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Best Pizza Restaurant In
Richmond – Carytown

Mellow Mushroom - Richmond – Carytown

Mellow Mushroom makes the best pizza in Richmond, Virginia. Our lively restaurant is located on West Cary Street in Carytown, next to Ashby and across from Plan 9 Music. Mellow is a favorite for locals in Richmond - Carytown, The Fan, The West End, and the surrounding areas.

Craving pizza? Maybe it’s time to try something a little more unique. We’re known for our homemade crust and stone-baked pizzas with bold combinations. And if we can make pizza special, just imagine what we can do with a munchie, salad, calzone, or even a burger. Are you hungry yet? Definitely. Take your pick from our selection of 40 draft beers and our tasty, handcrafted cocktails. And, many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.

Store Information

Generic Mellow Mushroom landing page banner store blue background since 1974
Monday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday
2:00 - 6:00PM

3012 W Cary St, Richmond, VA, 23221

To-go orders
Pick up TO GO orders at the orange phone booth near the kitchen
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Weekly Events

Monday - Friday
Happy Hour
2:00 - 6:00PM
Featured Munchie, Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Specials
Trivia Night

Mellow Mushroom Richmond – Carytown - The Story

The restaurant is housed in an old Plan 9 Records location. The exterior of the building is painted with a CalArts style mural featuring numerals, clocks, and hourglasses. Large windows and a wood awning add a contemporary look. The interior features starburst light fixtures, a rainbow of dining tables, and exposed brick. A collage of old technology — including records, record players, film reels, 8 tracks, remotes, CDs, and stereos — hangs on one wall. Another wall has a colorful montage of pyramids, Big Ben, an hourglass, and a clock. A wavy, architectural ceiling treatment runs across the length of the dining room, enhancing the modern design.

About Mellow Mushroom Richmond – Carytown

Located near the Squirrels Stadium and the James River, and just up the street from the Byrd Theater, the restaurant has been a local favorite since 2013. Guests come in for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere, and a great time!

Parking is available behind the restaurant and on the street out front. Join us for weekly trivia night. Enjoy our mouth-watering happy hour specials and try your new favorite pizza at Mellow Mushroom!

Can’t make it into the restaurant? Have your meal delivered right to your door! We offer great delivery and catering options, so you can keep it Mellow any time.

Customer Reviews

Had a really good experience here. Very well decorated, staff is super friendly. Food is really good with plenty of options for folks with celiacs disease, and piece of mind to know your not going to get sick eating here. Bathroom are nice and clean. The only thing we ran into which is why I have given a 4 star review instead of a five star is my nephew found a hair in his root beer. The server was super nice and replaced it immediately but still how could it have gotten in a drink.....that was probably once in a million chance but that was our experience.

We always enjoy finding a new (to us) Mellow Mushroom. We tried the meatballs and pretzel bites for the first time on our visit to this one; and they were as fantastic as the pizza.

While this is a chain, all Mellow Mushrooms have a speciality pie unique to the location and this one has the best pizza I have ever had in my life. The Maui Waui. Banana Pepper, Pineapple, Bacon, and Jerk Chicken. On a basil pesto base. I am getting hungry writing this. Every visit to this location has been a pleasure. Every time I have ordered my beloved Maui Waui it has come out consistently perfect. I drive an entire hour, ONE WAY sometimes just to get that heavenly slice. It may be a chain, but even a chain store location is only as good as the individual people inside it, and the folks running this location make some of the best Pizza in Richmond.