Pizza in Colorado: Our Top 5 Recommendations
Colorado is known for its amazing skiing and hiking. But did you know that this beautiful state is also home to some of the best pizza places in the country? No? Well, it is! Read on for a list of our five favorite pizzerias in Colorado so you know just where to go for great pizza the next time you visit. Oh, and please note that our recommendations aren’t in any particular order. Now, without any further ado, let’s get started!
Last Chance Pizza
Pizza lovers know that not all kinds of pizza are the same. After all, there’s Sicilian and wood-fired and Chicago deep-dish, to name only a few. Just the crust alone can have so many variations. What’s your favorite kind? If you’re partial to a crispy crust, then Last Chance Pizza in Dillon is right up your alley. Not only that, but you can get as many toppings as you want on your pizza at Last Chance too.
What’s especially neat is that if you choose to dine in, you can enjoy your pie right next door at the Cove & Craft Tap Room along with a local brew (there’s an “awesome beer selection”). Plus, the staff is friendly, the food comes out fast and hot, and the menu is huge, literally “packed with options.” Diner favorites include the calzones (they’d “give any Italian place in the city a run for their money,”) personal pizzas, cheesy garlic bread, and Hawaiian BBQ pizza. So the next time you hit the slopes at Keystone, make sure to stop by Last Chance Pizza and prepare to be blown away!
Windy City Pizza & Pub
Pizza served with a smile. This is exactly what you’ll get at Windy City Pizza & Pub in Silverthorne. The service is known to be “exceptional,” “truly great,” and “kind and helpful,” with servers who turn into friends and always go above and beyond for the customer. Perhaps most importantly, though, is whether you like your pizza crust doughy or thin, you can get it exactly how you want it at Windy City. The restaurant’s pizza is “phenomenal,” full of flavor, very cheesy, and generous in size. Modeled after Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza (hence the Windy City name), it’s known to be consistently good and made with fresh ingredients. Customers keep coming back for more and you will too. Run, don’t walk, to Windy City Pizza & Pub the next chance you get!
Breckenridge Ale House & Pizza
If you like the idea of drinking an ice-cold beer with your slice of hot pizza, then Breckenridge Ale House & Pizza in Breckenridge will definitely suit your tastes. The restaurant offers lots of beers to choose from and the “absolute best pizza in Breckenridge,” a “10/10.” What makes their pizza so amazing? A thin crust that is “so good” with just the right amount of toppings.
Locals and tourists alike also rave about the taste of the pizza. “Some of the greatest pizza I have ever had in my life,” claims one. Nice and big (in fact, you can order a two-foot slice… whaaaat?! See the photo below for proof!), patrons love the bacon, sausage, and custom veggie pies, in addition to the regular ol’ plain. The owner, Rob, is reputed to be super friendly and appreciative of his customers, and his waiters are “wonderful.” Even if it’s a drive (don’t worry, it’s a gorgeous drive), no matter what, don’t miss out on Breckenridge Ale House & Pizza. Maybe I’ll see you there!
Peppino’s Pizza & Subs
In the mood for some authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza that has a two-inch thick crust and sauce on top of the cheese? Peppino’s Pizza & Subs in Frisco serves it UP! You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the windy city even though you’re in the mountains of Colorado.
Customers can’t stop praising the pizza, saying that it’s “da bomb,” “incredible,” “so authentic,” and “the best pizza ever!” Get the drift? In addition, the pizza joint sports a great vibe with an atmosphere that “rocks,” quick and attentive service, and friendly staffers. The place gets busy with a million takeout orders and lots of in-person tourists, but it never disappoints and the staffers always work hard to quickly serve up hot, delicious pies. Make it a point to check out Peppino’s Pizza & Subs the next time you’re in Frisco; it really hits the spot after spending the day skiing!
Beau Jo’s Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Beau Jo’s Idaho Springs stands out from the rest because you can literally create your own pizza when you visit. From the crust (choices include honey white, agave wheat, gluten-free, and cauliflower) to the style (mountain or prairie) and size, you can personalize it exactly to your tastes. And let’s not forget, of course, the endless choices of cheeses, sauces, veggies, and meats. Where else, after all, can you opt to put cream cheese, feta, basil pesto, queso, alfredo, plant-based Italian sausage, turkey pepperoni, or bacon bits on your pizza? Just imagine how incredibly exotic your pizza will be! But why imagine? Why not make it a reality as soon as possible by stopping by Beau Jo’s Idaho Springs? Trust us, you’ll leave amazed and fully satisfied.