an excuse to eat pizza every day
National Pizza Day is February 9, and we are ready to celebrate with this list of top pizza places in Lynchburg, VA! Read on for some cheesy and supreme recommendations.
This one-of-a-kind crew of pizza makers is located, as their name suggests, at 2496 Rivermont Avenue. In addition to more than 15 types of wood-fired pizzas (including gluten-free), Rivermont Pizza serves hoagies and salads. Try their Molokai or Ricky pizzas, and pair them with their spinach artichoke dip. They also have a regularly updated list of craft beers to choose from. Their hours are 11:30 AM-2 AM Tuesday-Saturday, 12 PM-2 AM Sunday, and 5 PM-2 AM Monday.
Located on 1309 Jefferson Street in Downtown Lynchburg, Waterstone Pizza is known for its sophisticated urban atmosphere and large selection of delicious Italian dining options. Their specialty pizza options include the Margherita, Blackened Chicken Alfredo, Greek and Build Your Own. Beyond pizza, they also serve specialty sandwiches, pastas, salads, desserts (like tiramisu!) and a wide selection of wines and beers.
The “Home of the Virginia Slice”, Benny’s sets itself apart with its 28-inch pizzas, a single slice of which can be an entire meal for a single person. They have monthly specials besides their regular cheese, pepperoni and mushroom pizzas and serve various kinds of beers and frozen treats. Benny’s is located at 1019 Main Street in Downtown Lynchburg, and its hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-12 AM and Friday-Saturday 11 AM-2 AM.
Isabella’s Italian Trattoria
Isabella’s is a family-owned neighborhood style Italian restaurant that focuses on serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated but casual setting. Isabella’s works with local farmers to create fresh food and highlight Central Virginia ingredients. Want your pizza to be on the healthier side? You can swap out any crust for a whole wheat one instead! Isabella’s is located in the Boonsboro Shopping Center at 4925 Boonsboro Rd. and they are closed on Sunday & Monday.
Upper Crust Pizza
What started as a food truck has since expanded into two permanent storefronts in the Forest (14595 Forest Road) and Wyndhurst (102 A Hexham Drive) areas. Upper Crust Pizza serves up delicious pizzas such as the Aloha, the BBQ Chicken and the Carnivore. They also serve salads, calzones and appetizers, and have been known to branch out to wings, burgers, hot dogs, lasagna and more upon request. They offer wheat- and gluten-free crusts and vegan options, as well.
Located at 1400 Lakeside Dr, JoJo Pizza was started by an Italian family with a desire to make and serve quality pizza. They serve traditional pizzas like margherita, BBQ pizza and chicken alfredo pizza, but they also have unique options like taco pizza, BLT pizza and dill pickle pizza. Combining their huge selection of pizza types with a laid back atmosphere, you can relax while you eat your pizza by watching the game on their TV, play some pool or challenge a friend to a foosball match.
Sourdough Pizza Company
Sourdough Pizza Co. was once a food truck brick oven pizza company. Now they are located at 1040 Gables Drive in Forest that serves pizza with a unique crust made of sourdough, the only crust like it in the Lynchburg area! They also cater for events from small parties to big festivals. Their hours are Monday 3 PM-8 PM and Tuesday-Sunday 11 PM-8 PM.
Looking for a pizza place with a groovy atmosphere and vegan and vegetarian-friendly options? Mellow Mushroom, located in Cornerstone is your best bet with it comes to a fun pizza experience with yummy appetizers and a specialty mixed drink menu. Bonus points if you get your photo in front of their LOVE sign!
Vito’s Pizza on Fifth St.
After being a longtime favorite pizza food truck, Vito’s Pizza has built a brick-and-mortar shop on Fifth Street in Downtown Lynchburg, serving authentic NY-style pizza.
Monte Carlo has been serving delicious and authentic Italian dishes since 1977. Located on Old Forest Rd., Monte Carlo is known for their New York style pizza. And their 28-inch giant pizza can feed a whole party! There’s also plenty of dine-in room for a large gathering or an intimate date night.
Located on Wards Road, Blaze Pizza is a made-to-order fast fired restaurant with five different crust options and over 35 different toppings. Pizzas are perfect for one person, or for two if you aren’t feeling too hungry. Blaze is a great option for someone looking for a more healthy pizza thanks tot heir simple whole ingredients.
Fratelli Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
You can find Fratelli Downtown on the Bluffwalk. Their Italian kitchen serves a mix of traditional and unique pizzas. They also have a phenomenal assortment of wines that will pair perfect with any dish. Pro tip: Tuesday-Saturday until 6:30, enjoy any pizza and a glass of wine or pint of draft beer from their rotating selection for only $15.
So if you’re looking for your next piece of pie, go give these local pizza places a try! Bon appetit!