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Russell's Restaurant

1918 Ash St, Scranton, PA 18510-1433
570-961-8949
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Ranked #98 of 284 restaurants in Scranton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was the second time we ate at Russells. The first was a pleasant experience. But the night before my nephew's graduation was terrible. We had a 6:30 reservation for which we were seated promptly. However, it took almost 20 minutes before anyone came near us and that was after my nephew went to find someone. It was 7:39 and... More

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went there with the family for Mother's Day. The food was very good and we had excellent service which we were pleasantly surprised considering it was a holiday. The place is a little outdated inside but nothing too bad. I loved that the owner came to the table to ask how everything was. We will definitely go back.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I ordered dinner for my family to go. It was prepared quickly (only 15-20min wait) and the food was delicious. They include little extras like grated cheese, lots of bread and butter, etc. Never have been disappointed.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

To be honest, my wife & I were very disappointed in the food this time around. We dined here at least six times before, but this time we did not enjoy our Italian food at all. It almost seemed like the tomato sauce was poured right out of the can. It had no flavor what so ever. Maybe they have... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant and found the service to be slow. The food tasted good however we found it to settle heavy in our stomachs. The atmosphere was nice however we probably wouldn't go back.

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Woodstown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

5 of us went out for dinner, each ordering different meals. All were exceptional and large portions.food was hot. Dessert was also great. No complaints.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The food is well above average for anywhere. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. The service is great along with the atmosphere and employees. There are not many restaurants like this in the area.

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is really just a neighborhood bar and restaurant. You can see it has a loyal following and outdoor dining I think in the summer. Overall the food is only average, however the folks serving it are very nice. Nothing to write home about and there are a few places in Scranton that are certainly more worthy of your dollar

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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Upon entering, you realize you are in a neighborhood restaurant....crowed bar, table by front door, people greeting each other as they walk by tables. Food ranged from average to very good. Fish was slightly over cooked, but chicken strips were very good....just wish it had some vegetables or a rice or pasta with it on the plate to absorb some... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Food wait was too long at 2 hours. It was good food however. Again, the food and atmosphere were good but only eat here if you have 3 to 4 hours to kill.

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