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Taste the Flavors of Summer with Russo's New Menu

August 5, 2022

For guests looking to embrace unique ingredients and gourmet flavors as they peak in freshness during the summer, Russo’s is excited to debut its new menu items. Chef Anthony Russo, the culinary mastermind behind Russo’s Restaurants, has hand-picked the freshest seasonal flavors to highlight on the menu, including cauliflower, greens, figs, truffles and olives.

Russo’s motto, “if it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it,” extends to new menu items and beyond. Russo’s New York Pizzeria uses only the highest-quality,authentic ingredients including imported Pecorino Romano cheese from Emilia Romagna, Italy, aged-balsamic vinegar from a centuries-old vineyard in Italy, and extra virgin olive oil from Partanna, Italy.

When you visit Russo’s New York Pizzeria, be sure to try one (or all) of these hot new menu items:

  • Cauliflower Fritti – Fresh cauliflower, lightly fried with Italian seasoning, served with Russo’s pomodoro sauce
  • Chicken Avocado Salad – Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, arugula, kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber and pepperoncini served with honey mustard dressing
  • Sicilian Trio – Russo’s lasagna, fettuccine and alfredo and handmade gnocchi pesto
  • Cauliflower Pizza – Roasted cauliflower, smoked pancetta ham, Italian sausage, Portabella mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and Sicilian extra virgin olive oil garlic sauce
  • Pizza Villagio – Grilled chicken, Portabella mushrooms, arugula, mozzarella, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese and Sicilian extra virgin olive oil garlic sauce
  • Bianca Pizza – Buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, fresh arugula, mozzarella cheese and Sicilian extra virgin olive oil garlic sauce
  • Prosciutto & Fig Pizza – Prosciutto di Parma, arugula, basil, fig spread, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella and balsamic glaze
  • Truffle Mushroom Pizza – Fresh Portabella mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and truffle olive oil sauce, topped with fresh arugula


The new chef-driven menu items are now on display at

Russo’s New York Pizzeria – which offers dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering – is passionate about menu innovation. The new appetizer, salad, signature entrée and five pizzas are perfectly crafted to showcase fresh, high-quality ingredients, highlighting Chef Russo’s commitment to imaginative new tastes.

After opening the first Russo’s restaurant four decades ago in 1978, Chef Anthony has prioritized quality of ingredients over everything. To this point, Russo’s is proud to use only all-natural flour in its dough, which is hand-rolled and proofed daily in the restaurants.

Can’t get enough of these new menu items? Be sure to check out Chef Anthony’s recipes online and make some Italian favorites at home !

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