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Mamma Zu's

501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
+1 804-788-4205
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn’t been here in a number of years due to other options. Same location and same good food. We (4 of us / business mtg) enjoyed great service and food (arrived about 6 pm on a Tuesday) ordered apps and different entrees. I had some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a great experience. I have had bad service here before but put up with it for the food and the reputation of the place. This time it was not worth it. The place was something back in the day. Had the spaghetti and meatballs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

After a terrible dining experience (completely service related, the food was delicious), decided to give them a second chance for take out. Called the order in and arrived when told to. They had no record of our order and stared at me like I was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FreeBacon
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I've been a regular for years. I have far too many favorites to mention. Started solo at the counter, now my wife joins me there. Yes, it's deceiving from the outside, and the concierge might seem a bit rude. He's not. Order anything and enjoy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank michaelwR1860DG
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We had fabulous appetizers and entrees all served with efficient friendly service. My Buffulo Mozzerella and roasted peppers was so good that is was memorable! All portions were huge. The only negative was the A/C was inadequate on the 90+F degree day----bit don't let that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Steven P
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the exterior fool you. This is a neighborhood gem in close proximity to VCU. Get there early! Very small local restaurant serving up incredibly tasty Italian food. Portions are large and could easily be served family style. Don’t expect a menu- pay attention...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank crew3lt
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Food was served bit by bit, OK as it was very hot. Server was busy yet took time to talk to us about the food. Interesting that even when spoken to, the concierge did not even offer eye contact and the glare was his answer...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank travelerLittleTownSc
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Had lunch at this "joint" today. I use that term somewhat unwillingly, since the restaurant, altho very run down and musty and with dirty bathrooms, has served wonderfully creative Italian fare in the past. Today the service was poor, they had no calamari (what Italian...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeff J
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing meal. The corn and crab chowder was amazing. Veal marsala was excellent with sauce so rich you question if licking the plate would really be wrong. Spicy Italian sausage with pasta was great (and lived up to its spicy name). Beware-...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Katina M
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Ordered crab norfolk nice lump crab full of shell ordered crab spagehitti because they did not have the other choises I wanted. All I could taste was black pepper it was terrible. The service was terrible, brought entrees before our appetizer. I will never go...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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May 24, 2018|
Response from caseylalonde | Reviewed this property |
There are many staples on their menu, but the menu changes almost daily due to what is market fresh. There are gluten free options including appetizers such as scungili salad and entrees that include very fresh fish... More
December 27, 2016|
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Response from NationalParkTravelr | Reviewed this property |
Every place has its quirks -- Mamma Zu's quirks include -- the menu's on the blackboard. In fact, that enables them to update the menu as they run out of items. I like this quirk because it suggests that the food is made... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-788-4205
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