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Yarusso Brothers

635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
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Ranked #199 of 786 restaurants in Saint Paul
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English first
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

For over 70 years, four generations of my family members have enjoyed Yarusso's. The flavor of their sauce is unique and addicting. The staff treats us like family and goes out of their way to make sure our every need is met. From the small spaghetti to a half and half to meatball dinner to my mouthwatering crave-inducing sloppy dago... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went this week for rib nite. Arrived at 6:15. The place was almost empty however all the tables were soiled with dirty dishes, used glasses and crumbs. Finally found the only clean booth. The waitress arrived and never did greet us or introduce herself. Took our order and served my beer in a brandy snifter, totally inappropriate. Our food finally... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

So there is nothing fancy or unusual here...just standard pastas with red or white sauce. If you come with that expectation, you will do okay. I suspect that lots of customers who are nostalgic East siders will love this neighborhood joint. Portions are huge and large enough to share. The poor server was working really hard but it was understaffed...... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Worst Italian food I have ever had. Even Bucas tastes better than this place and there food is plain. Had better canned pasta than this place. Their service was ok. Would never eat there again even if my life depends on it. Even my daughters who loves spaghetti couldn't eat their spaghetti after just two bites they didn't want to... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Trip to Yarusso's for family get-together. Very noisy - made it hard to talk. Overhead music was 50's style, would have been better to have some relaxing "italian" music so as not to compete with all the human voices. I ordered the meatball dinner which was a great deal - 4 large meatballs in sauce with a side of spaghetti... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Time goes by when you are having fun or even if you are not. I have eaten here many times over the years and I had thought that I had reviewed this restaurant but alas I had not. Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. Yarusso doesn't make very good pizza. They have never made very good... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Had a family dinner and was great value - 6 adults all for under $100. The food was good; however not the best Italian we've had. Definitely prefer Vescio's lasagna over Yarusso's, but it was good. The ravioli was also good, however I would not recommend the cannoli for dessert; the shell was very hard and just crumbled apart. Also,... More

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Eau Claire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just looking some some good Italian and we really found it. The armosphere is good and the food must be great if the place is really busy at 8pm on a Sunday night. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited on a Friday night and made arrangements to meet our son from Minneapolis. We all were provided with our drinks and menus right away. We ordered shortly after even though the place was clearly busy. I ordered baked mostacciolli, my husband ordered spaghetti with meatballs, and our son had cheese ravioli with meatballs. The portions were more than... More

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Saint Paul, MN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Took my out of country brother there last summer and as usual the food was very good indeed; they also have an excellent buffet each day, fantastic Italian food, but the coffee is not at all good!! Loads of local beers to choose from. I'd also recommend this eatery to others.

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