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Johnny Russo's Italian Kitchen

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1335 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220-4447
+1 951-849-9131
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Calimesa, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Johnny Russo's Italian Restaurant serves consistently good Italian food. Their prices are fair and won't break the bank if you are taking out the whole family and extended members, too. They have a back room with flat screen televisions mounted on the wall usually tuned to some sport. We ate there Saturday night and a large family was celebrating a... More 

Thank Jon W
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say except that Johnny Russo's Italian Kitchen has great food and service! Sissy our waitress was very busy but never forgot us. Coutos to her! Everyone who loves Italian should visit! Ciou!

Thank Becky G
Cherry Valley, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food as always! You can't go wrong with anything you choose on the menu!! Staff are friendly, courteous, and efficient!!

Thank 2TravelOn101
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch time menu has plenty of selections, 1/2 order of pasta, salad and a drink for under $9. Also, a senior's menu with good prices. Food was very tasty the first time we went here, so my wife said let's go back(even though it's a 20 minute drive). Well worth the return visit, waitress was very personable, and food was... More 

Thank BJWca
San Jacinto, California
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209 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, adult son and I come here usually once a week and are always happy with the food, atmosphere and service. We ate here again on Saturday afternoon and were pleased, as usual. Our waitress did an excellent job and the food was terrific. My wife and I split a large cheese pizza and our son had a Calzone.... More 

Thank Michael R
Los Angeles, California
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While passing through Banning recently, we decided to stop for dinner & found a small Italian restaurant on the main drag that runs parallel to the freeway. We were pleasantly surprised! The menu is fairly extensive, with enough choices to please everyone. There were even vegetarian choices & gluten-free pasta offered! My dinner companion ordered the vegetarian lasagna, which was... More 

Thank Evan B
Jakarta, Indonesia
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820 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 695 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Sometimes late-night dinners are the most memorable when the restaurant is almost empty. We really enjoyed our dinner at Russo's Italian Kitchen mostly because of the atmosphere and delicious food. It has lots of booths for privacy, a down-home menu, and friendly wait staff. We had a small pizza with shrimp, olives, and mushrooms that was just the right size... More 

Thank Staidthere
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We try to make the 30 mile trek at least once a month and have never been disappointed! We have the anti-pasto and CALZONE both delicious and plentiful! Great atmosphere and great service! ENJOY

Thank Becky G
Banning, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant has a great rewards program, and my son and I went there using my birthday coupon. I ordered the Pasta Primavera and son got pasta with alfredo sauce. We appreciate that there are some great and tasty vegetarian selections. Almost all salad dressings are freshly made at the restaurant, always good; garlic toast or rolls are also always... More 

Thank Diana I
Riverside, California, Usa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very yummy food and awesome service . Hot food , and fast service Great dining experience. Friendly staff

Thank Barbara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220-4447
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Banning
  • Phone Number: +1 951-849-9131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?