Bombolini

Google Rating:4.7

Bombolini
4.7 based on 204 reviews
  1. Richard Derrico 2023/12

    Absolutely delicious food and sauces. Great local spirits. Consistently friendly and knowledgeable staff. Go here!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Meat Sauce, Mixed Ravioli, Garlic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Smoked Salmon
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot, Free street parking

  2. Dave Vanian 2023/12

    I stopped eating here a few years ago because the rude older lady (manager or owner?) Put a giant pile of onions under my chicken alfredo. When I complained she acted like that was normal? Haha ok. This place sucks.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 1
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 1

  3. Chantica Wheeler 2023/11

    If you are looking for some pasta all you need to do is choose the flavor and what shape to cut it into. We chose roasted garlic and black pepper Pappardelle. Both were delicious the black pepper was everyone’s favorite.
    Service
    Take out
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  4. James O'Dea 2023/09

    A true Richmond gem! The staff is absolutely delightful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The fresh pasta, subs, and small batch spirits are amazing. The frozen lasagna, ravioli, and cannelloni offerings are always a wonderful treat after a long day when I want something homemade but don’t want to cook something from scratch. They are a pick-up location for Creambrook Farms raw milk share (how I found out about this amazing spot). Don’t miss out on their house smoked salmon, signature cocktails, or small but well curated beer and wine selections either!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fresh Loaf of Bread, Mixed Ravioli, Ravioli Made from Lasagna Pasta Sheets, Smoked Salmon

  5. S J 2023/09

    This is one of the best places in the world. You come in and ask for fresh pasta in whatever shape you feel like getting that day and they will cut it for you. I just got fresh basil pasta that was made an hour ago and not even listed on the board yet. This is a piece of Heaven in Richmond.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  6. Wei Styer (Wu) 2023/08

    NOTE: Bombolini no longer does dine in or any sort of hot food service. They used to, but have stopped since the pandemic. This review is solely about their homemade pasta products, available for purchase at the store.

    We’ve been a fan of Bombolini pasta since seeing them at the RVA Big Market, so we decided to visit the actual store. It’s neat being in the store, because as opposed to the precut and pre-packaged noodles, when you order pasta here, they take out the dough (of whatever flavor you’ve selected) and cut it fresh. While we were there, they were also making fresh ravioli, which my kids found mezmerizing.

    There’s a large selection of products in store, from ravioli to lasagna to sauces, drinks, etc. We also picked out some smoked salmon because it’s AMAZING (if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out), as well as some ravioli from the fridge. If I lived closer, I would definitely come frequently. It’s such good quality fresh pasta, and the process was so smooth and simple. If you’re in the area and looking for a quick and easy dinner option, you can’t go wrong with some fresh pasta, salmon, and sauce!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Smoked Salmon
    Vegetarian options
    The pasta itself is vegetarian, and there are vegetarian sauces, ravioli, lasagna, etc.
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking
    Parking
    There’s a reasonable amount of street parking, but it does get busy.
    Kid-friendliness
    I came with my 3 and 5 year olds. The space is small, and you just want to make sure your kids don’t go grabbing everything off the shelves, but my kids really enjoyed seeing them cut the pasta as well as the ravioli machine.

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  7. Elizabeth Lucas 2023/06

    They have amazing fresh pasta. There is also a freezer case with baked dishes like lasagna, or just pasta, meatballs, etc. Also marinara sauce with or wo meat. I usually get the lasagna and it’s excellent. They close at 7p though so plan ahead!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Meat Sauce

  8. Not Andrew 2023/05

    Staff was very pleasant and accommodating
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  9. Nicole Reed 2023/05

    Check out their fresh made and frozen pasta.
    They do not do ready made to go meals anymore.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  10. Kevin Shaughnessy 2023/05

    Great Pasta and wine
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  11. Patrick Carwile 2023/04

    As soon as I walked in the door the smell of fresh pasta sauce took over my senses. The variety available between pastas, wine and sauces is unmatched. One of the most authentic business and individuals you’ll find in Richmond.

  12. Moongoose McQueen 2023/03

    Great people here.
    Honestly I haven’t found a good place for pasta since I was living in New York until this place.

    They also have a interest distillery
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Meat Sauce, Tomato Basil Fettuccine, Mixed Ravioli, Short Pasta
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

  13. keaten brown 2023/03

    Fresh pasta, sauces, and baguettes are great and reasonably priced! I hope they bring back the take out menu soon. Great place to get a fun gift or date night ingredients.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

  14. Scott Elder 2023/03

    Go do yourself a favor and buy their spaghetti sauces. The Vodka Cream and Vino Rossi are insane!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  15. Jeff Palumbo 2023/03

    a delightful place. A wide array of handmade fresh pasta to take home. Excellent non-dairy ravioli options, variety of homemade frozen lasagna and ravioli. They have a small wine selection as well as spices and sauces.

    They run a small distillery. Every one of their beverages are very unique and flavorful and highly recommended. You can do a sampling and take home some. Very interesting Alcohols. The staffer super nice and welcoming and highly knowledgeable on all of the products and alcohol. Check the hours before you get in. They do not have any on-site food. Everything is take home to cook.

