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Mad Italian

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2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
+1 804-732-9268
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Home made recipies

Basic Italian food

Fresh and delicious! With home made sauce.

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2. Reputation Speaks For Itself.

Great family atmosphere

42 Years in Business Under the Same Management

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3. Great lunch and dinner specials

Prices were reasonable

Easy on your wallet.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I are traveling the I-95 corridor to Florida and had occasion to stop for the night in Petersburg, Virginia Never having been in this area before, I turned to TripAdvisor for a restaurant for dinner. We decided on the Mad Italian. We opted not to eat at the table hanging from the ceiling! They had two specials... More 

2 Thank 688SusanG688
Deptford, New Jersey, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Mad Italian, even with a High School reunion going on in the banquet area, but the best part was Katerina's Home Made Almond Cream Cake. We were told it was made by Katerina herself (the owner's wife) and it is wonderful!

1 Thank David W
Hopewell, Va
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I went in one Saturday at lunch time, it was only 4 tables with customers in the place, 2 tables had already been served and the waitress was slow to make it to our table for our order, she took our drink order and about 20 minutes later still no drinks, we got up and started walking... More 

Thank Rattzazz
Petersburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2014

What an excellent restaurant! Great customer service-both the owner and the owner’s wife checked on us, speaking to us and making sure that everything was satisfactory. This is a locally owned restaurant, not a chain. There was a large variety of food items, something for everyone. I had the bourbon street steak, and it was definitely one of the most... More 

Thank lovemy67
Fort Lee, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I just moved here to the area. We are pretty excited about our move, we're still checking out the area. This restaurant is one of the oldest in Petersburg and very unique. Not only was the food delicious, the service by a young lady by the name of Sharon was excellent. We found the place to be... More 

1 Thank Christina L
1 review
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The salad was good, souvlaki and gyros were awful. the gyros was not made fresh and cut the way other restaurant would do, it was just 5 patties. rice had no salt or any other flavors. Pita bread 2 haves was very filling and not cooked enough, it was very doughy. would not go there again . very disappointed and... More 

Thank seyed morteza b
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went 2 times in the month. Liked all the waitresses, the food was great and tasty. A lot of attention to the kids. Good prices. Clean place! Would recommend to anybody stopping to Petersburg!

1 Thank marcValleyfield
Virginia Beach, VA
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255 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visited here on a Sunday afternoon, with family, as we were passing through to Hampton Roads. What we liked: 1. Charming decor, hospitable wait staff, clean (very clean) dining room. 2. A menu varied enough to please everyone. 3. The usual Italian fare (pizza, pasta, etc.) but also a number of Greek dishes. 4. An interesting combination of Greek influenced... More 

Thank Ginny000
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273 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family can be pick, but when our youngest wanted something that was not on the menu, it was not an issue for them to make their version of a Happy Meal for him. The rest of our families made our traditional Italian meal choices, and nobody was disappointed in what we were served. All of the meals were hot,... More 

Thank Norbert K
Petersburg, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed July 8, 2014

A favorite in the community!!! Best atmosphere and food in the Petersburg area. Been coming since I was a little kid and come every week for lunch. Great service, food, and owners. Definitely stop by when you're in town!

Thank pgftball10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-732-9268
The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine.

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Chesterfield, Virginia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?