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Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more? Look no further than Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, where we're thrilled to unveil two mouthwatering additions to our menu that are sure to delight even the most discerning palates.

1. Cannoli + Pizza = CANNOLI PIE! 

Prepare to experience the ultimate fusion of two beloved classics with our delectable Cannoli Pie! Picture this: a heavenly blend of Nutella, mascarpone cream, and crushed cannoli shells, all nestled atop a crisp, golden crust. As if that weren't enough to entice you, we've added a generous drizzle of rich chocolate and a sprinkle of powdered sugar to take this dessert to the next level of indulgence.

But wait, there's more! Our Cannoli Pie isn't just delicious—it's also designed for sharing. Whether you're dining with friends or treating yourself to a solo feast, this sweet sensation is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and leave you dreaming of your next visit to Russo's. So why wait? Come on down and experience dessert like never before, because at Russo's, we believe that life is too short to save the best for last!

beef ravioli

2. Introducing, our NEW Braised Beef Ravioli! 

Calling all ravioli aficionados! Prepare to be transported to pasta paradise with our sumptuous Braised Beef Ravioli. Each tender pillow of pasta is generously stuffed with succulent braised beef and smothered in a savory mushroom marsala sauce that's guaranteed to warm your soul.

And what's a perfect pasta pairing without a glass of fine wine? We recommend complementing the robust flavors of our Braised Beef Ravioli with a velvety CK Mondavi Merlot or a classic Ruffino Chianti, for an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you yearning for more.

Don't just take our word for it—head to your nearest Russo's location today and treat yourself to these sensational new dishes. Whether you're a dessert devotee or a pasta connoisseur, we've got something to satisfy every craving. So what are you waiting for? Your next culinary adventure awaits!

Get ready pizza lovers, because National Pizza Day is just around the corner on February 9th! What better way to celebrate this cheesy occasion than by indulging in the mouthwatering slices at Russo's New York Pizzeria? Whether you're a fan of classic Margherita, loaded with toppings, or craving a unique specialty pizza, Russo's has you covered. Join us in savoring the joy of National Pizza Day with our delectable offerings.

Variety of Locations

Russo's New York Pizzeria takes pride in bringing the authentic flavors of New York to your table. With various locations to choose from, finding the nearest Russo's is a breeze. Whether you're in the mood for a cozy dine-in experience or prefer the convenience of pickup or delivery, our multiple locations make celebrating National Pizza Day easy and accessible.

Lunch and Dinner Delights

The celebration kicks off early with our tempting lunch specials, perfect for a midday pizza feast. Treat yourself to a satisfying slice or enjoy a full pizza with friends and family. As the day progresses, our dinner menu comes alive with a variety of mouthwatering options. From traditional favorites to innovative creations, Russo's offers a pizza experience that caters to every palate.

Anthony Russo with Pizza

Dine-In Atmosphere

For those who love the vibrant atmosphere of a pizzeria, come on in and celebrate National Pizza Day with us. Our welcoming staff, cozy interiors, and the aroma of freshly baked pizza create the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience. Gather your loved ones, share stories, and relish the joy of good food on this special day.

Convenient Pickup and Delivery

Can't make it to the pizzeria? No worries! Russo's New York Pizzeria makes it easy for you to enjoy our pizzas from the comfort of your home. Place an order for pickup and savor the moment when you open the box to reveal a piping hot, delicious pizza. Alternatively, opt for delivery and let the flavors of New York come to your doorstep.

This National Pizza Day, join us at Russo's New York Pizzeria for a celebration of flavors, community, and the love of pizza. With our diverse menu, multiple locations, and convenient dining options, there's no excuse not to indulge. Whether you're a lunchtime enthusiast or a dinner connoisseur, make February 9th a day to remember with Russo's!

You just know we couldn’t ignore National Pizza Week here at Russo’s. While we have no trouble celebrating the glory of authentic Italian pizza any time of the year, it’s hard to pass up a fun commemoration like this.

It’s time to check out a few reasons to grab a pizza with us during National Pizza Week: January 14th through 20th.

