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Mad Italian

2545 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-2407
+1 804-732-9268
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“greek salad” (17 reviews)
“lasagna” (28 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The atmosphere was nice, the pizza delicious, and the prices very reasonable. My wife had the veggie pizza, and I had a Gyro. As I was eating a wonderful pepperoni and cheese pizza passed by and I regretted not going in that direction.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This restaurant had a varied menu with Greek, Italian and American entrees. The décor was unusual...an upside down table and four chairs on the ceiling. We both ordered Italian food. We enjoyed our meals, and would dine here again.

Thank dvdcrow
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have eaten here at least 3 times on various business trips to Ft Lee area. The last visit I ordered a gyro and it was one of the best I have had and wasn't all greasy like some places in Arizona. They were very...More

Thank Jeffrey J
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Started out with nice atmosphere and decor, clean and nice wait staff. We ordered the gyro, salad, and meatballs... Hardly any meat on the gyro and the Tzatziki sauce was left wanting. The greek salad was far from the best greek salad I ever had....More

Thank Stanimal14
shortfusegreek, Owner at Mad Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

The Mad Italian: Dear Stanimal14, We at the Mad Italian Pasta and Steakhouse take the reviews very seriously. We apologize for the bad experience you have had at our restaurant. Of course we do not claim we are perfect, however, our reputation for the last...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great quaint and eccentric restaurant with upside tables mounted on ceiling as chandeliers. Food was delicious and the meat sauce was fantastic with just the right spiciness. One of the best I've visited.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The hotel recommended we go to the mad Italian for dinner and boy were we not disappointed. The food was good and plentiful the place was clean and we received down-home Greek hospitality. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling

Thank Vivian A
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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
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Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
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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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