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401 Strawberry St, Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-8505
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good to the last slice

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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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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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

8 1/2 is amazing! The pizza is one of the best in Richmond. Keep in mind, this is a takeout Italian restaurant, even though occasionally they have a table inside or out on the sidewalk. Lots of great food, but we usually get the pizza. One pizza can be eaten by one person! My favorite is the red pizza, with... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

On my one and only visit I waited an hour and 45 mins for two 12-inch pizzas and one order of pasta. Only after I ordered and paid (abt. $30) did I realize the Monument AV race was the next day...I hope my excruciating wait was due to the locals carbo loading. If this is the usual wait, I won't... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Delicious pizza - crust on the thin side, simple topping options, very tasty sauce. The ingredients are better quality than the typical pizza parlor. We live nearby and order pizza for pick up from time to time, and have never been disappointed. I wasn't as impressed with the subs - thick roll with little meat. We haven't tried any of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

After reading all of the glorious reviews I just had to check this place out. After all, I know a good piece of pizza! I've lived in Chicago, but also have tried everything from home made, to NY Style, deep dish, oven baked, you name it. So, here goes... in one sentence: I paid a lot of money for almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

If you want a delicious, "authentic" Italian heros, this is the place. Its caryout only. All ingredients are imported from Italy. The menu consists of a handful of subs, a few pizza choices, and some entrees. The roasted port hero is my personal favorite.

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Elizabeth City, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

We have eaten at 8 1/2 several times, and each time we have tried new items. Loved everything they had! We usually try their seasonal specials, such as butternut squash soup. Wonderful. They have a creative cook who tries new desserts and other dishes. Worth trying! We definitely recommend this little neighborhood take-out restaurants to all! Great food!

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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: 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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