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Reviewed December 31, 2019

Waited 2 hours and never got served. I would recommend going anywhere else but here. No one there to manage because the owner is cooking. Being cheap will lose you customers.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

I ordered the seafood special which was huge. i actually took most of it home and ate over a couple of days. The decor is comfortable. Service was ok.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Had a great intro with our waiter but something happened that our appetizer took 30 minutes to get ordered...a neighboring table of 7 who arrived WAYYYYY Later than the 2 of us, got served their entrees before our appetizer arrived.. REALLLLLY???????? The restaurant was NOT...busy. May have been more tolerant if they were.. We were given an anniversary gift of $100.00 cash to go out to dinner wherever we chose....I wanted to go to Otooles but my husband opted for Maldinis despite less than satisfactory experiences in the past year...again, we were disappointed and left reminding ourselves why we had not been ba k here in almost 2 years...So sad...we want to support a restaurant who's owner is such a giver to the community. But our dollar is hard-earned...and we left TOTALLY feeling unvalued and resolved not to return....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Walked in and only 3 tables had people at them and it still took almost an hour to get our food. Waitress was horrible, she whispered and of course screwed up the order. She might be the worst waitress I have ever had....she acted bored...and obviously didn’t have any business working there. Why was she hired? Food was average and not worth the time sitting there...and not cheap. How does this place stay open? Will never go back.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Great bar items and wine list are a must when I dine Italian and Maldini's mite the bill. They have great service in smaller sized restaurant but are huge on flavors! From brick oven pizzas to home-made pasta in the stuffed shell dished and lasagna,...the home made bread and really tasty desserts it's a great place for a meal. They also have wonderfully filling antipastos, subs and paninis. Meat, seafood and vegetarian menus all available. Another " must try " restaurant on Richmond's Southside!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

We had spent a week in Richmond and had gone to some very expensive restaurants. We were looking for a quiet middle of the road comfort Italian restaurant. We got comfort and Italian, but not middle of the road! Hands down the best meal of...the week ! I ordered the rockfish special. I think I got the whole fish! I’ll be eating it for lunch for a week! Our service was impeccable and the wine? Delicious and not terribly expensive. You gotta try it. Well worth overlooking the neighborhood and the terrible parking lot.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

months ago, we were asked to select from 3 main courses for a graduation dinner. My choice was salmon and it was delicious. The other courses were so good that I had to take most of my salmon with me. There was a wonderful caprese...appetizer followed by a tasty salad and an excellent pasta. Service was excellent and wine glasses were filled throughout the festive event.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Wanted a restaurant close to where we were staying and we chose Maldini's. Mike promptly seated us after a warm welcome. We ordered the red Montepulciano that Mike promoted. It was full bodied with tannins and not too dry. We shared an appetizer of calamari.... Lightly breaded with a traditional marinara sauce. They were excellent. I ordered the lasagna and spouse ordered the meat raviolis. Both were very good. Pricing was reasonable. Nice cozy family restaurant. Highly recommend if you are looking for a simple traditional italian meal.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

We had dinner at this restaurant with another couple and found the food to be very tasty. I had the Bucatini al pesto and my wife had the Veggi Personal Pizza. Both portions were more than a meal although I managed to eat all my...pasta while my wife brought home three slices of the pizza. Fresh-made bread accompanies each dinner and it was really good.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have been here multiple times, and have never been disappointed by the service, or food. The pastas are out of this world to be sure. Delivery service is outstanding as well!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

We have been going to Maldini's for many years and have enjoyed the food and service; but tonight it did not deliver. The food was above average, and we enjoyed our calamari and Veggie Special pizza; however, our waiter was the worse that I have...ever seen. He may have been new, but that is no excuse. He could have cared less about us, and we were his only customers. He brought us our food, and we never saw him again. Never did he ask us how our food was. Never did he bring us refills on our drinks. When we finally got our bill, we asked for a box. Never did he bring us a box. We had to ask the hostess for one, and she was the only one who asked if we needed refills. At that point we were ready to pay and leave. Never did he come and pick up our payment. You know what our waiter did the whole time we were there? Talk to the cooks in the kitchen and play with his hairband. If we ever go back, I am certain he will not be employed there.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

The posh waitstaff is far too important to deliver your sandy under-cooked pasta. Forget getting that drink refilled, or even getting your check before the second-coming. Want takeout? Great, regardless of what you actually want to order the guy on the other end of the...phone thinks you want a steak and cheese sub, and will happily repeat this to you until your frustration cavitates your phone. Seriously this is FAR from the "Best Italian in Richmond", the food is bland, taste is off, quality of product poor, and the waitstaff is unfriendly and unhelpful. I truly wish we could get a good restaurant in this spot.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

HORRIBLE SLOW SERVICE!! We usually go to O'Tooles across the street every Wednesday after work but they had a private party going on so my coworkers and I decided to try Maldini's. There was hardly anyone there and everything from our refilling out water, to...getting our drinks and food, took forever. The waitstaff were at the bar watching tv! This wasn't the first time we were disappointed either. Some of us had been there before and had the same complaints.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

Group of 12 mid-week evening. Very few customers. The group ordered a variety of entrees. Most complained of the food being over-salted. I ordered a 10" margherita pizza. It was nothing special. The crust was thin and crisp, but tasteless. The toppings, halved grape tomatoes,...basil, and mozzarella, were lackluster. Prices weren't unreasonable- the pizza was $9-but I doubt that I'll make a return visit. Service was fair. There are other options in the same price range that are more impressive.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

I live in the neighborhood and have enjoyed eating at Maldini's regularly since it opened. The place is so worth your time for an authentic Sicilian meal. Most of the time I order from the specials and you absolutely cannot go wrong that way. We've...had almost all the dishes over the years and most often get the Pasta Friulana, Linguini Pescatore, Chicken al Milanese, Bucatini alla amatriciana. Portions are large and leftovers are even better the next day. Chef Marcello does not skimp; he uses only quality products and takes the time with the sauces to make them perfect every time. Salad greens are fresh and dressings are always served on the side. We have not had a bad meal here in ten years! Seafood dishes are especially good. Mussels and calamari appetizers will have you making yummy sounds. Seafood is absolutely fresh. Pizzas are also excellent and I like that they have Peroni on tap. We especially like the steak and tomato pizza; also prosciutto and spinach. We ordered delivery just a few times over the years, always pizza, and service went smoothly. Maldini's crust is the best and I eat it all up. Save room for dessert! Pistachio ice cream... yum. Stracciatella... drool. Carrot cake is the best! If you're lucky, you will get to taste Chef's homemade fruit tart when he makes it. Cannoli... so crispy and creamy. I can get carried away because everything is so good!! We have not experienced any bad service, although of course some servers are better than others. Lots of booths and I appreciate the high backs for more private conversations. The party room at the back is great for large groups and I have hosted birthday parties and a dinner there. No worries as the staff took care of everything beautifully. Date night is a great deal during the weekday. The house Chianti is wonderful. Maldini's is the only Italian restaurant in the city for us.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5