Anytime there’s a big show in town, as is currently the case with “Hamilton” at the Altria Theater, I get hit up for dining recommendations.

People want to make a night of the show, and dinner before (or after) is the perfect way to do it.

And plenty of people, it seems, want to park once and make their dinner-and-show night walkable.

Luckily, there are some great restaurants within walking distance of the Altria, at 6 N. Laurel St.

But first, let’s define walkable. I’m defining it as roughly five blocks or fewer, which turns out to be roughly 0.4 mile or fewer. Why? Because I would walk it, and I am hard-pressed to walk anywhere.

Also, a five-block walk (or 0.4-mile walk), according to Google, takes less than 10 minutes (eight minutes, in fact, according to Google). So it’s hardly the trek of a lifetime.

Five blocks (or fewer) are also feasibly walkable in heels (though it would have to be a low heel for me; so dates, if you’re planning a five-block restaurant destination for your pre-show dinner, give your date a head’s up).

“Hamilton” is playing in Richmond through Dec. 8.

First, my picks:

Dinamo, 821 W. Cary St., (804) 678-9706

At 0.2 mile from Altria, Dinamo is one of the closest restaurants. The space is tiny, but it’s worth the wait for this Italian-Jewish fare.

Hours: 11 a.m.-close (whenever dinner lets up) Monday-Friday; 5:30 p.m.-close Saturday.

Reservations are accepted.

Edo’s Squid, 411 N. Harrison St., (804) 864-5488

One of the same owners as Dinamo, similar menu, can’t-miss Italian food (0.4 mile away). Period.

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday.

Reservations are accepted.

Pupatella 1 N. Morris St., (804) 355-3135

Fast-casual (meaning you order at a counter) Neapolitan pizza place (plus small plates) that’s just 0.3 mile from Altria Theater. And, bonus: It has 15 off-street parking places.

Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday; 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

No reservations.

Postbellum, 1323 W. Main St., (804) 353-7678

Serving American fare with a focus on Postbellum cooking techniques (0.4 mile away).

Hours: 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. daily.

Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more.

Ipanema Cafe, 917 W. Grace St., (804) 213-0190

Vegetarian fare with a stellar wine list and great craft beer (0.4 mile away).

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday; 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday -Sunday.

Reservations accepted for parties of five or more.

Tiny Victory, 506 W. Broad St., (804) 658-0757

This Filipino and New American cuisine restaurant may be east of Belvidere, but it’s still only 0.4 mile from the theater. It also stays open as long as people keep coming in, so some nights it could be open long past midnight.

Hours: 5:30 p.m.-until ... Monday-Saturday; closed Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Reservations are accepted.

Other close-by spots:

Mojo’s, 733 W. Cary St., (804) 644-6676

American diner-bar fare: 0.1 mile

821 Cafe, 825 W. Cary St., (804) 649-1042

American diner-bar fare: 0.2 mile

The Local Eatery and Pub, 1106 W. Main St., (804) 358-1862

Scottish-Irish-American fare: 0.3 mile

Nisa Thai Asian Cuisine, 118 S. Belvidere St., (804) 343-1113

Thai food: 0.3 mile

Deep Run Roadhouse, 309 N. Laurel St., (804) 740-6301

Barbecue: 0.3 mile

City Dogs, 1309 W. Main St., (804) 359-3647

American diner-bar fare: 0.4 mile

Also of note, The Tobacco Company restaurant in Shockoe Slip is offering extended happy hour — and a free Lyft ride — to anyone with “Hamilton” tickets. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Imbibers can get the free Lyft code from the restaurant when they show their tickets. 1201 E. Cary St., (804) 782-9555.

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kpeifer@richmond.com

(804) 649-6321

Twitter: @KarriPeifer

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