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Authentic Northern Italian restaurant in the heart of Central New York

Italy has offered the world some of its most beloved cuisines, but few say comfort food like those dishes born in the kitchens of villages across Northern Italy. With its alpine meadows and vineyard-covered hills to the north and sun kissed coasts of the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas to its south, Northern Italy is beloved for its full-bodied Barolos, dry aged meats, hard cheeses, hearty sauces and rustic soups. It’s here where our chefs found inspiration for the recipes on our award-winning menu – dishes and wines that have made Pino Bianco one of the best Italian restaurants and wine bars in Central New York.

Award-winning Italian food and wine list

Pino Bianco is proud to have been recognized by Wine Spectator for our thoughtfully curated collection of wines sourced across Italy, from notable wine growing regions around the world and even some favorites from vineyards right here in New York. We are also honored to have received Casino Player’s Best Italian Dining and Nightlife award. But the reviews we value most are those of our guests, which is why we strive to make every meal one to remember.

Call 800.771.7711 for reservations.

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Pino Bianco Menu

Dinner Menu
Fresh margherita pizza

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant with some of the best calamari, Neapolitan pizza and homemade pasta in Central New York, Pino Bianco has the menu for you. For a Northern Italian classic, try our Salumi E Formaggi, featuring house dry-aged meats, smoked cheese, imported olives, grilled artichokes and crostini.
Enjoy scratch-made pizzas or choose a savory entrée like our filet mignon or sea bass with risotto. Pasta is a specialty of the house at Pino Bianco, as are hearty sauces like our beautiful Bolognese. On the side, the Utica Greens continue to be one of our most highly reviewed side dishes on TripAdvisor.
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu items are available. Our chefs are happy to accommodate special dietary needs.

Aperitivo

Meatball
Marinara, Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, Herbs

♦ Pane All'aglio
Ciabatta Bread, Roasted Garlic, Parmigino-Reggiano, Mozzarella

Buratta Fritta
Calabro Burrata, Romesco Sauce, Basil

Arancini Asiago
Asiago and Fontina Arancini, Black Truffle Aioli, Arugula

Calamari Fritti
Calamari, Fried Cherry Peppers, Imported Olives, Spicy Marinara, Charred Tomato and Pepper Aïoli

Cocktail Di Gamberi
Shrimp, Cocktail Sauce, Mixed Green Salad, Charred Tomato Pepper Aïoli, Lemon

Vongole Calabresi
Middle-Neck Clams, ‘Nduja, Shaved Garlic, Rosso Classico, Tomato, Calabrian Chiles

Salumi E Formaggi
Served with Grilled Artichokes, Smoked Olives, and Truffle Honey

Pizza

♦ Neapolitan Margherita
Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, EVOO, Garlic, Herbs, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Leaf

Bianca
Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella, Artichokes, Broccolini, Toasted Garlic, Black Pepper

Atomica
Arrabiata Sauce, Sopressata, Calabrian Chile, Cherry Peppers, Mozzarella, Honey

Zuppe E Insalate

Italian Wedding Soup
Meatballs, Escarole, Acini De Pepe

Pasta E Fagioli
Tuscan Kale, Cranberry Beans, Porchetta, San Marzano Tomatoes, Pesto Agnolotti

♦ Mozzarella E Pomodoro
Fresh Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction, Basil
Substitute Burrata

♦ Insalata
Seasonal Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onions, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Caesar
Crisp Romaine, Grana Padano, Baked Cheese Crostini

Burrata E Arancia
Burrata, Proscuitto, Seasonal Oranges, Marcona Almonds, Honey Vinaigrette

Entrées

Filetto Mignon
Grilled Certified Angus Beef, Broccolini, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, Porcini Deal Reduction
Add Shrimp or Lobster

Parmigiana
Marinara, Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Spaghetti
Veal • $33 • Chicken • $25

Salmone
Pan Seared King Salmon, Butternut Squash Risotto, Agrodolce Heirloom Carrots

