Lampo205 Monticello Road . Charlottesville, VA
929 Second St. NE . Charlottesville, VA
(434) 244-3226

Why Lampo?

In an era when many chefs chase the next big thing, Lampo’s devote themselves to a traditional food governed by rigid rules: Neapolitan pizza. With practice, study, and expert tutoring, the Lampo kitchen has mastered the pizza, which alone warrants a slot in The Charlottesville 29.

But, there’s much more. Some chefs vow to keep it simple, but then cannot help themselves. When it comes to keeping it simple, Lampo’s chefs walk the walk, embracing the Campanian approach to food: use outstanding ingredients and get out of the way, allowing the product to shine. The results can often leave customers wondering how something so simple can taste so good.

Lampo now has two locations: the original, which is dine-in only, and nearby Lampo 2Go, which is takeout only.

What to Order

It’s one of the most consistent menus in town. Point anywhere, and you’ll be happy. Below are our picks, choices by Lampo’s own chefs, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where other area chefs and personalities have named a Lampo dish one of the best in town. The Vegetable Panuozzo warrants special mention. It’s the #1 sandwich in Charlottesville.

Our Picks

  • Antipasti: Pane; Polpettine al Forno
  • Insalata: Cavolo Nero; Cavoletti Di Bruxelles
  • Panuozzo: Vegetable; Porchetta; Muffalata
  • Pizza: Margherita D.O.C.; Marinara D.O.C.
  • Specials

Chefs’ Picks

  • Cavoletti Di Bruxelles
  • Vegetable Panuozzo
  • Marinara D.O.C. Pizza

Five Finds on Friday Picks

Photo by Tom McGovern