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Villa Russo Catering

South Richmond Hill , NY

LOCATION

118-16 101ST AVENUE
South Richmond Hill, NY 11419 US

PHONE

718-849-0990
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ABOUT US

For more than half a century the Russo Family has built an enduring legacy of excellence in the catering industry in New York City.

With humble beginnings more than 58 years... Read more
For more than half a century the Russo Family has built an enduring legacy of excellence in the catering industry in New York City.

With humble beginnings more than 58 years ago, two sons of Italian immigrants opened Russo’s Pizzeria on 101 Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens.

Through dedication, hard work and attention to detail they expanded their small pizzeria to a full-service restaurant, gaining a reputation for the highest quality Italian Cuisine in Queens, New York.

As the requests for the Russo Family’s unique recipes poured in and the loyal following grew, the brothers began to cater food for their clients special events.

In 1975 the Russo Family entered the catering business by building a banquet hall adjacent to their existing restaurant and named it The Villa Russo.

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. Shortly, they became known as the best catering hall in Queens, New York.

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. Read less

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
11/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Villa Russo- what more can I say than Perfection? We booked this venue as soon as we walked in. Almost a year and a half out too and I am so so grateful we trusted our gut. From the moment Jennifer began helping us plan we were treated SO well with so much professionalism and open communication. I could email stupid questions any time of day and it was as if we'd become friends. The food is amazing they are willing to work with your budget and advise so nicely as to what will truly make your dreams come true. This place is gorgeous and we received so many compliments from guests on just the fairytale aspect of the decor alone. Kim was the best Maitre'd I could have possibly hoped for. She was by my side the entire night and was always five steps ahead of me. I literally felt like a queen all night. The staff are so cordial and polite and set up was so seamless. The food is amazing and beware- you get A LOT of it. All in all I could not have imagined my wedding anywhere else. From our ceremony downstairs in the Grotto Room to the bridal suite upstairs, we were taken care of. Mr. George- thank you so much for being at our event. It meant so much to us that you personally came over to say hello. Now that's how you run a business folks! Being from the Midwest I was nervous that I would not have the "big city" mentality or hardness when it comes to planning such a big event. I literally had no worries in the world and it was absolutely perfect from top to bottom. Thank you so so much Villa Russo and all of your staff. You literally made our dreams come true and we are indebted to you forever!
Villa Russo- what more can I say than Perfection? We booked this venue as soon as we walked in. Almost a year and a half Read more...
Villa Russo- what more can I say than Perfection? We booked this venue as soon as we walked in. Almost a year and a half out too and I am so so grateful we trusted our gut. From the moment Jennifer began helping us plan we were treated SO well with so much professionalism and open communication. I could email stupid questions any time of day and it was as if we'd become friends. The food is amazing they are willing to work with your budget and advise so nicely as to what will truly make your dreams come true. This place is gorgeous and we received so many compliments from guests on just the fairytale aspect of the decor alone. Kim was the best Maitre'd I could have possibly hoped for. She was by my side the entire night and was always five steps ahead of me. I literally felt like a queen all night. The staff are so cordial and polite and set up was so seamless. The food is amazing and beware- you get A LOT of it. All in all I could not have imagined my wedding anywhere else. From our ceremony downstairs in the Grotto Room to the bridal suite upstairs, we were taken care of. Mr. George- thank you so much for being at our event. It meant so much to us that you personally came over to say hello. Now that's how you run a business folks! Being from the Midwest I was nervous that I would not have the "big city" mentality or hardness when it comes to planning such a big event. I literally had no worries in the world and it was absolutely perfect from top to bottom. Thank you so so much Villa Russo and all of your staff. You literally made our dreams come true and we are indebted to you forever! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Ayleen
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on October 15, 2016 and we used Villa Russo for our wedding reception. We started planning our wedding a year ago and Villa Russo made the experience easy. Our Banquet manager Jennifer was absolutely AMAZING!!! She responded to every single email, and phone call and provided fantastic input. The best thing was her understanding of the needs of our son who has Austism and providing the attention to those details. Jennifer made sure very single detail that we talked was taken care of such as; color scheme, reserved seat of honor for my deceased father, to special food for our son with autism. From the napkins to the smallest detail, everything was accommodated. The hall looked amazing and everyone of our guests complimented how beautiful the place was. The food was amazing!!! We choose the sit down dinner style and all I can say is Come hungry!!!! Now I have to sing the praises of our Maitre D, Kim. No words can express our appreciation for all that she did for us from the beginning to end. She coordinated with our vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly, and always made sure we had anything we needed. My husband and I were never without our preferred drink at our table, my guests had no complaints on service, and everyone was happy. She did everything to make our day very memorable. THANK YOU for making our wedding fabulous and giving us and our guest’s memories that we can still talk about today!!!
My husband and I were married on October 15, 2016 and we used Villa Russo for our wedding reception. We started planning Read more...