Costata Corta
Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Polenta, Roasted Tomato Gravy, Gremolata

Française
Egg Battered, Pan Fried, White Wine, Lemon, Linguine
Veal • $33 • Chicken • $25 • Haddock • $31

Marsala
Mushrooms, Marsala Wine, Demi-Glace, Capalini
Veal • $33 • Chicken • $25

Scaloppine
Seared Scallops, Roasted Fennel Crème, Fregotto, Lemon, Marcona Almonds

Spaghetti Arrbiatta Dal Mare
Shrimp, Scallop, Calamari, Clams, Toasted Garlic, White Wine, Spicy Red Sauce, Squid Ink Linguine

Pasta
Substitute House Made Pasta

Ravioli Di Burrata
Burrata Ravioli, Pomodoro Sauce

Pino Rigatoni Di Pollo
Pancetta, Chicken, Cherry Peppers, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Onions, Imported Olives, Vodka Sauce, Rigatoni
Shrimp Riggies • $31 • Sausage Riggies • $26

Bolognese
House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta with Beef And Pork Ragù, Whipped Ricotta

Spaghetti Marinara
San Marzano Tomatoes, EVOO, Fresh Basil
Meatball • $23 • Sausage

Polpette E Spaghetti Vegetali
Spaghetti, Red Cream Sauce, “Meatballs”

Lasagna
Herb Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Fontina, Béchamel, Bolognese, Marinara

Ravioli Vegani
Red Pepper Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon, Pea, "Parmesan"

Cavatelli
House-made Ricotta Cavatelli, Wild Mushroom Ragu, Shaved Black Truffle

Sides

♦ Broccolini
Lemon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Olive Oil

♦ Risotto Alla Parmigiana
Aged Risotto, Parmigiano-Reggiano

♦ Agrodolce Carrots
Heirloom Carrots, Agrodolce, Fresh Herbs

Utica Greens
Escarole, Smoked Pancetta, Cherry Peppers, Bread Crumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano

♦ Risotto Alla Zucca
Aged Risotto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Butternut Squash

♦ Lato Di Pasta
Pasta, Choice of Marinara or Garlic and Oil

♦ Pure Di Patate
Olive Oil Whipped Mashed Potatoes

♦ Vegetarian Option Items

Group Menu

Created to cater to parties of 12 or more, choose from two four-course menus, each with a starter, soup course, entrée courses

Option 1
For parties of 12 or more

Aperitivo (Choice of One)

Meatball
Marinara, Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, Herbs

Caesar
Crisp Romaine, Gr Ana Padano, Baked Cheese Crostini

Italian Wedding Soup
Meatballs, Escarole, Acini De Pepe

Entrées (Choice of One)

Parmigiana
Breaded Chicken, Marinara, Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Spaghetti

Haddock Francaise
Egg Battered, Pan Fried, White Wine, Lemon, Linguine

Lasagna
Herb Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, Parmigiano -Reggiano, Fontina , Béchamel, Bolognese, Marinara

Marsala
Chicken, Mushrooms, Marsala Wine, Demi-Glace, Capellini

Dolce (Choice of One)

NY Cheesecake
Sorghum Caramel, Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Crunch Layer, Milk Chocolate Bavarian, Dark Chocolate Ganache

Option 2
For parties of 12 or more

Aperitivo (Choice of One)

Cocktail Di Gamberi
Shrimp, Cocktail Sauce, Mixed Green Salad, Charred Tomato and Pepper Aïoli, Lemon

Insalata
Seasonal Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onions, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Pasta E Fagioli
Tuscan Kale, Cranberry Beans, Porchetta, San Marzano Tomatoes, Pesto Agnolotti

Arancini Asiago
Asiago and Fontina Arancini, Black Truffle Aioli, Arugula

Entrées (Choice of One)

Ravioli Di Burrata
Burrata Ravioli, Pomodoro Sauce

Pino Rigatoni Di Pollo
Pancetta, Chicken, Cherry Peppers, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Onions, Imported Olives, Vodka Sauce, Rigatoni

