Pizza. It’s the classic American dinner, the ideal meal for a casual group of friends, and a simple solution when you have no idea what to make for supper. Now that the holiday season is almost here, you’re most likely extra busy and in need of a tasty treat to alleviate some of the stress. How about these three local pizzerias only a short drive away from Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast:
Crozet Pizza, Crozet: This family-owned and run pizzaria offers everything from The Greek with onion, green pepper, tomato, feta, and black olives to the Meat Lovers with pepperoni, sausage, and meatballs. Between the variety and the quality, you can be sure that you’ll leave full and satisfied. From a Yelp reviewer: “The crust was amazing, not too thin, not too thick, and perfectly crisped on the bottom and soft on the inside. Also, the fact that the ingredients are organic or responsibly grown/raised makes a huge difference in taste from other places.” (Trivia: Crozet Pizza was mentioned in Fodor’s Travel as “some of Virginia's best pizza since 1977.” This is a must-try is you’re ever in the area!)
Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton: Besides their award-winning brews, visitors of Blue Mountain Brewery also have the chance to enjoy a tasty artisan pizza. Blue Mountain’s pizza dough is “hand-rolled thin crust… infused with herbs, olive oil and honey,” and they even offer gluten free options for those with dietary restrictions.
Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, Nellysford: Giuseppe’s Italian food is delicious, and that includes their mouthwatering, hand-made pizza. As one TripAdvisor reviewer says, “We had a fantastic pizza for lunch. It was a half and half, and my husband and I each loved our half.” You’ll certainly love your classic Italian pizza!
Goodwin Creek Farm & Bakery, Afton: The secret to the delectability of this bakery’s pizzas is all in the local ingredients.
Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria, Charlottesville: Sink your teeth into the Abruzzo with organic pork and beef meatballs, the Funghi with oyster mushrooms and provolone, or the Diavola with mozzarella, wild oregano, and chili calabrian. Check out this Google reviewers excellent experience: “We enjoyed some really nice olives and the margherita and abruzzo pizze. It was delightful, charming and casual. The food is legit artisan and delicious.” (Curious about Neapolitan pizza? Click here to read more about this style of pizza that originated in Naples, Italy.)