About Casamari Italian RestaurantGet to Know Us
Casamari Restaurant is a family owned, value-driven restaurant in Burlington Township, New Jersey Created by the LaMarca family with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian feast, featuring healthy portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees. Casamari’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food, with excellent service.
Casamari’s location opened July 10th, 2007, prior to that is was the famous Jimmies Ice Cream. The LaMarca family purchased Jimmies Ice Cream from the original owner James Pinto a native of Burlington Township, in 1997. Since then Jimmies Ice Cream maintained its Ice Cream operation while infusing some of Chef Bruno LaMarca’s Italian Cuisine. Once the full turnaround was completed in 2007, Casamari Restaurant was born. Ice Cream & homemade Gelato are still enjoyed at Casamari today.
About the Chef
Executive Chef and owner Bruno LaMarca started his culinary journey in 1979 at Roccaraso Culinary School, a ski resort town in the mountains of Abbruzzo. Shortly thereafter he came to the United States with his family and jumped right into business, owning serveal Pizzeria Restaurants over the years in Burlington County, where he’s lived since 1980. His journey has brought him here to Casamari Restaurant where he remodled the famous Jimmies Ice Cream, a landmark in Burlington Twsp. Over the past serveral years Chef Bruno has participated in various local fund-raisers and community events such as The Taste of Burlington hosted by Catholic Charities, Progressive Dinner Night hosted by Family Sevices of Burlington County and even offering advice to students at the new local BCC culinary school in Mt.Holly, NJ. Chef Bruno has always said and I quote “I could of had restaurants in Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, etc, but I always wanted to stay local and give my friends, family and neighbors a nice restaurant to bring their families too and enjoy a delicous meal with me that I cooked for them.”