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“Great Place”
Review of MARIA'S

MARIA'S
Ranked #42 of 132 Restaurants in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

The atmosphere, food, and menu at Maria's is what I like to refer to affectionately as Blue Collar Italian. The place is not fancy, but it is very comfortable and the menu has a good variety of dishes . . . though the menu does lack a fish dish (don't know what they do on Fridays; perhaps run a special). There was good Italian background music. The chef, Vito (you gotta like that name), accommodated my request to add spinach to the chicken dish I ordered. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal (big portions), my glass of wine, and the service was excellent.

Though Maria's is not a cozy, romantic Italian bistro by any stretch, it is a great place to get a good Italian meal.

  • Visited August 2011
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Italian in the area. Great tomato sauce. Great pizza.”
Reviewed June 15, 2011

Friendly people, good food although not the best I've had. I think it is the best you will get in Staunton and they give excellent service. It's way better than the chain restaurants. You can get what you want if you ask for it. I like pizza browned on the top so I try to be very specific. If you just order a pizza I think it is way better than the chain pizza. They use high quality ingredients and are not stingy with the cheese.

  • Visited June 2011
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Lofton, VA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Delicious Family Tradition Continues”
Reviewed November 29, 2010

The owners, and their father before them, have been serving the best pizza, pasta, soups and subs in town since the mid '70s. I have enjoyed their food and friendly atmosphere for many years now and highly recommend anything on the menu,... and the specials are always just that, special.

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Staunton, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Food is excellent, service is very good, there is no atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 5, 2010

Maria's is a plain place with vinyl booths and plain tables -- no atmosphere at all. But the food is excellent. The salads, such as the Greek salad, are just about a meal in themselves (with maybe a little bread). The individual cooked dishes are fresh and always well prepared and presented -- no sense the food has been sitting around. The subs are good, with excellent breads and fillings. Do try the specials, as they are truly special. (If they have the mushroom soup, get it before it is all gone.) Maria's also does takeout, and if you call ahead the food is ready in about 20 minutes at the outside pickup window.

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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Go to Italian Restaurant in Staunton”
Reviewed May 26, 2010

We live here, and used to go to Scotto's Downtown until the owner sold it. So the search for a moderately priced Italian restaurant was on. We went to Maria's, not knowing what to expect, and were absolutely blown away by the food. It is fresh, fresh, fresh, and entirely homemade. House salad is among the best in Staunton. And the Greek salad is plenty for a meal. Have never heard of anyone having a bad dish here. We have eaten a good many of the menu items, including the specials. All have been superb. Favorites are the veal dishes. Also the Parmesan dishes. Also the manicotti. Well, it is all terrific. We miss being able to eat at a neighborhood downtown Italian Mom and Pop restaurant, but the wonderful food at Maria's brings us back. We eat there frequently.

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