About 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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Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Stuzzi - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
They seemed to have no record of our inf ...
They seemed to have no record of our information, though we made it through OpenTable and they had confirmed by telephone earlier in the day. But, the restaurant was empty, so we were seated, though the table was too crowded. The wine was terrible and served in a cheap small glass. We had to remind the server three times to bring soft drinks. Pizza was good. Pasta was mediocre.
What has happened here? This used to be ...
What has happened here? This used to be one of our favorite places. Our recent dining experiences was quite horrible. Service was so bad and slow. Our waiter acted like he didn't care. We sat at the bar waiting for our table, no one ever asked us for a drink order. Got to our table and waited for service. Appetizer took 45 minutes to get to the table. My husband ordered the regular dinner of eggplant parm. The waiter asked if he wanted the family style dinner and both were like no its only him eating the meal. Once we finally got our food, the waiter says sorry but the kitchen made you the family style meal and places the entire huge pan of food in front of him and acted like he was just going to dig in and eat directly from the pan. It was gross, we were like maybe a dinner plate would be more appropriate!!! I maybe ate two slices of pizza and was expected to place all of this in two small pieces of foil to take home. I asked for a pizza box which seemed like I was asking for gold. Really!! When we got the bill we had been charged for the family meal even though it was not ordered. So lets just say the waiter put in the incorrect order and profited from it. We didn't complain because we wanted to get out of there. Not sure what is happening here, maybe the kitchen can't keep up with the massive family style dinners and it is backing them up but somethings got to give or customer's will not return to the chaos.
Very disappointed in the service at Stuz ...
Very disappointed in the service at Stuzzi. We were seated for fifteen minutes without being approached by a server. We asked two different servers for assistance. Once a server did show up, it was clear she had too many other tables. She brought our appetizers but had not yet brought silverware. We ordered two large pizzas. One was burnt - black on the bottom. I asked for a manager, who told me he would comp the pizza and get another one to us asap. While the second pizza did arrive quickly and was good, the manager did not remove it from our bill. Rather than make a fuss, I paid the bill and left. There are many restaurants in Richmond - I suggest avoiding Stuzzi.
The worst experience ever. I brought som ...
The worst experience ever. I brought some work colleagues from Italy to show them how close this restaurant was to fast of Italy and the pizza was disgusting. I have been to Stuzzis multiple times and have not been impressed the last two times I will not be back. Your wasting you money
Pizza is the star at Stuzzi and it doesn ...
Pizza is the star at Stuzzi and it doesn't disappoint. Hand tossed crust and a wood fired grill along with imported tomatoes and cheeses, the pizza here is about as close to the pizza in Napoli as it gets in this part of the world. The atmosphere is rather pedestrian with no real style or flair and the service was fine. There's a full bar with some great happy hour deals. There is a large patio for outdoor dining. I might just get the pizza to go next time.
Love stuzzi, but the experience is diffe ...
Love stuzzi, but the experience is different every time. The past few times I've been there the crusts have been really thick. Which is fine, except I think they might need a few more sec in the oven so the middle isn't completely uncooked. Also, we miss the wings! It's the only appetizer we ever ordered and we love them! Bring them back!
Service was abhorrent. There had been so ...
Service was abhorrent. There had been some issue with the wine delivery so none of the wines were available, but then only one cocktail was available due to a lack of alcohol. The waiter took our order for the one drink, and then failed to put in the order.
The food was quite delicious but I had a pasta appetizer and mussels. My table mates had pizza and they said it was "meh".
After speaking with a bartender the next night at a different restaurant, she stated that the locals don't hit this restaurant any more because the service is so consistently poor.
And there was no need to make a reservation through open table. There were plenty of open tables.
A boutiquey restaurant with a lot of 50' ...
A boutiquey restaurant with a lot of 50's personality, from the music to a t.v. movie of that era to the wall mural. Music a bit too loud but food great in the classic authentic Neapolitan style, i.e., no thick crust with an overabundance of cheese!!
All of the food is wonderful, and made w ...
All of the food is wonderful, and made with fresh ingredients. Pizza's are cooked in a food fired brick oven for a distinct flavor. Dessert and coffee is a great way to end a great meal. This neighborhood gem is so popular all of the time so reservations should be considered if your part is greater than 2.
Every body is made to feel welcome. Ver ...
Every body is made to feel welcome. Very accommodating of special requests. Very reasonably priced for everything. Don't be afraid to try anything on the menu - you will be pleasantly surprised. Don't forget dessert and coffee.
we ordered two pizzas and the brought so ...
we ordered two pizzas and the brought something different...we did not know that it was the wrong pizza until we started eating. the pizza was so spicy hot that it gave all of us stomach ache afterwards. We told the waiter the pizza was wrong and did not understand we were given this pizza. The waiter did nothing to correct the action. He walked away. I wont be back for awhile
Came in with the family for our pre wedd ...
