Best Pizza in Richmond?

We show you the way of the ‘Za.  Here are our opinions on the best pizza in Richmond.

The Good Stuff!

8 1/2 401 Strawberry St

The most original, most delicious pizza in town.  Hands down.  There is only one size here and two flavors; red or white.  They offer the freshest toppings and probably the best pizza sauce I’ve tasted in a long time.  The only size they offer may not fill up the hungriest person, so I’d suggest ordering one pie per person.

Tarrantino’s/Tarrant’s Cafe 1 W Broad St.

Some of the best NY style pizza around, but very inconsistent, and not very cheap.  The chef’s here rotate quite a bit so you’ll rarely get the same pizza twice, but the ingredients are there.  White or red, it’s excellent stuff.

Chez Dooley

There is no address on this one because you won’t get a chance to eat there. It is kind of a personal connection. Our good friend Nathan serves up delicious pies from time to time out of his kitchen. Naepolitan style, fresh ingredients, and interesting topping combos make this a great once in a while get together.

ON A BUDGET?

Belly Timber Tavern 1501 West Main Street  Richmond, VA

Looking for a place to grab some good beer and solid pie for under $10? Look no further. Tecate pounders, good draft beer and $8 wood-fired basil and caper pies are the way to go. Get there for happy hour and they knock a few bucks off the pie. Last we checked they had $5 cheeses on trivia night.

Belmont Pizzeria 602 North Belmont Ave

If you’re in the museum district and you want slices as big as your head for next to nothing check out Belmont Pizzeria. Great by the slice, decent full pies and a pretty low key take out / delivery set up. These things can be kinda sloppy and come with that ninja turtle greasy cheese so grab a napkin.

Jo Jo’s 1201 E Main St

For an affordable lunchtime slice, it doesn’t get much better.  $4.99 for two slices and a fountain drink is great, not to mention Jo Jo’s makes the most authentic NY style pizza in town…and they know how to cook it too.  This is awesome pizza at a discount price.  Just make sure you do it for lunch.  They don’t stay open past 5pm, and weekdays only I believe.

Valentinos 223 East Grace St

Pizza by the slice, whole pies, subs and all that jazz. The place is painted like an Italian flag and you can score a couple slices and a soda for around $6. Big portions, piping hot out of the oven even on a reheat, decent flavors if you catch em on a good night. Their fries are pretty good too.