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635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
651-776-4848
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my w favorite neighborhood Italian restaurants

I go here as often as I can. Wonderful salads - antipasta all the way. Great pasta. Lovely luncheon buffet. Reasonable prices, friendly family place. What more can one ask. Their sauce is quite unique - a touch of nutmeg, I think, does it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
CarlSMn
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MN
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go here as often as I can. Wonderful salads - antipasta all the way. Great pasta. Lovely luncheon buffet. Reasonable prices, friendly family place. What more can one ask. Their sauce is quite unique - a touch of nutmeg, I think, does it.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Look at what people say in their reviews. And look at how people rate Yarussos. The ratings are all over the place from 1-2 to 3 and 4-5. It just makes me wonder, "Are we talking about the same place?" How can a place be so many different things to so many people. Even some of the people who give... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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178 reviews 178 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we went for the lunch buffet. you get some choices, not much for variety. the pasta and meatballs aren't great sadly...the pizza is only okay. I make better pizza and red sauce myself, which isn't what you go out for. Not super expensive, so i guess that's a plus

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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Minneapolis
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-776-4848
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?