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  16. Gillian 2023/02

    the best spaghetti carbonara i have ever had in my life
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  17. E J 2023/02

    Please be aware that the on site meals are no longer offered. I drove over specifically for this today and was told it stopped with Covid although I think I have had one since that all began. The description of the market needs to be changed.

  18. christopher mcdearmon 2023/01

    Had the Chilean salmon smoked yesterday on cherry wood, and I must say it was heavenly!!!!!! This is an absolute must-have!
    Food: 5

  19. Daughter Diaries 2023/01

    What a special treasure! This restaurant is family owned and operated. The food is DELICIOUS and so fresh!!! Lovely atmosphere, clean and friendly service! I’m so glad I found this local gem!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  20. Lindsay Lorenz 2022/12

    WOW!! I went here with my mom this weekend we are both allergic to gluten and the staff here was extremely helpful. Some of the best meatballs we have ever had and the tomato sauce tastes just like Italy. I will absolutely be back. I am so happy to have another gluten free option in the Richmond area!! THANK YOU!!! Delicious.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  21. Bailey Alexander 2022/11

    This place really stood out to us as we was in the area for travel. They have all fresh pasta noodles that is made in house and that really made it stand out and had so much good flavor! The only downside was hardly/no indoor dinning. They do have outside tables and that is what we did. Overall a great place and we will visit again when in Richmond.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

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  22. Jill Eckenberger 2022/11

    Fantastic fresh and frozen pasta. Always great service too
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  23. Nicole Pace 2022/11

    Quality of food has declined. I got the gluten free smoked salmon and it was horrible. The food was bland noodles were swollen and salmon tasted rancid. Wasted $13.

  24. Heather Urban 2022/08

    Absolutely amazing!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Parking
    Off street parking

  25. Sasha Smolkin 2022/08

    Wonderful decor and energy. Delicious fresh pasta, super cheap too! $6 fed me 3 times.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  26. Brandon Snuggs 2022/07

    Picked up some summer harvest ravioli and their meat sauce.

    The ravioli was quite delicious! It was the right size peices and had a good quantity of them inside the packaging.

    The meat sauce was pretty good but a little too acidic for my tastes, just needed to add a little extra bay leaf and a pinch of sugar to make it just perfect.

    I’ll be back try more!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  27. Anna Bryson 2022/06

    The pasta was the best I’ve ever had. You watch them cut it right in front of you and the employees are very nice and helpful
    Price per person
    $1–10

  28. ernest ackermann 2022/06

    Great fresh pasta and excellent service

  29. Bergen Brown 2022/06

    Great staff. Fresh pasta is amazing and they have vegan options!

  30. Jessica Shank 2022/05

    Turns out I love this place. these people are so nice. Beautiful pasta and amazing drinks. I’m going here everytime I’m in Richmond.

  31. Alejandra Bornstein Kona 2022/05

    I come for the baguettes that are cooked just enough so you can warm in oven later without drying out or enjoy it as is. They have a few parking spots and quick service, making it an easy stop. Handmade pasta and frozen ravioli are great. Small selection of great imported products like sauces and nougat.

    Downsides: they don’t have tortellini and the sauces lack flavor; I think they are just catering to a southern palette, so sauces are sweet and mild.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure
    Vegetarian options
    Many vegetarian options. Few, if any, vegan options.

    Parking
    Small lot but it’s large for the size of the store. Parking has always been available, even during rush hour. Backs out onto a busy street.

  32. Cindy M 2022/03

    Finally made it in and was in Pasta Heaven. I opted for one frozen meal that I heated in the micro – delish! Two frozen raviolis for the future. Smoked salmon – OMG – I will make the 20 min drive just for this. YUM. Also, a fine selection of wines for one stop shopping. I look forward to trying the fresh cut pasta, too.

  33. Beyoncé Knowles Carter 2022/02

    disgusting, undercooked, bland, fatty chicken

  34. Frank Lackman 2022/02

    Craft made cocktails and pasta. Who wouldn’t rate that 5 stars.

  35. Vincent Murdock 2022/02

    Quaint corner store with a distillery. Acquired some maple infuse whiskey. Enjoyed it.

  36. Kimberly Cogbill 2022/02

    Great to serve, Great pasta!

  37. Jamie Dunbar 2022/02

    This is without a doubt the best pasta I have purchased. We found them at the Rva big market and made it the same night. It was a great price and the taste is outstanding!

