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Yarusso Brothers

635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
+1 651-776-4848
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“spaghetti” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always an excellent choice for great Italian food. Dinner entrees come with choice of soup or salad and tasty Italian bread. Large portion size for the entrees. Guaranteed you will be taking leftovers home unless you split an entree. Fresh salad fixings and good dressings....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelerKJB
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We shared the dinner for two (mosticiolli) with the antipasti and a carafe of Chianti. Everything was very good, and we were stuffed! I was the lucky one who ate the leftovers the next day, and like most pasta dishes this was better. The pasta...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Greg T
Reviewed 14 October 2018

An East side institution. I love the lunch buffet, basic but very satisfying. Pasta, meatballs, veggies, soup, salad. (I put the meatballs in my soup!) Also a full menu of traditional Italian dishes, and a nice-looking bar. Easy parking.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank brianbalk
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was our first visit based on a recommendation from Scott at the Bear Center in Ely. He was a St Paul native and sorely missed coming here for weekly diners. When we got our dinners, I could see why! 4 baseball size meatballs with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank minn4cubs
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Nice bar! And located right next to our favorite Morelli’s Market! Great Pasta buffet lunch. Real Italian. $9.99. Good drinks. And cheap! G & T. $3.75 Nice vibe. Pleasant setting. Great, friendly service. Shelly was our waitress. Chef even said hello.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jeromev818
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Look no further. Simply excellent traditional Italian food at last. The red sauce and meatballs were perfectly prepared. So many Italian restaurants add too much salt, or cheese that mask the flavor of the food. NOT here!!!! The red sauce lets the tomatoes play the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rebeccamH5947HI
MikeGodfather, Owner at Yarusso Brothers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thk u!

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We've been going to Yarusso Brothers for years, when we are in town we make it a point to have a least one meal here. The sauce is always good as well as the meatballs and the portions are good. I do have to say...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank John_Go_Bucs
MikeGodfather, Owner at Yarusso Brothers, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Thk u. We appreciate your review. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for specials and events. See you again soon!

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This was a decent little Italian place. Mixed feelings about the food. We ordered garlic toast, pizza, chicken parmesan and tiramisu for dessert. The garlic toast wasn't bad I've had better though. Guess there just wasn't that much flavor to it. Bring your appetite the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 754samin
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Swung by today out of the blue looking for a pizza and found theirs was worth the trip. Looking at listed pizza places and didn't see Yarusso Bros listed, but its as good as any. Look forward to trying some of their other menu items...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Zoom24
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The pizza was great.Come hungry, pizza is large and filling. Great friendly service. Has to be the best pizza I have had in years.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 505dennism
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-776-4848
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Family owned and operated Old School Italian Famous for Spaghetti and Meatballs since 1933. Established in 1933, Yarusso Bros Italian is one of the oldest family-owned restaurants in St. Paul. Originally named Square Deal Café, it was founded by Francesco Yarusso but was renamed when he retired in 1947. It’s now run by his sons David, Fred and Michael Yarusso with help from the extended family.
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