In the 10 years he has lived in his homey brick house on a cul-de-sac in Gallway, N.J., Luke Palladino has probably opened, cooked in or consulted on more restaurants than many people have eaten in, most notably the three restaurants he created for Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in 2003 when that resort aimed to seriously elevate Atlantic City's dining scene. The 41-year-old Palladino seemed to be simplifying his life when he opened Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian Cooking—he cooked in Italy, too—a 30-seat trattoria in Northfield, N.J., this past May. But the siren song (and the tuition bills of his three children) brought him back to Atlantic City. This month he opens the 200-seat Luke Palladino at Harrah's Resort.
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