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401 Strawberry St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-8505
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian take out I've ever had

This small shop produces unbelievable food. There are 2 tables, but patrons primarily carry out rather than eat there. Their pizza is the best I ever had: great crust and excellent spices. I had the plain cheese, which the staff suggested. They were right, it was great! Also loved the eggplant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Allie D
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small shop produces unbelievable food. There are 2 tables, but patrons primarily carry out rather than eat there. Their pizza is the best I ever had: great crust and excellent spices. I had the plain cheese, which the staff suggested. They were right, it was great! Also loved the eggplant Parmesan and arugula salad. The staff is friendly and... More 

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Thank Allie D
Richmond
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would get this takeout every day if I could! I love their pizzas, tomato soup, potatoe leak soup, sausage and white beans with polenta, arugula salad, prosciutto and arugula sub, meatballs and the tiramisu! Sister restaurants are outstanding too, Edo's Squid and Mama Zu's!!!!

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Thank Sue L
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Tried it based on a reference. It is small, 2 tables with seats for 2 each, so more of a carry-out place. We both got pizzas. I had a white and my friend had a regular. Both were great. The crust was outstanding. Crisp, light, with but with enough 'chew'. Perfectly done. I would have been happy with crust only!... More 

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Thank YellowBrickRdWeGo
Daytona Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have known the owner for a number of years, ten at least. He does a wonderful job of serving fresh food that you cannot get enough of. The Salad Bar is a treat and I often go for just that and good, homemade soups. This restaurant in the Fan is a dinnertime staple for those who live nearby.

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Thank JSowell879
Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This place has great food. Consistently good veggie and meat lasagna. Their white pizza rocks. The food is like NY style Italian carry out. They could use a pasta verde choice but they have a See if you can get Amy to come on sat for meet up with venue and contact venue to see if we can set up... More 

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Thank dcdawny
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's six small pieces of heaven. Just for you. Just enough to fill one person up. So go ahead and put whatever you want on it. The pepperoni is awesome, authentic large circles of salty, crispy goodness. The mushrooms are fresh. Anchovies are premium. Capers, olives, sausage, you name it, it's top of the line. But that's not really the... More 

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Thank Brendan Y
Chesterfield, Virginia
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Incredible red pizza with green peppers and pepperoni! We can't stop thinking about the next trip we're going to make back there. The upthintwh time we've had this incredible experience.

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1 Thank Hhoppin
Alexandria, Virginia
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Intoxicating smells come from this place. We went through a spell where we ordered pizza from here several times a week. We broke free from the pizza addiction (waist lines couldn't support it), but I still stop in regularly for their soups. Potato leek is amazing. I hear their subs and calzones are great too. Be prepared to wait or... More 

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Thank Liz_F121
Fairfax, Virginia
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had carry out from this restaurant and it was amazing. It smelled so good in the car ride home that I could hardly contain myself from ripping into it. The meat lasagna has to be the be the best lasagna I have ever had in my life. The white pizza, roasted chicken, and arugula salad were also amazing. This... More 

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Thank flamingokld
Norfolk, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the best pizzas I have ever had. Highly suggest trying the white pizza and the sausage and peppers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Strawberry St, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 358-8505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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