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Mamma Zu's

#101 of 1,261 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
+1 804-788-4205
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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183 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am sure you've heard the exterior of the place isn't exactly five star, which is true. The ambiance inside is much better, though a bit tight on space, and also not five star. But if you went for the food, then you know it is five stars. Every time I go, I just get more impressed with their cuisine.... More 

Thank 1alwaystraveling
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Show up and immediately order a red cheese pizza (takes 30 minutes) awesome app and take half home. It's life changing. I had the special veggie lasagne today and was amazed. Food always awesome.

Thank David M
Bumpass, Virginia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mamma'Zu's serves the most flavor defining Italian food in Richmond in the most inelegant space possible in an improbable neighborhood. When you add in a surly maitre'd, you need really good food to overcome the venue and the front of the room. And they have really good food. Be sure to try the scungili.

Thank moody1779
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went at opening @ 5:30, seating is small. No physical menu, you have to go up and read menu board that is dimly and give no description of food you have to drill staff, oh and no prices. Staff waitress we had was good. Not a kid friendly place, no kid menu (we asked, only pizza app). Food was just... More 

Thank Ken L
Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I were in town for a getaway weekend, and staying downtown. A locally-based friend recommended Mamma Zu's -- I'm so glad we took her advice. We had a lovely walk to and from our hotel, and arrived shortly after they opened. We were glad we were early -- soon the place was packed! Don't expect attentive service.... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My son and daughter-in-law took me to Mamma Zu's Saturday night. We wore jeans and went early, like 5:45, both because we were bringing my 5-week old grandson and also because it doesn't accept reservations and it's not very big. We luckily got a table immediately--but ten minutes later we would have been standing in the middle of the room... More 

Thank Marta R
Roswell, Georgia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good food. Ordering off the menu on backboard in poor lighting was a little challenging but I managed to settle on a tasty pasta dish after asking some questions. Side salad nothing special.

Thank KimberlyD D
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great pizza and pasta dishes. The ricotta gnocchi are fabulous. There are usually lines but the wait is definitely worth it.

Thank Al G
Plantation, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The good just kept coming and all of it was great!!! There were plenty of vegetarian options and they were so kind to bring a plate of the beans without the pancetta without us asking. Tons of waitstaff who were very attentive. Great find.

Thank bakpbsh
Midlothian, Virginia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had a business dinner here and when I pulled up, I was sure I had the wrong address. The restaurant isn't exactly in the best area and it looked like an abandoned building! Definitely not the type of restaurant I would try based on the exterior. It's dark and dingy, and the wait staff are not that friendly. I... More 

Thank Simona R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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?