Peppeorni Pizza from Russo' New York Pizzeria

Why National Pizza Week?

Let’s be honest . . . the answer is easy and obvious: pizza is one of the most wonderful foods for almost any lunch or dinner purpose, alone or with others. This is perhaps even more true when it’s cold and you don’t want to get up and cook in January.

Pizza, as we know it, has only been in the United States since about the turn of the 20th century. Like many other staple foods in America, it became popular when American GIs brought their massive enthusiasm for it back from Italy after being stationed there. It’s become available in many styles and varieties, but king among them, is the heralded NY-style pizza, which we serve at Russo’s. 

How Do You Celebrate National Pizza Week with Russo’s?

This is another easy question to answer because pizza is right in our wheelhouse. Perhaps the best way to celebrate pizza in style would be to try a new specialty selection you’ve never had previously. We have no shortage of menu options.

Many Other Authentic Italian Meals at Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Those are just a few of the ways you can indulge in a nice slice with us. Don’t forget that we also offer dozens of other entrees and appetizers, ranging from Baked Ziti and Eggplant Parmesan to Stromboli Calzones and Chicken Tuscan Sandwiches. Even the pickiest eaters will find something fantastic on our extensive dine-in or delivery menus.

Whether it’s pizza, pasta, calzones, salads, or sweet desserts, we have every legitimate Italian favorite at Russo’s New York Pizzeria. If you’re new to what we offer, then make National Pizza Week a reason to visit one of our many franchise locations. You won’t regret it.

Contact us to learn more about specialty pizzas and other offers from Russo’s.

As we bid farewell to another year and eagerly welcome the dawn of a new one, what better way to celebrate the passage of time than by indulging in the rich flavors of tradition? Russo's New York Pizzeria, a haven for Italian culinary enthusiasts, invites you to savor the essence of the old and relish the promise of the new at our Italian restaurants across the nation.

ladies enjoying pizza and wine at Russo's

As the year draws to a close, Russo's New York Pizzeria beckons you to join in a festive feast that transcends time. Picture a cozy setting, adorned with the warm glow of twinkling lights, and the comforting aroma of freshly baked pizzas wafting through the air. It's the perfect backdrop for friends and family to gather, reflecting on cherished memories and creating new ones.

The star of the show, of course, is Russo's legendary New York-style pizza. Crafted with the finest ingredients and prepared with time-honored techniques, each slice is a journey through the streets of the Big Apple. Whether you prefer the classic Margherita, loaded with fresh mozzarella and vibrant basil, or the robust Meat Lover's, boasting a symphony of savory meats, we have a pizza for every palate.

As we clink glasses to toast the year gone by, let's also raise a fork to the promise of the future. Russo's New York Pizzeria welcomes the new year with an expanded menu, featuring innovative twists on traditional Italian favorites. Indulge in our tantalizing pasta dishes, where handmade noodles embrace luscious sauces, or explore the diverse selection of appetizers that dance between the realms of familiarity and innovation.

And what's a celebration without something sweet? Russo's dessert offerings are a delightful conclusion to your year-end feast. From velvety Tiramisu to the irresistible Truffle Chocolate Cake, every bite is a sweet symphony that bids adieu to the past and heralds the dawn of new beginnings.

In the spirit of the season, Russo's New York Pizzeria invites you to make our culinary haven your own, where the authenticity of Italian tradition intertwines with the excitement of the coming year. As you relish the last bites of 2023, let Russo's be the bridge between the memories you cherish and the adventures that lie ahead. Here's to a flavorful farewell and a delectable welcome to the new year at Russo's New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen!

In the heart of every Italian family, the table isn't just a place to eat; it's a sacred space where generations come together to share laughter, stories, and, of course, incredible food. At Russo's New York Pizzeria, we take pride in bringing this timeless tradition to your dining experience. Our commitment to preserving the essence of Italian family values is evident in every dish we serve.

As we kick off the holiday season, we're excited to announce the launch of our 12 Days of Deals, starting with Week One filled with mouthwatering specials that are sure to warm your heart and satisfy your cravings.

