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“Neighborhood Locale”

Russell's Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 302 Restaurants in Scranton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
New York City, New York
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154 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Locale”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This is really just a neighborhood bar and restaurant. You can see it has a loyal following and outdoor dining I think in the summer. Overall the food is only average, however the folks serving it are very nice. Nothing to write home about and there are a few places in Scranton that are certainly more worthy of your dollar

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice place to go with friends...”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Upon entering, you realize you are in a neighborhood restaurant....crowed bar, table by front door, people greeting each other as they walk by tables. Food ranged from average to very good. Fish was slightly over cooked, but chicken strips were very good....just wish it had some vegetables or a rice or pasta with it on the plate to absorb some of the (very garlicky) sauce. I asked for red-skinned potatoes when offered, but when dinners arrived, I was told they were out and I was brought a somewhat cold baked potato...disappointing. I would go back and give it a second chance, but would order pasta. Very nice wait-staff.

  • Visited January 2013
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Food wait was too long at 2 hours. It was good food however. Again, the food and atmosphere were good but only eat here if you have 3 to 4 hours to kill.

  • Visited February 2013
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Scranton, PA
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Russell's is a neighborhood Italian restaurant that draws people from all over the area for its good food and conviviality. I am especially fond of the eggplant parmiagiana, the large antipasto, angel hair with vodka sauce, and the sole francaise that Russell will make upon request.
It can be busy, which may affect the pace of the service, but also adds to the ambience. It is the kind of place you can flag down a waitress if you have a problem and they'll resolve it for you. I have taken out-of-town guests to Russell's numerous times, and they like the food enough to want to return on subsequent visits.

  • Visited January 2013
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Avoca
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126 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food At A Good Price”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Russell's restaurant is an Italian restaurant specializing in gourmet Italian, Continental and Cajun foods, steaks, seafood, etc. It is a great place for the family, too. Reasonable prices. They do catering inside, too. Been here several times, it is owner by a local family for years. Great place for a good meal and to have a few bottles of wine. Don't know what to have, just pick from something on the special board.

  • Visited June 2012
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