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The Best Pizza in Richmond

With a beautiful natural setting, lots of history, and a thriving cultural and culinary scene, Virginia's capital of Richmond is one of the jewels of the American South. The best pizza in Richmond presents locals and visitors with a key part of that scene, mixing Southern flavors with the diverse tastes of Richmond to create a pizza style all its own. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners heading out to when they're looking for the best pizza in Richmond? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've collected information from the city's in-the-know diners to put together a list of restaurants with the best pizza in Richmond. With everything from lively sports bars and neighborhood pizzerias to upscale downtown restaurants and taverns, the best pizza in Richmond represents a wide variety of tastes and styles. Grab a table in Richmond and grab a pie tonight!

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10 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Azzurro, Portico Restaurant - Richmond, The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Richmond
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Azzurro

$$$$
Italian
Richmond
4.7
1520 reviews

Trek out to the River Road Shopping Center to visit Azzurro and discover some of the best pizza in Richmond. This relaxed yet upscale restaurant delivers fine Italian cuisine with an elegant atmosphere. The brick-oven pizza is an Azzurro highlight. Go for the house-special toasted peppers pizza, with toasted pepperoni and red pepper alongside goat cheese and red sauce. The "Arrabbiatta" with spicy shrimp and roasted red pepper is a favorite, and the Mediterranean pizza with spinach, goat cheese, and kalamata onions offers up a taste of the region.


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Portico Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$
Italian
Richmond
4.6
2539 reviews

Grab a table outside at the elegant Portico Restaurant for a great meal out with friends and family. Located right on River Road in Richmond, Portico delivers a full meal of pizza favorites for its lunchtime dishes. Try the house Pizza Portico, with tomato, mozzarella, seasonal vegetables and herbs, and gorgonzola. For a spicier taste, the Pizza Picante features Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and spicy grilled pepperoncini. Portico is also one of the best spots in Richmond for brunch. Head on on Sunday for their special Bloody Mary with pepper and celery and the crab omelet with crab, spinach, tomato, garden lettuce, and fruit.


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The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.4
529 reviews

A modern favorite in the heart of Richmond, The Daily Kitchen and bar is an eclectic and lively spot with a creative pizza menu. Try the daily special or something new like the "Fig and Pig" pizza. There are also classic favorites like barbecue chicken pizza, mushroom and kale pizza, or the sauce-less white pizza. Locally-grown ingredients drive the menu. Go for one of their lunchtime "bowls" for a hearty meal, like the Spicy Avo bowl, the teriyaki bowl, or the Thai noodle bowl. This is also a place to grab dessert. Try the Daily's banana bread, carrot cake, or chocolate torte.


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Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.3
2810 reviews

This lively and sleek bistro in the heart of Richmond is a hot spot for young professionals, friends and family, and excellent pizza. The white "Bianca" pizzas are some of the Tarrant's highlights. Try the spinach and tomato pie, with ricotta, olive oil, fresh garlic, and mozzarella. A "White Florentine" pizza features mushroom, spinach, and onion. Hearty calzones with a side of marinara sauce come in versions like veggie with mushroom and zucchini and meat lovers with pepperoni, ham, and sausage.


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Tarrant's West

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.3
1185 reviews

A hip and modern restaurant created out of a 19th-century drug store, Tarrant's West is a lively spot for some of the best pizza in Richmond. The hearty pies at Tarrant's feature selections like chicken white Florentine, seafood white with shrimp and scallops, and "Bacon Delight" with bacon, fresh garlic, and onion. The white pies with spinach and tomato or tomato and onion are other house specialties. Other highlights of Tarrant's menu? The sandwiches. Try the tilapia Reuben, with the familiar Reuben toppings and pan-fried tilapia. A deluxe grilled cheese includes tomato, bacon, ham, and mayo on Texas toast.


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Bar Solita

$$$$
Mediterranean
Richmond
4.4
723 reviews

This upscale bar and bistro in the middle of Richmond's lively Broad Street section is a hot spot for an excellent night out. The creative Mediterranean menu features a full selection of wood-fired pizzas. Try the basil pesto, a unique dish with roasted butternut squash, ricotta, red onion, and toasted pumpkin seeds. The Bar Solita breakfast pizza is a twist on a favorite, with breakfast sausage, eggs, ricotta, and bacon on familiar pizza dough. Another menu highlight is the Solita burger. This 8-oz. patty features spicy tomato aioli, onion bacon jam, Vermont Cabot cheddar, and a side of "papas brava."


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Perch

$$$$
American
Richmond
4.6
1056 reviews

This creative spot on West Broad Street features some of the best pizza in Richmond. Perch's menu features intriguing Asian-fusion cuisine with plenty of seafood, poultry, and meat dishes. Look to the small plate menu for some of Perch's excellent shareable pizzas. Try the beef and broccoli pizza, with Korean-marinated beef, broccolini, kimchi sauce, and mozzarella. There's also the jackfruit barbecue pizza, made with avocado puree, red onion, and mozzarella. Don't miss Perch's coconut ceviche with tuna and "compressed" fruit, and the pimento crab dip with old bay, cheddar, and scallions.


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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Richmond

$$$$
American
Henrico
4.0
43 reviews

This lively hot spot for a good time and great food serves up some of the best pizza in Richmond. The big, Chicago-style pies at BJ's deliver hearty helpings of meats and cheeses in a deep-dish crust. Try the barbecue or buffalo chicken pizza, the meat lover's "Sweet Pig" pizza, or the chicken bacon ranch pizza. There are also flatter "Tavern-Style" pizzas for a lighter meal. Another benefit? Pizzas are available gluten-free. Pair the pizza with one of BJ's hand-crafted beers, like the Oktoberfest German-style lager, Tripel IPA, or Lightswitch lager.


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Casa Italiana

$$$$
Italian
Richmond
4.5
688 reviews

A longtime Richmond favorite, Casa Italiana is the place to go to get some of the best pizza in Richmond. Stop in during the restaurant's lunchtime hours to enjoy the classic Italian restaurant atmosphere and one of its grilled pizzas. Try the "Meat Lover's Dream," with Italian sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto, and pancetta. The roasted mushrooms pizza features bechamel, baby arugula, and truffle oil, and the basil pesto pizza includes fresh mozzarella and crispy pancetta. Another menu highlight? The "Real Italian" sandwich, with mortadella, prosciutto, soppressata, and fresh mozzarella.


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Red Lobster - Richmond - Broad St.

$$$$
Seafood
Richmond
4.4
16 reviews

The Richmond installment of this national seafood favorite features a pizza among its signature meals. Stop into this Broad Street hotspot to try the lobster and langostino pizza, one of the restaurant's signature dishes. This pizza includes the seafood favorites on a traditional pizza crust, creating one of the most intriguing meals on the menu. Don't miss the restaurant's signature crab, lobster, and other seafood dishes, along with their world-renowned Cheddar Bay biscuits.


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