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Ynot In the News: Spring 2020

Ynot Italian – Serving Our Community

Our dining rooms may be closed, but that’s not stopping us from being there for our beloved community!

We are grateful to all the health care workers who are doing all they can to keep us safe!
Ynot is happy and proud to partner with local organizations to help feed people in need!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see where we’re headed to next!

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Ynot – In the News (Spring 2020)

Virginia Beach Restaurants Bringing Food to those in need

WTKR News (March 23)

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Ynot Delivers Free Food to Nursing Home during COVID-19 Isolation

13 News Now (April 10)

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Ynot Donates Thousands of Pizza Slices to Students, Frontline Workers and Retirement Homes

13 News Now (April 19)

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COVID-19’s impact on Restaurant Delivery 

Wavy News (April 24)

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The Helpers: Ynot has Donated more than 15,000 Meals during the Pandemic

The Virginian Pilot (April 28)

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Vote Ynot Italian – Best of 2020!

Best of 2020 is Upon Us!

Ynot Italian has been honored to win the Virginian-Pilot’s “Best of” contest in multiple categories for over 26 years. Help us bring home the gold again in 2020!

The Virginian-Pilot’s “Best of 2020” contest honors local businesses in Hampton Roads for being the Best in the area. During May 2nd – 23rd, 2020, 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 2020!

Ynot Quality & Safety – Going Above & Beyond

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 1 Reopening: Outdoor Patio Seating strictly adhering to 6ft Physical Distancing between tables (and public spaces like sidewalks)
  • Phase 1 Reopening: Outdoor Patio Dine-In Customers required to wear masks at all times when not seated/dining
  • Phase 1 Reopening: Outdoor Patio Dine-In Customers are asked to remain within their designated dining area during their visit (except to enter the store to use the restrooms)
  • Phase 1 Reopening: Adhering to Strict Guidelines where no more than 10 people are allowed in the Outdoor Dining or Pick-Up areas
  • Phase 1 Reopening: Menus provided will only be single-use disposable pieces. In addition, all condiment baskets have been removed from tables – condiments will instead be served individually in lidded ramekins with your order

Together we will beat this.

We are fully prepared and look forward to when our valued guests return into what they can trust to be a safe environment upon the reopening of our Dining Rooms – and we can’t wait to share in your moment of celebration with your next gathering with family and friends.

Until then, we wish everyone the best of health and care!
Tony, Cyndi & Harry DiSilvestro

In the Kitchen with Tony: Take Home Pizza Kit

JUST RELEASED: Take-Home Ynot Italian Pizza Kits!

Create memories and make your own personal Ynot pizza in the comfort of your home with all the fixings! The Take-Home Ynot Italian Pizza Kit is available for your family to craft and spin their very own pizza.

Give us a call or order online to grab one for your family today!

In the kit, you’ll receive:
• 14-inch Raw Dough
• Pizza Sauce
• Mozzarella Cheese
• Romano Cheese
for only $10.99

Watch the video below as Chef Tony shares the Ynot way of tossing and preparing a pizza! Then place an order for your pizza kit and share your family fun in the kitchen with us by tagging #YnotItalian on Facebook or Instagram.

We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!

A message from Ynot

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 and taking all necessary steps to ensure you and your family’s safety.

To protect and serve our community, all Ynot Italian locations are now open for TAKE-OUT and DELIVERY ONLY.
Dining Rooms will remain closed until further notice.

 We are closely monitoring and following the guidance of the Virginia Beach Government and all of our locations are adhering to all recommended procedures pertaining to the virus.

For more information on the status of this situation in Virginia Beach, we invite you to visit the City of Virginia Beach status update page.

We look forward to reopening our Dining Rooms when it is safe for you and our staff alike – and we can’t wait to share in your moment of celebration with your next gathering with family and friends.

Until then, we wish everyone the best of health and care!
Tony, Cyndi & Harry DiSilvestro