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“No Better Service”

Russo's New York Pizzeria
Ranked #210 of 451 Restaurants in McAllen
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner
Description: New York style pizza, giant pizza slices, calzones, pastas, salads, soups, piadina flatbread sandwiches, fresh pastas, gluten free pasta, gluten free pizza, beer, wine, desserts, kids menu, New York cheesecake. At Russo's New York Pizzeria, we're inspired by the traditional Italian values of family, friends and, of course, food. Our menus deliver delicious Italian meals prepared with our passion for food, fresh ingredients and the goal of providing our guests a distinctive dining experience. Reminiscent of the authentic pizzerias from the Italian neighborhoods, everything is made from scratch with hand-picked ingredients, in traditional Italian style. Into the oven it goes. Russo's New York Pizzerias only use traditional brick ovens because brick ovens give Russo's New York pizza the crisp crust and authentic taste our fans and guests have come to love.
McAllen, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No Better Service”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We've been to this Russo's a few times, though we usually order something other than the pizza. (Nothing the matter with the pizza - just wanted something else.)

This time was no different - we both wanted pasta. I knew I wanted the lasagna, but my wife wanted something she knew was not on the menu - a penne dish she loved from a restaurant overseas where we used to live. After the waiter took our drink order, she kept talking about it. As the waiter approached our table with the drinks, he asked her what she wanted and she described the dish to him. Much to our surprise, he wrote down the ingredients and description of the dish - and took it to the chef. The resultant dish was excellent - and quite close to the original.

We were amazed that a chain restaurant would do this - and that the idea came from our waiter. Antonio was a superb waiter and the food was excellent. Needless to say, we left a generous tip for both Antonio and the chef.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
McAllen, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice surprise of a resturant”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The pizza has a soft and sweet crust and the sauce is great too (sweet but just a tad of zesty)! Their breadsticks vary in quality sometimes (sometimes more overbaked, more or less seasonings...) , but most of the time they are incredible and we go through two baskets! They have really good pastas, our favorite right now is the baked ziti!

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazingly huge pizza.”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Been twice and both times were great. The pizza is massive and incredibly tasty! There is a dining area and a bar.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Danode
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Edinburg, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
“Great Service!”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Although Russo's is a franchise it is a much higher level than the fast food type pizza chains. The Russo's in McAllen goes above and beyond the chain atmosphere not only with its food, whether it is eat-in or take-out, pizza or pasta, but their service. Tremendous attention to detail by staff members that concern themselves with making guests and take-out customers feel they are treated with appreciation makes the customer experience an excellent one.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Coda118
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