New pizzeria opens in Shockoe Bottom

Posted at 2:01 PM, Sep 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-17 14:01:54-04

By Lena Price

RICHMOND, Va. ( – After combing Richmond for 22 years in search of a wood-fired pizza like the ones he grew up with in Italy, Daniel Taormina took matters into his own oven mitts.

Along with his nephew Giuseppe Taormina, Daniel Taormina last week openedFlames 231 in Shockoe Bottom. The restaurant offers traditional Italian pizzas, appetizers and wines.

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