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Mamma Zu's

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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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
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  • 10
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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
would definitely return

the neighborhood was not where you would expect a restaurant to be. my friends and I did not know if we would actually eat there, but once we walked in one of them exclaimed' we are staying'!. she based this on the happy looking crowd. although they do not serve hard liquor we shared a very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Awesome dinner. Large portions, and the best fried chicken ever. Very reasonable, too. Restaurant is not large, so be prepared to wait. Friendly staff. A great dining experience.

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Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The outside looked like a run down building but once inside! The atmosphere inside was amazing with people eating at the bar or at small tables. The lighting was subdued with stabs of harsh sunlight cutting through the slightly smokey air (from the kitchen) when the front door opened. The waiters bustled about making sure that everybody was being served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was in Richmond for a conference. This is the best Italian food that I have ever eaten. Delicious spaghetti, bottle of wine..Great night!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

the neighborhood was not where you would expect a restaurant to be. my friends and I did not know if we would actually eat there, but once we walked in one of them exclaimed' we are staying'!. she based this on the happy looking crowd. although they do not serve hard liquor we shared a very good bottle of wine... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This iconic restaurant is different from most you have been too, first no reservations unless you have a large party.... I think, but most of us just wait in line. You can go back to the wine rack and pick out a vintage, they have a pretty good selection. The menu is on the board behind the kitchen. Keep your... More 

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Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This represents Richmond so well. Located in Oregon Hill, the exterior would lead you to believe the place had been abandoned five years ago. Once inside, your eyes may leave you a bit skeptical, but your nose will tell you all you need to know. This is one of a few places where you will see old-money Richmond, suburban families,... More 

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Hopewell, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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