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  • Extreme Pizza Richmond
    Spices are powerful. During antiquity, the quest for cloves and pepper helped start wars, inspired exploration, and redraw the map of the known world. Today, in many parts of the world, this power has been domesticated, relegated to calm cabinets and old recipe cards. But, there are still places in the world where spice retains its ability to define a dish and transform those who eat it. Extreme Pizza is just such a place. There, though they don't normally specialize in Indian cuisine, cooks harness the flavors of the subcontinent for their Spice Route pizza. Atop scratch-made dough, spice-packed tandoori chicken joins with red onions, green peppers, and mozzarella cheese, a cross-cultural Italian-Indian combination that brings out the best in both countries' cuisines, also available in a vegetarian version with tandoori paneer. This painstaking attention to flavor is evident in all of Extreme Pizza's 21 specialty pies. From the pineapples and oranges that mingle with Canadian bacon on the Paia Pie to the Aveiro's Portuguese lingui?a, smoked bacon, and pepperoncinis, each pizza boasts a creative combination of flavors prepared with the freshest possible meats, cheese, fruits, and veggies. They also embrace individuality; guests are invited to chow down on personal-sized versions of each specialty pie, or design their own pizza using six house-made sauces, nine cheeses, and dozens of toppings including everything from broccoli and roasted potatoes to Thai chicken, shredded BBQ pork, and fresh basil and garlic. They even stay sensitive to dietary restrictions, offering a gluten-free menu filled with rejiggered versions of their favorite pies, alongside a variety of vegetarian and vegan specialties. In addition to their eponymous pizzas, cooks also whips up their fresh take on other classic Italian eats. The Bahn In The USA Monster Sub riffs on the classic Vietnamese bahn mi, blending shredded pork and peanuts with the signature trio of jalapeno, carrots, and cilantro. On the calzone front, the Big Wednesday packs its pocket of dough with carmelized onions, Italian sausage, and pepperoni held together by a two-cheese blend and a thick dollop of tomato sauce. With all of these options and more to choose from, it's no wonder that the restaurant routinely rakes in awards from outlets including Entrepreneur Magazine and Ernst & Young.
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    11653 Broad Street Road
    Henrico, VA US
  • 3 Guys Pizza Pies
    To chefs at 3 Guys Pizza Pies aren't ones to cut corners. Each day, they knead and stretch scratch made pizza dough and grate fresh, whole milk mozzarella cheese. When they aren't busy doing that, they're chopping up veggies sourced from local farmers or sourcing quality meats like pepperoni, seasoned philly steak, and andouille sausage. But that's just the prep work?once the delicious ingredients are in place, the cooks set to work crafting specialty pizzas like the garlic-laden Vampire Killer or the pineapple- and jalapeno-topped Angry Hawaiian Guy. But no creation tops the Fireman, a pie covered with a choice of grilled or fried chicken and house-made buffalo sauce that's so hot, it arrives at the table with ice water and a public service announcement by the local fire chief. Beyond pizzas, 3 Guys' chefs also whip up oven baked pastas and sub sandwiches, along with tempting sides like garlic knots and deep-fried cheese bites.
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    200 Towne Center West Boulevard
    Henrico, VA US
  • Portico Restaurant
    Fall head over heels for Portico Restaurant — this Italian hot spot is a fantastic spot for your next dinner date. Foods low in fat are not on hand here, though, so get ready to loosen your belt buckle. Be sure to complete your meal at Portico Restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Eat outdoors Portico Restaurant (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Or, take your grub to go. At Portico Restaurant, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
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    12506 River Rd
    Richmond, VA US
  • Enzo's Italian Chop House
    Reserve a table for two! Enzo's Italian Chop House specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare. For the tastes of Enzo's Italian Chop House from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Let valet service handle your parking situation at Enzo's Italian Chop House. Meals at Enzo's Italian Chop House are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. At Enzo's Italian Chop House, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
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    36 Broad Street Rd
    Manakin Sabot, VA US
  • Portofino Ristorante Italiano
    Win her over on your next dinner date — Portofino Ristorante Italiano is an ideal date spot for those who heart Italian cuisine. At Portofino Ristorante Italiano, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Dress is typically casual at Portofino Ristorante Italiano, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Getting your food to go is also an option. Throwing a big party? Count on Portofino Ristorante Italiano to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Portofino Ristorante Italiano's diners can make use of nearby parking lots. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Portofino Ristorante Italiano, so plan your budget accordingly.
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    16618 Mountain Rd
    Montpelier, VA US