The 11 Best Pizza Places in Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA is a great vacation destination in central Virginia. It is most famously home to Monticello, the historic house of founding father Thomas Jefferson. It is also the home of the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson.

Charlottesville has a number of excellent restaurants, many of which are conveniently located around the Downtown Mall. If you’re in the mood for pizza, you have some great choices, including NY-style pizza, Italian cafes, and Neapolitan Restaurants.

Below are my top recommendations for the best pizza in Charlottesville, VA.

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Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

Location

205 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

Wednesday to Saturday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

Description

Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria draws inspiration from the birthplace of pizza: Naples, Italy! Their menu is heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. This makes it a top pizza place in Charlottesville. They even use water buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy!

Some of their pizza include the classic Margherita (with mozzarella, fresh basil, and olive oil), Marinera (with garlic and oregano), Diavola (with chili), Prosciutto, and Funghi (with mushroom).

They also serve antipasti such as Marinated Olives and Polpettine al Forno (with beef and pork meatballs and tomato.)

For dessert, you can treat yourself to delicious Zeppole (fried ricotta donuts with cinnamon sugar, and lemon.)

You can find a full menu online.


Vita Nova New York Style Pizza & Restaurant

Location

321 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

Monday to Friday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description

Vita Nova Pizza and Pasta Bar is conveniently located in the Downtown Mall in downtown Charlottesville. They specialize in New York-style pizza.

You can order Cheese Pizza, or a wide selection of specialty pies like Spinach and Feta Pie, Pesto Pie, Avocado and Feta Pie, Herbed Artichoke Pie, Hawaiian Pie, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pie, and much more.

You can find a full menu online.


Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville

Location

1321 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hours

Open Daily: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Happy Hour:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Description

Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville is another popular spot for delicious pizza in town. It’s located on the first floor of the Graduate Hotel, which is an excellent boutique hotel and one of my top hotel picks in Charlottesville

Mellow Mushroom is a favorite local pizzeria, and they feature stone-baked pizzas. Their featured pizzas include Mighty Meaty, Great White, Buffalo Chicken, and Kosmic Karma (with Spinach, Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Roma Tomatoes, Pesto, and Sheep’s Milk Feta Cheese.)

Beyond pizza, you can order a wide variety of other dishes, including Hoagies, Sandwiches, Calzones, Burgers, and Salads.

And for drinks, you can get creative liquid Karma Cocktails like the Lemon Submarine or the Sunset in Paradise, as well as Magic Mocktails.

They also feature munchies like Spinach Artichoke Dip, Cheese Bread, and Chicken Wings. 

You can find a full menu online.


Fabio’s NY Pizza

Location

1551 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Description

Fabio’s NY Pizza is another Charlottesville restaurant serving New York pizzas.

You can order New York-style Crust Pizza or Sicilian Crust Pizza. They feature classic Cheese Pizza, as well as specialty pizzas like Meatlovers, Hawaiian, Philly Steak, Pesto, and Margherita.

Fabio’s NY Pizza offers much more than just pizza. They have Calzones and Strombolis, plus a wide selection of Appetizers (including Mozzerella Sticks, Cheese Fries, and Garlic Bread), Salads (including House Salad, Tuna Salad, and Grilled Chicken Salad), and Subs (including Cheese Steak Subs, Pizza Steak Subs, Parmigiana Subs, and Veggie Subs).

They even have Grilled Paninis and Burgers. And so you can definitely find something to satisfy any appetite!

You can find their full menu online.


Benny Deluca’s

Location

913 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hours

  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Description

Benny Deluca’s has a number of different locations throughout Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Additional Virginia locations include Blacksburg, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Richmond, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach.

They’re a great place for good, simple pizza. You can order whole pies or pies by the slice, including Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, and a few special pizzas like The Versace (Peppers, Onions, and Garlic Pesto.)

For a very unique pizza experience, Benny’s hosts an event called Benny’s Challenge, which is a pizza-eating contest with a cash prize! As part of the challenge, you order a special Benny’s Challenge Pizza and then try to eat it under a set time limit. 

You can find a full menu online.


Christian’s Pizza

Location

118 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Description

Christian’s Pizza is another popular pizza place in Charlottesville. They offer curbside pickup and delivery. 

Some pizza options include classics like Cheese, Pepperoni, Fresh Mushrooms, and Hawaiian, as well as more exotic options like Chicken Southwest Pizza, Chicken Parmesan Pizza, and Avocado and Feta Pizza. 

