Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)
Russo’s New York Pizzeria is famous for its authentic New York-style pizza, featuring fresh-made dough and the Russo’s family pizza sauce recipe since 1978. The restaurant also offers pizza by the slice, a colossal 28-inch Party Pizza, which is large enough to feed groups of up to 20, as well as gluten-free pizza and pasta, and traditional Italian favorites like lasagna, Ravioli Pomodoro, Penne Alla Vodka and Fettuccini Alfredo, plus desserts like authentic house-made tiramisu. Thankfully, we now have a location here in Clearwater! My family and I recently had the opportunity to review some of the delicious offerings at Russo’s and I am excited to share my review with you!
From the moment that we walked into the door at Russo’s to the time that we left, the staff were all so courteous, helpful and friendly. My son Brady was able to play with pizza dough while we waited on our pies to cook and he had a blast. In fact, he has now requested to play with pizza dough at home! The meal started with a delicious foccacia bread and dipping sauce that my guys thoroughly enjoyed! Then, on to the main course of mouth-watering pizzas!
Since I try to eat gluten-free, it is sometimes challenging to find a pizza that is not only delicious but has a nice texture to it as well. I had the gluten free Margherita Pizza at Russo’s and was blown away! This pizza is the best gluten-free pizza that I have ever eaten. The marriage of Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, all-natural mozzarella, garlic, and organic extra virgin olive oil come together for one delicious pizza! Oh and the crust. Let me tell you about the buttery and crispy crust. It was amazing! The secret to their crust? They use honey as a binding ingredient, with rice flour as a substitute, but without compromising on flavor and substance. I seriously could not even tell that it was gluten free! Every bite of this pizza just melted in my mouth. I am dreaming about this pizza and cannot wait to go back again just for this!
While I enjoyed my gluten-free Margherita Pizza, my guys devoured the Italian Works. This pie is made up of sliced Italian sausage, pepperoni, roasted peppers, all-natural mozzarella cheese, along with Russo’s homemade pizza sauce. They said that the pizza was amazing! Just look at that cheese and sausage! How can you go wrong with all of that yummy goodness?
Russo’s also serves calzones, pastas, soups, sandwiches and more. I cannot wait to try the gluten-free pasta dishes! Are you a pizza lover? I highly recommend Russo’s to anyone and think that you will enjoy their delicious offerings! If you stop in, be sure to tell them that Heather from My Sweet Savings sent you!
Russo’s New York Pizzeria Clearwater is located at 2233 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Follow Russo’s Clearwater on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to stay up-to-date with all of their latest promotional offers and events.