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Mama Cucina

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$$ - $$$
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4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
+1 804-346-3350
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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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

1 Thank JWL68
Richmond, Virginia
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155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brad F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went in for a late supper after flying in from the Deep South, was fairly crowded for the late arrival but we were promptly seated. The menu is very extensive. All entrees come with a family style salad that was very nicely done. I had the Shrimp and Scallops Napoli - shrimp and scallops sautéed in olive oil over bowtie... More 

1 Thank Danny M
Glen Allen, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The shrimp is the best I've had. Their pasta is excellent. Great choice for lunch and dinner--and there's enough to take home for another meal.

1 Thank Ellen G
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Mama Cuchina's never disappoints. The food is always abundant, and delicious. Good wine choices partner with the food and a high energy, positive ambiance.

2 Thank Ann D
Chesapeake, Virginia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

You receive bread to snack on while waiting for your food. I got the shrimp wrapped in ham. It was good. The waitress was attentive. No issues/complaints.

1 Thank MsDee5
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food here is excellent. The portions are enormous. We went there for dinner hungry, ate our fill, and still took more than half of it back to the hotel for subsequent use. I think I got two or maybe even three more meals out of it. And GOOD! I'm just glad we went early in our stay so we... More 

1 Thank Doug S
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to go for a good solid Italian meal. The service can be hit or miss in my opinion. If you go, I'd request a seat away from the entry door. There isn't a ton of seating and they have some tables so close to the front door that you can't even enjoy the meal.

Thank micheleboys
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by the hotel and they were absolutely right. Best homemade Italian food in a long time. Portions are huge. Staff are truly caring people who want you to have the best experience ever.

1 Thank Donna E
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Huge portions, real Italian food!! Love the family style salad. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We have tried several things on the menu with our large group both times we have eaten here. Definitely a must try!!

1 Thank cj-poohfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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?