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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

Customer Appreciation Week 2021

Join us starting Wednesday July 28th for our
Annual Customer Appreciation Week!

Thank You for being a part of our Family for over 28 Years!

We invite you to join us for a week-long celebration… just for you!
From our family to yours, here’s to many more years to come!
Tony, Cyndi & Harry

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Starting Wednesday July 28th, Dine-In, Take-Out or get Delivery at any Ynot location for
Daily Dine-In Specials PLUS find out the who the winners are of our Summer Family Fun Contest!

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Customer Appreciation Week Daily Dine-In Specials

(Wed July 28th – Sun. August 1)

Valid for Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery ONLY on the Days indicated.
Offers not valid with any other coupon or discount. Must mention offer code with order.

Ynot Express Haygood Grand Opening

Join us Wednesday July 28th for the official Grand Opening of our Newest Express location in Haygood!

Kicking off with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 10:45am with our very own Mayor Bobby Dyer

PLUS

Don’t miss our Daily Specials between Wed. July 28th to Sun. Aug. 01 for our annual Customer Appreciation Week!
CLICK FOR DETAILS!

🚨 Giveaways & Contest Alert 🚨

FAMILY is so important to all of us – now more than ever – and it’s always been a key part of the “Y” in Ynot! We’re excited for our communities to get back out to dining with us along with supporting our local events. 

Thanks to Ynot Italian families, we’re celebrating 28 YEARS!!
So we’re going to celebrate ALL MONTH LONG!

Starting July 1st, Ynot Italian Families are invited to enter our Summer Family Fun Contest for a Chance to WIN exclusive Prizes, Experiences and Ynot Swag!


Enter IN-STORE at Participating Locations for 1 out of 28
Ynot Italian Summer Family Fun Packs

YNOT SUMMER FAMILY FUN PACK
• Ynot Swag: Cooler | Coffe Mug | T-Shirt | Pencil Case
Headset | Frisbee | Flashlights

• Voucher for a FREE 14″ Traditional Cheese Pizza
PLUS
• Family 4-Pack of Tides Ticket Vouchers

• A Gift from Family Fun Experience

OR

Ynot Italian Rewards Members get an EXCLUSIVE
Chance to WIN 1 of 7 GRAND PRIZES
Just by Sharing Your Ynot Italian Family Story!

Tell us (in as many or as few words as you please) your Ynot Family Story:
• a unique family tradition
• a funny episode
• a wonderful memory
• lessons in life from your elders…
we’d love to hear them all!

Click HERE to Enter ONLINE!

Grand Prize Includes the above Ynot Summer Family Fun Pack PLUS

• Escape Room Family Reservation Vouchers

• Local Race Entries (J&A Racing Entries | a Pair of Crawling’ Crab Marathon Entries | Mettle Events Racing Entries | A Pair of Heart of Ghent 10k Entries)

• Freedom Boat Club Sunset Cruise (Good for 1 year)

• Tides Landing Vouchers for the Family (includes Seats & Table at Future Games – based on availability)

• Neptune Festival Event Tickets

• Chartway Arena: Family 4-Pack to see the Harlem Globetrotters

• A Pair of Sandler Center Show Vouchers

$28 Ynot Italian Gift Card

See HERE for Contest Terms and Conditions.
Grand Prize eligibility is open to Ynot Italian Family Rewards Members ONLY.
Some conditions apply. No purchase necessary.


Haven’t joined Ynot Italian Family Rewards yet?

Join our Family HERE for a chance to WIN 1 of 7 Grand Prizes
& get exclusive Rewards, Swag & More
PLUS get 25 Welcome Points!


Winners will be announced during Customer Appreciation Week
(July 28 – August 1st)

Celebrate DAD at Ynot Italian!

Ynot 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!