1. Melting Pot Pizza (Front Royal)
A beloved favorite of Front Royal residents, Melting Pot Pizza will not disappoint. This local gem knows how to pile on toppings of all your favorites onto their delicious thin-crust pie. Just be sure to bring cash, as this place doesn't accept cards. Address: 138 W 14th St. Front Royal, VA 22630.
2. Windy City Pizza (Virginia Beach)
If ever you find yourself craving authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza, look no further than Windy City Pizza in Virginia Beach. True to its name, this joint serves mouthwatering deep dish complete with a serving of sauce right on top of the cheese. While the exterior may look unassuming, there's plenty of flavor that awaits you inside. Address: 1630 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
3. Pupatella (Arlington)
Pupatella's may seem small on the outside, but this is hands down one of the most popular spots for pizza in Arlington. Once you take a bite of their perfected Margherita Pizza, you'll understand why. It's one of the few places in the entire DC area that serves authentic Neapolitan pizzas, which are cooked in a wood fired oven that was imported from Naples. Address: 5104 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22205.
4. Heavens Pizza & Tap House (Hampton)
Another small venue, Heavens Pizza is highly-dedicated to quality cooking. Along with freshly cooked pizzas, there's a rotating selection of draft beers to pair perfectly with the menu. Want to try the most popular menu item? Be sure to order the Gourmet White Pizza, photographed above. Address: 308 Buckroe Ave
Hampton, VA 23664.
5. Belmont Pizzeria (Richmond)
Ever tried pizza with eggplant? If you're hankering for Italian with a flair, you'll be in safe hands at Belmont Pizzeria. In addition to specials such as "The Belmont" and Eggplant Siciliano, this local joint also offers the classics. It's intended for takeaway, and worlds better than a generic pizza delivery spot. Address: 602 N Belmont Ave., Richmond, VA 23221.
6. Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza (Alexandria)
In the mood for something a bit out of the ordinary? Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza in Alexandria has you covered. They've got a delicious gluten-free chickpea crust and toppings that include shrimp, clams, and all sorts of meat and veggie combos. And then there's dessert. Photographed above is the mouthwatering Nutella pizza. It's a game changer. Address: 401 E Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22301.
7. Anna's Brick Oven Pizza
Sometimes, all you need is a massive cheesy pizza to dive into. Here at Anna's in Williamsburg, this is precisely what you'll find. This spot has a comfy atmosphere and the portions are as generous as they look in the above photograph. If you can't finish what you order in one sitting, you'll have delicious leftovers to enjoy. Address: 2021 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185.
8. Benny's (Blacksburg)
And since we're on the topic of generous portions, Benny's in Blacksburg is renowned for their massive slices, beloved among college students. This hole-in-the-wall spot is perfect for a quick slice that's sure to hit the spot. As you might imagine from the photograph above, finishing just one slice is no easy feat. Address: 110 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060. (Side note: Benny's just so happens to have 6 delicious locations in Virginia, so feel free to find one closest to you at www.bennysva.com.)
9. Waterstone Pizza (Lynchburg)
The hand-tossed crust at Waterstone Pizza is just one of the many factors that make their pizzas delicious. While you certainly want to try any of the delicious pizza options here (the toppings are absolutely delicious), be sure to order an appetizer as well. This place is also famous for its homemade pretzels. Address: 1309 Jefferson St., Lynchburg, VA 24504.
10. The Bakehouse (Norfolk)
When a bakery specializes in pizza, you know you're in for a real treat. This cozy spot in Norfolk serves brick-oven pizzas that people absolutely adore, especially the bacon and smoked gouda photographed above. There's even a delicious vegan pizza that's a real crowd-pleaser, too. Address: 1233 W Olney Rd
Norfolk, VA 23507.
11. Creek Bottom Brews (Galax)
This spot may specialize in craft brews, but the pizza here is equally delicious. It's not your average bar food, but one of many reasons why locals love this joint. As you enjoy homemade pizza and sample a few local brews, you'll also be able to hear some local musicians. It's the perfect place to add to your weekend itinerary. Address: 307 Meadow St. Galax, VA 24333.
12. Castiglia's (Fredericksburg)
Meat Lovers will rejoice at the selection of pizzas from Castiglia's Italian in downtown Fredericksburg. Complete with sausage, pepperoni, and ham, the Carne will fill your quota for pizza toppings. This spot also has other Italian classics, but be sure to sample at least a slice or two of the pizzas here. Address: 324 William St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
13. Dr. Ho's Humble Pie (North Garden)
Photographed above, the Bellissima pizza from Dr. Ho's Humble Pie is one of the most popular items you'll find at this cozy establishment outside of Charlottesville. Ingredients are incredibly fresh, and there are plenty of gourmet toppings to choose from to suit all tastes. Address: 4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22959.
While we know there are many, many other places that could have been included on this list, these 13 should give you an excellent taste of Virginia’s finest. As always, recommendations are much appreciated so please feel free to share some kind words about your local favorites!