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Mamma Zu's

) #135 of 1,268 Restaurants in Richmond €€ - €€€ Italian
501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
+1 804-788-4205
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Osso buco, orechette, lamb leg, broccoletti, rockfish, pasta genovese, eggplant parmigiana. BEST IN CLASS. You will not find a better Italian restaurant. In Richmond, or in Rome.

Thank 2006torino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expectations were high-little hole-in-the-wall, known to locals, etc. Big let down. No menus- so check the blackboard before you sit waiting for menus and unless you are familiar with Italian food beyond what is on an Olive Garden menu -forget getting it explained. Food was...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Let me let you in on a little secret.... Mamma Zu's is not for the flashy person, the venue is best described as a "hole in the wall". However. If you want authentic Italian craft food, well you've found a gem here. Our server was...More

Thank BG2013Pete
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It seems likely everyone has had an experience with a neighborhood restaurant growing up, and this is like a visit to an old favorite. Southern Italian, casual as hell, with the kitchen cooks crammed into a shoebox of a kitchen, pumping out hundreds of meals...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I met a friend today at MamaZu for lunch. I let her know that the sign above the restaurant with the name is so faded that it is unrecognizable and the building needs some work but the food would be worth it since this was...More

Thank Barbie S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went for lunch and the place was empty, The decor is DIRTY, OLD, with paint chipping off of the wall. Seats are torn and flooring is dirty.The choices were limited specially for meat, we ordered large cheese pizza (came all cut up and it...More

Thank shari m
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Got the recommended Pompano fish as main entree and happy I did. We had the white cheese pizza, and arugula, squid & white beans combo for starters. We had a couple 1st-timers in attendance with us to try Mama Zu's. They were pleased with their...More

Thank Hhoppin
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been huge fans of MZ for years and have raved to our family and friends about the food. (You can check out a couple of my earlier Trip Advisor reviews of MZ -- all 5 stars.) We finally were able...More

2  Thank Dave F
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went after a visit to VMFA. A true neighborhood treasure. Hard to spot from the street. Our waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable but he didn't want us about the size of the portions (huge). Food was very good and I was delighted that you could...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Everything is Fresh and delicious. The aroma can be smelled from blocks away. Interesting location, that proves if you offer a good food, people will come. Originally, the location, in Oregon Hill, seemed odd and off the beaten path, although as the years have passed,...More

Thank thomas618
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28 December 2016|
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Response from NationalParkTravelr | Reviewed this property |
Every place has its quirks -- Mamma Zu's quirks include -- the menu's on the blackboard. In fact, that enables them to update the menu as they run out of items. I like this quirk because it suggests that the food is made... More
12 August 2015|
Response from Aimee H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have takeout
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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