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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (14 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
635 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130-4541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank brianbalk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank minn4cubs
Reviewed September 13, 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.

Thank Gerald V
Reviewed August 4, 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

Thank Rebecca M
MikeGodfather, Owner at Yarusso Brothers, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thk u!

Reviewed July 21, 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

Thank John_Go_Bucs
MikeGodfather, Owner at Yarusso Brothers, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

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

Reviewed July 8, 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

Thank Sami N
Reviewed June 30, 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

Thank Zoom24
Reviewed May 7, 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.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We were too lazy to cook and decided to find a restaurant on out way to food shopping. It does happen. We discovered Yarusso. Best stop ever :) The food is more than plenty. We had a dish to share and left with a box....More

1  Thank Pierre M
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Date night with my husband ended with dinner at Yarussos. This being our first visit, I opted to go online in advance to view the menu. I selected the 4 meatballs spaghetti dinner. Wow! The portion was huge. The sauce was delicious. We've travelled to...More

Thank Debra E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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