January 10-17 is National Pizza Week, and we couldn’t be more excited! Lynchburg has lots of great pizza places where you can get yourself a slice or two (maybe even a whole pie!). Here are seven of our local favorites: one for each day of the week to help you celebrate this week the right way.
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. Waterstone’s hours are Monday-Thursday 11 AM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-11 PM and Sunday 11 AM-9 PM.
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. The hours of their Wyndhurst location are Sunday-Tuesday 11 AM-8 PM, Wednesday-Thursday 11 AM-9 PM and Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10 PM. The hours of their Forest location are Thursday 11 AM-8 PM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-9 PM and Sunday 11 AM-8 PM.
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. They are open Monday-Thursday 11 AM-10 PM, Friday 11 AM-11 PM, Saturday 12 PM-11 PM and Sunday 12 PM-10 PM.
Sourdough Pizza Company
Sourdough Pizza Co. is a food truck brick oven pizza company that serves pizza with a unique crust made of sourdough, the only crust like it in the Lynchburg area! Their main permanent location is 16075 Forest Road, right next to Rookies Ice Cream (one-stop meal idea, anyone?). They also cater for events from small parties to big festivals. Their hours are Thursday 4 PM-8 PM and Friday-Sunday 11:30 PM-8 PM.
So if you’re looking for your next piece of pie, go give these local pizza places a try! Bon appetit!