Van's Pizza House

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Categories: Italian, Pizza, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

800 North Hughes Boulevard
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: (252) 335-0150

Fax: (252) 335-0145

Hours of Operation

Open Sunday - Thursday from 11am - 10pm

Open Friday and Saturday from 11am - 11pm

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

First time diner: Free Soft Drink or Iced Tea

  • Interior
  • Booths
  • Historic Decor
  • Salad Bar

“The Original Pizza House of Elizabeth City”


Van’s Pizza House is located conveniently on Route 17, 800 North Hughes Blvd., close to Albemarle Hospital and College of The Albemarle.  Van’s Pizza House serves Greek and Italian meals, pizzas and subs. Van’s is the recipient of seven Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Pizza as well as awards for Best Italian Food, Best Salad and Best Subs.  Van’s Pizza House displays a black and white pictorial history of Elizabeth City on several of the restaurant walls.


  • Attire:  Casual
  • Handicap Accessible:  restrooms, entrance
  • Price:  Reasonable
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Credit Cards:  Master Card, Visa


Van’s Pizza House was created in 1979. It has become well known  as a great place for traditional Greek and Italian foods as well as pizzas and subs. In 2001, Spiros Giannakopoulos bought the restaurant and completely renovated it with a professional designer. Now, Van’s Pizza House stands as an excellent family oriented restaurant.

Chef Biography

Van's Pizza House

Spiros and his father Stavros carefully prepare Greek and Italian specialties using time tested family recipes. They arrive early in the morning to ensure that the homemade meat, pizza and gyros sauces are prepared with the experience and care only they possess.  The meatloaf is completely homemade as is the chicken noodle and vegetable soups.  The pizzas, subs and pasta dishes will delight even the most discerning palate.  Spiros and his father Stavros serve delicious food from appetizers to desserts.

Owner Biography

Van's Pizza House

Stavros Giannakopoulos has been in the restaurant business since 1973 in Virginia. He started a legacy of serving excellent food at reasonable prices. 

 Spiros Giannakopoulos grew up in the restaurant business. He learned how to create delicious meals from his father, Stavros.  Spiros worked his way through college, completed a Master’s Degree in Business and succeeded as a stockbroker for five years. Spiros realized his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own restaurant when he purchased Van’s Pizza House.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Course Specialties: 

    Van's Pizza serves authentic Pizzas, subs, and pastas, made to order. Try the mozzarella sticks and breadsticks with cheese as appetizers. For dessert, try the cheesecake! For a lighter dish, Van's offers homemade chicken noodle and vegetable beef soup. There is something for everyone!


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 4.5 Stars based on 21 reviews
  1. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 0 Star

    We love Van's! The Greek pizza is our favorite. The people are always so nice and the service is great!

  2. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Friendly Service

    We were really pleased with our service at Van's Pizza. The staff was warm and welcoming and we look forward to stopping in again!

  3. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Good Pizza!

    I had an overall good experience at Van's. I really enjoyed their pizza and wings.

  4. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Hot Pizza!

    We had a large group for lunch and we called ahead. Everything was ready when we got there and the food was hot and fresh. It was a tasty and relaxing lunch to spend with coworkers.

  5. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Pizza and Salad Combo

    Split a Greek salad and pepperoni pizza with my sister at Van's the other night for dinner. Feta cheese and Greek dressing were delicious and the pepperoni had a lot of flavor! Friendly service and plenty of food for the price. Large pizza is eight big slices so we had leftovers for lunch the following day. All for under $20!

  6. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    I love the manicotti

    I love the manicotti with plenty of sauce and cheese on top. I get a salad to go with it. They give you plenty of bread. It is a good and filling meal.

  7. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good to have Greek

    It is nice to have greek food for a change. I have had the moussaka and the beef gyros plate. I loved the cheese on the moussaka and the gyros plate was big and tasty.

  8. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Excellent Eggplant Dish

    I had the eggplant parmigiana. It was cooked nicely and was a large portion. There was plenty of spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread. It is not that often that a restaurant fills me up with good food.

  9. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Gyro Plate is Really Good

    The Gyro Plate is really good. The meat is tasty and hot. The cheese, lettuce olives and everything else was good also. It was cooked quickly which was great because I was at lunch.

  10. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Eggplant Parm!

    I ordered a 1/2 sub sandwich. This eggplant parm was delicious. The service was good. The restroom, clean. Value priced. This was my first visit as I have only lived in town for a few months. I intend to return. Great place for lunch.

  11. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Salad

    If you want a great salad for lunch, order the Grilled Chicken Salad. It was the freshest salad I have tasted and it was huge. I had plenty left to bring home and have with my dinner. Good job Van's!

  12. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I have been in Elizabeth City for three years now. I've been longing for good Italian food when I was told of Van's Restaurant. I really enjoyed myself. Not only did the staff make me feel welcomed, but the food was excellent and the restaurant was very clean. I didn't know the person's name who told me about Van's, but I want to thank them. I have started telling people of Van's Restaurant myself. This is going to be an outing I take at least two or three times a month.

  13. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 0 Star
    Fantastic Pizza!

    the pizza & pasta dishes are divine. They make their own sauce & dough in house daily, and you can tell. A great indication of the quality of their food and service is the crowd, and it's nice & full during lunch and dinner. But even though it's busy, the waitresses always get you your food, drinks, and check in a very timely manner.

  14. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 3 Stars
    Good Pizza

    Van's has some great waitresses and great service on their part. The pizza is pretty greasy, but good after a few paper towels or time in the fridge.

  15. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Delicious Manicotti

    The manicotti I ate at Van's was delicious. I love the cheese and the sauce. It was just right.

  16. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    It's The Sauce

    I eat at Van's because the food is delicious. The sauce on the pasta dishes is the best I have had.

  17. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I love the Van's Special Sub. It has three meats and I get mine heated. The Restaurant is always clean.

  18. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    The grilled chicken sandwhich at Va's is wonderful. So fresh and a large portion.

  19. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I order their lasagna and also their stuffed shells. Delicious!

  20. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Pasta

    Their Pasta Dishes are Great!

  21. Van's Pizza House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    I come here at least once a week

    I like all of their food. I come here at least once or twice a week.

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