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Stuzzi - Richmond
Stuzzi - Richmond

Stuzzi - Richmond Details

  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had heard good things about Stuzzis... Food so so, inside temperature FREEZING, noise and music deafening. Just disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The Pizza was very good except it had sit a little too long before being served and was cool in the middle"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "What a fun spot and great menu. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First of all we arrived per our reservation and they tried sitting us near the bathroom door. We told them we would prefer to sit elsewhere. The hostess told us they had two large parties coming in and we could not be seated anywhere else except at the bar if there was space. There was two seats at the bar but was a clear wall divider between us and the bar and was dirty looking. We then proceeded to walk out because of no other option. Terrible experience for sure. We will never go back."
    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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great pizza, good wine list and a beer selection that represents a good cross section of local brews- a perfect combination."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Unfortunately this meal was not up to expectations. The Arancini Risotto Balls were lacking in flavor, the potato & prosciutto croquettes were not what we have experienced in our Italian family. Lastly the Napolitan Pizza although tasty was undercooked, but not to the point of being inedible."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "and a very energetic - read - loud atmosphere. If you can handle the noise the food is well worth it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "So noisy from screaming babies.Why can't these new parents realize these babies are NOT happy to be there! Stay home! Very busy place made for a long wait for good food. Great service!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food at Stuzzi's was awesome! We had the new Jersey Boys Meatball appetizer, shared the Carnvori Pizza (meat lovers), and Italian Ice Cream covered with dark chocolate for dessert. Everything was great. The place was very crowded and tables were very close together, so there wasn't much privacy for conversation. But, overall, the place was great and I would highly recommend Stuzzi for authentic Italian food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Several large groups, including one with 7-10 young children, made it difficult for the restaurant to seat us at our reservation time and raised the noise to jet takeoff levels. As in previous visits, we were impressed with the food - well beyond "pizza joint" fare - creative and well-prepared. Greens were fresh!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Booked this restaurant for Valentine's Day a week ahead. Table for 2 @ 7:45. Arrived on time but placed on a waiting list with 10 reservations ahead of us and told the wait would be at least 30 minutes but we suspected much longer. No apology until I remarked "What was the point in making a reservation?" Went to bar to wait but could not get bar tender's attention or acknowledgment. Saw her talking at length to two people ordering wine with many at the bar unserved but had been sitting there before us. We concluded that life is too short to be treated like this and left. If you make a reservation I would strongly suggest that you call beforehand to see if your reservation will be honored."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation and when I arrived, I was told there would be about a 20 minute wait. There were about 5 other couples waiting in the entrance way, looking equally as annoyed. If you take reservations, do not overbook them. I have had this issue before with Stuzzi and will not go back there, nor recommend it to anyone that wants to eat at a reasonable time. There is also no space to have your own conversation. The tables are so over packed that it is difficult to maneuver your way through. The hostess couldn't even get through to seat us, she just told us to "Go to the guy that is yelling." I understand it isn't the employees fault, as this is probably the management's policy, but it is a horrible policy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Go here for the best pizza in town and a nice romantic dinner. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We reserved a table weeks in advance for Valentine's Day at Stuzzi. We stood in line to be seated >1-hr, along with a dozen other parties with reservations. Then 1/2-hr to order, then more waiting food, then similarly for bill. They got my son's order wrong ("plain noodles, NOT swimming in butter"). The owner kept cranking up the music until we could only communicate by yelling to people beside us. (Not a random rant -- I watched him, twice, after the beleaguered waiter told me he would.) I appreciate that it was a popular night, but I did my part and I pad for my meal. The restaurant's management doesn't value reservations, getting the food right, staffing sufficiently to serve clientele or allowing them to speak."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Monday and Tuesday bar food specials. A bit noisy."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Stuzzi never fails to impress just ask my veerryy picky son. We had dinner after a Landmark show and everyone was impressed. My son will not eat leftovers except pizza from Stuzzi."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Best Birthday ever. Great food. Fantastic service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and myself enjoy the pizza served here. We love their appetizers which are unique. The resturant gets noisy but the food makes it up. Services has been excellent. Wine and beer are very good here. Simple desserts but taste great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Growing up outside of Philly, I was accustomed to having great Italian food all the time. When we moved to the Richmond area 17 years ago, I was lost! We live in Midlothian, but it's totally worth the trip into town to go to Stuzzi. The food is authentic and most everything is made on site. Everything is good, but the gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce is my favorite. The service is good and Peter will make you feel like family."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We were there on a very busy night. Our server did an outstanding job making sure we had everything we needed and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very good pizza, best Italian style pizza I have eaten outside of Italy."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "While service was certainly not bad, the server seemed to just be going through the motions. Not very engaging. Food was all very good. No complaints there."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was only moderately good and was very over-priced. I get that it was supposed to be special, but I still think I was overcharged on my bill. The waitress was not very attentive and in general, I was not impressed. Tables too close together. Restaurant became so loud that you couldn't hear your own dinning companions."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Pizza was Luke warm at best. I assume it was removed from the oven and sat too long before being delivered to the table. Calamari was good. Alfredo was good."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Feel fortunate that we have 'found' this restaurant gem in Richmond. Have had pizza around the country and in Italy and this pizza is the closest I have had since Italy!! My parents lived in Italy and they found the food authentic and outstanding. The freshness of all of the ingredients is evident throughout. The wait staff has always been friendly and attentive and I have used Stuzzi's as a special occasion treat as well as dinner with just friends. Have shared this hidden gem with all of my friends and am always looking forward to finding an excuse to go back!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We met up with friends here and had a wonderful time. They were great with our kids (ages from 5-9). The Bombas were fantastic and the kids loved the Root Beer. Really nice kids menu and spectacular selection of choices for the adults too."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Stuzzis' food is undeniably the best in Richmond which is what keeps me coming back. The service however is the worst! Every time I am there I have a bad experience. Even when the restaurant is empty service is being slow. I was surprised on such a busy night like New Years it was the fastest service we've had. ."
    Dined on 12/31/2013