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Russo's New York Pizzeria Katy Loves You!
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Though Anthony Russo's chain of pizzerias has evolved greatly from the single Italian restaurant he first opened in the early 1990s, he still remembers what his father always said, "If you can't make it fresh, don't serve it." Anthony's father manned a restaurant in New York after immigrating from Italy, and it is his approach and recipes that Anthony uses at Russo's New York Pizzeria.
Given Anthony's inspirations, it's not surprising that the menu is more thoughtful than one might expect at a pizzeria. Meals might begin with a plate of roasted prosciutto, which, along with sweet basil, is wrapped around hunks of fresh buffalo mozzarella. The chefs stir housemade pesto into bowls of penne pasta salad with chicken, and layer lasagna with braised beef and a Chianti-braised meat sauce.
Of course, Russo's specialty is pizza, which comes in a diverse selection of styles. Floppy New York slices or crispy, coal-fired Neapolitan pies are perfect for single servings, and groups can tackle a brick-oven specialty pizza. Options include the Mulberry, which comes with italian sausage, pepperoni, canadian bacon, hamburger, and a sense of accomplishment after eating every type of meat known to man.