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Mad Italian

2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
+1 804-732-9268
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (21 reviews)
“spaghetti” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, not gourmet. The prices were reasonable and the service was excellent. I had chicken Parmesan which was served with spaghetti and a garden salad.

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick polite service for late lunch. Lunch special includes salad, warm garlic bread and drink for under $10. Enough lasagna to have dinner.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only in Petersburg two nights.very rarely do we eat at the same place but we so enjoyed our meal in all aspects we returned the second night and were not disappointed. The bourbon steak special as to die for!

Thank Z6084REeric
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Out-of-towners on our way down to Myrtle Beach. Decided to give this restaurant a try for dinner based on the recommendation of our hotel receptionist. Staff was friendly. Atmosphere and decor was interesting to say the least. We ordered the Greek Special Pizza, Greek salad,...More

Thank Antputnam
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Very tasty and plentiful good food. Lots to look at while visiting, table on ceiling and lots of artwork. Wonderful good food. Love the baked dishes like spaghetti and combos. All yummy and Greek salads excellent as well.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were on our way north from Florida and stopped in Petersburg on the way home. We got in about 5:30 and wanted to find a place to eat. The hotel staff mentioned the Mad Italian. It was only 4 miles, and we were not...More

1  Thank Gayla13
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Feeling quite stuffed actually, just got home and brought half of my Italian sub home for tomorrow's feast. It was really good and for a Saturday night, the atmosphere was nice and quiet enough for conversation and uncrowded enough for good service. I think everyone...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a late lunch early dinner. I had pasta and my husband had lasagna. It was just average nothing fabulous.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

great italian food. has some greek food.great service.best mea sauce on spaghetti and parm i've ever had. as good as my own

Thank dave s
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Ed C
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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