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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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 Lasagna Ever!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
flamingokld
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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340 reviews 340 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

This place as I understand is in the Edo's Squid/ Mama zu's family. That alone is reason enough to know that the food is GOOD. Pesonal fave...broccoletti and spaghetti carbonara. The canoli's are good too.

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Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

This place has the best pizza in Richmond. I don't know what it is but their red sauce pizza is great. I used to love the white pizza but they changed the recipe a couple of years back and we only get the red now. Can't really speak to the other menu items because we keep going back for the... More 

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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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