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.
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.
Top tier takeout
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.
Zombie Pizza, Woodland Heights Try a specialty pizza like the Classic Pesto, Philly Steak, or Chicken Alfredo.
Think outside the pizza box
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.
Pie314 RVA, Upper Shockoe Valley Try the wood-fired pizza at this restaurant adjacent to Union Hill.
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.
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Plant Swap | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Benchtop Brewing, 434 Hull St., Richmond | Free | Experienced plant parents and beginners alike are welcome at this swap event.
Neumann Lecture: Huib Schippers | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Perkinson Recital Hall, 421 Westhampton Way, Richmond | Free | Register to attend this lecture on how culture, communities, infrastructure, and technology influence our sonic environment.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
“Vampire’s Kiss” | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St., Richmond | $8 | This crime comedy follows Nic Cage as a publishing executive who believes he’s turning into a vampire.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Music at Main | Thursday, Sept. 21, Thursday, Sept. 28 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main St., Richmond | Free | Head to Shockoe after work for a free concert from Adam Hawley.
Sam Reed Sings | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 8 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St., Richmond | $15-$20 | This month, the local talent will sing Nina Simone with special guest Buttafly Vasquez.
4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception | Friday, Sept. 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Art Works, 320 Hull St., Richmond | Free | Celebrate 20 years of this Manchester gallery with live music, refreshments, and new exhibits.
New life could be coming to the former Southside Speedway site. Chesterfield County is looking for proposals from development teams to transform the 57-acre area. It’s still up in the air whether racing is included in the site’s future. (Richmond BizSense)
Central Virginia nonprofit Project:HOMES bought the manufactured housing community Bermuda Estates in 2020. Since then, the group has been working to address resident needs, replace units, and preserve affordability — look into the progress. (VPM)
Support the James River Park System during Camera to Canvas, a fundraising at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing this Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. Bid on original art inspired by works by nature photographer Bill Draper, plus enjoy cocktails, food, and music. Get tickets now.
The Richmond Public Library is ringing in 50 years of Gellman Room Concerts at the Main Branch on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. This special edition of the free concert series will feature the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia performing “Our Pictures,” a musical tribute to Richmond.
Richmond Ballet will have a new Artistic Director at the helm next season. After 44 years in the position, Stoner Winslett will take on an advisory role and current Associate Artistic Director Ma Cong will assume the chief position.
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will stop by Dominion Energy Center during their “Asking For Trouble” comedy tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. for the Saturday, Jan. 6 show.
Deion Sanders is one of the most talked about figures in sports right now — but did you know he played baseball in Richmond? Sanders suited up for 29 games as an outfielder for the Richmond Braves in 1991. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Several festival screenings take place at The Byrd Theatre. | Photo by RICtoday
The Richmond International Film Festival returns to the River City from Tuesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 1. This year’s festival includes 195 films from over 15 countries and 35 musical acts.
Most film screenings will take place at the Byrd Theatre and Movieland, but there are events all over — including an opening reception at Quirk, a summit at Pocahontas State Park, a mixer at Vagabond, and the RIFF Music Fest from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Hardywood.
Passes, VIP badges, and single tickets are available now. If you’re buying a pass, make sure to get that first and then you’ll be able to reserve your space at events around town.
Pro tip: Use the Film Guide to find events that appeal to you — whether you’re looking for international films, music videos, animated shorts, or a specific genre like romance or thrillers.