A Las Vegas style casino resides right here in Clark County. Located just off I-5 in Ridgefield, the ilani Casino Resort is a feast for the senses. High quality finishes in glass, wood and stone are not only signatures of the developer Salishan-Mohegan LLC, but also project the culture of the Northwest and their partner, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The Cowlitz tribe is a coastal tribe that takes part in the annual canoe journey and has kept their culture alive throughout the region. The Cowlitz proudly boasts of one of the largest pow-wows in southern Washington and now partner in this beautiful premier gaming destination.
The ilani Casino is home to many upscale full-service restaurants including Michael Jordan’s Steak House and the Longhouse, displaying original Salish artwork in the cozy, timber filled dining room. The ilano Casino offers an alternative to the fine dining available at the resort.
Visitors to the ilani have the unique opportunity to visit the Marketplace. The Marketplace is a collection of full service restaurants located within the casino for those interested in affordability and quicker service than is available in one of the full-service restaurants. The Marketplace houses Butcher & Baker, an artisan sandwich shop, fast casual Asian, smashburger and pizza favorite i.talia Pizzeria. Visitors to i.talia are welcomed with all natural ingredients, house made sauces and wood-fired pizzas. Clark County residents will be pleased to know that no shortcuts have been taken at the i.talia located in the ilani casino.
i.talia attracts diners that are already at the casino and provides a new restaurant choice to those who may not be interested in gaming. The Marketplace restaurants are open until 4:00 a.m. on weekends. If you are looking for a late night pizza, i.talia and the ilani are the perfect stop.
i.talia opened in April 2017 and has been busy ever since. The i.talia concept is owned by Ramblin’ Jacks Restaurant Group. The ilani location is the first casino for Adam Adrian and Sonny Bridges. Adrian has been pleased with the reception in Clark County. They partnered with the Compass Group, a worldwide food service management company to ensure that food quality is up to i.talia.
“It has been a very cool thing for us to be a part of,” shares Adrian. “I have been very impressed with the management and the resort is very upscale and well-appointed.”
Adrian says that it has been a pleasure for the Ramblin’ Jacks Restaurant Group to bring their fast, organic and delicious Italian cuisine to the ilani casino. i.talia pizza is affordable without sacrificing flavor and taste. Working with the Compass Group, Adrian scaled-down the menu options from the flagship Olympia location. There are plenty of mouth-watering items to choose from including pizza featuring homemade sauce and organic toppings.
i.talia at the ilani casino is also a perfect stop when driving between Seattle and Portland. Now road trippers have quick and easy dining choices right off I-5. Next time you are traveling and need a lunch stop, give i.talia at the ilani casino a try. It is sure to satisfy more than the microwaved hot dogs available at the nearest service station. For more information, visit the ilani Casino Resort website.