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A guide to Richmond’s pizza scene

Here’s where to grab a slice at 25+ pizza restaurants around the River City


Share a pie at Pupatella.

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Whenever we’re feeling saucy, we like to dig into a slice of local pizza. Richmond’s pizza scene is bubbling with options — and we keep finding ways to top ourselves. If you’re on the quest for the perfect slice, we’ve pie-oneered a list of 25+ places to grab pizza that are definitely worth the dough.

Local legends

8 1/2, multiple locations
Take out a classic pie from the Fan or Church Hill locations. Pro tip: The Fan spot is right across the street from Scuffletown Park, perfect for a pizza picnic.

Mary Angela’s, Carytown
This Carytown corner spot has been serving up slices since 1986.

Pizza Bones, Union Hill
Owner and VCU alum Ashley Patino specializes in morning baked goods and afternoon ‘za.

Pupatella, The Fan
This Neopolitan pizzeria offers a variety of red and white pizzas. Try this: the Mimosa white pizza with Italian cream, roasted corn, prosciutto cotto, and fresh mozzarella.

Top tier takeout


Find Belmont Pizzeria in the Museum District.

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Albert Pizzeria, Broad Rock
Pick up a slice or get a whole pie delivered — Albert also offers wings, calzones, rolls, and subs.

Assante’s Pizza, The Fan
This classic spot also offers strombolis, subs, wraps, wings, and salads.

Belmont Pizzeria, Museum District
Enjoy Sicilian Style pizza right around the corner from the VMHC and VMFA.

Chanello’s Pizza, Museum District
This Virginia-based regional chain started in Hampton Roads and offers a perks program.

Galley Go To, Stratford Hills
Located next to Galley Kitchen in its market storefront, this casual pizza spot is known for speedy service and also offers coffee and beer.

Piccola Italy Pizza & Subs, The Fan
Right around the corner from VCU, this spot offers takeout and delivery with hours each day.

Valentino’s Italian Pizzeria, City Center
Stop in at this downtown pizza place for a quick slice.

Zombie Pizza, Woodland Heights
Try a specialty pizza like the Classic Pesto, Philly Steak, or Chicken Alfredo.

Zorba’s Pizza Express, Bellevue
This spot also offers a variety of pasta dishes and apps.

Think outside the pizza box


Pizza Bones varies its red and white specials on a regular basis.

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Bottoms Up Pizza, Shockoe Bottom
Get a slice at this classic Richmond joint on Dock Street.

Hot For Pizza, Carver
This spot specializes in creative combinations that’ll make your mouth water. We want to try the Reagle Beagle, Captain Planet, and Pesto Both World pies.

Mellow Mushroom, multiple locations
This stone-baked pizza restaurant has its local fans despite its status as a national chain.

Pie314 RVA, Upper Shockoe Valley
Try the wood-fired pizza at this restaurant adjacent to Union Hill.

Sergio’s Pizza, Midlothian
Stop in at this Chesterfield restaurant for a pizza oven experience and enjoy fresh, hand-tossed dough made in-house every day.

Zorch Pizza, Carytown
Swing by to get a New York Style slice or a whole pie. Try this: The White Out signature pizza has caramelized onions, basil, ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan.

By the slice

Anthony’s Pizza, Carytown
Grab a slice on the go or order your own custom ‘za.

Benny Ventano’s, The Fan
This brick oven chain began on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and has since expanded, but still claims to be the Home of the Virginia Slice.

Brooklyn Pizza Authority, Midlothian
Reader Tommy T. swears that this authentic New York style pizza spot serves major slices.

Christian’s Pizza, The Fan
A college staple, Christian’s serves slices out of its Harrison Street location.

Jo-Jo’s Famous NY Style Pizza & Subs, multiple locations
Grab a slice at the downtown location or try out the Midlothian spot. Pro tip: The lunch special is two slices of ‘za and a fountain drink for under $10.

Two Guys Pizza, Short Pump
Check out the combos on the menu for deals like two slices and three garlic knots or a slice, fries, and a drink for under $10.

Pizza + beer


Get creative with toppings at PBR.

Dante’s of Ironbridge, Chester
This Italian restaurant has pizza, calzones, stromboli + more.

Fire & Hops Pizza Co., Museum District
Enjoy pizza on the patio at this Belmont Street establishment with an extensive tap list.

Hardywood Taproom + Pizza Kitchen, The Diamond
Pies at this Richmond brewery are fresh baked and made to order. Bonus: You can check the weekly pizza kitchen specials on the website.

The Hop Craft Pizza & Beer, The Fan
The American and Sicilian mashup at this Cary Street spot includes specialty dough made in-house.

Ironclad Pizza Grill, Manchester
Share a pizza, enjoy a brew, and watch a game at this Southside sports bar.

Pizza & Beer of Richmond, multiple locations
This restaurant has locations in the Fan and Hanover. Pro tip: Get a pizza and apps to share, like the crispy pickles, cheese curds, or buffalo chicken egg rolls.

Triple Crossing Beer, Fulton
This spot offers specialty pies to enjoy with your favorite brews.


Find your next slice with our map. Bonus: Use the tags to find places that offer vegan or gluten-free options.

Our pizza guide is always growing. Tell us your favorite spot so we can add it to the list.

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