Richmond Good Life :: Best Restaurants in Richmond, VA :: Questions of the Week: Best Pizza

RGL's Question of the Week:  Richmond, VA's Best Pizza

This list will evolve over time as new restaurants enter, old ones leave or slip.

I'm more of a NY style type, hence the bias... 

Name Address
(1) 8 1/2  401 Strawberry St (804) 358-8505
Garlicky excellence with creamy toppings (ie, where the cheese, sauce, and olive oil blend as one). Original style.
(2) Carini's  3718 Williamsburg Rd (804) 222-0715  
Old-time Richmond pizzeria. An oasis in the tough East End. 
(3) Capriccio's 9127A W Broad St (TJ Maxx shopping center) (804) 346-0184
Really good traditional "NY style" slice.  These paisanos came out of nowhere.
(4) Rosa's 2470 Anderson Hwy Powhatan, VA (804) 598-5244 
This pizzeria has been around forever for a reason. Powhattan is lucky to have them.
(5) Tarrnatino's (in back of Tarrant's) 1 W. Broad St (804) 225-0035
New kid on the block (Tarrant's long lost uncle from Italy)...New York style with a chewy, charred crust...just the way I like it.  Best Pizza in downtown.
Honorable mentions: Frank's Pizzeria ((NY Style-3054 Stony Point Rd (804) 560-1613); Gino's Pizza (NY Style-Grande Cheese, 10444 Ridgefield Pkwy); Leonardo's (NY Style-Grande Cheese, 10883 W Broad St); Pepicellis Pizza (114 S Washington Hwy Ashland, author's note: Pepicellis has the best breadsticks in the area...buttery/parmesan heaven); "La Casa" Contreras (NY Style, Sals and Brothers (2017 S Sycamore St Petersburg (804) 861-9191), Bella Italia (6407 Iron Bridge Rd (804) 743-1116)); "La Casa" Lopresti (NY Style, Arianna’s (700 N. Sheppard St), Maldini’s (4809 Forest Hill Ave), Mary Angela’s (3345 W Cary St), Nonna's (11321-B Nuckols Rd), Piccola’s (1100 West Main St), Pietro’s (2601 Osborne Rd Chester, VA), Pronto (5625 W Broad St))

Best Virginia Pizzerias (worth a long drive): Christian's Pizza (118 W Main St, Charlottesville (434) 977-9688); Crozet Pizza (5794 Three Notched Rd Crozet, VA 22932 (434) 823-2132); Italian Store (3123 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 528-6266); Two Amys (3715 Macomb St NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-5700; technically, DC...Best pizza within 100 miles of Richmond); Ynot Pizza (2102 Great Neck Sq, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, (757) 496-9111)

Best Pizza in the World: Grimaldi's Pizzeria (19 Old Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 858-4300); Pizzeria Bianco (623 E Adams St Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 258-8300); Una Pizza Napoletana (349 E 12th St New York, NY 10003 (212) 477-9950)

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