Russo’s New York Pizzeria opened on Tuesday, April 19 on South Padre Island, Texas. Local residents and visitors to South Padre can now savor the tastes, aromas, and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York–style pizzeria. The well-known, chef driven, fast-casual Italian restaurant franchise that brings to life old-world charm and hospitality is opening at 410 Padre Boulevard in 410 Plaza, situated near the Queen Isabella Causeway.
“Residents, the workforce and visitors to town are getting a true ‘slice’ of New York in South Padre Island,” says Gabriel Kauachi of VKL Franchise LLC, an experienced group of entrepreneurs with more than 100 businesses in south Texas. “Our menu consists of traditional Italian pizza, calzones, and pasta dishes, created by Chef Anthony Russo, and all made with fresh ingredients. We are truly excited to share Chef Russo’s creations with the community in South Padre Island.”
This opening is one of several in south Texas with VKL Franchise LLC. Additional openings slated for 2016 include Harlingen and Laredo. Plus, the group recently opened a new Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Brownsville, Texas.
Russo’s New York Pizzeria in South Padre Island is open for lunch and dinner with an extensive catering menu available. The traditional and inviting restaurant features a full menu of authentic New York–style pizza and Italian dishes. The restaurant blends the freshness of fine ingredients with the magic created around a handcrafted Italian meal.
“Opening in South Padre Island is a momentous occasion for Russo’s New York Pizzeria,” says Chef Russo, the creative culinary genius behind the brand who also serves as its CEO. “We couldn’t be happier that Gabriel and his great restaurant management team are bringing the Russo’s family tradition to South Padre Island.”
Russo’s New York Pizzeria and its traditional Italian recipes trace their origins to a tightknit family where the kitchen was the center of activity.
Along with its sister brand, Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, Russo’s New York Pizzeria has garnered a cult-like following for its truly authentic and delicious Italian dishes made from the freshest ingredients, and its New York–style pizza. The restaurants blend premium recipes with the freshest ingredients that are all natural with no preservatives, no additives, and zero trans-fats. Chef Russo’s family promise, “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it,” is the mantra of each and every franchisee who has been certified and mastered the Russo’s brand operating criteria.
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