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Mamma Zu's

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$$$
Italian, Californian
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501 South Pine St., Richmond, VA 23220-6242
(804) 788-4205
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Mamma Zus is a fun place with solid food. Adequate choices nicely prepared. Just don't be frightened by the external appearance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
JayRan
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Hopewell, Virginia
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were told to come early as the place was small and people lined up out side. We arrived right at 5, which was when we thought it opened. Well it doesn't open until 5:30. Since there was already one couple waiting outside the door and it wasn't too hot,we decided we would wait. Well maybe because of the big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mamma Zus is a fun place with solid food. Adequate choices nicely prepared. Just don't be frightened by the external appearance.

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Moyock, North Carolina
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Takes you back yo Italy. It's the best italian good in Richmond. No at,odphere simply good good and wine. Save room for Tiramasu!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

great food in middle of nowhere... you go here and almost go by it. hard to see. sign is from civil war.. but food is great..family stile for the 6 of us plus desert.. had a wonderful time..easy parking in back

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

So we were in Richmond on vacation and a friend who used to live here recommended we eat here. We took her advice and it was pretty good. We had the asparagus appetizer roasted which was 5 stars. My lamb shank was a little overwhelming 3 stars the white beans with pancetta was 5 stars. My mom had the spaghetti... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I eat here every few months and have never been disappointed. My favorite dish by-far is the Shrimp Fra Diavolo. I have never had anything I didn't like. I highly recommend you try this place if you have not already... What are you waiting for, get down to Mamma Zu's!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

2 couples went for a birthday celebration. Food: some good, some average. Atmosphere: hurried and shabby. Not worth it....

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Whenever we stop in Richmond to see our little girl she recommends a restaurant she thinks we would like, she does not disappoint. Manna Zu is in an older downtown residential neighborhood with a lot of character. We were lucky that night as there was no long line. We ordered the Sauteed Calamari and something else, they were both delicious.... More 

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Marriottsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited friends who live two blocks from the restaurant. We got in line with everybody else waiting for the doors to open on a Saturday. We were directed to the bar to order our carry out. The waitress that took our order was very friendly and informative. She said it would take about 30 minutes and it was exactly... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Get there before the door opens and enjoy chatting with amiable, food-loving locals and wayfarers waiting in the "to dine" line. Fish, lamb, veal, beef, veggie, and pasta dishes are plentiful and our choices were delicious. We ordered the shrimp in spicy red sauce, the mozzarella and marinated peers, and the lamb meatballs and accompanying pasta. Our waitress also surprised... More 

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Address: 501 South Pine St., Richmond, VA 23220-6242
Phone Number: (804) 788-4205
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 South Pine St., Richmond, VA 23220-6242
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 788-4205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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