Where do you find the best pizza in Boulder?
If you want to skip the too-common delivery chains, there’s gotta be something for those of us who prefer a less predictable but equally delicious slice. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of awesome pizza in Boulder. Whether you’re looking for a fancy sit down meal or a quick slice during your lunch break, the land of craft beer and allergen-friendly ingredients brings you some of the best pizza in Colorado.
The Artisan Spots
Just like Boulder’s craft breweries, these Boulder pizza purveyors stand out for their exceptional commitment to a quality pie.
Inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy, Pizzeria Locale is a contemporary pizzeria located right next door to their creators, Frasca Food and Wine, in the heart of downtown Boulder. They are the proud owners of the first Stefano Ferrara hand-made brick oven in Colorado and use it to serve out top-notch pizza pies like nobodies business. So if you’re looking for some Neapolitan style pizza just like they make it back in the motherland, make sure to check them out.
Pizzeria da Lupo
Founded by world-renowned chef Jim Cohen and his business partner Ken Wolf, Pizzeria da Lupo is conveniently located in The Village Shopping Center off Arapahoe Avenue. With a $25,000 wood-fired oven, I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Pizzeria da Lupo puts out some seriously delicious pizza pies and other traditional Italian cuisine. If you’re in the area for lunch, make sure to get their Margherita or marinara pizza, tricolor salad and iced tea for only $10. You can’t get much better than that.
Soon after they opened their doors in 2010, Pizzeria Basta (Italian for “enough”) was quickly named the best in Boulder pizza by Boulder’s Daily Camera and Boulderites everywhere. The also have a huge wood-fired oven and crank it up so hot that it would give the devil a sunburn, which is just the right temperature for a perfect pizza. They’re located on Arapahoe Avenue in between 28th Street and Foothills. So if you’re looking for crispy crust, great service, and authentic Italian cuisine, make sure to try out Pizzeria Basta.
Quick and Delicious
Perfect for the everyday one-slicer or late night crowd looking for something quick and delicious.
Milo’s Pizza & Po’ Boys
If you’re looking for a great pizza joint that is quick, delicious, and has some amazing gumbo, then Milo’s Pizza & Po’ Boys is your spot. Milo’s is a small family-owned restaurant that features a unique mix of Cajun specialties and pizza that will have your mouth watering. They’re located on Broadway Street right next to the Community Plaza Shopping Center. Get it by the slice, or by the pie, either way you’re going to leave full and thinking you found the next hidden gem in Boulder.
Looking for a big city slice of New York style pizza in a laid back Boulder atmosphere? Then make sure to try a slice over at Abo’s Pizza. You might not guess by driving by, but Abo’s has won best pizza awards from the Boulder County Gold, Colorado Daily, and Boulder Weekly. They’re located in North Boulder on Iris Avenue right off of 28th Street in the Willow Springs Shopping Center. To top it all off they have daily specials and free delivery.
Have you ever been craving pizza at 1AM and didn’t know where to go? Cosmo’s Pizza heard the cries of College kids everywhere and that’s why they’re ready for pick-up or delivery until 2AM, 7-days a week. They have two Boulder locations and they’re suspiciously close to campus. One is located on Broadway Street right off of University Avenue and the other is on 30th Street right off of Baseline Road next to Rodeway Inn & Suites. If the numbers on your phone aren’t blurry yet, make sure to tell them to throw in some of their famous Spicy Ranch Dip to make your late night even better.