Pasta became a staple of Italian cuisine after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$19 for an Italian meal for two (up to $37.18 value)
- Two pasta entrees
- Two glasses of house wine<p>
Yarusso's Italian Restaurant
Cuisine Type: Home-cooked Italian food
Established: Before 1950
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Spaghetti/meatballs, known for our sauce
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Q&A with the Yarusso Family
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Well, we are celebrating 80 years this year. [The] third generation is running [the restaurant] now. Freddy, who is one of the owners, his house as a child is where our parking lot is now. Our additional dining room that we had added a few years back is where his front yard was. He literally grew up here. We have always been able to maintain it as a family business, and consider ourselves very lucky to have the chance to keep the dream alive of a poor Italian man that worked his butt off.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our meatballs [and] sauce are made with the exact same recipes that our grandfather used when first opening up in 1933. We have also added some new items through the years, while still maintaining that Yarusso taste.
“Just that its a wonderful place and an East Side institution. Great food!”
“Love this place ”
“Very comfortable location although the address is Payne”