In heated border disputes, ambassadors used pizza to placate hungry adversaries and its handy cartography to locate untapped tomato-sauce reserves. Get your rightful share of the pie with today's Groupon to Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Richardson. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks after 5 p.m.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Italian fare and drinks before 5 p.m.
Russo's couples a menu of made-from-scratch Italian meals and coal-fired pizzas with a refined ambience. Dough designers can customize pies (starting at $11.95 for a 1–2 person pie, plus $2–$3 for each topping) with edible embellishments, such as buffalo mozzarella, sopressata salami, and eggplant. Specialty pizza selections include the Mulberry, with italian sausage, pepperoni, canadian bacon, beef, and mozzarella (starting at $14.95), and the Chicken Rustica with fresh spinach, roma tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and feta (starting at $15.95). To use teeth for breaking up nonpizza items, consider homemade meatballs ($4.95), brick-oven calzones ($9.95), tasty flatbread sandwiches ($8.95), fresh pasta ($8.95–$11.95), and specialty entrees such as the lobster ravioli ($16.95).
Eighty-five percent of more than 100 Urbanspooners like Russo's New York Pizzeria. Yelpers give it a 2.5-star average and three Insider Pagers give it a four-star average: Gayot reviewed the restaurant:
Russo's New York Pizzeria
With parents hailing from Sicily and Naples, Anthony Russo enjoyed an Italian upbringing. By age 12, he spent much of his time in the kitchen, learning to prepare Old World recipes with his family and family friends. And from the flurry of Italian phrases and conversation, one quote of his father's stuck with him most: "If you can't make it fresh, don't serve it!"
Several decades later, Anthony has hand-tossed his own Italian restaurant franchise and, true to his father's words, employs fresh ingredients in the same family recipes that were passed down to him. Amid exposed brick and walls the warm hue of marinara, skilled chefs craft New York–style brick-oven pizzas with toppings such as spinach, sundried tomatoes, and eggs. Servers stand ready to answer questions about the restaurant’s wine lists, letting guests know which wines pair best with the pizzotto sandwich or whether pinot noir can really turn dogs invisible.