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Mamma Zu's

#101 of 1,259 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
+1 804-788-4205
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't care how good the food is there. The "man" seating us was such a pompous fool that we all walked out before getting a drink. We asked to sit away from the door (the place was almost completely empty at the time). So, he moved us 1 table down from the one next to the door. Oh, and... More 

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Thank Fourhourwindow
Bon Air, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mamma Zu's is a neighborhood staple. I've eaten here more times than I can count and have never been disappointed. The menu is written on a chalkboard and when they run out of something it's simply just crossed off the board. Bring cash, they don't take most cards. If you have to wait be patient, the food is totally worth... More 

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Thank Aimee H
Richmond, VA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is out of this world. The location stinks (sketchy part of town, on street parking) but don't let that or the ambiance deter you. The inside of the place doesn't look much better than the outside but it is so worth dealing with these things, to eat some of there food. 5 of us dined there and we... More 

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Thank ToATea
Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wait in line... suspend judgment... eat a wonderful meal. This is authentic food in an authentic setting. Look, if you want to be pampered, why are you waiting out there in the cold? That's not why you go to Mamma Zu's. You go to EAT really good Italian. Tips: go early. As soon as you are in the door scope... More 

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Thank Charles M
Jasper, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant to me, so I went. It is not fancy and the staff is rude. Having said that, the food was excellent. I had the vegetable lasagna, and it was fantastic. I will offer advice when visiting here. The board over the bar is the menu, read it before you are seated. Act as if you... More 

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Thank Jryana
Virginia, USA
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After waiting over an hour standing and being jostled by servers--we were totally in their way--it's no wonder we had no appetite when we eventually got seated. The food was OK but nothing could be worth that wait under those conditions. And the food is no bargain, either. I know it's got a great reputation but it's not the "find"... More 

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Thank MargaretVirginia_USA
Chesterfield, Virginia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is outstanding. The wait can be long. If you are meeting there, you will not be seated until everyone is there.

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Thank eaner67
Richmond, Virginia
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122 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing wonderful things about the food at Mamma Zu's for years, my family decided to trek to Oregon Hill and try it. We got there right at 5:30 on Friday, as we were afraid that it would start filling up quickly. We were promptly seated and knew exactly what to order after reading a plethora of reviews. We ordered... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The simplest things such as a chalk board menu hanging on the wall in Mama Zu's uniquely positions it as a gastronomic oddity. The atypical starter dish with arugula, white beans and an overdose of olive oil and seasoning will no doubt... really get your juices flowing. You might include a white cheese pizza to generate a memorable beginning to... More 

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Thank Hhoppin
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61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations for six at 8:00 pm.When we arrived, there was an empty table for six, but we were told that it was not available. We stood next to this empty table for 45 minutes and then were told that we could have the empty table by a low-life cretinous "greeter" who went out of his way to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-788-4205

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