Stuzzi - Richmond
Stuzzi - Richmond

Stuzzi - Richmond

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stuzzirichmond.com/
  • Phone: (804) 308-3294
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stuzzi - Richmond
Naples is the birthplace of pizza, and Neapolitan pizza captures the pure essence of this simple and delicious Italian food. True Neopolitan pizza (or D.O.C. pizza, which stands for 'Denominazione di Origine Controllata') is so pure, there are only a handful of restaurants in the US to make it! Stuzzi creates that authentic product. Our wood fired oven was hand built, on site, to exacting standards. The oven's unique "beehive" design allows the temperature to be maintained at a blistering 1000+ degrees Fahrenheit -- hot enough to turn raw dough, tomatoes, cheese and basil into a blistering bubbling pizza in about sixty seconds.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Stuzzi - Richmond reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (10)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • A Neighborhood Niche Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    All of the food is of the finest quality, only the best ingredients are used to prepare the food, menu varies according to season, service is outstanding, and food arrives rather promptly - depending on how busy the restaurant is. All of the pizzas are baked in a wood fired oven which give a unique flavor and texture. Encourage the kids to watch the pizzas being baked. Price is moderate but fair. Make a reservation or you may be waiting longer than expected because of the size of the restaurant and its scrumptious, delicious, and sufficient food. Remember, you dine at Stuzzi's and the staff will make you feel welcome but never rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Marty
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Will be returning to try each pizza offered! Had the forte & salami sorpressa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best authentic pizza in town
    RichmondRose
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    If you're bored with the "American pizza" of thick crust, too much cheese, too much of, well, everything...then Stuzzi is where you need to go to reset your pizza palette. Once you enjoy the fresh, authentic ingredients and healthful portion sizes, you won't go back to the chain-pizza you grew up with. The personal flair offered by the intimate, energetic dining setting and the family-feel you get from Peter are also reasons why you'll make Stuzzi your go-to pizza place. The lunch specials are excellent for a quick lunch-break bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappinting experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We've enjoyed many meals at Stuzzi over the years but something was very off this past weekend. Our party ordered a mozzarella appetizer special that we never. I ordered pasta while my friends ordered pizzas. The pizza arrived pretty quickly but my pasta (and the appetizer) had not arrived before the pizza was finished. We finally gave up, paid our bill and left. Our waitress was nice but avoided eye contact and never apologized or explained what was going on. We are sad to feel the need to leave this review but it's unlikely that we will return to Stuzzi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and service
    c3nexus
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been to Stuzzi several times before, usually good. Love their pizza. This time we had exceptional service from a very attentive server. The margarita pizza, arugula salad, spaghetti puttanesca and ravioli were all outstanding. My favorite is the spaghetti.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Lisaland
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Since dining at the restaurant last week I ordered a pizza for delivery. Both meals were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love it.
    Ilovecities
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The City of Richmond is a pretty o.k. place, but would not be nearly as cool without Stuzzi. We would love to see you expand your alfresco dining area. Less parking, more tables!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nighly Find
    LoveFood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went out for a Thursday night dinner and tried Stuzzi. The pizza was great and a great night find. The owner came by and chatted with us which was nice. Great late night find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How was Stuzzi? Not great.
    Richmond
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten here before and decided to bring the family along this time. Not one of us had a decent meal. The cheese on the white pizza tasted as if it was spoiled. The kids had the spaghetti and meatballs which was, frankly, inedible. The meatballs tasted frozen. And the special - a rigatoni with a spicy red sauce - had the consistency of paste. We were really disappointed to have had such a bad experience considering it has been so great in the past. Have to wonder what's going on over there. One dish being bad I can understand....but all 6?? Not good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carytown gem
    JSKMVK
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Enjoyed a very quiet lunch with a dear friend. Love the arugula salad and gluten free pizza. Gluten free cheesecake is to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 224 reviews are from the Stuzzi - Richmond reviews archive.
