Stuzzi - Richmond

3.4
466 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.
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Delivery or takeout
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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Phone number
(804) 308-3294
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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What 466 People Are Saying
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3.5
food
3.0
service
3.0
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3.2
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56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This restaurant is closed. Remove from Open Table!

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

the restaurant is permanently closed. we did not eat there.

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1.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We booked a reservation and when we arrived there was a padlock on the door with no explanation. This was very disappointing.

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1.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Restaurant was closed. No indication why. Had to rate in order to write a review, hence the poor ratings. Hope to try again sometime soon.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I made a reservation, only to arrive and see a sign on the door saying Stuzzi was closed for vacation. Very disappointing. We love the food at this restaurant, but have been disappointed time and time again by service, cleanliness, and now arriving for a reservation to see a closed sign. Doubtful we'll give Stuzzi another chance.

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2018

I got there and a place was closed wasted my gas to get there that is unacceptable

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1.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Made a reservation. Got to the restaurant with a sign on the door saying “on vacation until Sunday”.... maybe don’t accept reservations then

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1.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Made a reservation, showed up, and the restaurant had a sign on the door that read “on vacation til Sunday”.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Criminally underrated, probably due to past issues with service.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Ordered gluten free pizza (allergy) and 20 minutes later was told that they didn't have any that day. SO it delayed everyone's meal. I ordered gluten free pasta with vodka sauce. I was assured there was no flour in the sauce. after being in the restaurant a full hour, dinners arrived and the sauce was so thick that if there wasn't flour it was like eating the sludge at the bottom of the pot from the day before. The waitress seemed very new and didn't want to go back to the boss with problems or complaints. I didn't eat the meal - but she was more than happy to charge me for it. I thought I was finding a new Gluten free pizza option - but clearly it was a bust on all accounts. Never again.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great pizza!!! The best in town.
Service was slow so you need to prepare to longer than an hour for lunch.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and service were excellent! He raviolis were fresh made and the pizza was delicious! I wanted to give the restaurant the highest rating! But the ambiance needs work. And the place needs a really good cleaning. And maybe dishes that aren't chipped. Bring in a decorator, maybe a woman's touch, and people will be lined up at the door.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were seated a few minutes after arriving at Stuzzi, but waited 15 minutes before our server brought menus or took drink orders. It then took about 10 minutes to get water, another 10 minutes to get my husband's glass of wine, and another 30 minutes to get my glass of wine. It seemed like the other tables around us, including a large party of 8 that arrived after we did, got served long before we did. When we finally got our food, the eggplant parmesan was very salty but the pizza was ok.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great pizza
Awful service

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Stuzzi never disappoints !! Great tasty and amazing food! Pizza is on point !just like on Italy ! Pasta is amazing ! Appetizers yummy! And the desserts dreamy !

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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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