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“Tasty with Great Waiters” 4 of 5 stars
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Little Venice
10482 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233
804.741.1218
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Ranked #300 of 1,379 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Tasty with Great Waiters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This little gem of restaurant is tucked away off Ridgefield Parkway in a part of town I usually avoid due to lack luster culinary experiences (I like local venues and tend to eat downtown). First off, it's two restaurants, Accanto a casual wine bar (the picture tripadvisor currently has up of the bar) and Little Venice, a nicer sit down side with white table clothes and little candles. I ate on the the Little Venice side, so all I can say about Accanto is it's cute and looks like a good spot to check out, especially for appetizers and a drink after work!

Little Venice's food was really good and had large portions for the price (pasta's around $17-20, chicken $23-24, veal/pork/beef $23-32). If you order a meat, you get a salad, starch of the day and vegetable of the day as well which all are pretty large as well. The waiter was absolutely awesome and timed everything perfectly. The only downside to this spot is its on the small side so you are pretty close to your neighbor. Not too close that it's uncomfortable, but close enough that if you are nosy you can know exactly what they think of their dish! But, that's just the norm for a smaller restaurant, and they do a good job with decorating to keep it intimate!

TL;DR: Good food, great service, cute place but small!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“American Italian”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Not Italian American. Bland and Sanitized. I had Shrimp Picatta which was supposed to have lemon, garlic white wine and capers but it was tasteless. So bland I was putting olive oil, salt and pepper at the table to try and help. My dinner mates had fish with tomato sauce, green beans and mashed potatoes. I had never seen a plate like that in any real Italian restaurant. One person proclaimed that he didn't like Mama Zuu's food but that he liked this which explains this restaurants market- sort of Italian.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a small restaurant located in a strip mall with outstanding food. The dishes are delicious and you can tell this is northern Italian food, with more delicate and sophisticated flavors. The service was great. Prices are not cheap. we used a Groupon coupon, which made it more affordable. I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Delicious meal, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Visited for a company function, great service, superb menu, good wine!, nice frendly wait staff, great atmosphere, will visit again!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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