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Kingsgate Restaurants


Caminetto is Kingsgate Marriott’s full-service restaurant, featuring executive-chef prepared Euro-American cuisine and a daily lunch buffet and menu Monday through Friday, as well as breakfast and dinner.

Known for pasta and pizza, the restaurant uses fresh ingredients including some organic ingredients including herbs grown on site and honey harvested from Kingsgate’s very own rooftop hives. The unique honey production was featured in USA Today.

Throughout the year, Caminetto features special meals such as Easter Brunch, and Mother’s Day Brunch.

The daily lunch buffet features soups, salads, fresh bread displays and entrees. Complimentary parking is provided with a Caminetto purchase.

Having an office gift exchange? Caminetto Restaurant offers the perfect space to host your next holiday luncheon. Don’t forget to keep in mind our beautiful banquet and meeting space. Book your holiday party in our banquet space by Jan. 31, 2016, and receive a holiday promotion.  Reach out to Jacque Kelly at 513-487-3891 for more details!

Caminetto Breakfast Menu               

Caminetto Lunch-Dinner Menu

Caminetto Drink Menu

Bearcat Lounge

Bearcat Lounge is a great place to relax after work, get fired up before a game, or have a quick meal in a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. The menu includes a wide variety of beers, including local selections, bourbon, and wine, as well as sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizza. The patio is perfect for fair weather.

Kingsgate Restaurant Events

Tailgate At The Bearcat Lounge Before All Home Games

Located within walking distance of the stadium, the Bearcat Lounge features food and drink specials two hours before all home games. Guests who spend $20 or more are provided with free parking at the Kingsgate Garage and complimentary shuttle service to every home game.

For more information, visit or call 513-487-3800.

Thirsty Thursdays Every Second Thursday of the Month

The Bearcat Lounge showcases locally crafted beers paired with chef-crafted pairings on the second Thursday of every month. Partake anytime from 5-11 p.m. and enjoy four, 5-oz beers with their pairings for $12 per person. Parking is free in the Kingsgate Garage when attending Thirsty Thursday events.

For more information, contact the Bearcat Lounge at 513-487-3800.

Join other Think Thursdays tasting events at Mick & Mack's Café every first and third Thursdays of every month.


Chef's Bio

Randy Wergers
Executive Chef

Executive Chef Randy Wergers is a graduate of the hotel restaurant management program at Northwood Institute. He has 30 plus years of experience in hotel and restaurant cuisine, 25 of them with Marriott and 12 of them at the University of Cincinnati’s Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Chef Wergers’ culinary talents in the kitchen, along with his coaching management style, have led to a strong collaboration and promotion of students within the Midwest Culinary Institute and The Art Institute-Cincinnati. He took the opportunity, years before it became a trend, to create a farm-to-table experience by growing his own herbs and vegetables on the property of the hotel. Many of his homegrown herbs and vegetables are found in Kingsgate’s menu items.  

Recently, Chef Wergers began caring for 400,000 bees in three hives on Kingsgate Marriott’s rooftop, which was featured in USA Today. More than 100 pounds of honey have been harvested thus far. Menus at Kingsgate change frequently and guests consistently rank the quality of food in the top 10 of all hotel restaurants in the entire Marriott portfolio.