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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly
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Italian Greens
Fried Hot Peppers
Fried Cheese
Mozzarella Sticks
M.V.R. Hot Chips
French Fries
Cheese Fries
Onion Rings
Fried Mushrooms
Fried Zucchini
Tossed Dinner Salad Large Tossed Salad with Tuna
A generous serving of tuna topped on a bed of mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs and onions.
Spinach Salad
Bacon, onions, mushrooms and feta cheese topped on a bed of fresh spinach and served with your choice of dressing.
Antipasto Salad
Salami, pepperoni, ham, mozzarella and provolone cheeses and tomatoes on a bed of mixed greens.
Dry blue cheese
Creamy blue cheese
M.V.R. Chicken Salad
Sliced chicken breast marinated and grilled to perfection and served on a bed of mixed greens, fresh vegetables and topped with french fries, melted mozzarella cheese and your choice of dressing.
Hamburger Meatball Splash (1/4 Pound)
Topped​ with provolone cheese and our homemade sauce.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Boneless breast of chicken grilled to perfection and served with lettuce and tomato on an italian roll.
Coach's Cajun Chicken
Coach tressel’s favorite! Boneless breast of chicken grilled with cajun seasonings and served with lettuce, tomatoes and our own special cajun sauce on an italian roll.
Italian Chicken Sandwich
Boneless breast of chicken grilled to perfection and topped with italian greens, red roasted peppers and melted provolone cheese. Served on a sub roll.
Sausage Sandwich
An italian sausage patty grilled to perfection and served on an italian roll.
An italian sausage patty, provolone cheese and sauce served on an italian roll.
Lefty Special
An​ italian sausage patty grilled with green peppers and onions and topped with provolone cheese. Served on toasted italian bread.
Tuna Melt
Homemade tuna salad topped with melted american cheese on grilled italian bread.
Pepper and Egg Sandwich
An italian favorite served on italian bread.
Fish Sandwich
A hefty fillet of fish lightly breaded and deep-fried to a golden brown. Served on a toasted italian roll.
Chicken Cacciatore
Boneless breast of chicken cut in strips and sautéed with fresh peppers, onions and mushrooms in a light wine marinara sauce and served over linguine.
Chicken Diablo
Chicken breasts sautéed with hot peppers and onions in a light wine tomato sauce topped with provolone cheese and served with a side.
Chicken Parmigiana
A boneless breast of chicken covered with provolone cheese and tomato sauce.
Chicken with Greens
A tender, juicy breast of chicken sliced in strips and sautéed in olive oil, garlic, spices and garden fresh escarole and served over a bed of linguine.
Stuffed Shells
Jumbo shells stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese and smothered in our tomato sauce.
Whitefish with Greens
Whitefish sautéed with greens in a light wine sauce and served with a side.
Whitefish with Artichokes
Whitefish​ sautéed with marinated artichokes in a light wine sauce and served with a side.
Whitefish Diablo
Whitefish sautéed with hot peppers in a light wine tomato sauce and served with a side.
Pasta with Chicken and Marinara
Linguine tossed with our marinara sauce, strips of grilled chicken and topped with two cheeses.
Eggplant Parmigiana
Fresh eggplant baked with mozzarella cheese in our homemade tomato sauce and served piping hot with a side of pasta.
Spaghetti or Rigatoni
With meatballs.
With meatballs.
Cheese ravioli with meatballs.
Linguine Al’Aglio and Olio
Linguine tossed with the M.V.R.’s special blend of fresh garlic, olive oil and spices.
Linguine with Greens Marinara
Fresh garlic, olive oil, plum tomatoes and greens sautéed with romano cheese and spices.
Linguine with Red or White Clam Sauce Gnocchi
Homemade potato gnocchi served with our homemade meatballs and tomato sauce.
Fettuccine Alfredo
Creamy​ alfredo sauce gently tossed with fettuccine and romano cheese.
Soft Drinks
Pepsi, diet pepsi, sierra mist, dr. pepper, ginger ale stewart’s root beer fresh brewed iced tea, raspberry tea, lemonade, hot tea and coffee (regular and decaffeinated)
Domestic Beer
Budweiser,​ bud light, bud select, coors light, I.C. Light, michelob light, michelob ultra, miller high life, miller genuine draft, mgd 64, miller lite, o'douls, pabst blue ribbon and rolling rock
Draft Beer
Bud light, blue moon, guinness, labatt blue, miller light, peroni, sam adams seasonal, stella artois
Imported and Specialty Beer
Amstel​ light, bud light-golden wheat, bud light-lime, corona, dos equis, heineken, heineken light, killian’s irish red, labatt blue light, modelo especial, molson canadian, new castle brown ale, st. pauli girl, samuel adams and straub
Red Wine
Beringer cabernet sauvignon, beringer merlot, beringer pinot noir, black opal cabernet-merlot, gabbiano riserva, kenwood-zinfandel, placido chianti
White Wine
Bolla​ pinot grigio, kendall-jackson chardonay, sutter home chardonay, sutter home white zinfandel, and twisted river riesling
Specialty Drinks
Smirnoff ice, smirnoff ice - green apple, smirnoff twist, mike's hard lemonade, seagram’s wild berry wine cooler
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All reviews tortellini meatball sub fried mozzarella pizza boccie ball italian food angel hair family owned business great place to eat decent food great dinner hot peppers court campus server butler wedding
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate at the bar rather than waiting for a table. The lasagna, wedding soup and steak sandwich were awesome. The bartender, Darrin, was very busy because of the concert and managed the extra load wonderfully.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the beer battered fish and it was great !! The tartar sauce was exceptionally tasty also. The side of angel hair was delicious. The hot shells were good-not too hot. The prime rib sandwich was delicious but would have liked au jus. The fried...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 772paml
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Having been here and had decent food many times, this most recent visit was not so good. The service was very slow. Our server was really nice but admitted that she was exhausted after having been there 9 hours. She tried! My chicken Marsala was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 968janicec
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Diverse menu of Italian foods that generally are excellent. Sausage stuffed peppers are nuts. Spicy chips and fire salad also excellent. Veal parm delicious as well. Can’t say enough good things about this downtown out of the way spot.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mng89
Reviewed December 31, 2018

If there is one thing I know, it's Youngstown does not have a shortage of authentic, local Italian restaurants. MVR is a landmark in Youngstown. You can find it on the edge of the Youngstown State University's campus. Inside you will find plenty of diners...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rheannon D
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I know this is a "local institution" but the service is terrible and the food is not worth the wait. I will never spend my hard earned cash here again! And my work sometimes buys from there and I skip it. Maybe back in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TMTAngus
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is an exceptional Italian restaurant a great place for family dinner business dinner or night out as a couple. I have never had a bad meal here been coming for years. Service is always excellent as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank suzyandmikeburbrink
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This use to be our favorite restaurant, not anymore. We haven’t been here for awhile due to poor quality of food but thought we would give it another chance. We came for fish and homemade pizza. Pizza came out before the fish which was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jcerimele
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Met family for a great dinner. The wedding soup was delicious and fresh. The meatball sub, fish, and fish franchese was hot and fresh also.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 772paml
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is probably some of the best Italian food we have ever eaten. This is one of our family’s favorite places. Love the hot peppers and oil and of course the pasta and meatballs. Hubby loves their fish it has a cornmeal type breading but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tldonal
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