Marsala
Chicken, Mushrooms, Marsala Wine, Demi-Glace, Capellini

Lobster Tail Dinner
6oz Lobster Tail Broccolini, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, Lemon, Melted Butter

Dolce (Choice of One)

NY Cheesecake
Sorghum Caramel, Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Crunch Layer, Milk Chocolate Bavarian, Dark Chocolate Ganache

Tiramisu
Mascarpone Cheese, Whipped Egg Yolk, Espresso Soaked Lady Fingers

Dessert Menu

What would a traditional Italian meal be without a Cannoli or Tiramisu? You’ll find both of these culinary classics on Pino Bianco’s beautiful dessert menu, as well as popular favorites like our Apple Crumble Crostata or Flourless Chocolate Cake. Finish with a specialty drink like our Shakerato or Affogato, or one of a fine selection of liqueurs and cordials.

Almond Ricotta Cheesecake
Almond Butter Cake, Caramel Apple, Vanilla Bean Sauce

Yogurt Panna Cotta
Red Berry Granita, Amro Montenegro Sponge, White Herb Sauce, Rosemary Biscuit

Crème Brûlée
Served with Seasonal Biscotti

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Crunch Layer, Milk Chocolate Bavarian, Dark Chocolate Ganache

Tiramisù
Mascarpone Cheese, Whipped Egg Yolk, Espresso-Soaked Lady Fingers, Coffee Gelato

Seasonal Sorbetto
Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Italian Sorbet

Specialty Coffee
Nightcap
Bulliet Bourbon, Kahlua, Frangelico, Creme De Cacao Garnished with a Tuile

Affogato
Salted Caramel Gelato, Espresso or Coffee, Drizzled with Chocolate

Coffee/Tea
Cappuccino
Espresso
Latte
Double Espresso
Homemade Boozy Whipped Cream
Featured Flavor

Liqueurs & Cordials
Godiva Chocolate
Grand Marnier
Amaretto
Anisette
B & B
Jameson
Baileys
Kahlúa
Drambuie
Rumchata
Frangelico
Sambuca

Wine List & Spirits

Recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Pino Bianco offers more than 200 bottles of wines curated from across Italy and around the world. We offer a generous number of wines by the glass and are happy to help you choose one to pair perfectly with your dinner choice. Or let us introduce you to a new favorite from our expansive collection of Italian wines. To finish your meal in true Italian style, sip a glass of grappa, a digestif spirit in the brandy family traditionally served at the end of the meal.

Wines by the Glass
White Wine

Lunetta, Prosecco [Italy]
Mionetto, Prosecco [Italy]
Domaine Chandon, Brut [California]
Folonari, Moscato [Italy]
Caposaldo, Moscato [Italy]
Ruffino, Pinot Grigio [Italy]
Mezzacorona, Cliff hanger Pinot Grigio [Italy]
Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, 2019 [Finger Lakes]
Hermann J. Wiemer, Late Harvest Riesling, 2019 [Finger Lakes]
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 [Marlborough]
Kendall-Jackson, Reserve Chardonnay, 2018 [California]
Ferrari-Carano, Chardonnay, 2018 [California]
Sutter Home, White Zinfandel [California]
Mezzacorona, Rosé, 2018 [Alto Adige]
Inniskillin, Vidal Ice Wine Pearl, 2016 [Canada]
Lamoreaux Landing, Ice Wine, 2017 [New York]

Red Wine

La Crema, Pinot Noir [Sonoma Coast]
Markham, Merlot [Napa Valley]
Luigi Bosca, Malbec [Mendoza]
Ferrari-Carano, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
Faust, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
Michele Chiarlo, Barolo Tortoniano [Piedmont]
La Mozza, Sangiovese [Tuscany]
Nozzle, Chianti Classico Riserva [Tuscany]
Tutto Mio, Vino Rosso Dolce [Emilia-Romagna]
Riunite, Lambrusco [Emilia-Romagna]
Sandeman Tawny, 20 Year [Portugal]
Sandeman Tawny, 30 Year [Portugal]

