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 his second restaurant with his son Gianmarco, the Chesapeake Inn.
The Ballroom at The Chesapeake Inn, located in historic Chesapeake City, MD, was designed with you in mind. From the moment your guests enter the marble foyer, they will be enchanted by the elegantly designed, beautifully appointed Ballroom. With warm decor, soft lighting, and a state of the art fiber optic ceiling dome that twinkles with starlight, the ambiance of the Ballroom can not be denied. The waterfront Ballroom is the perfect setting and venue for your reception and ceremony alike.Chesapeake Inn
La Casa Pasta
As you open the doors to La Casa Pasta, your senses will be stimulated. The aromas of freshly-pressed pasta, delicately made sauces and warm, baked breads fill the air. Critics will agree that the tastes are even more satisfying. Set in classic Italian decor, our marble floors, breathtaking art and stone statues representing our heritage will surely impress you and your guests.La Casa Pasta
In 1979 the building was converted into a saloon and named Klondike Kate’s. In 1992 a fire gutted the second and third floors and consequently the building closed for many months. During repair the owners built the upstairs bar that you see today. The bar itself, along with most of the décor, is from the old Wilmington Railroad Station.
After 270 years of entertaining people and serving the community, we hope that you feel the history when you walk through Kate's doors. Not just the history of a building, but the history of generations of all sorts of people that have enjoyed a meal and an ale in what was once just a log building in a small hamlet along an old Indian trail.Klondike Kate's