You can also order a House Salad, Caesar Salad, or Greek Salad, as well as several kinds of Calzones

You can find a full menu online.


Mona Lisa Pasta and Pizza

Location

921 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

Mona Lisa Pasta and Pizza is currently open for curbside pickup, but not for dining in. Their pizza is made old-world style: baked in a wood-stone, gas-fired oven on a stone hearth. 

You can order a pizza half-baked, and then finish baking it at home for an even fresher taste. 

Their large selection of pizzas includes Traditional Cheese, Pepperoni & Chicken, Quattro Fromaggi, Spinach & Gorgonzola, Pizza Margherita, and Pear & Gorgonzola. You can also maid your own pizza with a huge selection of toppings ranging from Pepperoni to Sausage to Pine Nuts to Salami to Gorgonzola

Mona Lisa also offers Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, and fresh Pasta Dishes. 

You can find a full menu online.


Sal’s Caffe Italia

Location

221 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

  • Monday: 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Sunday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

Sal’s Caffe Italia prides itself and offering “real Italian cuisine…from Sicily and Brooklyn.” The restaurant has been located in the Downtown Mall since 1985!

They focus on homestyle Italian food. Some of the classic dishes include Lasagna, Manicotti, Gnocchi Alesandro, Bolognese, Eggplant Parmigiana, Cheese Ravioli, Lobster Ravioli, and much more.

Sal’s Caffe Italia also serves 12-inch hand-tossed Pizzas and Flatbreads, including Bianca (White Pizza, Garlic, Ricotta, and Mozzarella), Hawaiian (Ham and Pineapple), and The Antonina (Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives, Artichokes, Tomato Sauce, and Mozzarella).

As befitting an Italian restaurant, there is also an extensive wine list, including reds, white, sparkling wines, and roses.

As a starter, you can order classics like Italian Salad, Caesar Salad, Caprese, Bruschetta, and Calamari Fritti.

You can find a full menu online.


Pizza

Anna’s Pizza No 5

Location

115 Maury Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

Anna’s Pizza No 5 is another source for great pizza in Charlottesville. They feature special homemade pizza sauce. You can order Traditional Hand-Tossed Pizza or Sicilian Square pizza. 

They also feature favorite Italian dishes like Eggplant Parmigiana, Veal Scaloppini, Pasta Bolognese, Ziti, Lasagna, Cheese Ravioli, and much more. 

For dessert, you can order handmade Cannoli or Tiramisu

You can find a full menu online.


Vocelli Pizza

Location

1857 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Description

Vocelli Pizza of Charlottesville is a chain restaurant that also serves up great pizza for delivery. They offer a dependable, affordable option for tasty pizza delivered straight to your home.

Their menu features artisan pizzas like BBQ Chicken Pizza; Deluxe Pizza (with pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, green peppers, red onions, black olives, Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese); Buffalo Chicken; Quattro Fromaggi; Mac and Cheese; and much more. 

They also offer classic subs like the Italian Sub, Steak Sub, Club Sub, plus Strombolis (a personal favorite of mine), and pasta dishes. 

You can find a full menu online.


Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

Location

4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22959

Hours

  • Monday: Closed 
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Description

If you venture further outside of Charlottesville, you can check out a very different kind of pizza at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. The restaurant is located in North Garden, which is 14 miles southwest of Charlottesville.

They offer an alternative pizza.

Some of their creative pies include the Popeye (with Spinach, Caramelized Onions, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Garlic, Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Feta); the Don Juan (with Mozzarella, Cheddar, Feta, Portobello Mushrooms, and Oven Roasted Tomatoes); Crossroads Cheeseburger Pie (with Ground Beef, Shaved Raw Onions, Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, Mozzarella); and the Humble Pie (with Green Peppers, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mozzarella, and Cheddar).

You can also create your own pizza with your choice of meat, veggie, and cheese toppings.

Along with a large selection of alternative pizzas, you can also get Salads (Spinach, Caesar, House, Mediterranean, and more); plus Sandwiches and Burgers (Steak and Cheese Sub, Hot Italian Sub, Meatball Sub, and more.)

For desserts, you can order a delicious treat like Lime Cheesecake, Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich, Hot Milk Cake, and Giant Peanut Butter Cookie.

You can find a full menu online.


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