  38. Douglas White 2022/01

    Great food but 3 out of the last 4 times I went to Bombolini on a day & time they were listed as open on both Facebook & their website, they were closed so they can’t be depended upon to be open during their hours of operation

  39. Carol Nicely 2022/01

    Always good food and great quality. The smoked salmon will not disappoint! Neither will the pasta. Wonderful people running a cool place.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  40. Isaiah Moore 2021/11

    This place is a pasta lover’s dream with a plethora of sauce and noodles choices. Everything is homemade and the meats are smoked. They also have a ton of wine and spirit choices.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  41. Sean Tierseron (Auriens) 2021/11

    Best authentic Italian food I’ve had since I moved away from all my “Little Italy” peeps in South Philly. My lunch entree of cheese ravioli in rose sauce was so delectable, I purchased an eggplant parm to take home for dinner! When we went, COVID-19 rules were being carefully followed; I cannot speak to that issue now. Oh, and another great perk: even tho down in the Fan on Main St., they have their own small, off-street parking area! If you enjoy freshly-made daily pasta with sauces so good you’ll want bottle them to bring home, BOMBOLINI’s is for you. And I did I mention my partner and I both ate filling-sized portions for low, low price: $26.26!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  42. Jacob Pepper 2021/10

    A fantastic pasta and sandwich joint with almost everything locally sourced, I’ve enjoyed every meal there so far and I imagine I will for long to come.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  43. Isaac A 2021/10

    One of my favorite restaurants in Richmond. Their homemade pasta never disappoints!! I always end up picking up way more than I expect when I walk in, and I’m always pleasantly surprised. Ask the owner for wine recommendations, trust me.

  44. Mike Myers 2021/09

    LOVED this place. Service and hospitality unmeasurable!!!
    Meal type
    Other

  45. Myia Sower 2021/09

    Gluten free pasta was delicious. We will definitely purchase again
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $1–10

  46. Justin Archer 2021/09

    Just got some pasta from here for like the 100th time– it’s always hot, delicious, and more interesting varieties than what you’d get elsewhere.

    Also their Grappa is great!

  47. Scott Anderegg 2021/09

    Good food and good selection.

  48. Peter Jordan 2021/08

    Amazing food

  49. Jordan 2021/08

    Go to for quick and easy pasta. A richmond STAPLE (get the special always)

  50. Phillip Gockel 2021/08

    Maybe not always the healthiest choice, but the pasta is absolutely delicious and their sandwiches are also pretty great.

  51. Michael Berdan 2021/07

    Such a cool place. Food is very good. Pasta fresh and abundant, sauce flavorful. though I sometimes wish they’d give a little more sauce with the pasta. And I suggest you avoid their meatballs, they are kinda awful.

  52. Ixchael Bashore 2021/07

    I love how the pasta is made in house! It’s a bit of a walk from the dorms that I live at but it’s on the way to Carytown which is nice. The food is pretty good, but in my opinion it could use a little more seasoning, I think it tastes best with a little salt added and some hot pepper flakes. There isnt a whole bunch of seating inside and they package everything as a to go order (convenient in my case). It also has a limited parking lot. Overall I like it there. I included a picture of the polo marsala (chicken in wine sauce).

    5star edit** I recently went there and tried the trial and error gin, amazing!! Thank you so much for the hospitality yall!!still could use a little salt but thats my only (mild) complaint

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  53. J 2021/07

    Their fresh pasta is really good! I love buying it to make at home. The only thing that I dislike about Bombolini is they do not wear gloves when handling food (preparing/cutting the fresh pasta) unless if requested by the customer. I feel that this is something that should be practiced without being requested by customers. Typically, once you order the pasta, they will have you pay, and then prepare the requested pasta cut/quantity….and particularly the younger guy would go straight to preparing the pasta without washing his hands or putting on gloves (if not asked). One time his nails were dirty underneath. This is not sanitary as he is touching the register, pen, etc then handling food. I hope that this will be addressed with all staff and become a requirement; .This is a concern especially with covid going on. If this were not a concern, I’d rate this establishment as a 5 star!

  54. Dee K 2021/07

    AWESOME PLACE!! Fresh pasta is delicious and this place nails it. They make all they pasta in house and have a huge selection of it to buy for home or try right there with your choice of sauce, pasta, and additions. They seemed to really only have outdoor seating or carry out. If they had more space, it’d make a nice cafe/bar. The bread we ordered was also very good. Hope to visit again next time we’re in Richmond.

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  55. David Volle 2021/06

    Great little distillery inside and cannot wait to come back and try some of their pasta.

  56. Michael Ito 2021/05

    Best take home home-made pasta, stuffed manicotti, and specialty ravioli’s

  57. Alex Klam 2021/05

    Best pasta in America and I’m from Jersey and I love it the food so good and OMG the customer service was amazing 🤩 …

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  58. Teresa Yohman 2021/05

    Lukas was great at walking us through the distillery and everything tasted amazing! The Rose sauce was delicious and we bought some great items to cook at home as well! We will be back for sure

  59. Tay 2021/05

    Very yummy scratch made pasta and sauce. I got a chicken Alfredo and the sauce could’ve used more seasoning, but still tasty. They have a nice selection of wines inside and it’s a very cute shop.
    Service
    Take out

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  60. Alex Murray 2021/04

    Phenomenal pasta and a pretty good sandwich

  61. Stephen Decker 2021/03

    Great food. Fresh pasta and excellent sauce.

  62. Anita Anderson 2021/03

    The best fettuccine alfredo I’ve had in a long time. Planning my next trip with friends.