Week 1

December 12 - Free Mozzarella Sticks: Begin your week on a cheesy note! Enjoy complimentary Mozzarella Sticks when you spend $20 or more. It's the perfect appetizer to kickstart a delightful dining experience.

December 13 - Free Tomato Basil Soup: Beat the winter chill with a steaming bowl of Tomato Basil Soup, absolutely free when you spend $10 or more. It's comfort in a bowl, crafted with love and tradition.

December 15 - Giant Cheese Slice for $5: Indulge in the simplicity of a classic Giant Cheese Slice, available all day for just $5. It's a taste of New York right here at Russo's.

December 16 - 50% Off All Calzones: For all the Calzone lovers out there, rejoice! Enjoy a whopping 50% off on all our Calzones, a deal too good to resist.

December 17 - Buy One Pasta Entree, Get One Free: Share the love of pasta with our special Buy One Pasta Entree, Get One Free offer. It's an invitation to savor the authentic flavors of Italy with a loved one.

At Russo's, our commitment to creating an authentic Italian dining experience goes beyond the food. It's about bringing people together, creating memories, and passing down traditions from one generation to the next. Our founder, Chef Russo, ensures that each recipe and tradition is a homage to his family's legacy, a legacy that we proudly share with our community.

As you join us for the 12 Days of Deals, savor not only the delicious dishes but also the warmth, conversation, and sense of belonging that make Russo's New York Pizzeria a unique and cherished dining destination. Find a Russo's location near you, come be a part of our extended family, and let the joyous celebration begin!

Are you craving a culinary experience that captures the essence of authentic New York flavors? Look no further than Russo's New York Pizzeria, where a delectable fusion of family-friendly ambiance and irresistible Italian cuisine awaits. Whether you're planning a family dinner or seeking a satisfying lunch break, Russo's is the place to be, offering a menu that caters to everyone's taste buds.

Family-Friendly Dining

Russo's New York Pizzeria provides the perfect setting for a memorable family dinner. Gather your loved ones and embark on a culinary journey that transports you straight to the heart of New York. The warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with attentive service, creates the ideal backdrop for shared moments over mouthwatering pizzas, pastas, and more. It's an opportunity to savor the joy of togetherness while indulging in the finest Italian cuisine.

Lunch Specials for Busy Professionals

For busy individuals juggling work demands, Russo's offers enticing lunch specials* that bring a taste of New York to your midday break. Take advantage of the unbeatable deals throughout the week such as

These daily specials add variety to your lunch routine, ensuring that you enjoy a satisfying and delicious meal without breaking the bank.

Happy Hour Extravaganza

If your schedule allows for an early evening indulgence, Russo's New York Pizzeria has you covered with their Happy Hour specials, available Monday through Friday. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance while enjoying fantastic deals on both food and drinks. It's the perfect way to unwind after a long day or kickstart your evening plans with friends and colleagues.

At Russo's, we pride ourselves on offering an authentic taste of New York right in your neighborhood. With a commitment to quality ingredients and culinary expertise, every dish is a celebration of flavor and tradition. Join us at a Russo's location near you, and let our passion for authentic Italian cuisine elevate your dining experience. From family gatherings to quick and delicious lunches, there's always a reason to indulge in the delightful offerings at Russo's. Visit us today and discover why we're not just a pizzeria but a destination for food enthusiasts seeking a true taste of New York.

*Lunch specials may vary at each location.

Are you tired of the same uninspiring catering options available in your area?

While lots of restaurants promise big things with their catering menus, not all of them deliver. We LITERALLY DELIVER a tremendous selection of pizzas, pastas, calzones, and other authentic NY-style Italian foods. Russo’s New York Pizzeria, operating in several American and international locations, offers you the chance to create an unforgettable meal experience the next time you host any major event.

Here’s how it all works with Russo’s Catering . . . 

Catering spread from Russo's  NY Pizzeria

Russo’s One-of-a-Kind Pizzeria Catering Menu

We must start with the menu itself because our magnificent Italian recipes are the centerpiece of it all. Here’s just a small sample of the tasty entrée items Chef Russo has mastered to perfection.

