Celebrity chef’s Italian restaurant among dining options at MGM Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – MGM Springfield announced Wednesday some of the restaurants that will be operating inside the $960 million casino when it opens later this fall.

According to a release sent to 22News, MGM Springfield will unveil a diverse culinary portfolio headlined by celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare, an Italian restaurant showcasing coastal cuisine.

Other restaurants include MGM Resorts’ The Chandler Steakhouse, South End Market, and TAP Sports Bar.

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“When our doors open, guests will find a resort that blurs the line between food and entertainment, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working on,” said MGM Springfield Vice President of Food & Beverage Anthony Caratozzolo.  “We set out to design a destination where guests will feel comfortable, return frequently and be able to enjoy different amenities each time, from casual lunches to celebratory dinners.”

The casino is still under construction in the city’s South End and is scheduled to open in September.

There will also be a variety of quick-casual dining spots located in the South End Market off Main Street. Mathis said these restaurants will help expand Springfield’s culinary portfolio.

“We have hundreds of thousands of existing customers in this market so we look at what they enjoy when they come out to Vegas, we survey them and this represents what we think are some gaps in the market and that will provide a really high-end experience,” Mathis explained.

Mathis added with the help of these new restaurants, MGM Springfield resort and casino will honor the city’s rich heritage.

MGM Springfield is set to open in the fall.Click here to view a photo gallery of restaurants on your mobile device.

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