  63. Trina Datta 2021/03

    Used to love this place but last wknd went there to grab our favourite salmon pasta and guess what. It was aweful,the pasta was super overboiled,lumpy didnt have any sauce,the salmon was barely there..totally disppointed..when called to let them know they showed ignorance and not a single word of apology …. never going back

  64. Joe Vargo 2021/03

    Love this place, fresh pasta, great selection of wine and the owners/staff are super friendly.

  65. Victoria Hutton 2021/02

    Fantastic pasta! They also have a distillery inside with free samples.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  66. Jessica de la Cruz 2021/02

    Waited all 2020 for this.

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  67. Jessie Johnson 2021/02

    Literally fresh cut pasta, great for lunch. Highly recommend. Have had pasta in Italy, this is right there with it.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10

  68. Chau Nguyen 2021/02

    All the pasta dishes (chicken marinara, veggie rose, smoked salmon pasta, sausage rose pasta) that we ordered were so under season. So so so bland. It’s not tasty at all.

  69. Stephanie Ganser 2021/01

    This place is amazing. My friend and I came in and did the hot pastas to go. You can build your own and they cook it right there. My friend is gluten free and said that her pasta was the best fresh pasta she has had in years. Delicious pasta and amazing staff!

  70. Darin Partterson 2021/01

    Great little market with fresh made pasta and Italian goodies to bring home!

  71. Jack Nugent 2020/11

    One of the best little spots in all of Richmond

  72. Joshua Venne 2020/10

    Great pasta. Great price. Great people.

  73. Ian Trapp 2020/10

    Great food and custom pasta.

  74. Tashi Scott 2020/10

    Went here for pasta because a coworker recommended it. And now I can’t stop thinking about it. Affordable. Authentic. Very cute stop-in place. Great selection of wines, beer, and little gifts.

  75. Andrew Kluge 2020/09

    Locally run by the nicest people

  76. angle demon 2020/08

    Bombolini has AMAZING homemade pasta. The staff is really friendly and they take the time to explain their products. My dad is a big fan and he insists on going there every time he is in town.

  77. Steven Coelho 2020/08

    The best smoked salmon on the east coast!

  78. Kevin Campbell 2020/08

    This place has some of the best quality pasta I’ve eaten outside of Italy!

  79. E Bringard 2020/08

    Everyone is very friendly, happy to help and talk to you. Plus the food (and drinks) are fabulous. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique, lesser-known spot in Richmond

  80. Andrew Kerscher 2020/08

    Fantastic. Nice folks, very affordable, large portions, and most importantly delicious fresh pasta. Why’d it take so many years? Smoked Salmon on Rstd Garlic linguine is life.

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  81. Jillian Faustin 2020/07

    Was good but needed wayyyy more seasoning.

  82. Lauren B 2020/07

    Excellent and versatile pasta sheets! Made Raviolis with them

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  83. Prescott Paulin 2020/07

    Amazingly fresh pasta and a great selection of wines at reasonable prices.

  84. Emily Heacock 2020/07

    The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The pasta is delicious, affordable, and provides enough variety to satisfy any palate (as does the distillery). Bombolini is a must try!

  85. TikTok 2020/06

    Esta bien chingon me gusta

  86. [email protected] dome2013 2020/06

    Loved this place, fresh food cooked to order. Fresh pasta and sauces and inexpensive

  87. Jonathan Long 2020/06

    Smoked salmon pasta is amazing and one of a kind. Great fresh pasta. Want to try a lot of combos. Nice selection of Italian grocery items too and good beer to go.

  88. Wren Kincaid 2020/04

    They make their own pasta!

  89. Mia Jones 2020/04

    Pasta is soooo so so so so yummy. All handmade right there and you can taste the difference. Their meats and fish is top tier too. Anything you get will be fantastic. Also try out their distilled stuff, they will let you taste test everything on the menu and they have some uniquely delicious liquor that makes great gifts. If you haven’t checked this place out you need to do so immediately!

  90. Sean Hagen 2020/04

    I got the chicken rose pasta and it was so good it made me question my mother’s cooking. The pasta had incredible flavor and the only bad part about my experience was when I looked down to see my dish empty. Great place to go to in Richmond for a quick lunch. 5/5 baby!

  91. Chloe A 2020/04

    This place is absolutely incredible!!! Fresh made pasta everyday. Delicious sauce. The best plate of pasta I have ever had. Huge amounts of food. They even have amazing gluten free pasta!! Absolutely incredible!! Go here it’s amazing.

  92. David Shepherd 2020/03

    Great food and exceptional value, especially for the Fan.

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  93. Daniel Weaver 2020/02

    Pretty good pasta.

  94. John Purdy (x12721) 2020/02

    Hands down the best pasta in Richmond!

  95. Abel Joshua Birk 2020/02

    Delicious, great price, amazing service.

  96. Matt Daum 2020/01

    Amazing, authentic, handmade pasta!

  97. Rachael Harvey 2020/01

    Great customer service and always a variety of fresh made pastas and sauces. Love Bombolini, definitely one of my favorite restaurants.