  • Stuzzi's is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great they now take reservations. Food is always exceptional!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    kannloweVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Haven't been to Stuzzi in years after a huge mishap with my reservations. Pizza was good, service was great and looking forward to going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great experience
    jrorvaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been to Stuzzi's several times over the last couple of years. It's become a go to place for me and my family. On our last visit, our table wasn't free due to some long lingering patrons and Mr. Caserta offered to buy the other patrons a drink at the bar. This freed up our table and allowed for many happy customers. Well done.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Supert
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was great end enjoyed the selections. A little noisy but the food was worth it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy
    Gwaltney
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Calamari oregenata did not match menu description, was not " oregenato " and was inedible with a funky smell. The pizza forte was soggy on the bottom. My ravioli were OK but needed more sauce. The waitress was irritating. The zeppole were delicious. The meal was surprisingly expensive. I was sorry we didn't go to MZ or even Carrabbas.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was very good, however the restaurant was dirty and not a comfortable place to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Androcles48VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have never been disappointed here. The staff is efficient and the food is delicious. My new favorite is the eggplant parmagian. My brother-in-law is a New Yorker from Italian descent and he was extremely skeptical going in. He had the veal saltimbocca and the mozzarella carozza. As he looked at the incredible pizza oven and read about the pizza making process, he expressed regraet that we hadn't ordered a pizza appetizer. He left the restaurant surprised and delighted; as we knew he would.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Took 2 friends that had never been to Stuzzis before. Service was great, the food was great, and overall had a great time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Everything was excellent -- except the cheesecake -- it was dry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio
    Momdaylunch
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had Mothers Day Lunch here. No crowds to deal with, yet the place was busy. Patio had umbrella to provide shade. Vert relaxing time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuzzi's is good food
    BigRedFred
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    You want good Italian food? Come here. We had a law school grad party and ordered every conceivable type of dish. All were great. One of our guests is Italian, and he raved about the food. Pizza is thin crust but is perfect; not too crisp or doughy. Gnocchis were out of this world. And don't get me started on their special ice cream dessert. Not for ambiance, and the manager can get a bit grumpy if you linger a long time. But I'm definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Love2dine
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Upon arriving to the restaurant the owner approached my husband,and sat us in a cozy corner together. The food was great, ambience was nice, and we also took a picture Infront of the bar. I would recommend this restaurant to any foodie or romantic.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    timberVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Really disappointing experience on a few levels- Pizza came out cold and soggy, server was average (at best), I had changed our reservation # earlier in the morning and received confirmation from Open table, however when I got to the restaurant they still had a reservation for a smaller party and sat us in a very cramped, uncomfortable manner. I did not address these issues with the server or management (who routinely comes around to each table, which is awesome!). We were in a larger group and had a time constraint- simply didn't want to make an issue of the lackluster food and service at the time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No longer any good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Pizza was cold and soggy; had to sit in a cheap folding chair because they overbooked; confused reservation. Richmond is still a backwater when it comes to good restaurants.
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  • Most Authentic Neapolitan Pizza
    DAVER
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    As best we know Stuzzi is the only restaurant in Richmond that serves authentic Neapolitan pizza...certified as "Vero" pizza for those in the know. Their staff is friendly and helpful, and their prices are very reasonable, too. A most do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Had heard good things about Stuzzis... Food so so, inside temperature FREEZING, noise and music deafening. Just disappointed!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group Movie Night at the Byrd
    Snowman
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We are a party of 6 and were going to the 7:15 PM movie at the Byrd. We wanted to eat dinner before and preferred it to be somewhere close. One of the party needs gluten free and they had this on their menu. I was not real happy after making a reservation for 6 that they put us at a table for four and added a chair on each end of the table. We are talking 6 adults and not all that small, but would have liked a little breathing/elbow room at our table. I felt cramped and wasn't very comfortable. When we arrived there was only one other group in the restaurant and when we left it wasn't even 2/3's full. I don't think we will go there again real soon. On a positive note, everyone was happy with their pizza's!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza ever !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I love everything about this place! Fresh ingredients, the very thin and tasty dough, very friendly staff and a personal touch makes all the difference. We will come back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place but pizza was not good
    proftravelerVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    They have a nice bar and pizza oven, but 1000 degree oven and the pizza was not even close to hot. My only guess is the guy they had cooking the pizza does not know how to cook in that type pizza oven and was not rotating spots in the oven for the pizza. Cheese wasn't even hot. Arugula salad with Parmesan was great and Saw a few pasta dishes delivered to the table next to us, they looked good!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The Pizza was very good except it had sit a little too long before being served and was cool in the middle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good - not great
    NotMyFirstRodeo
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    If I had known that Stuzzi is owned/operated by the original Pasta Luna guy, I would have known exactly what to expect. If I could combine the sauce and fresh mozz from Stuzzi with the crust at Tazza, I would have the perfect pizza. Pasta was quite good but not the best in town. Wine list had pretty good quality at very fair prices. And of course, the owner coming around talking to every table is just like the old days. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely loved the food!!!