Service Components of Russo’s Catering

The next spectacular advantage to Russo’s catering is the convenience factor. Instead of cooking your own food (for perhaps dozens of guests), our team can deliver, prepare, monitor, and clean up everything for you. All you have to do is let us know what you want, give us a little “heads up” time to prepare, and let us handle the rest.

Someone from one of our Russo’s locations will gather your information and service request, help you hammer out the details (expected guests, timing, etc.), and deliver everything to your address. This could be at your residential home, workplace, a convention center, country club ballroom, or wherever else you need. Plus, our folks WILL arrive on time and process everything accurately.

What Events Can We Cater?

You can hire Russo’s for an array of fun and memorable events.

So, we hope this sheds some light on the many lucrative ways Russo’s New York Pizzeria can contribute to an unforgettable catered event. This works terrifically for small family gatherings, lavish corporate functions, and everything in between. If you’d like to learn more about service rates and all the other details, then contact a Russo's location near you for personalized assistance.

On any given night, when you decide to order out, you’re more than likely confronted by a wide range of choices, and this list tends to get longer each and every year. Despite this, pizza has an undeniable staying power and consistency that makes it ideal for just about any situation or circumstance. Now, here’s something you might not have given much thought to. Are there types of pizzas that are best used for certain occasions more than others? Today, we’re going to find out. 

The Busy Work Week and Hectic Weekends 

Giant Pizza from Russo's

Life has a tendency not to slow down, despite our wishes that it sometimes would. A busy week or weekend means that taking the time for preparation, cooking, and clean-up can sometimes be next to non-existent. This is when ordering pizza becomes the ideal solution to this conundrum. Depending on the mouths that need to be fed, having a few options to choose from might be ideal. If you’re on a budget, one pizza with veggies and another with meat will satisfy the wants of just about everyone at the table. 

Business Meetings 

We’ve all been there. An important deadline is due, and it’s crunch time. You’ve assembled the best members of your team to accomplish the impossible in a short amount of time. Naturally, some substances are needed to power through that home stretch. Even if it's not crunch time and you’re simply meeting up to look over quarterly earnings, some pizza will come to be one of the best presentations for the other board members. We recommend a specialty pizza that’s unique, as this reinforces the diversity of your workforce. 

Children’s Parties  

There’s no denying that children are among the most finicky of eaters, and pleasing all of them can sometimes come off as an impossible task. A recent survey attested that the favorite option for children and teenagers is cheese pizza. It’s quick, convenient, and always a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The runner-up in this survey was pepperoni. Kids can't get enough of that mild, spicy kick. 

Picnics and Luncheons 

These events can be a little bit trickier. Because your guests will have multiple tastes, the ideal solution is multiple pizzas. One of the best ways to prepare for these large social gatherings is to survey their guests as to what they like. 

Russo’s New York Pizzeria 

No matter what the situation might entail, there’s a pizza at Russo’s that can make you a modern mealtime hero. Visit a location near you today!

Delivery service could be the most optimal way to enjoy hot, fresh, and delicious pizza with the fewest hassles possible. It’s hard to beat the ability to order food from your phone, have someone else prepare it, deliver it, and not even have to lift a finger. Check out these fantastic reasons to consider Russo’s for fast and reliable pizza delivery.

The Best Reasons to Choose Russo’s for Pizza Delivery

Fresh & Hot Pizza (Right Away) - Not all delivery services are created equally. However, with our pizza franchises, we place a heavy emphasis on ensuring your pizza arrives hot and ready to eat. Russo’s invests lots of money and effort into our responsive ordering system, meaning you shouldn’t encounter long wait times or lukewarm food.

Save Gas Money - It’s nice to avoid getting in a car, before fighting through traffic to get a bite to eat. Delivery service can save you a headache and some gas money. Plus, there are plenty of promotional offers and discounts that further incentivize it.

No Waiting in Line - One of the consistent complaints from food patrons, all across the industry, is the frustration of having to wait in line. We serve business professionals, school students, busy parents, and many other folks who can’t afford to wait forever. Again, the benefit of delivery is that you can place an order in advance with the confidence that it will arrive when you’re ready for lunch or dinner.

