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 pizza. I am sure that I will get an exception called on that statement but it is my opinion.
Yarusso is bar food that is not bar food. It is bar food because Yarusso is and has been a long time neighborhood bar. The food on the other hand is way better than any bar I have ever been at.
The bar and the eating area is separated by a half wall and the eating area is not large. It is not small either, it is just the right size.
I am a spaghetti eater extraordinaire so that is what I have. The standard portion of spaghetti is enough so you can take home enough for a next day meal. The traditional sauce is above average and the standard spaghetti comes with one meatball. I spiced it by adding red pepper flakes. It is a good meatball, an above average meatball but not an outstanding meatball. I shared my wifes dinner salad and it was very good.
My wife is an outstanding cook and took the extra Yarusso spaghetti sauce and turned it into an outstanding spaghetti sauce by adding green pepper onions and garlic. Yarusso could do the same thing but it would cost them too much so I don't fault them for not turning their above average sauce into an excellent sauce.
My wife had the Mostaccioli - Penne Pasta in Yarusso's Traditional Red Sauce. She thought it was bland. I like the Yarusso sauce more than she does so I thought is was not as spicy as it could have been. I would have used the red pepper flakes for more spice myself.
The meal cost us $25.00 including tip. We didn't find out about Yarusso's Dinner for Two - $22.89 Where you can choose from Antipasto Salad or Pasta Salad with Garlic Cheese Toast. Enjoy their Pasta Supreme with your choice of Spaghetti, Mostaccioli or Rigatoni, topped with Sautéed Bell Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese and two Meatballs.
A few years ago my wife reviewed Yarusso's for our website and if you want to see that go to http://theopinionateddiner.com/Yarusso_Bros_Italian_Restaurant.pdf
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