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Ynot Quality & Safety – Going Above & Beyond

Click HERE to review our COVID Safety Protocols while dining with us!

At Ynot Italian, we stand with our local communities on the continued effort to contain and mitigate the impact of COVID-19. We want to assure you that we are committed to continuing our actions to maintain health and food safety procedures in our stores.

Ynot is proud to go above and beyond the standard regulations to further ensure the safety of you, your family and our entire community.

By retaining and maintaining all of our existing staff, Ynot has been able to fully train them on ServSafe and COVID-19 Training, allowing us to ensure the safety of our staff and customers during this time.

In addition to existing measures put in place at the onset of this pandemic, we have expanded our procedures and training to now include for all store level, curbside pick-up, delivery and now Limited Outdoor Patio Seating:

  • Gloves & Tissues available to avoid direct contact with surfaces
  • Strict sanitizing procedures including hourly disinfection of high contact surfaces and frequent table resets
  • Employees wear masks & gloves
  • Employee temperatures taken at the beginning of each shift and a sticker on their uniform collar indicates their health check is complete
  • Every employee is ServSafe and COVID-19 trained and certified
  • Floor markings at 6ft laid out for customers in-store to ensure social distancing
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Patio & Dine-In Seating strictly adhering to 6ft Physical Distancing between tables (and public spaces like sidewalks)
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Customers required to wear masks at all times when not seated/dining
  • Phase s Reopening: Patio & Dine-In Customers are asked to remain within their designated dining area during their visit (except to use the restrooms)
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Adhering to Strict Guidelines where Dining and Pick-Up areas are under a limited capacity
  • Phase 2 Reopening: Menus provided will only be single-use disposable pieces, or digitally accessed using customers’ own devices. In addition, all condiment baskets have been removed from tables – condiments will instead be served individually in lidded ramekins with your order

Find out how we’re keeping you safe with ViraDecon

Together we will beat this.

We are fully prepared and look forward to serving our valued guests, your family and friends in a safe environment – and we can’t wait to share in your moment of celebration with your next gathering with family and friends.

Wishing everyone the best of health and care!
Tony, Cyndi & Harry DiSilvestro

Celebrate DAD at Ynot Italian!

YnotT Celebrate Father’s Day with any of these Family Friendly Ideas and, of course, lots of Ynot Pizza, Pasta and more! Check out these handy links to some great activities below!


Have a Family Picnic in a Park or on the Beach

Ynot grab a blanket, fill up your picnic basket with your choice of Ynot sandwich boxes complete with chips or fruit cups available for pick up, and have a family picnic at a local park! Find a park near you: Virginia BeachNorfolkChesapeake


Take Me Out to the Harbor Park!

It’s baseball season and the Norfolk Tides are ready for your support so check out their schedule HERE They’re even hosting fireworks every Saturday Home Game! While you’re there, be sure to Enjoy Ynot Pizza and Gelato on the Concourse Right Behind Home Plate!


Go for a Hike in the Mountains or even just your Neighborhood Park!

There are plenty of local family friendly trails, such as the Elizabeth River Trail in Norfolk, Mount Trashmore Loop in Virginia Beach, Stumpy Lake Loop right on the line of VB and Chesapeake, and Oak Grove Lake Park located just off Volvo Parkway! Check out the links below for a trail near you and remember, there’s always a Ynot Italian close by for fueling up before or after your hike! 
Find a Hiking Trail Near You: Virginia BeachNorfolkChesapeake


Go Camping at Local State Parks or in your Backyard!

Did you know we have at least two VA State parks with camping available in Virginia Beach? First Landing State Park and False Cape State Park are in our backyard! Speaking of backyard, setting up a tent in yours is a fun way to enjoy a quick family camping trip PLUS it’s always easy to have a Ynot Pizza Party delivered right to your door! 


Have a Pizza Making Party

Ynot Italian Take Home Pizza Kits Are Available for Pick Up or Delivery so Ynot host a Pizza Making Party with the family?! Practice your Pizza Toss and be sure to tag us so we can share your new skill! 


Escape! with Escape Room Virginia Beach

Another Fun Family Adventure Enjoyed Indoors! Did you know you could have your birthday party catered by Ynot Italian while you’re there?!


