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“Delicious Dinner & Desserts”
Review of Ynot Italian

Ynot Italian
Ranked #105 of 1 614 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Description: Ynot Italian - The Family Favorite. Serving the best Italian cuisine, pizza, desserts, craft beer & cocktails in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake & Norfolk, Va. Ynot Italian is the leader in authentic, hand-crafted pizza and Italian cuisine. At Ynot Italian, the secret to our success is rooted in our tried-and-tested family recipes, passed down for generations of DiSilvestros-dating back to our homeland in Loreto, Italy. We can still remember our Grandfather preparing the very dishes you will find on our menu! Ynot Italian has been providing Hampton Roads with the Best Pizza and Italian Food for over 20 years.
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Description: Ynot Italian - The Family Favorite. Serving the best Italian cuisine, pizza, desserts, craft beer & cocktails in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake & Norfolk, Va. Ynot Italian is the leader in authentic, hand-crafted pizza and Italian cuisine. At Ynot Italian, the secret to our success is rooted in our tried-and-tested family recipes, passed down for generations of DiSilvestros-dating back to our homeland in Loreto, Italy. We can still remember our Grandfather preparing the very dishes you will find on our menu! Ynot Italian has been providing Hampton Roads with the Best Pizza and Italian Food for over 20 years.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We were stuck waiting for a long time due to a huge cheerleading group that took over most of the restaurant.

That said - the food was amazing - great pizza and pasta - we actually went twice during our weekend there. The desserts that we had boxed up to bring back to our hotel with us were even better. Highly recommended for a convenient location with great food near the beach.

Thank Taylor5717
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Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful review (and for being understanding about the cheerleaders)! We are so flattered to be your choice for multiple meals during a single weekend! We really appreciate the recommendation and the five stars! Looking forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Kind of nice that there are separate entrances for "take out pizza", restaurant, and "just gelato or dessert". The entrance for the restaurant was clear where a hostess stand was. It had lots of desserts so you knew what to look forward to.

Our service was awkward from the moment we walked in. Despite there being multiple tables available, we were told that they would clear one for us. We then watched them clear the table - one cup or one plate at a time. During this period, we also observed a "concerned disagreement" among the hostess, a wait staff, and someone who appeared to perhaps be a "head" wait staff or manager. Eventually, we were seated. "Be sure to try our gelato - it is fabulous!" was stated rather loudly as the hostess walked away.

Our waitress came right to our table for drink order and brought drinks right away. She then did not come back to our table for a while, despite appearing to just be standing in the hostess area.
She eventually came back and took our orders.

We got tomato bruschetta appetizer (good) and boneless wings garlic parmesan (not so good - each piece was quite variable as to quality of meat and amount of breading).
Only half-way through our appetizers, our meal came. She apologized, saying that she told the kitchen to "fire now" since we had been sitting. In other words, she intentionally made it so that everything came at once. Huh?

My daughter's soup was cold, and I did not receive my salad. When we were able to flag her down, she brought me a salad and took my daughter's soup to be heated. While waiting for the soup, she brought a salad to the table and asked my daughter if she would like something to eat while she waited "like this salad, perhaps". My daughter declined.

Once hot, the chicken tortellini soup was good.
The gnocchi was good and the marinara sauce was good.
The veal marsala was decent.

End of meal: check dropped off to us with a muttered "Take this when you are ready" or something like that. We had been looking forward to trying their desserts, but were not given the chance. We chose to pay and leave rather than yet another round with this staff.

LATER: we came back to the walk-in area for dessert. One daughter got gelato, which was excellent. One daughter got a simple wrapped brownie which was good. My wife got a volcano bomb - chocolatey cake with chocotely ganache or something. That was good. I got a piece of chocolate cake. It was decent, but nothing great. It was disappointing however that the piece I got was only about half of the size of the piece on display. Also, on display, there was powdered sugar on it, which mine did not have. I also found it odd that for a fork, they handed you a pre-package fork/knife/napkin/salt&pepper packet.

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Thank Scott M
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Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you so much for the detailed account and all of the helpful insights and observations! We appreciate all the opportunities to provide additional support and mentoring afforded by the content of this review. Each and every detail represents a chance to improve a process or preparation. Front of house staff will find value in the object lessons inherent in the realization that everything one does in the dining room is being observed and is having a tangible effect on the dining experiences of countless people. The efficiency of bussing a table, the tone and clarity of each word uttered - every action is creating an impression.

Given the recent attention to the deleterious effect of plastic straws and tableware on the environment, your reaction to the package (instead of a single fork) is a prescient one. We really appreciate the perspective this particular reaction has given us as we explore alternative options in this area.

Overall, however, please know that we are proud to offer an expansive menu - full of cherished family recipes - and that we are confident many of them will thrill your pallet. Also, with our apologies for those awkward service moments, we want you to know that the kind of service missteps you witnessed are generally very rare for us and that we all look forward to your next visit when we will have a chance to impress and delight you the way we know we can.

Thanks again for helping us in this way! We hope to see you again, soon.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Do yourself a favor and make sure you go here to eat during your VB stay. Ask for Tammy she's the best waitress and down to earth. Food was excellent

Thank Craig F
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Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for the rock-solid recommendation, Craig! We really appreciate it! And thanks for the compliments on our food - and your service from Tammy! We will be sure to let Tammy know what an impression she made with you! It will make her day!

We all look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area!

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We have eaten from this restaurant the last 3 years. The pizza is great, we all love the spaghetti and meat sauce and they deliver to the hotel. it is our go to first night dinner at the beach and leftovers are even better the next afternoon. Just order and don't look back.

Thank dcdober
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Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks so much! We are so excited to be your first night "go to" place for dinner! What a GREAT tradition! We really appreciate the five star review and the incredible, rousing endorsement and recommendation! Looking forward to your next order, the next time you are in the area!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The food and location are good. I feel like it’s a bit overpriced, and they took our favorite entree off the menu- shrimp parm. It’s a bit cramped and dark but overall we enjoyed our meal.

Thank AmberRose310
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Ynot I, Owner at Ynot Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience. We really appreciate you for dining with us enough to have a favorite entree! But, of course, we are dismayed to no longer offer it! Removing any item from our menu is always an extremely difficult decision for just this reason. We also work hard to source high-quality ingredients for all of our recipes, while trying to provide an excellent value for families - another big challenge in this business! Meanwhile, we are extremely grateful for your candor and constructive feedback and we will keep your thoughts in mind as we go forward. Looking forward to seeing you again, soon!

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