Italian Whites

527 Caposaldo, Moscato [Veneto]
522 Folonari, Moscato [Tuscany]
529 Mezzacorona, Rosé, 2017 [Alto Adige]
526 Castello Banfi , Pinot Grigio [Tuscany]
517 Mezzacorona, Pinot Grigio [Alto Adige]
504 Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio [Alto Adige]

Champagne & Sparkling Wines

108 Domaine Chandon, Brut [California]
115 Domaine Chandon, Rosé [California]
102 Dom Perignon, Brut [Champagne]
120 Luc Belaire, Rosé [Provence]
122 Mionetto, Prosecco Brut [Italy]
101 Moet & Chandon, Imperial Brut [Champagne]

Worldly Whites

407 Cakebread Cellars, Chardonnay [Napa Valley]
431 Enroute, Chardonnay [Russian River]
436 Fel, Chardonnay [Anderson Valley]
410 Ferrari-Carano, Chardonnay [Alexander Valley]
416 Kendall-Jackson, Reserve Chardonnay [Sonoma Valley]
437 Trefethan, Chardonnay [Napa Valley]
303 Louis Jadot, Pouilly-Fuisse [Burgundy]
802 Dr. Konstantin Frank, Riesling [Finger Lakes]
803 Hermann J Wiemer, Late Harvest Riesling [Finger Lakes]
902 Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc [Marlborough]
916 Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc [Marlborough]
917 White Haven, Sauvignon Blanc [Marlborough]
301 Domaine Jean-Paul Balland, Sancerre [Loire Valley]
421 Ferrari-Carano, Fumé Blanc [Alexander Valley]
306 Louis Jadot, Chablis [Burgundy]
123 Chateau D’Esclans, Whispering Angel Rosé [Provence]
312 Chateau D’Esclans, The Palm by Whispering Angel Rosé [Provence]

Italian Reds

730 Bertani, Amarone 2008 [Veneto]
710 Bolla, Amarone [Veneto]
749 Zenato, Amarone 2016 [Veneto]
740 Zonin, Amarone della Valpolicella [Veneto]
743 Castello Banfi, Aska Bolgheri Rosso [Tuscany]
735 Tardoc, Barbera d’Alba [Piedmont]
756 Giuseppe Cortese, Barbaresci, [Piedmont]
750 Michele Chiarlo, Barbaresci, 2016 [Piedmont]
731 Prunotto, Barolo [Piedmont]
742 Castello Banfi, Brunello di Montalcino 2015 [Tuscany]
751 Gaja Restitua, Brunello di Montalcino, 2016 [Tuscany]
753 Tenute Silvio Nardi, Brunello di Montalcino, 2016 [Tuscany]
744 Castello Banfi, Centine Tuscana [Tuscany]
723 Antinori Badia Passignano, Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 [Tuscany]
746 Nozzole, Chianti Classico Riserva [Tuscany]
724 Rocco Delle Macie, Chianti Classico Riserva [Tuscany]
713 Ruffi no Riserva Ducale Oro, Chianti Classico [Tuscany]
737 Tenuta Sette Ponti, Crognolo [Tuscany]
747 Riunite, Lambrusco [Italy]
752 Gaja Marcanda, Magari, 2018 [Tuscany]
739 Tutto Mio, Vino Rosso Dolce [Emilio-Romagna]
741 La Mozza, Sangiovese [Tuscany]
745 Querciabella, Toscana Mongrana [Tuscany]
754 Tenuta San Guido, Toscana Guidalberto, 2019 [Tuscany]