  98. Joe Crook 2019/12

    Wonderful take out options

  99. Janet De Perez 2019/12

    Muy buen lugar, pastas y salsas caseras. Precios muy economicos. Buena atención

  100. Michelle Hayes 2019/12

    Great pasta, very affordable!!!!! The people that work there are really nice too. I used to go there all the time when I lived in the fan, but still come here even though it’s out of my way. Try the carbonara

  101. Jackson Green 2019/12

    Great service at a local Italian joint. Pasta is all made in house and very affordable with a wide variety. Only complaint was the chicken breast being a little dry, but the pasta made up for it!

  102. Ruthanne Maddox 2019/12

    Thanks to bombolini, I can finally enjoy some of my favorites again. They have the best fresh pasta, cut when you order, and now featuring gluten free!! The sauce is incredible too. All available in house or to prepare at home. Plus the smoked fish is actual ambrosia. Thank you!!!

  103. Campbell Chatterjea 2019/11

    First off let me say I’m a spaghetti nut. It’s my favorite food. For the longest time I’ve only seen pasta (good pasta that is) offered in take home cook-it-yourself form or fancy restauraunts. It’s refreshing to be able to eat quality pasta in a quick laid back establishment like bombolini. The owner is very hospitable and Cooks most of the food himself. Overall it’s an A in my book, highly recommend this place for a quick lunch.

  104. Nicole BG 2019/11

    Fresh cut pasta for each dish! It’s delicious. Plus beer and wine. Additionally there is a distillery inside with an amazing selection! Must go

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  105. Sarah Sax 2019/10

    Fresh pasta made in-house and served with any specifications you prefer. Absolutely delicious with kind, helpful staff. The helpful part was particularly important because there were so many options and pasta variations 👍 …

  106. Douglas Elliott 2019/10

    Everything is fresh and priced right.

  107. Michael Cartet 2019/10

    I haf the smoked Salmon fettuccine. It was amazing

  108. Lauren Methena 2019/10

    The food here is fantastic and fresh! I hell of ordering their fresh made-to-order pastas, but if I don’t have time, their frozen pasta selections of ravioli, cannoli, lasagna, and much more are great to take home! Great wine selection too! Good vegetarian options and meat options. They have a wonderful smoked meat and fish selection too. A must-try in the Fan!

  109. CeJae Vtipilson 2019/09

    Love the pasta

  110. Tiffany Bell DeJarnette 2019/09

    Amazing pasta!

  111. Will Myers 2019/09

    Great food

  112. Alisha Parker 2019/09

    This place is awesome!

  113. Misty Peters 2019/09

    Why has it taken me so long to try this place? I’ve had this place bookmarked for years, but just never got around to going. And that is a regret I’ll have to live with.This place is just great. The workers are friendly, there is fresh pasta constantly being made. They also have different flavored pasta: garlic, black pepper, etc. Just check their board!

  114. CJ Nivens 2019/08

    I love the freshly made pasta and different choices of wine. They will take your order and 5 minutes later have your food waiting for you, literally. If you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine for take out or dine in, this is certainly the spot!

  115. Blake Casavant 2019/08

    Best pasta place in town for great prices.

  116. Jeff Ayers 2019/08

    Amazing food! The Italian grinder is definitely a new go to

  117. Justin Hobson 2019/08

    Delicious fresh pasta AND they have a distillery 👍 …

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  118. Suga'Free Baby 2019/07

    I do like to see the glass half full so here we go. Just visited there today for lunch based on the location & previous reviews. Well, the fact you can choose your own pasta based off the visual display in the showcase & choose your pasta flavoring was a nice touch. Plus the male front server was friendly. Now, as for the pasta it was ala dente. It was lacking flavor due to the lack of sauce therefore I ordered another cup of sauce ($2). If you’re wondering, I ordered the Fresh Mushroom w/ garlic pasta flavoring.

    Well, as I was eating at the front booth, a patron walks in with a big dog and stops right at the register as his dog lags behind on leash and the the dog then gives a quick vigorous shake as if he just got out the pool. The problem is this is right by my food.

    I played it cool. Immediately wrapped up my food. Left the dog, patron & staff (food & tip is pre-paid before food made). Got home … couldn’t consume what germs the dog may have contaminated my food with if any but I’m skeptical like that. I returned the food & got my money back because of this. Left twice hungry!

    So if you like a pet friendly restaurant – this is your spot!!

  119. Vernita Hargrove 2019/07

    Great food.

  120. dennis throckmorton 2019/07

    Great food, friendly service. Eat-in or take fresh pasta to prepare at home.

  121. Amanda Hardy 2019/06

    Such great pasta and the people that work there are so friendly & eager to help.

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  122. J Davis 2019/06

    Great local place that makes fresh pasta and other dishes that you can Grab & Go or eat there. Their sauce that they use on their homemade lasagna, cantalini’s and other dishes is some of the best I’ve ever had. They are a great deal , all you have to do is pop them in the oven. A excellent inexpensive meal. The man behind the counter was extremely helpful and did not seem to mind answering all the questions that I had.

