Russos is a locally owned Italian eatery with great food and friendly service. This family-owned business in Glenwood Springs, CO is under new ownership as of the summer of 2018. According to the locals, things have been improving since the new owners took over.
On our first visit, we had a side salad that was pretty fresh and big enough for two to share. And as an entre, we had the spaghetti and meatballs and the shrimp pasta. The meatballs were delicious. The meat was not greasy and the meat didn’t have that low-quality meat taste you often get with restaurant meatballs. They cook the pasta to a nice light al dente texture and not at all mushy. However, the Shrimp pasta was a bit spicy and the menu made no mention of it being spicy. Nothing wrong with the taste if you like spice in your shrimp pasta, we just don’t care for it that way. Ou last night there we had to try the pizza. The dough was cooked to a light crisp and the real mozzarella cheese was melted perfectly without any browning of the cheese, which is exactly how we like it. This will be our go-to for pizza and spaghetti whenever we are in the area.
The staff was fantastic. This is just a shopping center eatery, but the folks working here are eager to assist you. When we explained the pasta was not to our liking the young man, without hesitation, offered to replace it with something else from the menu. The food arrived quickly after we ordered and we will return in the future.