Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis replacing Frankie’s at Dover Downs

DOVER — Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant willl soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis.

Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are known to be frequently visited by well-known celebrities, including the legendary Billy Joel, several actors from “The Sopranos,” New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and tight end Rob Gronkowski, actor Richard Jenkins and many more.

Entrees at their new Dover Hotel & Casino location will include pasta dishes such as “spaghetti & our famous meatball,” a Richard Jenkins favorite. Additional items include orechiette with sausage and rabe, as well as pappardelle bolognese and chicken parmigiana.

Longo’s antipasto boards include Jerry’s authentic Italian specialty spread served on handcrafted olivewood. Their pizzas include a mix of more traditional Italian flavors, such as his famous Longo pizza, featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella, meatball, and a splash of ricotta. Or more specialty pizzas, like the When In Rome, featuring mozzarella, crispy pancetta, truffle oil, parsley, sea salt, topped with an egg.

In addition to this new dining menu, Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis will feature custom craft cocktails and an extensive wine selection.

The former Frankie’s location will be closed for renovations for the month of September.

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