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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
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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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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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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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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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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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
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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 

1 Thank facedoc
Aiken, South Carolina
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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
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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 

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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
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?