  123. Mahfuz Kamal 2019/06

    Nice small shop with well priced Italian food

  124. Donald Miller 2019/05

    Cool little place with yummy food!

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  125. Heather Green 2019/05

    The food was amazing!! The staff was epic, prices affordable, and the place had an extremely cool vibe. Everything was very fresh and the in-house smoked salmon…oh it was to die for,as well as their meatballs and meat sauce. Too, you can NOT beat their pasta!

  126. Madeline Laine 2019/05

    Best place for pasta ever. Love how chill it is! Super casual, super delicious pasta.

  127. Isaac Mont 2019/05

    Found this place on a road trip coming from SC. I must say the pasta was awesome! I would definitely recommend this joint to all. Great prices also….

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  128. Anna Nelson 2019/04

    Best pasta in RVA. Also they now have a rum distillery…..which is also good

  129. Deb Veal 2019/03

    Large portions of pasta..

  130. Celina de la Serna 2019/03

    Affordable place with good variety of wines but the pasta is NOT GOOD.

  131. Kent Kannegieter 2019/02

    Great pasta made fresh each day in house

  132. Ryan Hays 2019/02

    A favorite place for tasty italian food. It was so fresh. There was quick, helpful, and friendly service. The bill was good for what you get.

  133. Scott Salvant 2019/01

    Outstanding as always, Bombolini is one of the most underrated restaurants in the area. Their smoked salmon is superb. They have a small but well selected (and affordable) selection of beers on tap. Great to pop in for a lunch or grabbing something to go.

  134. Koi B 2018/12

    Fresh pasta made in house, accompanied by a little market inside, what’s not to love.

  135. Thomas Roper 2018/12

    Really good made to order pasta meals and sandwiches. Solid option.

  136. Bob & Alison Wash 2018/12

    This was a wonderful surprise. No frills but The food was delicious and plentiful. We had the Garlic pasta 😋 and meat sauce with a fresh hot loaf of bread. It was so much food we had almost a whole container left and we were stuffed. It was not expensive $23.00 for 2 meals, bread and drinks. We loved it and we will definitely return again!

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  137. Jon Windle 2018/12

    Great food!

  138. Nicky Witcher 2018/12

    I’m still on the fence with this one. The concept is great! Homemade pastas in various flavors with many different choices. I ordered the garlic roasted spaghetti with meat sauce. I’m accustomed to my pastas being cooked al dente. Their noodles were so well done that you didn’t need to chew them. I didn’t like the texture. Also, I couldn’t tell what kind of meat was in the sauce. (I should have asked because it looked like ground turkey, which I wouldn’t have ordered if that was the case.) Just not a lot of flavor. I actually have some fresh asiago cheese at work, so I cut a few slivers on top. That didn’t do the trick. I may try them again… Just bit right now. I was very disappointed.

  139. Matthew Keller 2018/11

    Awesome place with really good food. Owner also has a micro distillery in the back and is making rum and other concoctions.

  140. Alain Mower 2018/10

    A little piece of Italy in every way.

    From the family run business, to the unassuming exterior, to the flooringly good homemade pasta varieties available for for order if you would like them cooked up with vegetables or Italian sausage, etc. on site, or to purchase and bring home with you to surprise yourself or guests later.

    Every time I’ve cooked with them, someone always notes how surprised they are at just much of a difference using these premier pastas make in whatever I’ve cooked.

    They also have some other local handmades available for sale as well as a selection of wines for the winers & diners.

    Possibly a bit difficult to spot on it’s corner here especially as you’re getting distracted by some of the RVA murals that grace the walls around their location, Bombolini truly is an unassuming gem and well worth checking out for yourself.

  141. John Drake 2018/09

    If you can make Italian Food yourself their choices of fresh made Pastas are THE BEST.

    Their Eat In and Carry Out is EXCELLENT too at a good price.

  142. Hunter Frostick 2018/08

    Always delicious

  143. Harrison Villhelm 2018/08

    One of the best value’s in Richmond, also complete with a small grocery store with wines and hand made authentic pastas. The food can be a bit heavy, greasy, but overall it is delicious and plentiful. So much variety packed into such a small place.

  144. Cara Vu 2018/07

    Cheap fantastic pasta! Don’t bother paying the prices at Edo’s.

  145. Jim T 2018/07

    The best smoked salmon anywhere and the fresh pasta is amazing. Loved their Vodka sauce as well. Friendly, helpful folks and great hand crafted foods.

  146. Caleb Y. 2018/07

    Great pasta and great people! So if you’re looking for great pasta and great people to go along with the great pasta, this place has both of those great things! It’s a pasta and people kind of place!

  147. Henrique dos Santos 2018/06

    Papardele com salmão defumado espetacular !

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  148. Jordan Smith 2018/06

    I wish I’d knew of this place much earlier, what an awesome collection of fresh made pasta dish options at reasonable prices!

  149. Martin McGuigan 2018/06

    Pasta’s great as are the sauces. But, to my mind, the most delicious item on the menu is the smoked salmon -absolutely incredible.