My husband and I were married on October 15, 2016 and we used Villa Russo for our wedding reception. We started planning our wedding a year ago and Villa Russo made the experience easy. Our Banquet manager Jennifer was absolutely AMAZING!!! She responded to every single email, and phone call and provided fantastic input. The best thing was her understanding of the needs of our son who has Austism and providing the attention to those details. Jennifer made sure very single detail that we talked was taken care of such as; color scheme, reserved seat of honor for my deceased father, to special food for our son with autism. From the napkins to the smallest detail, everything was accommodated. The hall looked amazing and everyone of our guests complimented how beautiful the place was. The food was amazing!!! We choose the sit down dinner style and all I can say is Come hungry!!!! Now I have to sing the praises of our Maitre D, Kim. No words can express our appreciation for all that she did for us from the beginning to end. She coordinated with our vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly, and always made sure we had anything we needed. My husband and I were never without our preferred drink at our table, my guests had no complaints on service, and everyone was happy. She did everything to make our day very memorable. THANK YOU for making our wedding fabulous and giving us and our guest’s memories that we can still talk about today!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
This venue is absolutely amazing. Jennifer is the most helpful person and answers any and all questions you have. She's so friendly and laid back, everything I was worried about she immediately squashed with her calming attitude. She made sure everything was perfect, and it was. The food was great, everyone had an amazing time. And the biggest shout out to Kim, the Maitre D. She is so amazing, there aren't enough words to describe her. She was there every step of the way, so helpful, so kind, packed up all of our stuff for us, packed food for us, offered us anything we needed. Kim is a true treasure.
This venue is absolutely amazing. Jennifer is the most helpful person and answers any and all questions you have. She's so Read more...
This venue is absolutely amazing. Jennifer is the most helpful person and answers any and all questions you have. She's so friendly and laid back, everything I was worried about she immediately squashed with her calming attitude. She made sure everything was perfect, and it was. The food was great, everyone had an amazing time. And the biggest shout out to Kim, the Maitre D. She is so amazing, there aren't enough words to describe her. She was there every step of the way, so helpful, so kind, packed up all of our stuff for us, packed food for us, offered us anything we needed. Kim is a true treasure. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/9/2016
5.0/5.0
A dream come true! Jennifer was our planner and she goes above and beyond to make you happy. I never felt I was bothering her, nor did I ever have to "remind her" of who I was. We got the real one on one attention. People are still raving about the hall, the food, the service and the cake!!! Lol. Can't wait to have our next party here.
A dream come true! Jennifer was our planner and she goes above and beyond to make you happy. I never felt I was bothering Read more...
A dream come true! Jennifer was our planner and she goes above and beyond to make you happy. I never felt I was bothering her, nor did I ever have to "remind her" of who I was. We got the real one on one attention. People are still raving about the hall, the food, the service and the cake!!! Lol. Can't wait to have our next party here. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Excellent service and excellent food.
Excellent service and excellent food.
Excellent service and excellent food. Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
My fiancée and I toured Villa Russo after it was recommended to us. The hall itself is gorgeous, with lots of stone and brickwork that give the venue a real old-world charm. Jennifer was our planner and could not have been nicer or more helpful. We ended up getting their Sunday all-inclusive package, which simplified things greatly – the DJ, photographer, video, photo booth, and limo were all included. We had our whole wedding on-site at Villa Russo, holding our ceremony in the Grotto and our reception in the Palace Room. The event went very smoothly, with tasty food and lovely décor. All the choices we made with Jennifer’s help were realized perfectly on the day itself. The maître d’ and his team took excellent care of us all day. Villa Russo gets highest marks from us, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. A+++
My fiancée and I toured Villa Russo after it was recommended to us. The hall itself is gorgeous, with lots of stone and Read more...
My fiancée and I toured Villa Russo after it was recommended to us. The hall itself is gorgeous, with lots of stone and brickwork that give the venue a real old-world charm. Jennifer was our planner and could not have been nicer or more helpful. We ended up getting their Sunday all-inclusive package, which simplified things greatly – the DJ, photographer, video, photo booth, and limo were all included. We had our whole wedding on-site at Villa Russo, holding our ceremony in the Grotto and our reception in the Palace Room. The event went very smoothly, with tasty food and lovely décor. All the choices we made with Jennifer’s help were realized perfectly on the day itself. The maître d’ and his team took excellent care of us all day. Villa Russo gets highest marks from us, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. A+++ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am thrilled with this vendor. The location the food the staff the value everything!!!!
I am thrilled with this vendor. The location the food the staff the value everything!!!!
I am thrilled with this vendor. The location the food the staff the value everything!!!! Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
3/18/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Villa Russo in March. I was sold after the first appointment with Nicolette. She was accommodating and flexible to fit our needs. My husband was stationed overseas at the time so it was little overwhelming thinking of all the details without him but she made it very easy and was always responsive. I also met with Sue and Jennifer for later appointments finalizing details and they were just as helpful and kind.