A Bunch of Variety - The Russo’s menu has more than a couple dozen specialty pizzas, along with the rest of our authentic Italian entrees. So, ordering pizza delivery isn’t like it was in the old days when you had to settle on a handful of options. Now you can try everything from Doppio Pepperoni or Truffle Mushroom to Hawaiian Pizza or Sausage & Ricotta (and much more).

Terrific for Party Planning - It’s really hard to select food for a large group of people, especially if you have picky eaters. Pizza delivery, however, offers several meal solutions, anytime you’re gathering friends and family together for any occasion. You can also save time not having to cook and prepare food, allowing you more time to plan the rest of your party.

Then, of course, it’s also possible for us to deliver even more service whenever you hire us for catering. It’s a wonderful way to host your next birthday party, football gameday, family reunion, or any other event. We bring you pizza, pasta, calzones, and everything from our authentic Italian menu, complete with all the setup, hosting, and cleanup service.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria offers first-rate hospitality in everything we do, which includes delivery, catering, fast-casual takeout, and dining-in service. Contact us anytime to learn how we help you enjoy a terrific meal with us.

What’s the best food to pair with authentic New York-style pizza?

Pasta, of course!

That almost goes without saying because there are so many ways to configure mouth-watering combinations of the two. This often involves pairing the sauces and seasonings of both to find that perfect blend of complementarity. So, what are the best ways to mix pizza and pasta when you visit Russo’s?

How to Combine Pasta with Your Pizza Like a Pro

Balance Heavy & Light Options - Nothing’s more overwhelming than selecting too many heavy entrees for one meal. Lasagna and Baked Ziti are nothing short of amazing, but you might not want to have them with meat lover’s pizza (unless you’re REALLY hungry). Most dining patrons will take a light pasta (maybe shrimp scampi) and combine it with a compatible pizza (perhaps Truffle Mushroom). There are no hardline rules, however.

Do You Like Sweet, Spicy, or Both? - For making pizza or pasta, there is an array of sweeter or spicier sauces and other ingredients to consider. So, if you’re ordering both entrees, keep in mind your preferences for sweet/spicy dishes. If you’re looking for a more potent pasta to mix with Doppio Pepperoni (which has jalapenos), we recommend the Shrimp Fra Diavolo. That pasta utilizes the potent hot chili marinara sauce, a popular selection among our patrons who enjoy a little kick.

It’s Not Really “Mixing” Per se - We don’t recommend taking a bite of pizza and pasta simultaneously. That’s not the best way to savor the flavors. It’s not a mixture or concoction you’re trying to make. You shouldn’t try to force together wildly different ingredients. It makes more sense to select items that won’t sour your palate with unusual after-tastes.

Plenty of Sauces to Consider

Finally, don’t forget to master your sauces before visiting an Italian restaurant. There are several, but some of the common favorites are marinara sauce, meat sauce, pesto sauce, EVOO garlic sauce, and ricotta cheese sauce. Russo’s even offers a special Chianti-braised meat sauce with our Spaghetti w/ Meatballs or Italian Sausage. Every food enthusiast has to explore these via trial-and-error to discover your favorites.

Visit Russo’s to Try Dozens of Pizza/Pasta Combinations

We invite you to explore many more pizzas and pastas on our main dining menu. Chef Russo is the master innovator behind countless Italian dishes, giving you limitless variety. Our pizzas use only the best Wisconsin mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, and other premium ingredients.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria is a franchise restaurant chain, specializing in first-class, old-world Italian entrees. This includes pizza, pasta, calzones, and much more. Contact us anytime to learn more about anything on our menu, and where to find the nearest Russo’s.

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It's the perfect time to franchise Russo's New York Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen and we know the pizza business and what it take to fire up your first restaurant. With 50+ locations and growing, our franchisees have created success built on our flexible design starting 1,500 sq ft. We produce a higher average store volume (AUV $1.134M) than industry average by serving authentic New York-style pizza and unique menu items. Ask about available territories!

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