Worldly Reds

1028 Luigi Bosca, Malbec [Mendoza]
680 Duckhorn, Merlot 2016 [Napa Valley]
611 Freemark Abbey, Merlot [Napa Valley]
628 Kendall-Jackson, Vintner’s Reserve Merlot [Sonoma County]
613 Markham, Merlot [Napa Valley]
610 Rodney Strong, Merlot [Sonoma County]
684 J. Lohr, Petite Sirah [Paso Robles]
681 Michael David, Petite Sirah [Central Valley]
1036 A to Z Wineworks, Essence Pinot Noir [Oregon]
608 Byron, Pinot Noir [Santa Maria]
1009 Erath, Pinot Noir [Willamette Valley]
676 Etude, Lyric Pinot Noir [Santa Barbara]
604 Gary Farrell, Pinot Noir [Russian River]
603 La Crema, Pinot Noir [Sonoma Coast]
1038 Resonance, Pinot Noir [Oregon]
6001 Faustino Gran, Rioja [La Rioja]
1616 Earthquake, Zinfandel [Lodi]
632 Folie A Deux, Zinfandel [California]

Domestic Cabernets and Blends

1637 Austin Hope, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 [Paso Robles]
687 Beaulieu Vineyards, Reserve Tapestry, 2015[Napa Valley]
1010 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon [Columbia Valley]
626 Clos du Bois, Marlstone [Alexander Valley]
618 Faust, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
694 Flora Springs, Trilogy 2014 [Napa Valley]
619 Franciscan, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
625 Franciscan, Magnifi Cat 2017 [Napa Valley]
656 Francis Ford Coppola, Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon [Alexander Valley]
668 Girard, Artistry [Napa Valley]
678 Girard, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
1610 Josh Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon [Paso Robles]
1611 Josh Cellars, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon [Paso Robles]
1612 Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon [Paso Robles]
1613 Justin, Isosceles 2016 [Paso Robles]
1614 Justin, Justification 2016 [Paso Robles]
693 Mossback, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 [Chalk Hill]
631 Silverado Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
620 Silver Oak, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 [Napa Valley]
673 Simi, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]
614 Stags’ Leap Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon [Napa Valley]

Spirits

Aperitivi & Digestivi
Amaro Luxardo • $7
Aperol • $7
Campari • $7
Fernet Branca • $8
Martini & Rossi Fiero

Liquore
Amaretto Luxardo
Amaretto Disaronno 
Anisetta Meletti
Pallini Limoncello
Tuaca

Sambuca
Molinari, Civitavecchia (Lazio) • $9
Antica Sambuca Black - Vicenza (Veneto) • $8

Grappa
Alexander • $7

Beer & Cocktails

Our beer menu offers everything from the American and Italian classics to some of the fastest-growing favorites on the craft brew scene. Try a glass of Italy’s own Birra Peroni, a beloved brewery established in 1846 in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy just south of Milan. While you’re here, be sure to try a favorite regional pour from Upstate New York like Brewery Ommegang, a Belgian style farmstead brewery in Cooperstown, N.Y.

We also like to mix things up on our mixed drink menu, so if you’re a craft cocktail aficionado, explore our classic, signature and seasonal cocktails.

Beer

Lagunitas IPA
America IPA, 6.2% ABV
Lagunitas Brewing Company • $6

Blue Moon Belgian White
Belgian-Style Witbier, 5.4% ABV
Coors Brewing Company • $5

Stella Artois
Euro Pale Lager, 5.0% ABV
Stella Artois • $6

Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Euro Pale Lager, 5.1% ABV
Birra Peroni Industriale SPA • $6

Corona Extra
Mexican Pale Lager, 4.5% ABV
Grupo Modelo • $6

Coors Light
American Light Lager, 4.0% ABV
Coors Brewing Company

Boston Lager
American Lager, 5.0% ABV
Samuel Adams Company

Heineken
Euro Pale Lager, 5.0% ABV
Heineken Nederland BV

Michelob Ultra
American Light Lager, 4.2% ABV
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light
American Light Lager, 4.1% ABV
Anheuser-Busch

Ommegang Nirvana
American IPA, 6.5% ABV
Brewery Ommegang

KBS
Imperial Stout, 12.0% ABV
Founders Brewing Co.

