You can almost smell mom's lasagna from here. The long anticipated new restaurant  by celebrity chef Michael Symon at Borgata is finally ready to open.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa revealed the opening day for Michael Symon’s new Italian-themed eatery, Angeline, is May 6.

Named in honor of Symon’s mother, Angel, the restaurant will feature classic Italian-American dishes inspired by the nostalgic family recipes Michael grew up enjoying, including Symon's all-time favorite food, his mom’s lasagna.

“I’m thrilled to be bringing Angeline to Atlantic City this May, and to be joining the Borgata family,” Symon stated in a Borgata press release.“This restaurant is so close to my heart, and takes me back to sitting around the family table as a kid, chowing down on my mom’s lasagna. Angeline’s menu is a modern version of the Italian comfort food I grew up with, served with passionate hospitality in a space that gives off that same warm, cozy feeling.”

Symon’s Sicilian roots will be represented in dishes like Mom’s Meatballs, porchetta with mustard fruit, and linguini and clams with pancetta. A wood-fired grill will turn out Sicilian-style grilled swordfish, and lamb chops with fennel and mint. A traditional Caesar salad will be prepared tableside.
Symon is a James Beard award-winning chef, a Food Network "Iron Chef," and the co-host of ABC's "The Chew." He made a name for himself first in his hometown of Cleveland and now owns several restaurants across the country.

Symon's wife and business partner Liz Symon collaborated with New York-based firm Parts and Labor Design to create a “cozy yet upscale dining atmosphere with the nostalgic charm of Italian family gatherings.”

“We are beyond excited to announce the official grand opening of Angeline by Michael Symon; welcoming one of the country’s most exuberant and approachable culinary talents to Borgata,” said Becky Schultz, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “Working with such engaged and innovative design and culinary teams has been an absolute pleasure and we can’t wait to unveil our newest addition on May 6th.”

Angeline by Michael Symon, will be open for dinner service Wednesday through Monday. Reservations beginning in May are available to book now by calling 609.317.1000 or by visiting theborgata.com.