Russo

4.4
201 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Russo Italian Restaurant features traditional Italian dishes made from recipes handed down from generation to generation.
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4.5
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShirleyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Russo’s, and it won’t be our last. The food was incredible, the service was top notch and the ambience was perfect. Not only will we recommend to friends, we will bring friends next time. Bravo!

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MarkT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta dishes at the table were all excellent. Waitress was really good.

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Chris
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner. Celebration of birthday. Appetizers were great. Loved the fried artichokes.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russo was a great choice for Italian if you want to spend a few more dollars to guarantee a great taste and experience. From the wine, to the appetizers, to the entrees, and dessert the chef did a great job providing the flavors that I wanted for dinner. Definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable and very attentive to our table. She clearly had tried many menu items and was very helpful in the hard decision of making only one choice!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved everything from reserving a table online to being cordially greeted by the hosts. The staff checked on us so many times and we just had a really perfect time there. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Service was mediocre. Waitress didn’t know much about the food she was serving.

Food was not good. Fried smelts were awful. Sooo fishy. Tasted as though they were not even close to being fresh and/or probably refrigerated.

Lasagna was too salty and too heavy on the sausage . Fruitti Di Mare was very fishy and oily as well. Also too salty. Chicken Broccoli Alfredo was over salted and the chicken had gristle. 1/2 chicken was, again, over salted.

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vipkchap
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a nice meal. Staff and chef really care how and what you're being served. Definite hidden gem!!

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
866 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russo's was an excellent, unexpected find. Needing to pick up something in the area, just went on OT to see what was available later that day and was able to get a table. Was lucky as while we dined I noticed the hostess sending walk-ins on their way as they were fully booked for the evening. Busy for good reason... it's fabulous!

This place is laid back, casual atmosphere but very comfortable and well designed. They did a nice job with keeping the character of the building. But the food is the thing here... I read the reviews about their freshly made pastas... so we stuck with that. I had the Pasta Pomodoro and added meatballs.... a wonderfully satisfying dish. My wife had the Gnocchi with red sauce... also excellent.

Service from Linda was perfect... efficient and personable.

I'll be back soon to try their Pork Chop.

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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huckt
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ravioli was outstanding - nice atmosphere and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

75 minutes from after taking our order for four meals to come out. They also ran out of the house red wine and Bacardi. How does that happen?

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RussoRegular21
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russo is an intriguing restaurant with nice dining rooms that are quiet and unique. Food is upscale Italian that is nicely served by attentive waiters. There is excellent bar service with unique drinks, a nice wine selection and decent selection of craft beer and regular American beer. Russo is casual, yet elegant. Reservations are not necessary but are recommended.

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RoxanneS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, I had the fruiting de mare, so so good, loaded with fresh seafood. I thoroughly enjoyed it .my daughter had chicken Alfredo, the best she’s ever had, felt like we were in the North End! Our new favorite Italian restaurant! We will definitely be back! So good and prices are reasonable

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FrancisM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is very good hard to find a traditional italian restaurant in the worcester area. Love the feel of the place as well.

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vipMark
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The combination of great service, nice ambiance and a very good meal was terrific. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and the service was great! Music choice was also very nice

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CathyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian food that is homemade! It's so worth the trip to Russo's. You get a great meal, adequate portions, delicious recipes and priced appropriately. Great music to bring you to Italy and kind wait staff.

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WorcesterGirl
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seasonal salad was outstanding. Enjoyed everything else.

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LesterF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with outside seating. Enjoy the people atmosphere on the street.

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vipNanie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good…..was disappointed was out of some beers. Also wanted the dessert special but they didn’t end up having it……….asked the waitress if the dinner I ordered was spicy and she said no…not really and it was…for me anyway.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Blue lives matter flag outside made the dinner a bit more uncomfortable with a person of color at the table. Something for them to consider. Food was great and service was as well

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Vanessa
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good variety on the menu. The Egglant Parmigiana Pie was amazing! The Thursday special was a bargain: $10 for homemade pasta and two meatballs. However, the meatballs are all pork -- a distinct flavor that was not to the liking of two of the three people in our party who tried them. We had around table, always a bonus for conversation, especially with a larger group. The ambience is nice. The pacing of the service was a bit off, most notably when taking the check. Bonus: they have their own parking, free and off-street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Usually we love Russo as it's one of our favorite restaurants in Worcester. Tonight, however, we drew the short straw and ended up with a poor server. The food was great as usual but the service left a lot to be desired. We were also surprised they didn't have cappuccino- we asked for regular coffee instead and were disappointed that it was weak instant coffee. Given the relatively expensive price, we will think twice before going back, unfortunately.

