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“One of Our Favorites”
Review of Mama Cucina

Mama Cucina
Ranked #2 of 166 Restaurants in Glen Allen
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Glen Allen, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“One of Our Favorites”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you want true Italian food, stop here. We have had wonderful meals and the service is excellent. The amount of food is plentiful.

It's a small romatic place located in a small shopping center in Innsbrook. This is where the locals go for Italiain food.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank karen w
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English first
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant falls to mediocrity.”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

This used to be a top flight, pretty authentic family style Italian restaurant. It seems to have fallen into a slump. Te menu has gotten smaller, the quality of ingredients has gone down and the salt content has gone way up. They need to look back at their menus from the preceding 2-4 years and talk to the former chef to see if they can lure him back.

On the flip side, the new owners are very nice and have done well running the front of the house. Hopefully they can get their kitchen in order or they may not survive.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank PaoloStatiUniti
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
639 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Great, Oversized Portions of Italian Food at a Fair Price.”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We’re in Richmond for the NASCAR races tonight and tomorrow night. Our daughter and son-in-law took us out for my birthday dinner last night. Went to Mama’s Cucima. It is located in a small shopping center in Glen Allen. It was awesome. The portions were so large that we all took home a large doggie bag (food was too good to give the dog). I had the veal bol0genese and words can’t describe how large of a portion and how good it was. One of the best Italian meals I’ve ahd in years. The bread was superb. The salad is served family style. Surely would return to this establishment. I encourage everyone to eat here.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Iralgo
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The food and service were both excellent. To top it off, the portions are quite large. I would have been happy to pay the same price for half the quantity.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank doctorrich
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Loud, Cramped, Terrible Food, Careless Waitress”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We went on a Wednesday thinking it would be quiet and easy to get a table. We were so wrong. The place was crowded with business customers from the hotels next door. They were really loud as if a party were being held. We stood at the front too longer before being seated at the only table left. It was as if we were eating at the same table as the strangers we didn't know in the restaurant. Faces in our faces and able to hear every word at the tables next to ours. The food was awful. Watery sauce in every dish and they pass it off as something special. A little cream in every sauce does not make it special ..... food was blah. The waitress came to our table and took the bill after we put the tip on it and signed it. I have eaten out about 1000 times in my lifetime. This is the FIRST time a wait staff has removed the signed bill before the customer leaves the table. She picked it up, and she opened it to view the tip. She left the table. We were shocked as this goes against restaurant protocol. I will NEVER return to this place. It is actually MAMA CUCINA and not MAMA CUCIMA (n and not m in 2nd word.)

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank CPRVA
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