Come enjoy a taste of Italy here in the Valley. Our menu features all of your favorite pastas and pizzas. We also feature salads and soups that are certain to warm you up. Our sandwiches are large and guaranteed to satisfy you hunger, and be sure to stop by on Fridays when we feature a variety of fish specials.
If you're in the mood for old Italian cooking, or an environment that gives the sense of home, look no further than Scarsella's.
The Valley staple, now located at 4151 Market Street, has been a household name for Youngstown natives since the golden days. It began in 1957, when Luigi and Mary Grace Scarsella took over Al's Grill at the corner of Market and Pyatt streets.
Now owned and operated by Grace's granddaughter, Concetta Kushma, it remains a family-run business. In the kitchen, you will find Concetta's son, Sean Kushma, creating fine Italian cuisine daily.
For Sean, the kitchen is his second home, and he's excited to prepare homemade, tasty Italian food for your entire family.
If it's you're first time at Scarsella's, you must try the Chicken Parmesan. The chicken is lightly breaded and fried to perfection, giving the tender chicken a crisp, delicious coating. Served over shells and topped with grated cheese, this classic Italian dish was perfected by the Scarsella family.
For a no-meat option, try Scarsella's Manicotti. A fine blend of ricotta cheese and spices is generously stuffed into the soft pasta. Evenly smothered in Scarsella's homemade sauce, this dish will leave you full and happy.
Perhaps a classic Italian favorite that even your kids will eat is in order. If it is, Scarsella's has you covered with the Homemade Lasagna. Layered with homemade strips of pasta, seasoned beef, homemade sauce and ricotta, provolone and fresh mozzarella cheeses, it's a meal in itself that you're entire family will enjoy.
Scarsella's features an array of fish specials on Fridays. If you choose to dine on that day, start your meal with a cup or a bowl of fresh clam chowder. The thick, creamy base is loaded with clams and potatoes. This hearty, warm starter is perfect for a cool fall day.
The must-order main course on any given Friday is Scarsella's Fried Fish Dinner with Seashells. A large filet is fried to a golden brown and served over the seashells with Scarsella's homemade sauce. Order it Italian-Style and you get the fish and shells, smothered in the crushed garlic and tomato marinara sauce with a blend of sauteed peppers. This dish is the perfect excuse to go out to dinner after a long workweek.
Seashells are Scarsella's default pasta, but a variety of homemade and wheat pastas are also available on request.
Scarsella's also has a satisfying list of sandwiches to choose from. The restaurant also recently added pizza to the menu, which is served in a variety of mix and match ways, including take and bake.
The family business has come a long way since its inception, but the relatives have not lost their sense of true comfort. Each table is fittingly dressed with a traditional style, red and white tablecloth and the servers treat you like you're a member of their extended family.
At Scarsella's, you can come as you are, and you'll leave even better.