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Mad Italian

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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine.

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Food and service was superior. We actually took some back to the room for the next day.

The Chicken Parmesan was very tasty and the sauce was exceptional. The waitress was friendly and very accommodating and efficient. /the meal was brought to us within a few minutes and everything was very hot. Just a place you would go back to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Rich1939
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Kissimmee, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Should be called the BAD Italian. Went for lunch and it was awful. I honestly eat most anything and couldn't even finish this meal. Service was mediocre.

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Kissimmee, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Chicken Parmesan was very tasty and the sauce was exceptional. The waitress was friendly and very accommodating and efficient. /the meal was brought to us within a few minutes and everything was very hot. Just a place you would go back to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Mad Italian is the place to go if you want excellent pasta and awesome, thin crust pizza with reasonable prices. My family and I go often and have never had a bad experience! My favorite dish is the Italian Sampler which is a hefty portion of Lasagna, Manicotti, and Spaghetti with Garlic bread. If you're looking for a lighter... More 

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Portland Ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have eaten here every time we stop in this part of Virginia. The workers are a dellight and the food is always good.

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Jarratt, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've had the lasagna lunch special before. It's excellent! The pizza is decent... the only suggestion that I would have for the chef is to add some spice to the pizza dough. Currently, it lacks any flavor... simply tastes like it's made with flour and water. However, the toppings bring it to life. I would recommend Mad Italian for someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Well, its not "crazy" but the family is local and they're really GOOD people and they're very honest and serve a really nice FAMILY meal with a pleasant ambiance. The owners will interact with you and your children if you like, or they will give you your space after a long day. The food is excellent and very value driven-my... More 

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Lady Lake, Florida, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our staff at the country inn and suites so we got a discount. First plus. Then our server recommended good that was excellent. The salads were good size but the entrees were huge!! Could hardly finish our meals and thus we did not. No room for dessert. Loved the food. It was as good as... More 

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Patton, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

En route from South Carolina to Pennsylvania via 95 North we decided to stop for a late lunch before reaching Richmond. After reading the reviews we were looking forward to a much needed break from our road trip and thought the Mad Italian would offer the refreshment we desired. We were drawn to the restaurant based on the reviews that... More 

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

First... They are Greek.. Lots of Greek dishes on the menu. The Italian dishes we ate were very good, not large but very good. Service was excellent.

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Belvidere, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While they have Italian entrees, this is really a Greek Restaurant. We had the shrimp and Feta Cheese entree. Very rich and delicious. We stop every year on our way to and from Myrtle Beach.

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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: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Greek, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?