A city rich in both scenery and history, Richmond is definitely worth a visit. With warm temperatures and a beautiful skyline, you’ll probably be walking around a lot in order to get to all the sights you want to see.
If you’re going to be doing a lot of traveling around the city, you’ll need to stop to eat at least once, depending on how long you plan to be there! What food is easier to get fast— and eat quickly, too —than pizza? It’s a simple food that everyone can find a version of to enjoy.
You’ll be able to find a pizza place practically everywhere you turn in any city, but if you want the best of the best, you’ll find it on this list. Better yet, several of the options presented to you here are supported by GiftYa, a virtual gift card company.
GiftYa allows you to send a virtual gift card to a participating store or restaurant via an app. The recipient can set it up with their credit or debit card so that they don’t have to remember to bring gift cards with them all the time!
So, consider visiting the pizza places on this list if you find yourself in Richmond, and consider using GiftYa if you do!
A restaurant with plenty of unique options for toppings on pizza, as well as a bunch of other foods on their menu!
There are countless different kinds of pizza available at Bottom’s Up! If you’re looking for a place with unconventional toppings, this could be the perfect spot for you! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1700 Dock Street VA | Richmond | bottomsuppizza.com
Between their creative and long list of signature pizzas, the option to create your own, and the other options on their menu, Bottoms Up Pizza truly has something for everyone, including all you can eat specials. The star of the show, however, is right there in the name.
Bottoms Up also offers curbside pick-up and delivery, and you can schedule a reservation to sit down and dine on their website. You can also schedule a party online, if you so choose!
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, while it opens at the same time and closes at 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, the restaurant closes at 9 p.m., but it still opens at the same time.
“Following protocols to keep everyone safe: single use menus, mask wearing, social distancing. They are among the best anywhere. Make sure you tip! These servers work really hard.” - Yelp Review
Fortunately, Bottoms Up Pizza also happens to be supported by GiftYa, so you can buy and send a gift card to this restaurant to treat someone you know to a slice— or a whole pizza!
If you want a Neapolitan pizza, this is just the place to go!
Step inside and grab a slice! Pupatella’s welcoming atmosphere is one of many reasons for its popularity among Richmond regulars and tourists alike. Image courtesy of Instagram.
1 N Morris St | Richmond | pupatellarva.com
Pupatella has been officially certified by an international organization called the AVPN, or the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, so you know that their Neapolitan pizza is authentic. And it tastes really good, too!
There are two Pupatella locations in Richmond, but the one on N Morris St is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m on Mondays through Saturdays. On Sundays, the restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m. instead, but closes at the same time.
There are plenty of specials available in addition to the regular menu, and happy hour at Pupatella lasts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Students get 10% off any day of the week with their student ID, and on Tuesdays they can get 15% off with the student special.
So, Pupatella is definitely a favorite spot for people who live in the area, but it also has parking spots for those who might not be nearby!
“Blown away! It'd been a while since I had been to Pupatella and this time did not disappoint. Ordered delivery and from order to delivery was faster than the blink of an eye. The freshest pizza with the best sauce you could imagine.” - Yelp Review
If you want pizza to go, you should definitely go here! The options are numerous— and not just for toppings!
Whether it’s for the classics or the calzones, Mary Angela’s Pizzeria is definitely worth stopping by! Image courtesy of Instagram.
3345 W Cary St | Richmond | maryangelaspizzatogo.com
Open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day for pick-up and delivery, Mary Angela’s Pizzeria is the perfect place to go for grab and go food! Not just pizza, either— they offer appetizers, salads, subs, calzones, pasta, and desserts.
And even within the pizza category, they have a vast number of options! Signature pizzas, New York style, Sicilian, you name it. You can bie it by the pie or the slice, and they also have a whole section of their menu devoted to gluten free pizzas!
You can order right on their website, or call to take advantage of this wonderful takeout place!
“It did not disappoint! Curbside service was smooth, the staff was kind and the pizza took about 15 mins once we ordered. Great experience and very accommodating during these times!” - Yelp Review
As the name might suggest, this place isn’t just known for its pizza! It’s the perfect place to go for some quality drinks, too!
