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Mama Cucina

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4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
+1 804-346-3350
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Cheryl S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Judy R
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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New London, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank Ted D
Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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 

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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.

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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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1 Thank Cindi E
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nothing fancy about this restaurant, just excellent food in perhaps too large of portions. Four of us had a great evening, though our server did seem to be rushing us. Many excellent choices, great drinks, quiet enough to have conversations. Oh yes, we will definitely return to this restaurant with very reasonable prices.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A small strip plaza location. First item of note is the ambient noise level. Don't expect to carry on a quiet conversation here - won't happen. You almost need to shout. The bread beforehand was marshmallow soft with a thin crust, as if someone had taken white flour Wonder bread and stuffed it into an Italian bread pan. Good wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?