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1918 Ash St, Scranton, PA 18510-1433
570-961-8949
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian local crowd

Always good food always a local crowd You'll never hit this place by accident you need to use your GPS or take a taxi Been here many times and never disappointed

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Southampton
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  • Late Night
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Southampton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always good food always a local crowd You'll never hit this place by accident you need to use your GPS or take a taxi Been here many times and never disappointed

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34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Was very disappoint with my meal. Ordered a shrimp and scallop meal and it was mainly pieces of shrimp. This restaurant is very overpriced.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Russell's is a fantastic restaurant that holds up to the best anywhere! Great service, fantastic food and the best spot to dine in Scranton! You can tell this place has passion. It is evident when Russell Preno proprietor leaves the busy kitchen to touch tables and shown gratitude to his patrons! The personal touch from the servers, bartenders, and owners... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Russell's has good food, not easy to find if not from area. Atmosphere only ok, its not very upscale. Adequate parking and staff friendly. Its an "in" place for Scranton area people.

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Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived early without reservations, were seated promptly, and pleasantly with very a very nice table. Dinner was excellent, Prime Rib was the special but pricey for the area, shrimp scampi was delicious, and Seafood was also excellent although very rich for me. Antipasto was so so, clams casino okay. The service seemed to need more training, it seemed all... More 

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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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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
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225 reviews 225 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1918 Ash St, Scranton, PA 18510-1433
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: 570-961-8949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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