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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine.

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Good choice for a cold night

While traveling, we were looking for some tasty food and found it here. While it's not the best Italian I've eaten, everything was flavorful, hot and served with a smile. The dining room was cozy and the hostess made us feel super welcome. This would be a great place for families with kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
MommaMyers
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Woodbine, Maryland
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Woodbine, Maryland
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While traveling, we were looking for some tasty food and found it here. While it's not the best Italian I've eaten, everything was flavorful, hot and served with a smile. The dining room was cozy and the hostess made us feel super welcome. This would be a great place for families with kids. Prices were fair and we left full... More 

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Thank MommaMyers
Level Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Checked out the reviews here on Trip Advisor and chose the Mad Italian. We shared a Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs one of their Specials. The dish was plenty for two. Added a salad. The restaurant has been opened for 40 years so they must be doing something right.

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Thank Cinda K
Rockland County, NY
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here on a previous trip. I was surprised, then, about their Italian food, and I was again. The Lasagna superior. My wife's Veal Parm was too. The restaurant is clean, pleasant, and the wait staff is eager to please. Don't miss the table and chairs nailed, upside-down to the ceiling of the restaurant The prices are quite reasonable.... More 

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Thank wis633
Petersburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I were looking for a good lunch place close work and on the southside of Petersburg. A peer recommended Mad Italian. What a pleasant surprise. Much larger inside that from outside appearance. Very clean and organized. Excellent menu options and service was impeccable. We were very pleased with the food presentation, flavor, and authenticity. Be sure and... More 

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Thank LWGold
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had our holiday dinner at the Mad Italian Pasta and Steak in Petersburg, VA. The food was delicious, had excellent service, and beautiful decor. Plus their prices were reasonable enough to fit our budget. Our favorite was the greek salads and baked pasta dishes, along with the homemade greek desserts. We all came to the conclusion... More 

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Thank Nicole S
Stony Creek
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Its just like if your mom got lazy and didn't even strain the water from the noodles kinda Italian cuisine. Nothing slightly special about the actual spaghetti dishes involving marinara. It's just watery. I'm not sure if they're in a hurry or what but no one like watery spaghetti. I gave it a average star because the service is excellent... More 

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Thank M B
shortfusegreek, Owner at Mad Italian, responded to this review

Oops we messed it up on this, and we do owe you a better spaghetti dinner. My sincere apologies. Please come back and we will make up for our mistake, but because of the excellent service and great décor, don't you think we deserve another star lol. More 

Miami
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Attentive, friendly service and pretty waitresses can not hide the poor quality of the food. My hungry husband couldn't finish the fettuccini Alfredo but was able to use leftover sauce to re caulk the bathroom. Bad food at a fair price.

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Thank ParisEd
shortfusegreek, Owner at Mad Italian, responded to this review

Dear Paris ED, We at the Mad Italian Pasta and Steakhouse take our reviews very seriously. Good or bad. We never claimed that we are perfect by any means as we are always improving. Our REPUTATION and our HARD WORK for the last 41 YEARS speaks for itself. As a manager and owner of THE MAD ITALIAN SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.... More 

Fort Edward, New York
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had read the positive reviews so when the hotel clerk recommended this place, decided to try it. We were warmly greeted and please to see veal on the menu, Husband's favorite. It came with pasta and a salad. I choose the "Mad Italian" which was spaghetti w/ meatballs (2), sausage and pepperoni. I also had a salad for an... More 

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Thank katdev
Petersburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Italian/Greek restaurant severing a variety of food. Everything I'd everordered there has been good and I have been going to them for years. Good serving sizes. Good wine choice.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I was searching for a decent place to eat for dinner while the family was out of town, but I was not feeling the chain restaurant. I came across this establishment and decided To give them a try. I have to say it was the perfect choice. I was greeted promptly and seated right away and was asked for my... More 

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Thank Clark J

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, 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?