The 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Pizzas in Virginia

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Jan 22, 2019

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We’ve covered the most photogenic sweet slices of pie from Virginia bakeries, but there is another kind of slice we want to look at, and that’s the savory goodness of pizza, found at these ten Instagram-worthy pizza joints.

 

Effingham’s—Farmville

Located inside Farmville’s Historic Hotel Weyanoke, Effingham’s Restaurant specializes in artisan wood-fired pizzas, highlighting the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farms.

 

Crozet Pizza—Crozet

Crozet Pizza has been a community staple since 1977, using their secret family dough and sauce recipes to craft hand-tossed pizzas that are topped with locally sourced cheeses, meats, and produce.

 

PBR—Richmond

While another PBR may spring to mind, this restaurant’s name is actually short for “Pizza & Beer of Richmond”, a popular combo for Virginia’s capital city residents. Try one of their creative brick oven craft pizzas, like the Hipster, piled high with roasted Brussel sprouts, bacon, cauliflower, roasted garlic, ricotta, caramelized onions, Fresno peppers, spicy honey, and mozzarella, or the Southern Belle, topped with pimento cheese, bacon, arugula, fried green tomatoes, and spicy honey. Pair your tasty pizza with one of their 48 draft brews, many of them local Virginia craft beers.

 

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie—North Garden

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie, shortened to Dr. Ho’s by diehard fans, believes in taking pride in their pizza, crafting everything from scratch. They start the process with a homemade dough, hand-tossing into a base crust before topping with local, fresh ingredients from farms in the region.

 

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Today at Dr. Ho’s… we made pizza. 🍕🍕🍕

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Waterstone Pizza—Lynchburg

Serving up fire-roasted gourmet pies, Waterstone Pizza is located in downtown Lynchburg’s Historic Craddock Terry Hotel. Ranging from Classic Cheese to artisan blends like the Hot Roni (red sauce, double pepperoni, jalapenos, chili flakes, cheddar, and mozzarella), they have over a dozen crisp-crusted pizzas on the regular menu, with a Build Your Own option adding tons of additional variations.

 

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Yes. 😍 #pizza #happiness #waterstone #downtownlynchburg

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Dogtown Roadhouse—Floyd

One of Southwest Virginia’s most popular pizza places, Dogtown Roadhouse serves hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas in the charming small town of Floyd. For a taste of local cuisine, try the Appalachian pizza, made with their unique Apple Butter sauce and topped with sausage, caramelized onions, aged white cheddar, and goat cheese.

The Bakehouse at Chelsea—Norfolk

The Bakehouse at Chelsea creates delicious wood-fired pizzas in one of their two custom built ovens. We recommend the Salami Arugula Pizza, topped with a blend of fontina and mozzarella cheeses, thinly sliced naturally cured salami, and fresh arugula, or stick with a classic and try the Pepperoni, shown in the photo below.

 

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Ghents got the goods

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Pupatella—Richmond & Arlington

Pupatella began in Arlington, but has since grown to include locations in Richmond and Glen Allen, with more Northern Virginia locations in the works. Founded by a native of Naples, Italy, the restaurant has been certified by the Verace Pizza Association, which recognizes authentic Neapolitan pizza.

 

Lampo—Charlottesville

Located near Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, Lampo is an authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant, serving wood-fired pies with crisp, handmade crusts and high-quality toppings sourced from small-batch producers and local farmers.

 

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I love you, Lampo.

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Bella Luna—Harrisonburg

Bella Luna is Harrisonburg’s first farm-to-table pizza restaurant, cooking up Neapolitan-style, thin crust pizzas in their traditional wood-fired oven. Their Old-World approach reflects the style of pizza originally made over 200 years ago in Naples, Italy, and results in delicious, crispy pizza with flavorful toppings.

 

 

Got more suggestions for pizza places to try in Virginia? Tell us where to get the best slices in the comments below!

 

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Can’t believe Benny Damato’s didn’t make the list! Their massive slices are definitely IG worthy.