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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

It’s Back! Ynot Every Event 2021

Click HERE to Register

Here’s your chance to have every YnotTix event
at your fingertips!

You’ll get 2 tickets to every event at the Chartway Arena, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Old Dominion Athletics
PLUS Ynot Italian Pizza For a Whole Year!

From now until December 8th, enter once a day to get MORE chances to Win!

*No purchase necessary, see the Official Rules page for full contest details

25th Annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

Fri. Nov. 19 – Sun. Nov. 21
at all Ynot Locations!

Starting Friday November 19, Ynot Italian is here to help make it easy to feed everyone in our community!

Bring in your donations to any Ynot Location Food Drive Bin OR with any Delivery Order, send your donations back with your Ynot Delivery Driver!


Download the Shopping List

Or Donate Online!

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The Mayflower Marathon has always been a critical source for donated food, just in time for the holidays.
No one should go hungry, especially this time of year.

We thank the community for thinking of those less fortunate and look forward to another successful event!

Ynot Help us Feed ALL Families
this Giving Season!

Halloween & Spooky Pizza is Back at Ynot!

Ynot have a Spooktacular Halloween!

Halloween is creeping up fast and what better way to keep your spooky traditions alive than with Ynot Italian!

spooky pizza with skull, spider, and candles

Save the Date:
Sunday October 31, 2021:  20% Off All Whole Pizzas!

Fuel your family before or after you trick or treat with 20% Off any Whole Pizza – all Halloween Day! (Sun. Oct. 31)
CODE: HWPZ21
*Valid only on Sunday Oct. 31, 2021. Not available with Individual Slices or Spooky Pizza. Mention Code with order. Discount is taken from pre-tax total. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

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spooky pizza with skull and spider

Starting this Friday, Pre-Order Your Spooky Pizza (It’s a Ynot Italian Tradition)!

Add $4 to your pre-order purchase of any 18″ Pizza and receive a Spooky Pizza decorated with creepy, crawly, spooky Halloween items (non-edible), PLUS a “Spooky Surprise Screamer” delivered to you on Halloween night!
Spooky Pizza delivery/pick-up is available Friday October 29th to Sunday October 31st, 2021

Pre-Orders are available from any Ynot Italian location!
*Call-In Orders ONLY.

*$4 upcharge for Spooky Pizza. Valid only on 18″ Pizzas. Pre-order is available until Oct. 29th, 2021. Call-in orders only. While supplies last. Spooky Items are NOT edible. Offer expires Oct. 31, 2021

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The Treats just keep on coming!

Beginning Oct. 22nd, kids visiting any Ynot location will receive a Halloween Treat Bag which includes a Flashlight plus a Voucher with Great Treats and Offers for both Kids and Parents! (while supplies last). So don’t forget to stop by and get your Halloween treats – no tricks, we promise!

OR TREAT someone special this Halloween with Ynot Gift Cards!

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Every year, Ynot Italian wishes everyone a fun and safe Halloween!
Here are some safety tips to help make the night go smoothly:

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween from the Ynot Italian Family!

 

 

Norfolk Admirals – Opening Night & 2021-2022 Schedule

The Norfolk Admirals are BACK!

And what a thrilling return it was as the Admirals went on to beat the Reading Royals 5-4 in overtime in their season opener this past Friday night!

We’re proud to support the Norfolk Admirals, proud ECHL affiliates of the Caroline Hurricanes as they kick-off the 2021-2022 season!

Get your Home Game Tickets HERE!

Join us as we cheer on the Ads! Check out below for the 2021-2022 Season Home Game Schedule
(Click on the Calendar Below for further Details and to buy Tickets)

 

Ynot makes Back To School Easy & Fun!

Excellence for all – It all starts with a pencil case

To help prepare for Back To School season, Ynot Italian is offering free pencil cases to all kids who dine-in to help start their school year off strong starting Tuesday August 31st, 2021 (while supplies last). Pencil cases include:

• Ruler
• Pencils
• Pencil Sharpener
• Eraser
• Hand Sanitizer
• Family Meal Coupon

Helping the COMMUNITY isn’t just what we do, it’s part of who we are. We not only care for our customers and employees, we also care about the communities in which they live, work and play. We are honored to provide these pencil cases and be a part of your student’s back to school support for the new school year ahead!

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Enter for a Chance to WIN with you Dine-In with Us!

What better way to welcome the new school year than to catch a fun AND educational ausical with the whole family!
Starting September 1st to 10th, dine-in and enter to win at any Ynot Italian location for a chance to WIN a Family Four Pack for Blippi the Musical at Chartway Arena on September 14th!

The winner will be notified by Monday September 13th (Tickets to be picked up at Chartway Arena Box Office)

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Getting the kids ready for the first day

This back to school season can be quite stressful for parents as well. We’ve put together some tips (and maybe reminders) below to help you get your kids ready for their first day back.

Tip #1: Bring your child to the doctor for his/her regular check-up visit. It’s important to discuss healthy routines and hygiene now more than ever! Discuss washing their hands often and use hand sanitizer regularly.

Tip #2: Agree on a designated homework station, a set time and place every day for your child to finish their homework.

Tip #3: Ask your child if they are needing anything different for this school year. All your son or daughter will probably remember is their shoes and raincoat if it rains. We’ve compiled a check-list of back to school essentials. You can print this checklist here: YNOT-BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

Tip #4: Pick outfits the night before and wake up early to ensure your family has enough time to get dressed, have breakfast, and commute to school.

Tip #5: Plan your meals ahead of time – take advantage of specials and coupons available to help alleviate the stress of getting dinner prepared for your family after a long day. Ynot Italian has Family Specials that will easily feed your family. We also deliver! So, if you’re in a time crunch, just call in and we will get dinner to you in no time!

Tip #6: Planning an event? Why not order Ynot Italian? We cater for school functions and parties.

As proud Partners in Education, we want excellence for all. Ynot Italian supports local schools and missions that are dedicated to providing opportunities for children to achieve their education and career goals. Fostering leadership, empowering students, and immersing students in literature and reading are all pieces of the vision that Ynot Italian has for the Hampton Roads community.

Wishing all Hampton Roads students the very best as they return to their schools this month. Happy Back to School!