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2545 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
804-732-9268
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Description: The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine.
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good, thin crust pizza!

This was true pizza in every sense of the word: thin, crispy crust, with just the right amount of sauce and cheese--and finely sliced meat and veggies. Our pitcher of beer was COLD and good. Service was prompt and friendly--which was amazing because there was a bus group there when we first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
dstclair
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was true pizza in every sense of the word: thin, crispy crust, with just the right amount of sauce and cheese--and finely sliced meat and veggies. Our pitcher of beer was COLD and good. Service was prompt and friendly--which was amazing because there was a bus group there when we first arrived. Overall--a very, very pleasant dining experience!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Parking is plentiful and we were greeted at the door by a friendly staff. The restauarant has a diner feel with booths and wine bottles lining the wall. No complimentary bread was served. Our salads were fresh with homemade dressings. I was asked to take my fork that I left on the salad plate instead of them bringing me another.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

While staying at one of the nearby hotels along I-95 south of Richmond we discovered this local family owned, full service restaurant with a mix of Italian and Greek dishes. Located just off the highway, it's worth seeking this one out if you want something other than the nearby Little Caesars and Pizza Hut. The dinners we ordered were well... More 

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South Prince George VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Petersburg area. Chris and Katarina Skordas and their fine staff aim to please and make this a great place for Italian and Greek cuisine. Leave room for one of Katarina's homemade desserts.

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East Hampton, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Prices were reasonable, food was good. Strange combinations of greek and Italian dishes. Service was good and friendly.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have lived in Petersburg my whole life and even as a kid I thoroughly enjoyed coming here with my dad I was always fascinated with the tables and chairs on the ceiling. As I grew older I still patronize this restaurant. The chain restaurants are good but sometimes is city folk like to sit back and enjoy a family... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Delicious food we were going to Washington DC and decided to stop by after look trip advisor and OMG fabulous food definitely going back some day

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Littleton, CO
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Old fashioned atmosphere, but the food I had here was good. The sauce on the pasta made my veal entree worth the cost, in spite of the veal being just average. The baklava dessert was the best I have had in a long time. Very limited wine selection.

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Petersburg
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am a resident here in Petersburg and have been coming to Mad Italian for years. In fact, several birthday celebrations have been held here. The food is always perfectly cooked and served in large portions. They happily wrap it up to take home. The prices are very reasonable, and the service is always quick. Entire staff is very friendly... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good food, service in a good old fashioned setting. This is the kind of place every town enjoyed, relaxed, friendly and welcoming

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2545 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 804-732-9268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Greek, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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