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Cesare's Ristorante & Pizzeria

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13127 Rivers Bend Blvd, Chester, VA 23836
(804) 530-1047
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top Area Italian Resturant

Living most of my life within 80 miles of NYC, it is very difficult to find good Italian food in Virginia. That said, we really enjoyed our meal at Cesare's. The marinara sauce is the better of the sauces and we recommend that sauce. We had the vegetable lasagna and baked manicotti and they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bob D
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Living most of my life within 80 miles of NYC, it is very difficult to find good Italian food in Virginia. That said, we really enjoyed our meal at Cesare's. The marinara sauce is the better of the sauces and we recommend that sauce. We had the vegetable lasagna and baked manicotti and they were both very good. We also... More 

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Thank Bob D
Chester, Virginia
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177 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We were here with a large group, best service ever! Our drink orders were taken on arrival and we waited for group members to all arrive before ordering. Our server did a super job keeping everyone happy. I had the Linguine al Pesto, this was soooo good, I am a big basil fan and this packed a punch! Everyone that... More 

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Thank Dizymaus
Brandon, Florida
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I was on business in the area, staying at a nearby hotel. I'm not a huge fan of Italian food but have been all over the world, including to Italy, and know what good, authentic Italian food is. The menu posted on the google maps site doesn't really capture all that is offered here, so don't make your decision to... More 

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1 Thank Fred_Brandon
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We are regulars at Cesare's and are yet to be disappointed. Good choice of menu, and generous servings at reasonable prices. It would be nice to see a bit of variety and new dishes on the menu (been unchanged for at least a couple of years). Friendly staff, and nice house wine.

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Thank Peter M
Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I took my brother and sister-in-law here while I was in town on business. The shrimp scampi was too peppery and lacked the strong garlic taste that one looks for in that dish. The eggplant parmigiana was a cut rectangle from a larger pre-cooked dish. It was not fresh or hot. The veal scallopini was way too lemony for my... More 

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1 Thank Slevinelaw
Jupiter, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We have dined at Cesare's Ristorante & Pizzeria twice. Both times while traveling and staying the night at the Courtyard Marriott down the road. This past summer it was thought of returning here for dinner that keep us going on our 14 hour drive. I had a Cesare salad, my family enjoyed pasta and pizza. The wait staff is great,... More 

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Thank floridagirl4ever2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Those people who whined about service and food should stay home. Every year in here for at least a month fishing and the food here is awesome!

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Thank Rick N
Richmond
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Ditto on the inconsistent service and meal quality. When it's good, it's slightly better than average, when it's bad, it's terrible. The seafood Alfredo is the best bet IMO. I've been ordering up, dry martinis in restaurants for over 50 years. The only place I have been where it was made with shaved ice. Sent it back, and it showed... More 

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Thank Jim S
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Can't handle large groups, an hour later no one had food...rude servers that didn't seem to want a large group (about 20 of us) management wasn't concerned in the least that we did not have a good experience. Once service is that terrible...you really can't remember anything else, so I have no comment on food.

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1 Thank Terijo A
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We really try to like this place but they seem to disappoint more than enjoy. Their meals are inconsistent in quality, the service varies from really good to really really bad. Nice place but needs some better direction.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13127 Rivers Bend Blvd, Chester, VA 23836
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: (804) 530-1047

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?