Angry Orchard
Apple Cider, 5.0% ABV
Boston Beer Company

Classic

Classic or Dirty
Choice of Grey Goose Vodka or Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dry Vermouth, Fresh Olive Juice (if dirty). Garnish Choice: Twist, Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives • $12

French
Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple Juice, Garnished with a Twist • $12

Manhattan
Choice of Maker’s Mark or Knob Creek, Sweet Vermouth, Garnished with Cherry • $12

Stiletto Manhattan
Choice of Maker’s Mark or Knob Creek, Amaretto Liqueur, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Garnished with Cherry • $12

Pomegranate
Stoli Vanil Vodka, Pama Liqueur, Splash of Fresh Lemon Juice, Topped with Soda • $12

Raspberry Noir
Stoli Raspberry Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Pinot Noir

Di Bronzo
Bronze

Amaretto, Frangelico, Maker’s Mark

Signature

Butterfly Razberi Lemonade
Stoli Razberi Vodka, Butterfly Pea Tea Syrup, Fresh Sour Mix, Soda Water. Garnished with a Raspberry

Scarlatto
Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Splash of Cranberry Juice

Lemon Drop
Grey Goose Vodka, Limoncello, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Garnish with Sugar Rim, Lemon Wedge

Pear
Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, Lemon Juice, Pear Syrup, Ginger Beer

Pino Espresso Martini
Ketel One Vodka, Fresh Espresso, Kahlúa, Aperol, Cream, Garnished with Orange

Seasonal
Strawberry Empress Collins
Empress 1908 Gin, Strawberry, Sour Mix, Seltzer. Garnished with Mint

Mango Habanero Margarita
Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Homemade Mango Habanero, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, Orange Juice. Garnished with Lime Sugar

Black Raspberry Gin Fizz
Uncle Val’s Gin, Black Raspberry Sparkling Water, Lemon Juice. Garnished with Lemon Foam and Mint

Peach Bellini Imposter
Grey Goose Essences White Peach & Rosemary, Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice, Sprite. Garnished With Orange

Blackberry Bourbon
Bulleit Bourbon, Blackberries, Sour Mix, Club Soda. Garnished with Blackberries

Pino Bianco Location

Pino Bianco is located at New York’s most awarded resort, Turning Stone Resort Casino. One of more than 20 restaurants on property, you’ll find one of Central New York’s best Italian restaurants about 35 minutes east of Syracuse, 25 minutes west of Utica and 15 minutes southwest of Rome. Valet parking is available at The Tower/Hotel and The Lodge, along with plenty of free parking at a four-level parking garage next to the Event Center.

About the Chef

Chef Richard Skyoyec
Chef de Cuisine, Pino Bianco

Chef Richard’s passion for Italian cuisine began at the age of 14 when we was working at a family-owned Italian restaurant in Bradenton, FL. This is where he first learned the importance of quality ingredients and how to make fresh pasta, sauces and gnocchi from scratch. After studying the culinary arts at Keiser University in Sarasota, FL, Chef Richard moved to Upstate New York for his culinary internship and learned about the unique culinary experience at Turning Stone. Joining Turning Stone in 2012 as part of the opening team of TS Steakhouse, Chef Richard was intrigued by the diversity of culinary experiences offered at the award-winning resort. Working his way up, he gained valuable experience on different teams including Season’s Harvest, Banquets, YBR Casino & Sports Book, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, and in 2020 was promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Pino Bianco. The fresh, made-from-scratch Italian cuisine that ignited Chef Richard’s passion for the culinary arts has come full circle as he now prepares the best hand-made pasta in Central New York. Pino Bianco’s new Culinary Tour of Italy offers guests the unique experience of tasting the different styles of food of each region of Italy, without ever leaving Upstate New York. Chef Richard said, “Most people don't realize how large of a country Italy is and how completely different each region is from the next. From Piedmont in North Italy, offering hearty dishes influenced by French Cuisine, to Calabria on the southern tip with some of the world’s best seafood, each region has its own style.”

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