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Mama Cucina

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4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
+1 804-346-3350
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to go for a good solid Italian meal. The service can be hit or miss in my opinion. If you go, I'd request a seat away from the entry door. There isn't a ton of seating and they have some tables so close to the front door that you can't even enjoy the meal.

Thank micheleboys
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by the hotel and they were absolutely right. Best homemade Italian food in a long time. Portions are huge. Staff are truly caring people who want you to have the best experience ever.

1 Thank Donna E
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159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Huge portions, real Italian food!! Love the family style salad. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We have tried several things on the menu with our large group both times we have eaten here. Definitely a must try!!

1 Thank cj-poohfan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Start with a friendly welcome by one of the owner's family. Wine list impressive, especially Italian. Bread is warm and keeps coming, followed by a crisp shared, huge bowl of salad for the table. Don't expect the typical marina sauce (though it's available). Real, well prepared italiian food with huge portions. Fairly quiet atmosphere despite somewhat crowded seating. Wait staff... More 

1 Thank Bruce K
Ashland, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Neighborhood restaurant...Family friendly, larger group friendly....awesome food. My children surprised us with a 40th anniversary dinner here with a large group of friends. Service was great as was the food. We had been patrons for some. At this point my husband was in a wheelchair which was easily accomodated. He has since passed but the staff still chats with us... More 

1 Thank arleneunger
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had a group of 16 people who arrived at Mama Cucina for a quiet Italian dinner. What a delightful experience. Our waitress handled the entire table. The service was fabulous. The meals were outstanding with huge portions and were piping hot. This is the best Italian restaurant I have been to in years. I am disappointed that I don't... More 

1 Thank Lori P
Glen Allen, Virginia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Mama Cucina is famous for their huge portions. Two people can easily split an entree, but there is a split plate charge. Their food is so delicious that we prefer to get two entrees and take home leftovers! LOVE their vodka sauce so much I have a hard time picking anything else on the menu. I always look at all... More 

1 Thank loribagli
Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My wife and I were in the West End of Richmond trying to think of somewhere to eat away from the crowded mall area. I had been to Mama Cucina's many years ago but have just driven by it since then. I have never heard anything but positive comments so we stopped in around 6:15 for dinner. It is a... More 

1 Thank Steve P
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was a delightful dining experience that resulted in a follow-up visit. The portions are generous - very generous. But the food has flavor that seems proof that the food is made on site and not something frozen from a box. The atmosphere of the restaurant creates an ambiance of Italy, and the waitress was pleasant and had an engaging... More 

1 Thank Angus C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Took my family of four here- the food is delicious, homemade and obviously prepared with care. Only downside- children's menu is limited and a bit expensive, but go anyway because your meal will be so yummy!

1 Thank Cassima22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Glen Allen
  • Phone Number: +1 804-346-3350

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