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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.

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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

This place is amazing! The staff is super friendly and funny, and the food was amazing! Decided to try their California club sandwich and man, it was just so good. The service was a little slow but the food definitely made up for it. Not to mention their pretzel bites haha, those were a perfect appetizer. The music taste in here is also just another great part of the restaurant. Would definitely recommend!

You must try the Mushroom soup! The pizza was excellent and a small one looks really small but definitely filling. My daughter had the pizza burger and she said it was amazing but wasn't able to finish it. We had 3 small specialty pizzas, pizza burger, Mushroom soup, cheese bread appetizer, 3 sprites and 2 beers for $95. Really good service as well. Update: We have been here about 4 more times since this initial review and still absolutely love it.

Visiting my son here in VCU, he brought us to the Mellow Mushroom. I thought it was just another pizza place. However, from the decor to the pizza selection, it was truly unique. Noah provided us with excellent service and the food was delicious. Stop by if you want great food in a relaxed setting.

Our waitress was super friendly and accommodating to our group. Food was delicious! Food did take quite a bit to come out but it was busy so that was to be expected. Only giving 4 stars because the woman’s bathroom was a mess and unusable when we tried to go in. Would definitely come back next time I am in Richmond!