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“Probably the best meal I have had in a long time”
Review of Mama Cucina

Mama Cucina
Ranked #2 of 165 Restaurants in Glen Allen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bel Air, Maryland
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Probably the best meal I have had in a long time”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Small restaurant with big appeal. Sauce was excellent and service was great. Would definitely go back and eat there.

Visited July 2012
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Merritt Island
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Outstanding food at great prices!”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Passing through the area on the highway, we looked to tripadvisor for a place to eat. We were not disappointed! The salad was dressed perfectly, The dipping garlic oil for the toasted Italian bread was to die for, and our entres were delicious. This restaurant was a great stop after a long day on the road.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank cocobch
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not much on ambience but good food.”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Locally owned and always busy. Prices are fair. We enjoy our outings here.

Visited March 2012
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Will plan a stop just to eat here”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

On our drive to Richmond, I checked TripAdvisor and found Mama Cucina as top rated in Glen Allen (suburb of Richmond). We checked into the Hilton Garden Inn and walked to Mama Cucina. Mama's sits in a small shopping center that has a very nice courtyard containing outdoor dining from several restaurants. Although Mama's doesn't offer outside dining, we found it easily. I had called for reservations and we were seated quickly. Service was attentive but a little rushed. We ordered a bottle of Malbec as recommended by our server. It was good and not expensive. We decided on 2 entree's despite knowing the size of the portions so that we could enjoy some different flavors. We enjoyed the salad and bread that came with the dinner. However, they waited to serve the bread until the salad came out (it would have been nice to have the bread first). My wife ordered the Chicken with Artichoke and Asparagus. I had the homemade italian sausage with sauteed onions and peppers (in marinara). Both dishes were excellent. The flavors were deep and both were well prepared. While I would have loved to try their desserts, I overate and couldn't take another bite. Total bill for 2 including a bottle of wine and tip was about $80. Pretty good!

  • Visited July 2012
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Olympia, Washington
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

This place has everything you'd ever want in a good Italian restaurant: it's loud, has great staff and tremendous food. The food portions are large and easily shared.

Visited June 2012
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