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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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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place that's always busy. Not typical Italian, pretty esoteric menu which is nice when you want something a tad different. Portions are huge but prices moderate so you get two meals (well one for me but I'm an eater) for a reasonable cost. Most entrees are $16-19. My seafood combo had a ton of seafood in it. Nice family... More 

Thank facedoc
Aiken, South Carolina
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229 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed!!! Good food cooked to order. I had linguine with red clam sauce and requested they add calamari. It was fabulous. Portions are significantly large. Service good. Thanks so much.

1 Thank patcal4
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food and very good and there is plenty of it. Most dishes can be shared. The bread is homemade and you have to ask for seconds. This is not the place to dine slowly but a great place to eat and enjoy some laughter. The staff has been around for years and is kind with a good attitude for... More 

1 Thank Cindi E
Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nothing fancy about this restaurant, just excellent food in perhaps too large of portions. Four of us had a great evening, though our server did seem to be rushing us. Many excellent choices, great drinks, quiet enough to have conversations. Oh yes, we will definitely return to this restaurant with very reasonable prices.

1 Thank JWL68
Richmond, Virginia
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A small strip plaza location. First item of note is the ambient noise level. Don't expect to carry on a quiet conversation here - won't happen. You almost need to shout. The bread beforehand was marshmallow soft with a thin crust, as if someone had taken white flour Wonder bread and stuffed it into an Italian bread pan. Good wine... More 

Thank Brad F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went in for a late supper after flying in from the Deep South, was fairly crowded for the late arrival but we were promptly seated. The menu is very extensive. All entrees come with a family style salad that was very nicely done. I had the Shrimp and Scallops Napoli - shrimp and scallops sautéed in olive oil over bowtie... More 

1 Thank Danny M
Glen Allen, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The shrimp is the best I've had. Their pasta is excellent. Great choice for lunch and dinner--and there's enough to take home for another meal.

1 Thank Ellen G
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Mama Cuchina's never disappoints. The food is always abundant, and delicious. Good wine choices partner with the food and a high energy, positive ambiance.

2 Thank Ann D
Chesapeake, Virginia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

You receive bread to snack on while waiting for your food. I got the shrimp wrapped in ham. It was good. The waitress was attentive. No issues/complaints.

1 Thank MsDee5
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The food here is excellent. The portions are enormous. We went there for dinner hungry, ate our fill, and still took more than half of it back to the hotel for subsequent use. I think I got two or maybe even three more meals out of it. And GOOD! I'm just glad we went early in our stay so we... More 

1 Thank Doug S

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?