Came in with the family for our pre wedding anniversary lunch and even made reservations . No table was ready they didn't even know we were coming . The hostess candor was polite and kind but clueless never the less it had begun to rain outside . Noting we are a party of 4 with a baby in a car seater carrier. We were placed in the first table close to all the foot traffic as well as closest to the bar and oven. Again mind you we have kids and a baby. I asked politely for one of those high chairs that every restaurant in America has and the owner came out and said why do you have your kids on the floor especially in high traffic area. I said this is where your host sat us. They did not offer a chair for her either. Well he began to lecture me and I reminded him this is his establishment and we are in his hands and he placed us here. He began to lecture me in kids safety and told me that those high chairs are illegal in the state of Virginia and was very abdoment about it . Hmmmm. So we got up and left thanked him kindly for the hospitality and went on to the mellow mushroom. Tired wet frustrated , we were hungry and gave our business to another establishment. If a restaurant has no time for accommodation and kindness then they don't need my money.
This was our second time to Stuzzi. See ...
This was our second time to Stuzzi. Seems to be our place to go when in Richmond, VA. We're generally in Richmond for Lacrosse Tournaments. Have the best pizza in Richmond, from what I've eaten. Can make a team/large group reservation thru OpenTable, which is convenient.
Thin-crust pizza should be crispy. All toppings just slid off of the soft dough like a mudslide. We asked for it to be cooked some more....not received very well and did not result in any significant difference.
We had been to Stuzzi 6 months ago ...maybe a handful of times in the last few years. Always good. Something has changed. Maybe just a bad night?
Hands down the best pizza, calzones in RVA.
My only problem now is whether to get grandma (thick crust) or standard (thin) pizza. They are both delicious. The kind of pizza you crave and think about often. Calzone is made correctly with Ricotta cheese. I want to try the pasta but cannot get off the pizza.
We went on a busy Friday evening and we cannot wait to go back! We had the pasta with the pears and gorgonzola sauce, I'm pretty sure I could eat that everyday. Also we shared a couple of pizzas, meatballs and the profiteroles. Everything was delicious and the service was on point even on a very busy night.
Awesome GF Pizza!
My husband is one a gluten free diet and we have been on a "search" around Richmond for a local restaurant that has a good GF crust. Most restaurants have an option, but the crust is more of a cracker. Not Stuzzi's!! It looked and tasted like a normal pizza crust, so much so that we had our server double-check that he put in our order correctly. We will definitely be going back soon, either to eat there or take-out!
Service needs help
We arrived at 11:45 on a Wednesday morning, to an almost empty restaurant. With very few people there, it still took WAY too long to get our food, and as the place filled up, the single waitress was too busy to get to our needs in a timely fashion. Our server was nice and did everything she needed to do for our table, but she could have used help to get to everything quickly. We love the food at Stuzzi, but they need to work on service and timing.
I've been here twice. Two totally diffe ...
I've been here twice. Two totally different experiences. First time was later in the evening. Place had dimmed lighting, crowd was more adult and the noise level wasn't too bad. Second time was more the dinner hour, full on lighting and there were a number of kids there and it was loud. It was almost too loud to have a conversation. We eat and went walking in the fan. My wife did say she thinks the sausage, onion and mushroom pizza was the best she has ever had.
Best Pasta & Pizza...anywhere
How gracious to accommodate our last-minute graduation celebration! Our waitress' recommended selections were perfect choices for a family style gathering of out-of-town family to share food and stories with our graduate and his friends. Good times. Great food. Superd service. May God continue to shower His blessings on this tiny gem.
Cramped and not a WOW Factor
If you have to have a Neapolitan style pizza, then this is the place for you.
Disappointingly, the neighborhood pizzeria is unable to accommodate a family of six or any groups above that number with any comfort, four would be the reasonable max if you looking for a relaxing evening meal and drinks with friends.
The uniquely cooked pizza with its irregular shape and bubbly browned outer crust was good but overpriced. The larger 14” size is not much larger than the personal 12”, so ordering your own 12” with the toppings of your choice would be a wise decision. The marinara sauce for the calamari is less than spectacular with a little heat, which I liked. The bowel filled mussels were tiny in a standard white wine sauce with only two pieces of toast for the entire table. Don’t expect any pre-game bread at the table while waiting for appetizers or your entrée.
The pizzeria tries to come off as upscale but misses the mark by not doing anything special to make the dine-in experience worth the effort to make a reservation. I found myself regretting my choice in dinning having to expend such a large tip base on the cost of the meal.
Ambiance of a pizza shop with the prices of a better restaurant. 2 personal size pizzas, 1 salad, and 4 drafts= $80! The pizza was good, the arugula salad dressing was awful and the beer barely cold and the service abysmal. Stuzzi's advertises some great specials which were not available at the time we ate dinner. The quality of the Napoli pizza was better than most local pizza, and the pizza oven and chefs are front and center. So go ahead and advantage of one of those lunch specials, but I wouldn't go there again for a dinner as a couple.
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