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Mad Italian

2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
+1 804-732-9268
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (30 reviews)
“greek salad” (18 reviews)
“garlic bread” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were on our way north from Florida and stopped in Petersburg on the way home. We got in about 5:30 and wanted to find a place to eat. The hotel staff mentioned the Mad Italian. It was only 4 miles, and we were not...More

Thank Gayla13
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Feeling quite stuffed actually, just got home and brought half of my Italian sub home for tomorrow's feast. It was really good and for a Saturday night, the atmosphere was nice and quiet enough for conversation and uncrowded enough for good service. I think everyone...More

Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had a late lunch early dinner. I had pasta and my husband had lasagna. It was just average nothing fabulous.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

great italian food. has some greek food.great service.best mea sauce on spaghetti and parm i've ever had. as good as my own

Thank dave s
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Number 1, you should never leave an Italian restaurant still hungry ! I ordered the chix parm as I always do, when I go to an Italian restaurant for the first time. If you can't make a decent chix parm, you are in serious trouble...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had friends in from out of town and with busy schedules, we decided to give the catering menu a try. Honestly, one of the best if not THE best experience we've had. We ordered a small pan of lasagna and a large toss salad...More

Thank moonke
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting combo - Greek and Italian. I wondered how it would work, and it did very well. I tried a special - manicotti, baked spaghetti and lasagne, with a greek salad. Add some Chianti and I am fine! Good deserts also.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The lasagna and shrimp fettuccine were both nice and filling. Garlic bread was not very garlicky. Included dinner salad that was fresh & tasty, but mostly only one cucumber slice and one small piece of tomato on nice fresh bed of greens with loads of...More

Thank sue k
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This particular establishment may be a staple in the community, but as a visitor I was not terribly impressed. Not the best, not the worst...will look for a different option next visit. Family had pizza, lasagna, linguini, and spaghetti dishes kind of bland. Salad was...More

Thank Kurt_on_the_go
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Is not a real Italian restaurant and that for me is enough. Service was good but food and location were not very good.More

Thank Marco B
shortfusegreek, Owner at Mad Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Mr. Marco B, We at The Mad Italian Pasta and Steakhouse take our reviews very seriously. You know Mr. Marco B, we have never claimed to be born in Italy. However our reputation for the last 43 YEARS at the same location speaks for...More

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Response from LWGold | Reviewed this property |
They have a private dining room and a huge dining room. I suggest making a reservation for that large of a group, but yes, they can handle large groups of that size
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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The finest in Italian, Greek and American Cuisine. Family owned. Proudly serving for Forty Two years.
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