Plan a Family Run with J&A Racing

Plan A Family Run with J&A Racing and Enjoy A Ynot Pizza at the Finish Line! We’re proud to be the After-Run Pizza Providers for their Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon and Norfolk Harbor 🍕


Treat Dad to Ynot Italian and get
a Treat for the Whole Family!

With the purchase of a Ynot Italian Gift Card of $25 or more, get a FREE 14″ Traditional Cheese Pizza!

Code: YNOTFD21

Valid only with in-store Gift Card purchase. Not valid with any other offer. Must mention code with order. Toppings are extra.
Valid from June 14 – June 20, 2021

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Ynot Italian!

Join us this Mother’s Day for a Special Treat for Mom!

This Sunday May 9th, Dine-In at any Ynot Italian location and Mom will be treated to

Mini Cannoli & Carnations!

Valid for dine-in only on Sunday May 9th at participating Ynot locations while supplies last.


Don’t forget to Pre-Order Heart-Shaped Pizza for Mom!

Pre-order our famous Heart-Shaped Pizza today
for Delivery, Dine-In or Take-Out on Sunday May 9th, 2021 (Mother’s Day)
and give Mom a “Pizza” your heart on her Special Day!

Call or Visit your nearest Ynot Italian to pre-order!

Vote Ynot Italian – Best of 2021!

Best of 2021 is Upon Us!

Ynot Italian has been honored to win the Virginian-Pilot’s “Best of” contest in multiple categories for over 27 years. Help us bring home the gold again in 2021!

The Virginian-Pilot’s “Best of 2021” contest honors local businesses in Hampton Roads for being the Best in the area. During May 1st – 31st, 2021, local residents can help their favorite businesses bring home the gold by voting online.

Ynot is nominated in FIVE Categories:
• Best Pizza
• Best Italian Restaurant
• Best Family/Casual Dining
• Best Beer/Wine Selection
• Best Desserts

Your Ynot Vote Counts!

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Here’s How to Vote:

Step ONE: Click on the Banner for Your City below!

Step TWO: On the left, select any of the following Categories

Pizza
Family/Casual Dining
Beer/Wine Selection
Desserts
Italian Restaurant

Step THREE: Select “Ynot Italian” and cast your Vote!

Choose Your City:

Don’t forget to vote for us in EACH of our nominated categories!
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Want to know more?

Click HERE to find out why Ynot is the best of 2021!

Celebrate Ghent’s 12th Anniversary!

Ynot Celebrate 12 Years of Family, Quality and Community at Ynot Italian Ghent!

Saturday February 27th to Sunday February 28th

All Children (and those young at heart) are given dough to play with at the table, and an array of fresh gelato and desserts will be available to sweeten your visit.
Anniversary Dinner features New Items on the Menu PLUS enjoy $10 Blind Dates with a Wine Bottle

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And, for just for ONE SPECIAL DAY: Sunday Brunch

Ynot Ghent Brunch Menu for Sunday February 28th coming soon… stay tuned!

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Check out the Event Page on Facebook to see More Fun Updates!
Click HERE to Join
And don’t forget to follow us to get the latest news and updates on upcoming events!

We Cannoli Tell You That You Are Not Going to Want to Miss This!

Ynot Give the Gift of Love Drop Hearts & Pending Pizza

Ynot Give the Gift of Future Love Drops with Us!

Dedicate and Decorate a Heart to a Local First Responder, Non-Profit Organization, Retirement Home, Family or Friends!

Let Us Deliver Your Love Drop For You!

Step 1: Purchase a Love Drop Heart as a Gift of Pizza, Sandwich, Entrée or anything you please!

Step 2: Dedicate the Love Drop Heart to a Community Organization, First Responders, Family or Friend.

Step 3: Ynot Italian can Deliver Your Love Drop right away
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Decorate Your Love Drop Heart and we’ll keep it on Display until it can be Redeemed!

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Share the Love with those in Need

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone
– Dr. Loretta Scott

Purchase a Pending Pizza Heart and help those who are most in need with your generous support!
A Pending Pizza can easily feed a Family of Four!

With any order, add a Pending Pizza Heart and Decorate it!
We’ll keep it on display, to be redeemed at any time for those in need.

Ask us how we can help deliver to a Family in Need near you!

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Read more about our Love Drop & Pending Pizza program with WTKR’s article HERE!

In these times, now more than ever, the generous support and love of our Family, Friends and Community are what helps to bring smiles and warmth to all around.