Coloradans love pizza, whether it be a New York-style thin crust, a Chicago deep dish, a Neapolitan or even a Colorado-style pie. No matter what type of pizza you are craving, these great restaurants are all loved for their delectable dough and melted cheese. Grab the perfect slice, from thin to thick, at these 10 best pizza restaurants in Colorado.
This pizza joint prides itself on making Colorado-style pizza. With seven locations along the Front Range of Colorado, Beau Jo’s has won the hearts and the stomachs of Coloradans. The first Beau Jo’s opened in Idaho Springs 37 years ago. This beloved pizzeria serves Colorado mountain pie, a take on the deep-dish pizza. This loaded pizza is so hearty that it’s actually sold by the pound. The menu of Beau Jo’s is just as stacked as its pizzas are, with 50 specialty pizzas, 10 different sauces and over 30 different toppings to choose from.
Pizzeria Locale, an authentic and southern Italian-inspired pizza joint, is an upscale pizza place perfect for the pizza snob who loves Neapolitan-style pies. Pizzas are made in a wood-burning stove at 900 degrees Fahrenheit for two minutes, creating the perfect thin crust pie. The Mais seems to be the popular favorite, complete with mozzarella, prosciutto, creÌ€me fraiÌ‚che, sweet corn, garlic and chive. Don’t forget to pair your pizza masterpiece with the perfect wine at Pizzeria Locale.
Get a great pizza paired with a great beer at Hops & Pies in Denver. Choose the artisan pie of the month, your classic pizza favorite or a pie with a wacky topping such as mashed potatoes or brisket. The mozzarella and some of the sausages are made in-house, and the dough is created with craft beer. The carefully-crafted pizza and the two dozen beers on tap keep Denverites coming back to this one-of-a-kind pizza place.
Pizza and beer will always be a match made in heaven. Pizza made with organic and local ingredients and craft beer from local breweries is what you’ll find at Lucky Pie. The weekly pie specials are always amusing and surprisingly delicious. The more than 20 beers on tap makes Lucky Pie a local favorite.
Soothe your New York-style pizza craving with a slice from Fat Sully’s. Located inside Atomic Cowboy and also a food truck, Fat Sully’s has three locations in Denver. Fat Sully’s is the place to go for a late-night slice, especially the easily foldable and massive slices created here.
Hit up Ian’s Pizza after catching a Rockies game, since this pizza joint is located across from Coors Field. With numerous toppings, from classic to wacky, there is a pie to please anyone. However, the most talked-about pizza at Ian’s is most definitely the mac n’ cheese pizza, which has mozzarella, cheddar, creme fraiche and, of course, macaroni noodles.
Blue Pan Pizza is known for its Detroit-style pizza, which is baked in square blue steel pans. Sure, you can get New York, Italian and Chicago-style pizzas here, but the Detroit-style pizza is what Blue Pan is known for. Made with award-winning sauce, the Authentic Detroit pizza at Blue Pan has caramelized crust topped with white cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
If you are seeking a true Neapolitan pizza pie, Racca’s is the place to go. Seriously, Racca’s has a VPN (Vera Pizza Neapolitan) Certification, making the Neapolitan pizzas here truly official. Once named as Marco’s Coal Fired Pizzeria, Racca’s serves a variety of pies based on geographical regions, such as a Tuscan pie or a New York-style pizza.
Handmade sauce, fresh dough made daily and fresh mozzarella are what make Ernie’s pizza so delectable. If those things aren’t enough to make you visit Ernie’s, maybe the 30 or so beers on tap will convince you. Find not only pizza at this Denver establishment but also calzones, pastas and sandwiches.
What happens when you mix a Victorian-themed restaurant with top notch pizza? Fargo’s Pizza is the result. Fargo’s is not only known as a themed pizza joint but also one of the largest family restaurants by housing over 500 guests. This Colorado Springs pizza place has been providing pies for happy customers since 1973. With 25 pizza concoctions to choose from, this pizza restaurant is a great choice for whenever you’re visiting Colorado Springs.