Richmond Pizza House a welcome addition to local food scene

Richmond Pizza House a welcome additional to local food scene
Photos of Richmond Pizza House by Zach Chouteau

By Zach Chouteau

Everyone’s a VIP at Richmond Pizza House.

The new eatery, which owner Issa Abuhayja opened up last month at 12343 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond, has already earned a five-star rating on Yelp for its seriously good eats and friendly service.

During a quick chat with the ‘Rich Life’ segment, Abuhayja reported that things are going “really well” and that they’re very busy.

As its name suggests, Richmond Pizza House’s specialty is—you guessed it—PIZZA, offered in a have-it-your-way selection of styles and sizes ranging from a personal 8” pie to a 28” “mega” option.

An expansive range of house, veggie and meat pizza options, coupled with a great assortment of gourmet and fresh toppings to choose from, only add to the customer-centric feel of the dining experience.

Diners can also choose their own style of crust, including original, thin & crispy, thick, twisted sesame, stuffed and gluten-free. Word on the street is that the sesame crust rocks.

If pizza isn’t your thing, there’s a variety of sandwiches—including unique options like gyros and chicken shawarma—as well as salads, pasta plates and chicken wings to choose from. Customers can top it off with cinnamon sticks, an 8” pizza cookie or brownie, or cinnamon rolls for dessert.

With all these tempting menu options to choose from, The Rich Life couldn’t resist sampling some ourselves.

On a recent weekend, we ordered an original medium-sized pizza, garden salad and some Buffalo wings from the restaurant’s menu along with some cinnamon rolls for dessert. Everything was really tasty, with the one small negative possibly being the absence of the traditional blue cheese dressing with the Buffalo wings, but the dinner was an overall success with our family of three. That night, the cinnamon rolls and simple but delicious cheese pizza were the stars of the show, as was the very friendly service.

We definitely will be returning to try the other array of menu items at the eatery, which not only offers dine-in service but also delivery and catering. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

With the addition of Richmond Pizza House, the city’s pizza scene is certainly becoming much more “well rounded,” also given the 2017 launch of Your Way Pizza and the impending opening of Nico’s Wood Fired Pizza.

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