Now, words couldn't even begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for our Maitre D, Kim. From the second my husband and I arrived at the venue on our wedding day, she was simply AMAZING!. My husband arrived first with our favors and some decorations. He told me that as he was about to begin explaining to Kim where/how I'd like them set up she simply stopped him and replied with "don't worry, I got it". By the time I arrived, she certainly did have it all under control - there wasn't a single thing out of place. She coordinated with our vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly, and always made sure we had anything we needed. My husband and I were never without our preferred drink at our table, my guests had no complaints on service, and everyone was happy. We'd like to thank Kim once again for making our wedding even better than I could have hoped for.

Lastly, the food was outstanding! We chose to have family style appetizers, a salad course, pasta course and main entree. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the fried calamari and shell steak. We used the house bakery for our cake(we choose the Opera style) it was delicious! And, the HUGE selection of AMAZING cookies, pastries, coffee, tea and cappuccino's was outstanding.

In conclusion, our wedding could have not been any more perfect! Thank you, Villa Russo!
My husband and I got married at Villa Russo in March. I was sold after the first appointment with Nicolette. She was Read more...
My husband and I got married at Villa Russo in March. I was sold after the first appointment with Nicolette. She was accommodating and flexible to fit our needs. My husband was stationed overseas at the time so it was little overwhelming thinking of all the details without him but she made it very easy and was always responsive. I also met with Sue and Jennifer for later appointments finalizing details and they were just as helpful and kind.

Now, words couldn't even begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for our Maitre D, Kim. From the second my husband and I arrived at the venue on our wedding day, she was simply AMAZING!. My husband arrived first with our favors and some decorations. He told me that as he was about to begin explaining to Kim where/how I'd like them set up she simply stopped him and replied with "don't worry, I got it". By the time I arrived, she certainly did have it all under control - there wasn't a single thing out of place. She coordinated with our vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly, and always made sure we had anything we needed. My husband and I were never without our preferred drink at our table, my guests had no complaints on service, and everyone was happy. We'd like to thank Kim once again for making our wedding even better than I could have hoped for.

Lastly, the food was outstanding! We chose to have family style appetizers, a salad course, pasta course and main entree. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the fried calamari and shell steak. We used the house bakery for our cake(we choose the Opera style) it was delicious! And, the HUGE selection of AMAZING cookies, pastries, coffee, tea and cappuccino's was outstanding.

In conclusion, our wedding could have not been any more perfect! Thank you, Villa Russo! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was great, the food, the employer and the cake everyone can't stop talking about the cake. I'm planing my daughter sweet sixteen there now.
Thank you Villa Russo
Everything was great, the food, the employer and the cake everyone can't stop talking about the cake. I'm planing my Read more...
Everything was great, the food, the employer and the cake everyone can't stop talking about the cake. I'm planing my daughter sweet sixteen there now.
Thank you Villa Russo Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/29/2015
4.8/5.0
MY only complaint was I paid for a room that I didnt use , so please don't be late you will lose the room and your money. The staff was awsome the food was great. My wedding was on May 29,2015 and my guest are still talking about it. I think they did a awesome job. It was a elegant fun wedding. I RECOMMEND THEM FOR SURE!!
MY only complaint was I paid for a room that I didnt use , so please don't be late you will lose the room and your money. Read more...
MY only complaint was I paid for a room that I didnt use , so please don't be late you will lose the room and your money. The staff was awsome the food was great. My wedding was on May 29,2015 and my guest are still talking about it. I think they did a awesome job. It was a elegant fun wedding. I RECOMMEND THEM FOR SURE!! Read less
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