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MichaelG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First time with the family...good experience....had small issues, like getting our salads and dinners at the same time, serving wine to all eligible members? my 23 yr old daughter was not poured wine as the server did with my wife and I, she was not carded and the servers just ignored that situation, which I found a bit rude...the expeditor was not pleasant, so nothing major but I feel a place like Russo’s would have staff trained better. A note that I’m an experienced restaurant GM so nut expectations are high, again, for a place as nice as yours. Food was very good and ambiance was great. Thank you! Overall very good.

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DandD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We sat at a tiny 2-person table when the restaurant was empty. They continued to seat at these 2-person tables that seemed really close together which was odd. The sausage and meatballs are delicious but ours weren’t hot when served. Veal saltimbocca was also very tasty. Don’t order the tiramisu if you’re looking for flavor. I want to love this restaurant as we met the owner on our first visit and he seemed great and had a passion for wine like we do. Overall okay.

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vipLouT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best old school Italian restaurant in all of Worcester. We had a large range of appetizers from bruschetta to calamari and everything was delicious. The dinner entrees we tried included chicken parmigiana and gnocchi in vodka sauce...both were amazing!! The server was very efficient and super friendly and we loved our dinner experience. The restaurant is really cozy and authentic feeling and the home made pasta was a big plus!

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MaryG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The food was good service was poor. Waitress was very friendly however was very inattentive. She had a total of 2 tables including ours and would disappear to the kitchen for long periods of time. Ordering a drink should not take 20 minutes and when I asked where it was no apology just said going to get it now . Very disappointing to pay good money for a mother's day celebration which came with poor service .

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SusanP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food everyone enjoyed themselves-such a special night for Mother's Day-Mr. Russo was very gracious and generous

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vipChrisC
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One my favorite restaurants. The food is outstanding and Jonathan provide great service.

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vipDave
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. This was my 2nd time at Russos, and it is as good as it gets for a quality Italian restaurant. My wife is 1st generation (Italian) and my mother-in-law is an excellent Italian cook, so I'm spoiled and it's hard for me to find a meal better than what I get on Sunday afternoons. So hopefully she (my mother in law) is not reading this, cause Russo's is better. Sorry mom. My wife and I had the veal parmesan and chicken saltimbocca - both with fresh pasta - most recently, and we'll be going back as soon as feasible. Loved all of it.

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PattyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Was not happy with the quality of the food at all chicken was awful and gamey the smell of not fresh fish lingering in the air nit what I expected at all

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NataliaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Food and service were superb. We will be back!

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ChrisC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with great atmosphere. Would highly recommend for a great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Russo several times and always a very nice experience. The food is great and the service is very professional. Highly recommended.

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Calisue
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Russo! You need to eat here!

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KimH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Emily, was fantastic - warm, friendly and knowledgable.

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MarkK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had the BEST pork chop ever!! Thing was giant and well cooked.

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Espo
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We were totally impressed with the whole experience. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant!

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EricaH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last-minute reservation after walking through the neighborhood .We sat at a little hightop in the bar area , gorgeous atmosphere , service was attentive and food was amazing I had the best sausage and broccoli rabe with homemade pasta probably that I’ve ever had my sister had veal marsala which was equally amazing. I took a Bolognese with fresh pasta to go for my boyfriend which he ate that night and then the next day and he said it was delicious I will definitely be going back. So happy to have found this great spot!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Some really awful red wines
Waitress wonderful helping to find a nice wine
Food very salty
Dish Taken away before one of us was actually finished

FAQs

Russo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (774) 243-1377.

Russo is rated 4.4 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.