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Mamma Zu's

501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
+1 804-788-4205
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“osso bucco” (10 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner there last Thursday with no waiting in line or any of the other drama that goes with eating out on a Saturday night. Started with the Lamb Meatballs. I was not sure if they made them with bread crumbs so did not eat...More

Thank Barbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first dined at Mamma Zu's in 1997 after a friend's recommendation. Sicilian food at its best. All ingredients used are incredibly fresh. Try the scungilli salad, escarole, any of the pastas available or fresh fish. Diners can't go wrong with any of the menu...More

Thank caseylalonde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant in the historic neighborhood of Oregon Hill in Richmond. Expect a wait but expect to be stuffed and happy when you leave.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Great food is our primary expectation here and they haven’t disappointed us yet(after coming here over 20 yrs.). We had the Branzino, as usual, with arugula/squid/white beans as our appetizer. The original decor is pretty much the same with a little fresh paint here and...More

Thank Hhoppin
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The food was fresh and fantastic. The portions are large. The tables for 2 are small and close together. The maitre d was pompous. The waiter never introduced himself and was not helpful. Will return...for takeout

1  Thank FreeBacon
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner here. The place has a very relaxed atmosphere and is informal. There are no menus except a huge chalk board to view items on be sure to take your reading glasses. Sadly this puts you off unless you know what...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Very comfortable, homey atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff. They were willing to describe unfamiliar menu options and help to choose our bottle of wine. Portions were enormous! They boxed the leftovers, including the wine which was put in a sealed wine carrier bag.

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The maitre d is an unbelievable jerk. The last time my wife and I ate in this restaurant, I place a bottle of wine on OUR table and the maitre d walked by and picked it up and handed it to me and told me...More

3  Thank Clayton G
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Hopeful on entry - funky dive atmosphere in a neighborhood- usually this means food focus. Service was spotty, seater was a bit arrogant. Food was unfortunately mediocre. Veal Marsala seemed to be missing both the Marsala and the mushrooms, was OK but not great. Asked...More

2  Thank Judy L
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been eating at Mamma Zu's for years now. It is just spectacular! Zupa de Pesce is the best! I have had it here at least ten times and every time is exactly like the last. The place is regularly busy, but sometimes you...More

Thank JSowell879
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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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