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Mad Italian

2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
(804) 732-9268
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Ranked #6 of 96 restaurants in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
Petersburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

A favorite in the community!!! Best atmosphere and food in the Petersburg area. Been coming since I was a little kid and come every week for lunch. Great service, food, and owners. Definitely stop by when you're in town!

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Petersburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

If you want to go to a restaurant that makes you feel at home, Mad Italian is the restaurant for you! Everyone is pleasant and willing to go the distance to see that your dining experience is the best. We have been going to "The Mad Italian" for many years.....you won't be sorry! My husband has tried just about everything... More

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High Point
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Maybe it was an off night but we ordered pizza, salad and Chianti. We ordered the Chianti because when we asked what beer they had on tap, we were told they only had Miller Lite. No, thank you! The salad was basic and the Chianti was substandard with very little taste. The worst part was the pizza. The pizza itself... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped in Petersburg on our way to visit family and ate here for dinner. Overall it was a great experience. This restaurant is family owned and operated and everything was pretty nice.

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Petercburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Meals are always great no matter what you choose off the menu.Everyone is polite and glad to see you each and everytime.Would recommend this resturant to anyone.

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Prince George, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have visited the Mad Italian many times and have never been displeased. We decided to take my mother there for her 92nd birthday. All five of us loved our meals....lasagna, eggplant parm., meatball sub, baked spaghetti.... All plates were empty at the conclusion of the meal. We topped off the meal with a delicious piece of chocolate cake. The... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My husband was in the mood for Italian so we gave it a shot. I asked for a glass of Montepulciano and got a puzzled look for our server, so I knew I was going to be disappointed. Played it smart & ordered a steak instead. It was OK. Sam's pasta dish was not. The sauce was overly seasoned &... More

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NE PHILLY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Always look for local restaurants that are recommended by TA when we are on the road. So we tried the Mad Italian. Food was terrible. I had lasagna and chicken parm as a pair and asked for a price waitress said same as pasta pairs. $11.99. Salad was iceberg and under-ripe tomatoes. Dressing was "Greek-Italian"- just awful. Lasagna was reheated.... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I recently stopped into the Mad Italian for dinner. This is not the first time I've eaten here, but it is the first time I've written a review. I had the Sunday Special Spaghetti ala Greek; so delicious!!! it was a great take on spaghetti, no marinara sauce, but instead a great topping of tomatoes, black olives, garlic and feta... More

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My son and I ate here on our family's road trip to Disney World. The restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. We found the service was very friendly and prompt. The décor was very dated which gave the place a real nice ambiance. The quality of the food was excellent like homemade. The prices were reasonable. All this made... More

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