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Ynot Italian

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1517 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1707 (Formerly YNot Pizza)
+1 757-624-9111
11:00 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, clean, large portions, quick service , large menu selection. Waiter was very nice and knew the menu quite well. Deserts looked amazing but did not get one as we were stuffed from the eggplant Parmesan. Yummy. I took it home for lunch the next day.

Thank VAbchtvlagent1
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

Thank you for all of the great compliments! We hope you get back soon to try some deserts! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stopped in at Ynot for lunch. The pizza was very good. We also calamari. The calamari was fresh. My favorite part of my experience at Ynot was the young man with Down Syndrome working there. It is wonderful when businesses support hiring people disabilities and this young man was doing a great job! I would definitely return to Ynot!

Thank Lynpal2014
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful compliments on the food and our fantastic staff! Looking forward to seeing you the next time you are in! See you soon! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always great food and service. Lots of value for the $. Everyone has their favorite for pizza - this is mine. But other Italian favorites are also very tasty. It's what I call "family Italian" - basic dishes such as lasagna, manicotti - nothing exotic. But their daily specials do venture into new areas - and they have been great... More 

Thank deh99
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

We call this a consistently great review! Lots of great compliments covering every area of the menu, service, and value! We are flattered, and honored, and proud to be your favorite Italian restaurant AND your favorite pizza! Thank you for your heartfelt recommendation to the world (and for your 1-2 visits per week)! We look forward to seeing you and... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lunch meeting here. Good size crowd so the noise level was high. Menu is extensive but the food was OK, not great. Staff was efficient and friendly. At the price I expected more.

Thank greg m
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ynot Italian for your lunch meeting and we appreciate the nice review. We strive to provide quality ingredients and hand-made preparations at fair and reasonable prices. With our extensive menu, we hope you will be back to try more of our family recipes, as we are confident you will find many will thrill and delight you! More 

Virginia Beach, VA
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255 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

With my visit to the Ghent YNOT I have now eaten at four YNots in the area. We arrived for Sunday lunch. What we liked: 1. Reliably great food and service. Every last member of the wait staff is smiling and helpful. 2. Good selection of wines. 3. Really great garlic knots. 4. Each YNot has a bakery that sells... More 

Thank Ginny000
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

"Ah, mama mia!" Indeed! Wow! We love getting great reviews, but you may have just set some kind of record with how many smiles YOU put on OUR faces! Thank you so so much! We really appreciate your enthusiastic support, your myriad of compliments, and YOU - for taking the time to share such an amazing gush-fest with the world... More 

Level Contributor
80 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We enjoyed the food, espreso and the staff. The menu has a large selection and can be pretty cheap eats. Beverages and apps came out quickly and the entrees followed within a reasonable time. My son had a couple slices of sicilian pizza, which he loved. I enjoyed some mussels and my daughter tried sausage parmiagiana for the first time.... More 

Thank tinashenzhen
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! We will let Josh know how much you appreciated his attentive service. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again, soon! More 

Hampton, Virginia
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Pizza was good, but the bacon on it was old and skanky. Wait staff was great. Good menu and beer list.

Thank Maureen23669
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

Maureen - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, especially for your compliments on our service, staffing, menu and beer selections! We also appreciate the opportunity to learn from any missteps. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Meanwhile, we will keep a close eye on the bacon! More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I liked the look and feel of this restaurant until the fried calamari arrived at the table. It was warm at best, rubbery, and didn't taste very fresh. My glass of red wine was the worst I've had in recent memory. The side salad that came with my baked ziti was good. The baked ziti was quite awful. I tasted... More 

Thank Charley5555
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

Charlie - Thank you for taking the time to provide this important feedback. We really appreciate the opportunity to learn from the moments in which we may have stumbled. We are so sorry to hear we have made such a poor first impression! Please be assured, all of those fantastic reviews you referenced are not undeserved... Our fans really do... More 

Orford, QC
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We we're greeted by a nice young gentlemen on this afternoon of the 23rd of august. There was a great promotion (wine at half price) and the food smell was very welcoming. We choose the recommended pizza and where very delighted of the quality and taste. Very good service.

Thank Hussard
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

We live to delight! Thank you so much for the lovely compliments on our service, quality, taste, and prices! Looking forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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181 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped for espresso and dessert, it was wonderful. All the yummy desserts you would expect from an Italian spot. Espresso and atmosphere were great and we were able to talk without yelling. Great spot!

Thank smokeyellow
Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much! We really appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1707 (Formerly YNot Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-624-9111
Ynot Italian - The Family Favorite. Serving the best Italian cuisine, pizza, desserts, craft beer & cocktails in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake & Norfolk, Va.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?