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Mamma Zu's

) #121 of 1,268 Restaurants in Richmond $$ - $$$ Italian
501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
+1 804-788-4205
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220-6242
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let me let you in on a little secret.... Mamma Zu's is not for the flashy person, the venue is best described as a "hole in the wall". However. If you want authentic Italian craft food, well you've found a gem here. Our server was...More

Thank BG2013Pete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems likely everyone has had an experience with a neighborhood restaurant growing up, and this is like a visit to an old favorite. Southern Italian, casual as hell, with the kitchen cooks crammed into a shoebox of a kitchen, pumping out hundreds of meals...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I met a friend today at MamaZu for lunch. I let her know that the sign above the restaurant with the name is so faded that it is unrecognizable and the building needs some work but the food would be worth it since this was...More

Thank Barbie S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went for lunch and the place was empty, The decor is DIRTY, OLD, with paint chipping off of the wall. Seats are torn and flooring is dirty.The choices were limited specially for meat, we ordered large cheese pizza (came all cut up and it...More

Thank shari m
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Got the recommended Pompano fish as main entree and happy I did. We had the white cheese pizza, and arugula, squid & white beans combo for starters. We had a couple 1st-timers in attendance with us to try Mama Zu's. They were pleased with their...More

Thank Hhoppin
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been huge fans of MZ for years and have raved to our family and friends about the food. (You can check out a couple of my earlier Trip Advisor reviews of MZ -- all 5 stars.) We finally were able...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went after a visit to VMFA. A true neighborhood treasure. Hard to spot from the street. Our waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable but he didn't want us about the size of the portions (huge). Food was very good and I was delighted that you could...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Everything is Fresh and delicious. The aroma can be smelled from blocks away. Interesting location, that proves if you offer a good food, people will come. Originally, the location, in Oregon Hill, seemed odd and off the beaten path, although as the years have passed,...More

Thank thomas618
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Got there around 1 pm and there were very few people in the place. We had a group of 9 people so we were only able to order entrees family style. Food was very good and got to us pretty quickly. Would be happy to...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

After waiting for almost an hour, our party of four was finally seated. I must say that even though we had a long wait, the food was worth the wait. I had the best veal marsala I have ever had. My wife enjoyed her eggplant...More

Thank waltonlake
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why isn't a menu available to see if this is even worth the trip? I was never impressed before, so do not want to be disappointed again.
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
do you have takeout
13 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
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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