No longer in business.. This place has been closed for a couple years.
In my memory this place has been great for
me for over 40 years - I have always adored their shrimp pizza!
Born-and-raised Richmonders still get misty-eyed over the mention of a classic pizza..
Julian's owners are on premises most days (and nights)--they give the place a comfortable, welcoming feel. Broad Street office workers pour in for the weekday luncheon Blue Plate Specials, nights bring a mixed bag and Sunday fills up with the church crowd. Nostalgia buffs still settle into a cozy booth to share a late-night pizza.
The signature pizza still draws 'em in after all these years (65 to be exact). It's a classic with a yeasty crust, rich sauce and gooey layer of melted provolone (one size, $10.95 plus extra for toppings). Italian dishes seem to have taken a backseat to some of the daily Southern specials. Tuesdays are Nonna's Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Day, and the country-style rib-eye steak specials (Friday and Saturdays) run close seconds. A basket of hot yeast bread and Italian rum raisin rolls appear the minute you sit down.
It's ok.... I've had better and I've had worse. It's a nice sized restaurant with friendly staff. The bread is great and the pasta is ok. The downtown location has better food but the WestEnd location has better decor. Only if they could combine the two.
Great pizza for over 50 years. Always great pizza with good service and a larhe choice of toppings.