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Maldini's

4809 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225-3143
804-230-9055
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Ranked #516 of 1,275 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

because our experience was good. the food was above average. the service was excellent even though the place was crowded. big menu of a typical Italian place. prices were average not too high or low. seafood dish was good as were the veal dishes. would come again

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is the first negative review I have ever given and it hurts my heart to have to do so. Was given a Groupon for Maldini's from my betrothed, who is stationed in Afghanistan, as a gift for Mother's Day. Made a reservation - they weren't too busy....no problem....until I happened to mention that I had a Groupon. The manager... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have been wanting to try this place for awhile. I went fir lynch one day and had a sub. It was mediocre at best. The waiter was cute. I saw they had happy hour so I decided to go back that Friday and give it another try. Happy hour was again mediocre. The prices are to high fir what... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Like so many Italian restaurants, Maldini's has a huge menu ...pizza, pasta, fish, chicken, veal prepared all the familiar ways. Last trip I had Sicilian Eggplant. It's a little unique - no cheese and the eggplant is not breaded. Other than being a little bitter, it was delightful. My wife had a pasta carbonara. It was a little soupy and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beware!! The seafood is not fresh. Been here twice, never again. I became violently ill after the calamari. Food poisoning. The bread was undercooked and doughy even after sending first batch back. Lobster dish was inedible. There was so much mint it tasted like a large piece of chewing gum. Menu said nothing about mint in this dish.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The portions were generous, the service was exceptional…a no frills place but the experience is hard to beat for the price you pay. Their take-out service was very busy and their variety for eat-in was excellent. The antipasto mist was excellent…aged cheeses and meats, loved it!

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Once again we gave Maldini's another chance. It's been hit and miss lately at best. The sausage roll was actually an onion roll that tasted like stir fry. The dough was undercooked and soggy. The eggplant roll contained little eggplant and too much basil. I asked for easy cheese and extra eggplant but I guess this request fell on deaf... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Everything has improved tremendously. A few months ago when we visited Maldini's the service was slow and the kitchen just couldn't seem to turn out food. I am gluten free and they do have options. Last time I had gf pasta with seafood and it was excellent as was my husband's pizza, but we were reluctant to return, because the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Dishes are watery and not rich in flavor like authentic Italian dishes. The tomato sauce is bland and acidic and the pizza dough tastes stale and not fresh... The service is horrible, and they don't sell slices... What pizzeria have you been to that doesn't sell slices... Just overall a not so good experience for a not so good price..

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Tucked away in a small strip shopping center on Richmond's south side , this restaurant can be easily overlooked. And since it is off the beaten path for tourists, I think locals should take note. My husband and I were joined last night by another couple for one of the best meals we have had in ages. We started with... More

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