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Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen

Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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6418 S Staples Street, Suite 124, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
+1 361-986-0620
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: The centerpiece of any Russo's restaurant is the 7,000lb coal fired oven...
The centerpiece of any Russo's restaurant is the 7,000lb coal fired oven. Only a toll like this can infuse pizza so completely and deliciously with the unique flavors of the pizzas toppings, and even the oven itself. Here at Russo's, we specialize in New York Style thin crust pizza. Everything in store is made fresh to order, and we source only the best ingredients to bring you the best flavors. In the words of founder Anthony Russo's father, we operate under the principle of "If you can't make it fresh, don't serve it!". It was this commitment to quality supplemented by a desire to share that led Russo's to conquer New York, and then other lands all over the nation. Russo's features a wide variety on the menu, from traditional favorite like our pizza, to various seafood dishes, sandwiches, pastas, cheesecakes and the like
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Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner with the wife

Tim the waiter was primo on our first visit. He explained everything on the menu and all options. The manager even came over to check on us and we talked for a while about our local micro beers in Corpus Christi. I had the a beer for the Lazy Beer Brewer. It was good. Here are some big suggestions... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Tom N
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tim the waiter was primo on our first visit. He explained everything on the menu and all options. The manager even came over to check on us and we talked for a while about our local micro beers in Corpus Christi. I had the a beer for the Lazy Beer Brewer. It was good. Here are some big suggestions: 1.... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good service, good food, excellent pizzas. It is a franchise restaurant, and I have eaten at a few. Always good, but do not have to high expectations and you will not be disappointed.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There were 7 of us trying the place out for the first time. We were very surprised that everything was ala carte even though the prices were not cheap. We are used to meals coming with either a salad or a vegetable but it was only different kinds of pasta. The pasta was so so and everyone in our party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food was delicious and we had and overall awesome experience. The restaurant is made to make the customer feel comfortable. The bar is a good size. The also have a television to watch games, which is a good thing. So I can enjoy a delicious Italian meal while watching television. And of course if that's not you style you... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went to Russo's on a weekday night, and had really terrific service. The waiter offered several suggestions. The wine we ordered was not available, so he substituted a nicer bottle at the same price. The pizza was thin, crisp and really really good. We enjoyed our dinner very much although it was a bit pricey.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I can never agree on the toppings, so the waitress, Courtney, explained that we could get one pixxa and each could have what we wanted on half of the pizza. I got mine and mmy husband got his. We were both very happy. Loved the free garlic pizza bread appetizers.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

A year ago I barely got seated and had drinks on the table when I left money on the table to cover the drinks and walked out. The place was a mess, more than half the tables needed to be bussed, there was trash and food on the floor and there was a general dirty feel to the place. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We eat here a lot. It's too expensive. Service is hit or miss. Not clean enough. Had subpar meals more often than not. BUT they basically will do their whole menu gluten free, short a couple of sauces. Wife can't eat gluten, so we go their a lot. And she's picky but not a snob. Their pizza is ok, I... More 

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Three Rivers, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was our first dining experience at Russo's Coal Fired Italian. Our visit was on Sunday at lunch. The dining room was filling up, but not crowded. The dining area is very nice and is great for any size group. We had large salads and one pizza. The salads were huge and very fresh. The pizza was indeed coal fired... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good pizza. They also serve oven baked pizza dough instead of bread when you order pasta. Tasty. Pasta was not as great as pizza. Good portion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6418 S Staples Street, Suite 124, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-986-0620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The centerpiece of any Russo's restaurant is the 7,000lb coal fired oven. Only a toll like this can infuse pizza so completely and deliciously with the unique flavors of the pizzas toppings, and even the oven itself. Here at Russo's, we specialize in New York Style thin crust pizza. Everything in store is made fresh to order, and we source only the best ingredients to bring you the best flavors. In the words of founder Anthony Russo's father, we operate under the principle of "If you can't make it fresh, don't serve it!". It was this commitment to quality supplemented by a desire to share that led Russo's to conquer New York, and then other lands all over the nation. Russo's features a wide variety on the menu, from traditional favorite like our pizza, to various seafood dishes, sandwiches, pastas, cheesecakes and the like
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?