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Mad Italian

2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
+1 804-732-9268
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (21 reviews)
“spaghetti” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

As usual excellent food and service. Fresh ingredients makes that the best place to eat by far. Will be back there soon.

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Second visit after 4 years, always a good service with nice staff and great food! A good place for the family, easy to find, and we had a rebate because we were staying at a nearby hotel (Holiday Inn and suites at Petersburg)!!

Thank marcValleyfield
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Petersburg late intending to take a guided tour of the battlefield the next morning. Based upon Trip Advisor reviews, we decided on a last-minute meal here. The decor is classic 70s Kitsch, but it has a sort of charm to its authentic...More

Thank OuttaIllinois
shortfusegreek, Owner at Mad Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

It's a pleasure and Honor to serve you. Your business is always appreciated !

Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited the Mad Italian in June while in Virginia for the NHRA national event. We wanted a local place and not a chain. The Mad Italian met all our expectations! The food was outstanding and reasonably priced! The staff was delightful! We noticed many...More

Thank Artisticwander
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We went early ...5 pm on a Tuesday. I ordered the 3sampler plate and my husband ordered the ribeye and shrimp. He ordered it with no seasoning. The waitress came out and said they were out of manicotti so would I take more spaghetti instead....More

Thank joni c
Reviewed 22 July 2018

had been before and this time was ok but not great. seemed like service was good but the food preparation was was not bad but below the usual standards seemed higher priced than i remember on previous visits.

Thank sb41champs
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I went there with my wife and other friends. They grew up with the Mad Italian and shared memories the entire time we were there. But when the food came out I understood why. Delicious! And there was so much more than I could eat....More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like it would be a 5 plus star restaurant but the cook here meets and hits every mark on every dish we ordered. The service is exceptional and should be noted as one of Virginia s best kept secrets.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Stopped overnight on a trip from Florida to Virginia. Asked the hotel for recommendations for dinner and they recommended the Mad Italian, about two miles from our hotel. We simply had a great experience there. The food was excellent, plentiful, and reasonable. But more than...More

Thank Allenflusa
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Traveling from SC to Newport, RI, I intentionally spent a night in Petersburg/Ft. Lee so that I could return to The Mad Hatter for a delicious Italian meal. A desk clerk at a nearby Hampton Inn had recommended this restaurant to us when we lodged...More

Thank Calvin G
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Response from LWGold | Reviewed this property |
They have a private dining room and a huge dining room. I suggest making a reservation for that large of a group, but yes, they can handle large groups of that size
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-732-9268
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The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine. Family owned. Proudly serving for Forty Two years.
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