With plenty of space for outdoor dining, this restaurant is ready for summer! Grab a seat, grab a slice, and grab a drink! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2553 W Cary St | Richmond | pbrva.com
At Pizza & Beer of Richmond, they pile the toppings on the pizza so that every one is a unique flavor experience. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
They offer monthly specials, and for June they’re offering a Rainbow Pride Pizza as their food special and Truly Pride Punch Buckets as their drink special to support the LGBTQ+ community!
But the pizza and drinks aren’t the only thing on this restaurant’s menu, even if they are the main attraction. Appetizers, salads, and wings are also choices available to you. You can choose to eat there, or order catering!
“The food was delicious! There are so many options and my husband was very happy to see so many vegetarian options. We tried the cauliflower wings with asian sauce (so good) and the Total Eclipse & Hipster pizzas.” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately, Pizza & Beer of Richmond isn’t supported by Giftya, but it’s still certainly worth stopping by!
Good pizza is nothing without good service to go with it. But luckily, this place has both!
Come to Christian’s to try all of your favorite novelty pizzas! Buffalo chicken pizza may be more mainstream these days, but it’s popular for a reason! Image courtesy of Instagram.
404 N Harrison St | Richmond | christianspizzavcu.com
The website of Christian’s Pizza boasts “Best Pizza in Richmond,” and many of this restaurant’s customers would be inclined to agree. It’s got a lot of great pizza options, and the only thing that measures up with their pizza is their service!
They offer healthy options and use fresh ingredients to ensure that their pizza is the absolute best it can be, so a trip here will definitely be worth the— most likely pretty short —wait.
The restaurant is open for pick-up and delivery— which you can order online —from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. the following day Thursdays through Saturdays.
“Always good! I've never had a bad experience here. The food is good, the staff is polite, the prices are very reasonable, and the service is quick. I love their extended hours. The variety of pizza available is good for everyone!” - Yelp Review
Famous for their New York style pizzas and sub sandwiches, this place is a little slice of NY in VA.
1201 E Main St | Richmond | jojosfamouspizza.com
Right in the capital district of Richmond, JoJo’s Famous Pizza is famous for a reason— that being their delicious, New York style pizza and subs! The restaurant has been open for 20 years!
You can buy your pizzas by slice or by whole pies, and all of their subs are 8 inches. However, don’t let their signature dishes distract you from what else is on the menu! Sides, appetizers, salads, calzones, and stromboli should also all be given equal attention.
JoJo’s is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays, and remains closed for the weekends. This makes it the perfect place for local Richmond dwellers to grab lunch during the workday, as well as the perfect place for you to stop to get lunch if you happen to be in the area!
“The price is right, the service is friendly, the crust is decent, and the cheese & toppings are pretty high quality & tasty. You enter, review the pizza options, place your order, pay, then pick up or have it delivered to your table a few minutes later.” - Yelp Review
This place has both dine-in— with outdoor seating —and takeout options!
Just looking at this picture makes one want to order a pizza, so you may as well order one from here if you happen to be in Richmond! Image courtesy of Instagram.
924 McDonough St | Richmond | 804-233-2400
Ironclad Pizza Grill offers pizzas of many different sizes with many different options for toppings, and if none of those options please you, you’re also free to build your own. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays through Wednesdays, and stays open until midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Not a pizza person? No worries! Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees are also available here. There’s truly something for everyone, even if the name of the restaurant only advertises one type of menu item.
They have outdoor seating for those that choose to dine-in and want to take advantage of the warm weather, but you can also order for pick-up or delivery. Ironclad Pizza Grill is supported by both GrubHub and Doordash.
“Came in here on a Saturday night with some friends. There are tons of TVs everywhere, so it's a great spot to come watch the game. The service was great. Our waitress was very patient and nice.” - Yelp Review
Fortunately, along with many of the other wonderful pizza places on this list, Ironclad Pizza Grill is supported by GiftYa! So, if you’re considering paying any of these places a visit to go get a pizza, be sure to consider GiftYa, too!
GiftYa such an easy way to give a gift to a friend if you live in Richmond, or if you’ll be visiting the city sometime soon! They won’t have to worry about where to go to eat, and they won’t have to worry about paying— or bringing a physical gift card with them either!
But even if it’s just to treat yourself to a good pizza pie, these pizza places in Richmond will definitely deliver.