporate function, and your aim is to exceed the expectations of your guests, the Martuscelli family is here to make your vision a reality.