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Johnny Russo's Italian Kitchen

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1335 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220-4447
951-849-9131
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best hidden gem...

My BF and I drive here all the way from San Diego often on our date nights. Service, price and food are absolutely wonderful. We never leave disappointed or hungry. The portions are large enough to share and/take home. Ample parking and seating. Quick, affordable, yummy and friendly. I often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mary P
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My BF and I drive here all the way from San Diego often on our date nights. Service, price and food are absolutely wonderful. We never leave disappointed or hungry. The portions are large enough to share and/take home. Ample parking and seating. Quick, affordable, yummy and friendly. I often recommend this restaurant to friends and family I know that'll... More 

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Thank Mary P
Banning, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrimp masalla, probably spelled incorrectly, was out of this world. Big shrimp and superbly prepared. Sit back and enjoy the service and have an excellent meal.

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Thank Jon P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is always amazingly good! Been coming here for about 15 years now from Indio, CA. Feel in love with the Spaghetti and Meatballs the best ever! The garlic bread is like no other and the salad with homemade Italian dressing is to die for. The Italian wedding soup is so authentic. I suggested to friend that is... More 

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Thank Fernando G
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian food in the valley. Not a high end restaurant but what they don't have in interior decorating style they make up in great Italian Food. The calzone is incredible.

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Thank Les W
Beaumont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at Johnny Russo's Italian Kitchen. The meat lasagna and eggplant Parmesan was super. It s the "Go To Place" for Italian food in the Inland Empire. Their salad dressing is so good we bought some of it to take home. I just wish they had checkered table clothes on the table and even an artificial... More 

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Thank Freddie2016
Bannng, CA
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We've been going to Russo's ever since we moved to Banning about fifteen years ago and have always had an enjoyable dining experience. Italian food doesn't get any better than this....!

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Thank Jerome L
Bellingham, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Stopped in at Russo's while on a trip to Rancho Mirage. We handout been here for a few years, and were happy to see that the restaurant has been nicely remodeled, and has a beautiful hand painted mural in the back room. The food is still delicious, Italian comfort food. We had lasagna, Italian Wedding Soup, and a sausage and... More 

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Thank Rick L
Banning, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Russo's is the best! We chose Russo's as our go-to place when we eat out. Visiting out-of-state relatives think Russo's is a California destination!

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Thank Jan D
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Went to this wonderful restaurant the homemade ranch dressing is to die for pizza is a little above average but all around good place to eat.

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Thank Damien G
Rancho Mirage, California
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food is always delicious and served in a timely manner. The stuff is always friendly. My favorite is the meatballs with marinara sauce mushrooms and cheese over the top. If you can if you would like to try this you must request it as it is not on the menu.

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Thank Monica A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1335 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220-4447
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Banning
  • Phone Number: 951-849-9131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?