  150. Marwan 2018/06

    Good food, their pasta is A1. Cuban is pretty good as well. Excellent service, friendly staff, eclectic interior. They have wine by the bottle and glass, beer too. Great place to get your pasta fix and a wonderful establishment nestled in the heart of Main Street.

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  151. Barbara Bivens 2018/05

    Awesome homemade pasta. One of our favorite go to places.

  152. Delmont Walker 2018/05

    Great food. The their fresh pasta is the best. The Alfredo has marvelous flavor and the Smoked Salmon is out of this world. Bombolini is a great Gem in Richmond.

  153. Edgar Hernandez 2018/03

    Great food and even better service

  154. Kim Crowley 2018/03

    Delicious food made exactly how I asked for

  155. David Kinney 2018/03

    Amazing pasta, great portion sizes for cheap and really high quality food. Don’t bother with the sandwiches, not that they’re bad but the pasta is just so good that getting anything else is a waste of time. Has a New York City hole-in-the-wall vibe

  156. Ravi Shankar 2018/02

    Good pasta to go, tasty, and they have gluten free noodles

  157. Patricia Clavel 2018/01

    Good food, traditional Italian food.

  158. Jason Apolo 2018/01

    It’s pretty cool to see them making the pasta in front of you. The atmosphere is really nice too.

  159. Mike Boss 2018/01

    I have been buying Bambolini’s pastas and sauces for the last 2 years but always from their booth at the Forest Hills Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. The selection was always deep and the quality excellent. But recently I visited their Main Street store to buy sheets of pasta which I needed to make my grandmother’s raviollis. As far as I know, this is the only place in Richmond where sheets of pasta can be found. The store is not very big which makes it even more amazing that so much really great homemade food and wine can be found in a single location. Every type of pasta imaginable, stuffed and plain,along with a nice affordable wine selection and a deli counter are all just a few paces away . Plus the pasta sheets. Bambolini’s is a true neighborhood shop with friendly and informative staff stocked with enough fresh homemade pastas and sauces to serve the entire city. Good thing too because it’s the only place I know of that carries such stuff.

  160. Love Davis 2017/12

    The pasta is made on site. The menu selections have variety. Great place for a simple, pleasant dine in experience. It’s cozy but dining space is limited.

  161. Joe Strasser 2017/11

    Don’t know how this place wasn’t more crowded. Incredible.

  162. Fernando Tevez 2017/10

    Great selection of freshly made pasta

  163. Griffin Powers 2017/08

    Excellent food, great fresh pasta, and great customer service.

  164. Maggie Lake 2017/08

    It was my first time at this place and I loved the food! A bunch of good choices for anyone who loves Italian food. I can personally say the chicken rosé was wonderful.

  165. David Ruggles 2017/08

    Great fresh pasta, can’t be beat. The sauces are alright, I feel that my homemade sauces are as good or better. However, I don’t know how nor do I have the proper tools to make fresh pasta, this is my go-to spot. The frozen (freshly made) ravioli is also super delicous.

  166. Martha Skraitz 2017/08

    They have the best homemade pasta and food.

  167. Jim Segneri 2017/07

    Great fresh pasta a d bacon

  168. Rachel Williard 2017/07

    Delicious homemade pasta, bread, sauces, cured meats, and more – for takeout or dine in. Fantastic and affordable wine selection. Best of all is the service. This is a gem in The Fan!

  169. Marcia Waldron 2017/04

    Delicious!!!

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  170. Marishka Sweeny 2017/04

    Low cost, filling, hand-crafted dishes that are absolutely delicious!!! Great wine selection, however, the beer selection is rather skimpy. Still, I absolutely love this place!

  171. Rachel Bowling 2017/04

    First time here, and the staff was so friendly. They went out of their way to answer any questions we had and make our experience great. The pasta is delicious and super filling. Would definitely recommend!

  172. Vivien Tsang 2017/04

    Not quite the authentic Italian pasta I was hoping for but honestly for the price, I would definitely go again. I had the carbonara with black pepper linguine, which was delicious but a bit on the oily side. My friend had the chicken rosé with roasted garlic fettuccine, which I liked better actually. All in all, a great RVA place for cheap, delicious food!

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  173. Peter Samuel 2017/04

    Cool staff/atmosphere! Pasta is super rich and creamy (I don’t mind) but the average person may take the rest to go. Pasta came out fresh and hot!

  174. Angela Kappus 2017/04

    You won’t find a better fast casual carb bomb in town. Get fresh pasta and a sauce here, or they can make it for you. The portions are big enough for leftovers the next day. Add in good service and a reserved parking lot, and you’ve got the perfect lunch or quick dinner.

  175. Brandon Argro 2017/03

    Great hole in the wall. Fresh pasta and variety. Great and friendly staff.

  176. Pete Price 2017/03

    Wonderful gem with bacon laced sandwiches and hand made pastas

  177. xaronax 2017/02

    Excellent customized pasta.

  178. Eric Stavenjord 2017/02

    Great homemade pasta and relaxed atmosphere. My go to lunch spot in the fan.

  179. Collin Chamberlin 2017/02

    We had ordered two dishes, the meatballs and spaghetti and the carbonara. For my spaghetti, it was in a giant clump, as though someone baked it. The Carbonara wasn’t true Carbonara. The pasta in the Carbonara was undercooked and in the spaghetti, overcooked. I even had a corkscrew in my spaghetti. I would not return to this restuant.

    Now, the meatballs were very good. If the spaghetti wasn’t overcooked, I think that I may be willing to return.

  180. SaQuayla Jones 2017/01

    Great fresh tasting food and super friendly staff!!

  181. Brandy Zzyzx 2016/12

    We ordered several different types of pasta for a rehearsal dinner. Everyone loved everything, none left over. Great tasting, pastas made on site, can cater to dietary restrictions. Few tables to eat at the location, but more of a market and take out spot.

  182. D S 2016/12

    The black pepper gluten free shells are perfect. As someone recently diagnosed as gluten intolerant, I pretty much thought life was over (pasta and bread are my two favorite foods).

    Bombolini has saved my life. (I also never eat store bought sauce, the tomato basil sauce however is as good as homemade). Will definitely be buying this again!

  183. Chris Nguyen 2016/12

    The carbonara is awesome! It’s creamy and has crisp peas and smoky bacon. People working there were very pleasant. Seating is limited to three large round tables that can sit about six each.

  184. Cole Murphy 2016/11

    Good pasta

  185. Christopher Helme 2016/11

    Only place I’ve found around here with squid ink noodles, which are incredibly delicious and makes a trip here worth while for that alone.

  186. Catherine Farmer 2016/11

    Caprese sandwich on fresh bread is delicious…

  187. marcus holmes 2016/10

    Me my son and his mother are from out of town and we both really like pasta. This place is really nice and the pasta is awesome and worth the try. I had the spinach pasta chicken Alfredo.

  188. Matt Longacre 2016/08

    Amazing pasta. The garlic is a good balance, the smoked salmon isn’t too smoked and has a nice flavor, and the Alfredo sauce isn’t too thick or too thin. Also try pink sauce: a mix of marinara and white sauce.

    The atmosphere is also nice. There is very limited seating inside though.

  189. Jim Laidler 2016/07

    I have been buying fresh and frozen pasta and sandwiches for a couple of years but had not tried their takeout pasta meals (except lasagne) until today. Had the Carbonara with linguine and it was fantastic! It was a steal for the price (I’d have spent more at a fast food place) and still hot and tasty when I got back to my office.

  190. Ivan Witteborg 2016/06

    Super great pasta and large portions here, enough for two meals! Even gave us extra sauce to add to our meal.

    One thing I will note is the Fettuccine pasta I ordered was a little gummy. The pasta water may have needed to be swapped out.

  191. Lorraine O'Regan 2016/06

    The food here is excellent and extremely high quality. I love their black pepper linguini and shells, and my favorite sauces are the alfredo and chicken rose. They always make my order exactly as I ask, extra crispy chicken with pasta drowning in sauce. The staff are extra helpful always offering advice on meals and even letting you sample drinks before you buy them. The take home pasta has been a go to since I live in virginia beach and every trip to richmond this is scheduled stop for lunch. If you want fresh pasta with unique flavors and customer service that would be hard to beat- you’ve found the perfect place to eat.

  192. Chris 2016/05

    There is really great pasta here! The prices are also quite good here, I just wish they were open later!

  193. Ali Faruk 2016/03

    I love the fresh pasta here! When it comes to fresh pasta, i prefer the larger noodles. There are always fun and tasty combinations. Service is prompt and friendly!

  194. Aaron Waxman 2016/02

    Lovely homemade pasta. Friendly staff.

  195. James Ogden 2016/02

    Great, freshly made pasta. The customer service and prices are really hard to beat!

  196. Samuel Little 2016/02

    Love love love their ravioli and sauces. A bit pricy but good quality. Not something you eat everyday. Great for date night.

  197. Kyle Brackett 2016/02

    Great place for Pasta. Lunch menu is terrific
    And reasonably priced!!!! In addition, the owners rock!!

  198. Jeb Hoge 2015/12

    Delicious pasta meals to eat in at a few small tables or take away (hot or frozen). Also a nice selection of dry pastas, meats, beverages, seasonings, and more. Watch pasta being made while dining on fresh hot noodles & toppings!

  199. Ophelia von Ludwig 2015/11

    Very great resturant

  200. Doug Weight 2015/10

    These guys know how to make some pasta! Fresh or frozen – either way is winning.

  201. C L 2015/10

    Homemade pasta, smoked sausages, deli meats, local bread, cheese, wine, beer, take out, eat in…bottom line, I love this place

  202. Heather Boroughs 2015/07

    What a hidden jewel in Richmond. We got their gluten free black pepper pasta and it is AMAZING. We will be trying more items soon.

  203. Jai Parthasarathy 2014/12

    Supremely tasty pasta combined with excellent customer service makes Bombolini a great place to eat at

  204. Greg Webster 2014/06

    Great little cafe to get your fix of italian pasta, wine, and sauces!

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