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Stuzzi - Richmond

3.9
451 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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(804) 308-3294
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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What 451 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.5
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is my favorite Italian restaurant! Authentic cooking to the tee!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very disappointing, poor service at the bar, dirty wine glass, waited 30 minutes past our reservation time, although they were seating others. We were waiting at the bar. They must have forgotten us, but we finally got our table after asking twice. Service was very slow, food order incorrect, and when the food did arrive we still had no silverware, napkins or plates. Not sure we will return here.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

our family has been Stuzzi many times. while the service has always been just fair, we came for the pizza and pasta. this time, the service was terrible (long time to get service, food served without small plates or silverware). And the margherita pizza was missing flavor (no basil), the foccacia was super salty and the broccolini was limp. clearly they had plenty of customers. I am disappointed that they don't the edge they had a few years ago. fortunately we have alot of good pizza choices in RVA

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great Food; Great Service; We were able to get a reservation at the last minute.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

too many pizza options to produce just "fair" pizza.
Service was just OK.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The waiter was unfamiliar with the specials and didn’t volunteer any information. We had to ask many questions. The service also was somewhat inattentive.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great time with family

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Every other place was slammed so we decided to give Stuzzi another try, hoping not to get a repeat of a way-too-soggy-in-the-middle pizza like we did last time. We were not successful. Service was not attentive, bare minimum kind of thing. :-(

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had not been to Stuzzi in at least a year. Food and service were great.
Will not wait this long between dining experiences at Stuzzi.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was my first visit here. I ordered a personal pizza and it was just fabulous. I also tried the fried Mozzarella and it was very light and delicious. My friend had a salad and said it was awesome. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing flavors. Fantastic wood fired pizza. Omg, ravioli was unlike no other. Fresh fresh fresh!!!!
Unique flavors. Great, quaint atmosphere. Fantastic service. A very pleasant dining experience.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had reservation. when we got there we were asked to wait at bar. so we got drinks, which were not good and continued to wait for 20 minutes after our reservation time. We left. Had never heard good things but had to give it a try. the rumors were true.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We have eaten here multiple times over the years. The pizza is solid. We decided to go with caprese and order a calzone. When the caprese came out - we thought it was a a bit of joke. There were 2 slices of tomato and 2 slices of mozzarella. We have come before and it was 4 of each. So we were a bit disappointed. The calzone was good - but a bit unique. It was literally a pizza folded in half with some ricotta cheese in there. Not thick like a normal calzone, but it was good.
We weren't too impressed overall with this meal, but, when we come back - we just stick to pizza.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food is amazing. Service is chaos.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It is a friendly and family atmosphere. This is my second experience and it was as great as the first, simply wonderful and authentic!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great our service was outstanding definitely a must visit here in Richmond

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had reservation for 7:45, didnt get seated until 8:30. Food took an hour. Once it arrived it was delicious

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great authentic pizza, great authentic pasta, great setting, authentic Italian, great pizza oven, beautiful bar. It’s my favorite restaurant! I love this place! It makes me think of my Italian roots.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Some of the best baked spaghetti I have had. Individual and family portions are generous. With a pretty good wine selection. Enjoyed the Montepulciano.

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Service and kitchen was terrible. A very confusing moment never to return.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our first visit to Stuzzi’s — Arrancini rice balls were as delicious as those we had in Rome, as was the pizza and cannolis. Between watching the pizza dough being tossed, and the taste of the food and wine, we felt like we were back in Italy! Will be returning soon!

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food, very authentically Italian. Wood fired pizza like you would get in Italy and perfect Cannoli. But they'd almost run out of wine and didn't have Italian coffee :(

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food and service was great!!! The fresh pizza and pasta was awsome!!

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We were a party of six. Arrived 5:30. The only table occupied. After placing our order it took in excess of 30 minutes to be served - I assume they were doing a brisk delivery service because the chef looked busy. We only ordered pizza. The wait should not have been that long. We should have just asked for one check but we asked for individual checks and that was a mistake. The waiter was nice, but inept. The food was okay - nothing to rave about.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is just phenomenal. There were out of far too many wines on wine night and the wait time from ordering to serving was not insubstantial. Regardless, we love Stuzzi. There is no pizza like it in Richmond to be found.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

I was really disappointed with this experience. The room and the food were ok, but my wife ordered a sandwich and salad. The dressing was way too heave on the salad, which was on the same plate as the sandwich, thus drenching the bread.

The real disappointment was the service. It was spotty, slow, and disjointed. Food came out haphazardly. Perhaps the worst part was there was an older gentleman, I assume the owner, who was berating the staff where the diners could see and hear it. It felt like Hells Kitchen. While there were service issues, one shouldn’t hammer the staff in public. I won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was packed and I had made a change in people a couple hours earlier and moved the reservation back 15. Sat us right on time which was nice as people were waiting in line to get in. Had the family pasta and family pizza which was perfect and great value. Service on point. Dessert with the donuts was great. All around perfect night.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Pizza is wonderful...can’t go wrong with any of them, calzone too!

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Watching families of long-time Richmonders sample better-than-authentic, made-in-house traditional Italian dishes is nothing short of the ideal dining experience. Stuzzi is warm and romantic and certainly the understated neighborhood gem for which I wish nothing but success.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

try the pasta fagiole soup. Its worth the visit all by itself....the pizza's awesome too.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food and pizza selection! Every dish was special, and the team takes great pride in the variety and quality of their brick oven pizzas!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Tried 3 different options during restataut week with friends and we all loved all choices.

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1.0Dined on October 13, 2017

I expected more. This was such a disappointment that I will never go again.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Everything about the experience was great! Thank you!

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1.0Dined on August 14, 2017

This used to be a wonderful place in its prime but we stood at entry for over 5 -7 minutes and were totally ignored. Finally had to stop a server who acted annoyed but finally got seated. Place was dirty and worn - flies all around our table until we moved open condiments. Bathroom for women disgusting and toilet did not work. Food was good but not great but everything from getting a drink to food was slow. When food was served no napkins or plates or utensils had been provided previously. We used to come all the time but had not been there for 2-3 years . Not coming back

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1.0Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was just not good. We ordered a lot of different things and ate nothing. Seems more like a college pizza dive. Server was friendly. But not worth a return visit.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Never disappointed. Pizzas are wonderful. Friendly and accommodating staff. Owner very attentive.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We went for a birthday celebration and were greeted at the door by the owner who was extremely friendly and hospitable. We are originally from New Jersey area and every bite reminded of us home. We sampled many items, all of which were delicious, but would highly recommend the gnocchi and pizza.

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Way too slow for service. Plus too hot inside. Looked like AC unit was out. Owner checked on us and when we said the wait for food was way long he didn't apologize. Took 30 min for a salad and crostini that didn't require any cooking. Will not be going back.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2017

There was a major bug problem....after we sat down and ordered (we ordered quickly since we were hungry), we noticed that there was an infestation of flies all over the wall behind us...we moved tables, but there were still lots of flies and the floor was very dirty. We were disappointed since the food was very good.

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