The Best Pizza in Telluride – The Local Picks

What really hits the spot after a long day of hitting the slopes? A nice, warm mug of cider, cozy company near a roaring fireplace, or maybe… it’s a piping hot pizza. Pizza may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting a mountain destination, but rest assured that this universal favorite translates well at any altitude.

If you’re seeking the top place in town to grab a slice or a pie to-go, we’ve got you covered. Take a peek at our list of the top pizza joints in Telluride. You won’t regret it!


Brown Dog Pizza

110 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-8046

Variety is the spice of life at Brown Dog Pizza. Brown Dog offers a pizza for any palate, with specialties ranging from the signature ‘cracker-thin crust’ and the ‘Detroit square’ to the ‘Brooklyn Sicilian’ and even gluten-free options. Brown Dog is an annual vacation tradition for many and a favorite among locals. And, with almost 20 years of service in Telluride, we expect this this local pizza joint will be around for a long time.

Top Picks: Prospector – 5th place ‘International Pizza Challenge’ winner in 2012 – Detroit-style pie with fresh garlic, fresh mushrooms, Italian sausage, and roasted green chilis. Pesto – 1st place ‘International School of Pizza’ award winner in 2010 – Classic American pie with house-made basil pesto, mozzarella and feta, and cherry tomatoes (no sauce).


Crazy Elk Pizza

 

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565 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, CO 81435 | (970) 728-7499

Nestled in the heart of Mountain Village, Crazy Elk Pizza is a true haven for families. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering pizza options, available by the slice or as a whole pie. The kid-centric atmosphere is complete with foosball, darts, and video games to keep the little ones entertained while mom and dad kick back and enjoy the bustling mountain surroundings.

Top Picks: The Plunge – pink cream sauce, mushrooms, peas, prosciutto. Apple “Pie” Pizza – sliced granny smith apples, brown sugar and cinnamon crumble, powdered sugar, caramel.

 

High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room

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100 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-2978

A craft slice of pizza and a craft pint of beer are just what the doctor ordered after a long day of hiking or skiing. Cozy up by the fire and indulge in some P&B (pizza and beer—an adult take on ‘R&R’) with a slice and a pint from High Pie Pizzeria. High Pie also offers a generous happy hour from 3:30 – 5:30 Monday through Friday. Specials include $1 off all drafts, $5 house wine, and a slice with a PBR for only $10.

Top Pick: Railjam – house-made onion jam, prosciutto, local spicy Italian sausage, yellow bell peppers, Asian pears, goat cheese, parmesan. Gus “Our Local Champion” – tomato sauce, ground beef, blue cheese, green onions, mozzarella.


Baked in Telluride

 

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127 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4775

Locally owned and operated for over 40 years, Baked is the top spot in town for noshing on fresh, local ingredients. The pizza menu is small but mighty, featuring a variety of sourdough crust pizzas that are cooked in a signature woodfire oven.

Top Picks: Baked In Telluride – sourdough baked crust with olive oil, homemade pizza sauce, cheese blend. Pesto – house-made chunky pesto, fresh tomato, parmesan.


Rustico Ristorante

114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4046

Indulge in the true taste of Italy at Rustico Ristorante. This casual, authentic Italian joint features cozy dishes from every region of Italy, including several authentic pies made in the only Italian pizza oven in town. What Rustico lacks in variety it more than makes up for in flavor. The pizzas here are simple, handmade with scratch-made, fresh ingredients served in an intimate, welcoming atmosphere.

Top Picks: Pizza Rustico – marinara, mozzarella, prosciutto, ricotta, mushrooms, green Tuscan pepperoncino. Pizza Bianca Del Rosticcere – four cheese pizza, house-made rotisserie chicken, roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil.


La Pizzeria

 

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117 Lost Creek Ln, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-0737

If you’re seeking a casual, homestyle pizza joint, look no farther than La Pizzeria in Mountain Village. Known for their generously sized slices and affordable prices, La Pizzeria is the perfect spot for a bite with family and friends or to grab a few ‘to go’ pizzas on the fly. It’s all about the crust here, which is paper thin and baked at 600 degrees for a memorable crunch. La Pizzeria also offers a spacious outdoor patio, which provides perfect pizza with a view during the warmer months.

Top Picks: Salsiccia Bormina – tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, homemade sausage mushrooms. Gambretti – tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, baby shrimp, basic, olives.