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Mama Cucina

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4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
+1 804-346-3350
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always fantastic and freshly made. I highly recommend eating there. They fill up quickly at dinner time, so get there early.

1 Thank 4muttsforme
Warsaw, Virginia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here and it was amazing! Fresh bread and salads and the pasta portions are huge. No room for dessert on this visit but we will be back soon.

1 Thank AmyB1005
Youngstown, Ohio
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a business trip and read the reviews and decided to try it. The reviews were right--the food was delicious. The canoli was good too!

Thank Michelle P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A visit to "Mama's" is a must if in Richmond. Everything is made fresh, on-site. The restaurant is very small (sometimes elbow to elbow) BUT you will not find better, fresher Italian food in Richmond. One entrée can easily feed 2. HINT-The lunch menu is the same as the dinner menu but much less expensive.

Thank vickie m
Glen Allen, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love the atmosphere and the food at Mama Cucina. It is so authentic and always reminds me of my days in Italy. Fabulous fresh meals and the most amazing profiteroles in RVA!

Thank Jen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Our meal started with a delicious salad. When the meals arrived they were piping hot. Note: meals are large enough to split. The service & food was definitely 5 star. We intend to come here whenever we are in this area.

Thank Cheryl S
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel. We aimed to go to another recommended restaurant, but it turned out only to be popular at lunchtime. By accident, we saw this Italian restaurant, which was busy and turned out to be a winner. All entrees include a huge bowl of family style salad and fresh bread. The portions were enormous.I had... More 

Thank Judy R
Richmond, Virginia
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Mother-in-law came for a week long visit and we came here for lunch one day. Portions were nice and big for lunch, food was tasty and the waitress well informed of the menu and wine and offered the kids mac 'n cheese even though it was not on the menu.

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
New London, NC
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Mama Cucina is definitely not your typical American Italian restaurant. Its food is authentic Italian, and the difference is enormous! This is not Olive Garden. . . . The restaurant is rather small, and the tables are fairly close together. On most nights it will be filled, and that certainly was the case for us. I wouldn't venture there during... More 

1 Thank Ted D
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We had our company Christmas Party here and it was a very good choice. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating. The food is always good and many people took home a small box of food for later. The only negatives in my mind are there is only 1 bathroom, and there aren't many sides or salads.

1 Thank Don M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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?