For more than half a century the Russo Family has built an enduring legacy of excellence in the catering industry. It humbly began over 58 years ago when two sons of Italian immigrants opened Russo’s Pizzeria on 101st avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens. Through dedication and hard work and with attention to detail they expanded from a small pizzeria to a full service restaurant, gaining a reputation for the highest quality Italian Cuisine.
As regard for the Russo’s unique recipes and warm southern Italian hospitality continued to grow, their loyal following began to request they cater their family’s’ special events. In 1975 the Russo Family entered the catering business by building a banquet hall adjacent to their existing restaurant. The Villa Russo held its first wedding reception in 1977 and the Russo brothers, Frank and Joseph, discovered that their true passion was catering the special occasions in the lives of their patrons.
Over the years countless families have celebrated weddings, engagements, christenings, sweet sixteen’s, birthdays and other milestone events at the Villa Russo making it one of New York City’s most enduring and successful catering venues. Today, Villa Russo stands for excellence in the care and service of its clientele. Now operated by second generation family, it continues to adhere to those old world values and traditions that have developed such strong and lasting client loyalty. Passion, pride and integrity are what you will encounter when planning your family’s next special event at the Villa Russo.