Houston, Texas – April 1, 2010 — Who doesn’t love Italian food and olives? The medical community has stated that a Mediterranean Diet has many significant health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and many types of cancer. One main stable in the Mediterranean Diet is Olives and Olive Oil.
At Russo’s New York Pizzeria, only the best all natural ingredients are used to bring out the richness and flavors in homemade Italian recipes passed down through generations from the Russo family. The pizza dough and pasta’s are made onsite to ensure quality and freshness of the product. Other ingredients such as tomatoes, herbs and extra virgin olive oil are used.
Russo’s uses Sicilian Olive Oil imported from Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Southern Italy. The volcanic ash produces fertile soil to support extensive agriculture, like growing olives and olive oil. The antioxidants in olive oil have been found to help fight colon cancer and heart disease, as well as reduce inflammation.
“We offer old family recipes, featuring 100% natural ingredients imported from Italy to serve food that is better tasting, and better for us to eat,” said Founder and President Anthony Russo.
Russo’s Heart Healthy menu offers various options. The popular Margherita pizza slice, with fresh roma tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and garlic sauce is only 553 calories. Or you can try the coal-fired square thin crust Pizza Di Stagione – pizza for two with portobello mushrooms, grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant, fresh garlic, and pizza sauce for 641 calories, 1.66 grams of saturated fat, and 9.55 grams of fiber.
As shown on March 20th, 2010 WFAA Good Morning Texas Show, Anthony was able to prepare Pescatori Di Gamberi, a healthy Italian meal with only 624.3, in less than 8 minutes. http://www.wfaa.com/
“Informing our customers of what they are eating is important to us,” continues Russo, “that’s why we have a nutrition guide for all our menu selections on our website.”
I love Italian Food. Now go have a glass of red wine. It’s supposed to be good for you too. Mangiamo!
About Russo’s New York Pizzeria
Anthony Russo’s family started Russos’ in 1978 after moving from New York to Texas as a fine dining establishment that used recipes passed down through generations from the Russo family.
By using his culinary experience, Anthony serves high quality fresh Italian food while providing a quick and casual dining experience. He still lives by his Dad’s saying that “If you can’t make it fresh, don’t serve it!”
Today Russo's has over 28 International and U.S. based locations. Russo’
As the franchise continues to grow, Anthony has always stayed grounded to his roots, that freshness and quality are his standards for success. To learn more about Russo’s New York Pizzeria, or franchise opportunities, please visit our website for more information at www.nypizzeria.com.
Russo’s New York Pizzeria Corporate Offices:
5847 San Felipe, STE 1730
Houston, Texas 77057