Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen ~ "Foodie" Friday

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Austin has been under seige with chilling temperatures this January and we are ready for the week-end, as it should be warming up! Grab your family and friends and get out for a fun experience at a new Italian restaurant recently opened in the Arboretum area! If you're  craving  fresh Italian food, this new restaurant is definitely worth a visit! Happy Friday!!






Anthony Russo is a first generation Italian who grew up in a home where there was always cooking and baking going on with many of the ingredients coming from his family gardens.   His parents immigrated from Sicily and Naples and brought their Old World traditions to New Jersey, then Galveston, TX when his family moved there in 1978. By the age of 12 he was learning these family recipes.  After earning the title of Chef, Anthony opened his first pizza restaurant at the age of 18 in Clear Lake, TX.  He realized that great New York style pizza could be made anywhere. From there he moved to Houston where Russo's New York Pizzeria opened and became a local favorite.  He was among the first in Houston to use a coal-fired brick oven.  We are happy to have Russo's here in NW Austin.


A sampling of what you'll find on the menu:  For Appetizers, there's Wings Fra Diavolo - jumbo spicy buffalo wings served with a side of blue cheese dressing...Russo's Famous Homemade Meatballs cooked in a Chianti-braised meat sauce and Eggplant Rollatini...stuffed eggplant with ricotta, all-natural mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, lightly breaded and fried and served in a tomato cream sauce.  


The Pasta menu has Ravioli Pomodoro - jumbo cheese ravioli, fresh basil and Russo's homemade marinara sauce and Penne alla Vodka - penne pasta with proscuitto di Parma and white onions in a specialty vodka sauce.  The Signature Entrée menu has  Chicken Marsala - tender chicken breast sautéed with  Portabella mushrooms, simmered in Marsala wine sauce served over fettucine and Pasta di Mare - fresh shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari swirled together in a spicy Pino Grigio marinara sauce served over spaghetti.  


If you're in the mood for pizza, try the Paesano Napoletana with pepperoni, sliced sausage, Italian roasted peppers, crisp red onions, romano cheese, extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic or the Calabrese Napoletana with crumbled Italian sausage, fresh kale, mushrooms, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses with olive oil and garlic sauce.  And, of course you can't leave with dessert:  an Italian Cannoli - Italian hand-crafted pastry shell filled with fresh ricotta cheese and chocolate  or try the Italian Cream Cake -a sweet cream cake with coconut, pecans and cream cheese frosting.


Enjoy this video about Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen:    


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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

My kind of place Dorie. Looks so good!

Jan 19, 2018 08:19 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Is it already time to eat out again? These weeks are zooming by. Russo's sounds like a delicious spot to get hearty Italian does seem a way to kick off the weekend. Happy Friday, Dorie. D 

Jan 19, 2018 08:24 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Visiting the arboretum, then dining at Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen would make for a wonderful day!

Jan 19, 2018 09:27 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I always have a craving for fresh Italian food.  What a nice review you shared with us.  Happy Friday.  A

Jan 19, 2018 09:32 AM #4
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Dorie, it's never too early or too late for me to have some good Italian food. Russo's sounds like a place I would love to have in Central FL. Sadly, I haven't found an Italian restaurant that's authentic and use fresh ingredients.

Jan 19, 2018 10:06 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie - wood fired is a hot concept now.  I am sure it is well received.

Jan 19, 2018 11:08 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Dorie Dillard - I am always amazed at all your great reviews. Actually, coming from a small town I would love all the choices!

Jan 19, 2018 11:42 AM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Dorie, the video made me hungry. Everything looks so delicious. Nice shout-out for Russo's - perfect place to head to for a Friday night outing!

Jan 19, 2018 11:57 AM #8
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Dorie,] I knew I had heard that name before his pizza are good! I enjoy your Friday Foodie blogs!

Jan 19, 2018 01:01 PM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, YUM, and now Italian food sounds especially good for dinner.  Great choice in Austin! 

Jan 19, 2018 01:39 PM #10
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: After the colder weather, and probably being housebound for part of it, a nice meal out sure would sound ideal to me. You cannot go wrong with good Italian food!

Jan 19, 2018 03:10 PM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

They offer a wide selection of food items and I found several I would like. I typically don't migrate to New York style but would be willing to give it a try.

Jan 19, 2018 05:49 PM #12
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

You caught my attention with "Coal Fired" Dorie Dillard with our recent Texas temperatures...any heat is appreciated!  LOL

Jan 19, 2018 08:44 PM #13
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

mmm...nothing not to love on this menu and some ideas for  recipes are bouncing thru my head as well ! 

Jan 20, 2018 02:16 AM #14
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Dorie. I would love to be able to visit Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen on a regular basis.

Jan 20, 2018 05:00 AM #15
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

That sounds like an amazing place to go. Thank you for telling us about it!

Jan 20, 2018 05:30 PM #16
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