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Gus' Italian Cafe and Sports Bar

Italian, Bar
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7358 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 730-9620
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The location is in a plaza. Good place to watch college and pro football games. The bartenders are pleasant and attentive. And the wings and pizza are pretty good too!

Thank Cyndy C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped looking for a place showing football. This fit the bill as did the burgers. However the boneless chicken wings were nothing short of TERRIBLE. They were bad chicken nuggets. No sauce or flavor. No idea why we discussed hot vs. Mild. Don't order the Caesar salad if you want a traditional Caesar. This was covered in bacon. Not impressed.

Thank DishHasPowers
Richmond, Virginia
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Other members of our family seem to like this spot but I have found it to be just ok. Service is fine, location fine, interior is fine but the food is just ok. Not bad, just ok. There are other pizza places that have better more flavorful pizza. Again, not bad, but not memorable in anyway.

Thank Jeff S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We live in Cincinnati now, where the Italian food is mostly terrible, and I miss being able to go into a random Italian restaurant in a random strip mall and getting decent Italian food, like on Long Island, where I grew up. So we were pleasantly surprised when we happened upon this place on the way back from the beach.... More 

Thank lawprofohio
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I thought the pizza was fabulous! We had two kinds: a chicken/spinach with a cream sauce and a standard pepperoni. I have to say it is the best pizza I have had in a very long time. They were cooked perfectly with just a touch of crispness to the crust. I normally leave crust in my plate; not this time!... More 

Thank readany
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We make our a point to drop in for pizza any time we are within a hundred miles. Pepperoni Delight is amazing.

Thank TheeStarman
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I had not been here in some time so I decided to stop by after work for a bite to eat and a beer.The ribeye sandwich was good .The service was pleasant and not rushed.I won't wait so long to return next time.

1 Thank Becky B
New Hyde Park, New York
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have the best Italian restaurants available to me in NYC so didn't expect much of this place. PLEASANTLY surprised with the taste of the food. The atmosphere doesn't look like much and the staff isn't too attentive but good food for a good price.

2 Thank Laurie M
King William, Virginia
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192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've had Pizza from East to West coast. Of my top 3, the 1st 2 are coal burning. Pepe's(New Haven) & Grimaldi's( NYC). But my all time favorite is by far Gus'. Tucked away in Mechanicsville, Va. Perfect thin crust, lots of sauce & plenty of toppings. Move over NY. Their spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, and baked cheese is... More 

2 Thank Rid4ever
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The menu selection is Pub style, but the cooking is great. I love the seafood there and is always great. We have been there several times and never disappointed. The food taste fresh and a lot better then some of the national chains you can pick.

1 Thank Lance R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7358 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: (804) 730-9620

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?