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Mad Italian

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2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
+1 804-732-9268
10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Mother & I had lunch at the Mad Italian Pasta & Steak House in Petersburg, VA. The chicken parmigiana & the baked spaghetti are both AMAZING. As well as the fresh & crispy tossed salad that came with the meal. The homemade blue cheese dressing that we had with our salads is by far the best blue cheese dressing... More 

Thank Noel J
Petersburg, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very well prepared and good presentation. Have awesome specials each night. Friendly and efficient service.

Thank philcspencer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been going here for almost 40 years! Excellent pizzas and other food. Owners are wonderful and very special long time friends. Highly recommend you try it all!

1 Thank Mark Y
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Eating good authentic food is what i enjoy doing when it comes to eating out. Many people think you have to patron a chain restaurant with national recognition to experience such, and you do not. I came to the Mad Italian with my wife and some friends, we were greeted and seated promptly, drink orders were taken shortly after along... More 

Thank Joe J
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a friendly, cozy place to eat wonderful Italian and Greek food. The pasta is excellent and my favorite thin, crispy pizza is the Greek one with melted zesty feta and lots of olives! Yum! And you can't help but look at the ceiling and wonder if something might come down......won't happen but you're in for a surprise!

1 Thank rmalais
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Outside of the place made it look very cool, inside was less impressive. Didn't really make it feel like a true Italian restaurant. The upside down dinner table was pretty cool. I would have liked to see the restaurant have more of a "Mad Italian" feel. The food was actually really good, their lasagna was prime! The price of the... More 

Thank kingklick1
washington, d.c.
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A very comfortable and clean restaurant, ate dinner there.. The "Mad Italian" comes from the fact that they serve delicious GREEK food too and that there are some playful furnishings. Friendly staff.

Thank ruthietues
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My family and I have been going to the MAd Italian restaurant in Petersburg since the 70's! Not a lot has changed - "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Great Italian and Greek dishes.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Manchester, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you ever happen be in Petersburg, VA at are staying at the Hampton Inn @ I-95 & Rt. 301, try The Mad Italian Pasta & Steak for dinner. It's the best place in the area and you won't be disappointed. Prices are very reasonable, dinner for two including a bottle of Australian Sarah was about $50. Don't know about... More 

Thank JimDMA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I found this little gem of a restaurant while working in Richmond purely by chance. I was driving looking for either Italian or steak and this place has both! Prices and portions are good. The wait staff is friendly with a unique atmosphere. I will definitely be back while working in the area.

Thank Marck M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
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
The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine.

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Chesterfield, Virginia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?