    Carlagirl711
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Absolutely loved the food!!! Only problem was that I was seated very close to other people with little privacy, but the food is so good it is worth it. Evidently everyone thinks so and that is why it is so busy!! I always enjoy my visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bring a group of more than 8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    You will get poor service - half of your group gets to eat while the other half watches. And if you complain, don't expect an apology. Instead you get a grumpy owner with excuses about the pizza oven's small capacity -only the part of the group waiting ordered pasta 30 mins after the rest of the group ordered because of the worst waitress on the planet
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  • Amazing Pizza
    Memberx23
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The wait staff started our night off great. Very friendly and accomodating. I didn't have much luck with my first drink but I had not problem getting a replacement. By far, the best part of the night was that Vodka Sauce pizza. Absolutely devine. I recommend Stuzzi's for a great pizza. We were the last to leave the restaurant, but we didn't feel rushed and the manager chatted with us about our experience. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My coworker and I went there
    MeMyselfandI
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My coworker and I went there after work to have a nice dinner and just sit together and spend some time. The service and food was very good, but the prices are very high.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True italian pizza? HARDLY......Sad
    LOVINGRVADINING
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My husband and I chose to give Stuzzi's another shot as past experiences came up short. We had decent salad, good calamari and awful pizza. In the past we found it soggy. Much to our disappointment, not only was it soggy, it was cold, and I do mean cold. The crust and ingredients were all cold. The waitress offered to have it heated up. We were disappointed that it was going to be "heated" up but waited quietly. After a long wait, she delivered the same pizza to us, cut up, soggy, not looking too appetizing. We attempted to eat it but one bite was enough. Round two, cold and soggy. The waitress delivered a small styrofoam box, not a pizza box to take the wreck home. No thanks. It left no hope and was actually very unappetizing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and fun
    Birdie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    What a fun spot and great menu. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza!
    fxygal14
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Went there for a co-worker's birthday lunch who is gluten-intolerant and absolutely loved it! The regular pizzas were deliciously flavored and the mini was a perfect personal pizza size. My co-worker said the gluten-free crust was surprisingly good. Service was fast for the large group size during lunch and everyone received their orders on time. Overall, will be returning for dinner with my spouse. Definitely recommend as a delicious pizza spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuzzi is pretty good pizza.
    Angelina
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Stuzzi is pretty good pizza. It's not THE best in Richmond. The crust is pretty soggy under a little too much sauce. The meatballs were better than the pizza and if I my eardrums weren't blown out from the ridiculously loud club music blasting during our entire meal, I might give it another try. The biggest downfall is that they do not honor reservations. We made a reservation on open table at 8PM and were not seated until 8:50 and did not eat a bite of food until around 9:15. The whole place just seemed disorganized, unprofessional, and very, very cramped. Our waitress had absolutely ZERO personality or friendliness despite our remaining friendliness even after standing for almost an hour beyond our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Great but way too crowded!
    Chris
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    As always the food was delicious! Pizzas are great and worth the wait. The desserts are amazing. My only complaint was that too many people were seated at once and I was continuously bumped by waiters and customers. The noise level was extremely high and we couldn't carry on a conversation at all. I would suggest that the owners consider enlarging the space for indoor dining. I know more peope would come if the space were larger!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic