8 Of The Best Pizza Spots In Richmond, VA
Excellent pizza is a must for any city, because who wants to live in a place with bad pizza? Nobody, that’s who. And in a city that takes food as seriously as Richmond does, you know there will be options. Thick and doughy crust? Yes! Thin and foldable? Of course. Wood-fired? Obviously. Late night? Depends on how late we’re talking. Whatever style of pizza you prefer, you’ll find it in Richmond. Use our list of Richmond’s best pizza spots to help you decide where to go first!
8 1/2, from the owners of Mamma Zu’s and Edo’s Squid, is a Fan District Italian takeout spot, known almost as much for the smell of garlic and dough wafting out the doors as they are for their food. And now with a second location in Church Hill, even more Richmonders can bring home the goodness of their signature white pizza or their classic red pizza (with their own sauce, subtly different than your typical red sauce).
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This legendary Museum District takeout spot serves more than just pizza, but it’s best-known for having Richmond’s largest slices. Seriously, when you order a slice to go, it comes in a standard-size pizza box! Thin-crusted, with just the right amount of gooeyness, Belmont Pizzeria is open pretty late for all you night owls.
We’re just going to cut to the chase here – who doesn’t want a 28″ pizza pie in their life? We’re talking pizza so big, you need to actually, fully open your front door to make sure the box can fit through it. But not only are you getting a massive pie (or slice!) with Benny Ventano’s, you’ll delight your tastebuds along the way!
Bottoms Up Pizza
Bottoms Up Pizza offers two primary things to diners: A unique location, and some of the most interesting pizzas in Richmond. Sit on the back porch and watch the trains roll through historic Shockoe Bottom while indulging in popular thick-crusted pizzas such as the Chesapeake (crabmeat, sweet onions, and Old Bay seasoning) or the Karen Combo (sausage, spinach, and ricotta).
If you live and/or work downtown, Jo-Jo’s is your quick-bite pizza place. Mimicking New York City’s pizza-by-the-slice takeout joints in style and experience, you’ll find many transplanted northerners here for lunch on a busy workday. There are almost always at least 10 different pizzas available, from peppers and onions to spinach and feta, as well as a variety of hot and cold subs.
Mary Angela’s Pizzeria
Mary Angela’s, located in Carytown, has been serving up both New York- and Sicilian-style pizza for years, and has remained mostly unchanged in that time. With good reason, too, as the pizza has been a Richmond favorite since the beginning. Sit down and order a whole pie, or just stop in for a slice on the go. Either way, you’ll be back!
PBR (Pizza & Beer Of Richmond)
We knew when the folks at EAT Restaurant Partners announced they were opening a pizza joint, it was going to be amazing. PBR takes a fun, yet authentic, approach to crafting their Neapolitan pizzas, pulling flavors inspired by other EAT restaurants! On top of that, guests can enjoy a spectacular patio while drinking one (or two) of 48 craft beers!
If you’re looking for authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas, Pupatella RVA is the spot for you! The pizzas are not only delicious and filling, but they cook in 90 seconds. That’s not a typo. With an oven that gets as hot as 850 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s not a surprise your pie will get to you not shortly after it’s ordered! You can find them in the Fan near VCU, or in their newer spot in Glen Allen off Broad and Cox.
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