The interior is modern and industrial, but you may not notice it as you go by the building. Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza is a small venue but once you step inside you are filled with the warmth of the space, the music and of course a deliciously warm smell of fresh garlic wafts out of the large brick oven that takes up most of one side of the space.
A small stage sits at the far end of the building and if it’s Tuesday or Saturday night, local diners are in for a treat. Open mic brings in local artists and some that have a long musical history. From original songs, remakes or covering the classics the tunes change by the minute, but the weekly cover-free concerts that will keep your toes tapping.
Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza isn’t a huge location, but the small restaurant is pumping out delicious Italian based dishes from the one brick oven that is in the main space. Yes, everything is cooked directly in the same brick oven that is providing the warmth and ambiance to your dining experience. From baked pasta dishes, chicken wings, out of this world spinach dip and even gluten free pizza and pitas to enjoy.
With everything that Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza has to offer, it is surprisingly not as busy as you would expect. Even with the small town charm that Franklin exudes, Richard’s is just slowly starting to get the recognition that it deserves. You may be going out for dinner, but they provide a whole experience all while keeping their costs affordable and tailoring to special dietary needs as they go.
You can visit Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza at 229 S Main St, Franklin, IN