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Mellow Mushroom - Charlottesville

Mellow Mushroom makes the best pizza in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our colorful restaurant is located on W Main Street, on the first floor of The Graduate Hotel. Mellow is a favorite for the locals in Fry Springs, Lewis Mountain, Starr Hill, and the surrounding areas. Mellow Mushroom stone-baked pizzas start with the classic Mellow crust, made with Appalachian spring water. In addition to stone-baked pizzas, Mellow Mushroom serves munchies, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Pick from a selection of 16 draft beers or a tasty, handcrafted cocktails. And, many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.

Store Information

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Monday - Sunday
Happy Hour
Monday - Thrusday
4:00 - 6:00PM
3:00 - 7:00PM

1321 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

To-go orders
Pick up TO GO orders at the cash register
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Happy Hour
Monday - Thursday
4:00 - 6:00PM

3:00 - 7:00PM
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Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville - The Story

Located on the first floor of The Graduate Hotel, the restaurant’s exterior has a soothing light-yellow color palette and metal light fixtures. Mature trees provide shade for the outdoor dining area, and large windows let in lots of natural light. The interior of the restaurant features bold colors and funky artwork. In the entryway, portraits of Presidents Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe celebrate Virginia’s history. Bold, 70s-inspired murals are found throughout the dining room, and a tall mushroom sculpture seems to grow out of the dining room floor. Wood accents and vibrant wall colors round out the design.

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About Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville

Located near the University of Virginia and Monticello, our restaurant has been a favorite of locals and students since 2001. Guests visit us for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere, and a great time! We’re proud to support local charities and organizations.

Street parking is available around the restaurant or in the 14th Street Parking Garage. The Graduate Hotel also offers valet parking. Your furry friend is welcome on our dog-friendly patio. Try your new favorite pizza at Mellow Mushroom!

We’d like to say to our guests: We love seeing so many regular customers who have been loving our pizza for the past 18 years. We feel so lucky to be raising our two kids in this beautiful, vibrant college town.

Customer Reviews

I’m addicted to mellow mushroom pizza. Anytime I see a mellow mushroom, I have to stop. This was a great experience with awesome service and three incredible pizza pies. I don’t understand how a chain can be so consistent and so good. I highly recommend the Cuban pizza. The mustard sauce was shockingly delightful.

Here’s my honest local guide review! Definitely one of the best pizza places around. It’s a small chain with restaurants mostly in college towns. The Charlottesville Mellow can certainly be busy with students and hospital staff during the academic year. The food is always outstanding. My go-to items are the Mega Veggie pizza, the house salad with the fantastic Esperanza dressing, or the Tempeh hoagie. All fabulous and I’ve been eating them for years. Mellow’s crust is unique with a Parmesan dusting. Recently since I started ordering online more I realized that I have way more topping options than I knew. So this time I got the BBQ tofu, pineapple, and caramelized onions. So good! I also realized I have the choice of jerk tofu and Buffalo tofu as well. I’ll try them next on a pizza or hoagie. I recently had the brownie and it was warm and yummy even after delivery. In the past I have had the gluten free crust and it was great too. The one downside to this location is there is very little outdoor seating and it’s on a very loud and busy road. Bottom line you can’t go wrong with Mellow!

Had the Holy Shiitake and it is probably the best pizza I ever had. No joke. We were here visiting to see if we want to move here and this definitely helped sway us.

Great service and great food! I would definately recommend eating here if o are in the area. We ate on $5 one topping Tuesday and the single was so large me and my wife could have shared one instead of ordering two. For $10, we got more than we could eat.

Hands down one of the best pizzas I have had. Do you know what this does to a person? Builds their self esteem. Please try this place out. There is something for everyone. They will make all your dreams come true.