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Five of the Best Pizza Joints in Telluride

29 May 2016
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Those visiting beautiful Telluride, Colorado, will have plenty of fun activities to enjoy and dozens of upscale restaurants to try out, but that doesn't mean that you won't get a craving for a pizza while you're in town. Fortunately, Telluride has you covered on that front as well, and you'll find a wonderful offering of unique and fabulous pizzas at these fine area restaurants.

1. Brown Dog Pizza

If you're looking for an exceptional pizza experience, then you won't be disappointed by this great restaurant that walked away with the first place award at the 2015 Pizza World Championships that were held in Parma, Italy. These owners take their pizza creations seriously, and they have been delighting residents and visitors alike since 2001.

You'll find fresh pizzas being made by hand all seven days of the week, and the offerings are as numerous as they are delicious. Come try the Detroit-style pizza, the Roman-style pizza, the Brooklyn/Sicilian-style pizza, or you may choose from dozens of fresh toppings on a unique, cracker-thin crust. Treat yourself by starting your meal with the Caribbean jerk wings, and you may also like to try the numerous salads, sandwiches, pastas and wraps. Excellent gluten-free options are available, and specialty wines, brews and desserts are always on the menu.Brown Dog Pizza outdoor

2. High Pie Pizzeria and Tap Room

If you tend to feel guilty about indulging in a tasty pizza, then this is the right restaurant for you because healthy ingredients are a high priority. You can expect your pizza to be made with natural, hormone-free meats, locally produced, organic vegetables and cheese and non-GMO Italian flour, sunflower oil and virgin olive oil. The pizza crust is always vegan, and you may also choose vegan cheese or a complete vegetarian pizza.
High Pie Pizza getting put into the oven
You'll find some truly unique pizzas available that include the Enchanted Forest, which comes with pesto, pineapple, pears, broccoli, spinach and dried wild blueberries and the Tail Grab, which is made with barbecue sauce, meatballs, bacon, red onion and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. A wide selection of specialty appetizers, salads, subs and desserts round out the menu, and you'll find some wonderfully unique items on the beer menu as well.

3. Baked in Telluride

While this restaurant offers fresh-baked goods of all kinds from morning until night all seven days of the week, it's really famous for it's delicious sourdough-crust pizzas. You may choose the popular veggie pizza, or you can create your own pizza from a long list of wonderful toppings. Popular specialty pizzas include the Southwest pie, which is made with avocados, roasted tomatoes, green chilies and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and the Greek pie, which features olive oil, Kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes, Greek spices and feta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Meat lovers will also find pizzas that feature hearty portions of a nice selection of meats.Pizza getting handmade

4. Crazy Elk Pizza

Just a short, free ride on the Telluride Gondola will take you over to Mountain Village for a meal at this fun, family restaurant. Your children will love the wild interior decorating and the many arcade games, and you are all sure to find a delicious, hand-made pizza to enjoy. The Carnivore is a favorite of meat lovers with massive amounts of pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon and meatballs, and the Hippie comes with green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, onions, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella and provolone cheeses. There are many more varieties to choose from, and you can try them all when you order by the elk-size slice. Delicious salads and sandwiches are also available, and you'll find a full-service bar and a comprehensive wine list as well.Crazy Elk Brew and Pizza‚Äč

5. La Pizzeria and Gelateria

This excellent restaurant offers a taste of authentic Italian family fare. Popular menu items include vegetarian pizzas filled with a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables, spicy pizzas with homemade sausage and mushrooms and Mediterranean pizzas, which include shrimp, tuna and olives. Exceptional pastas and salads round out this tasty menu, and you should save room to enjoy a gelato, which is homemade, Italian-style ice-cream. Tasty flavors include mango peach, hazelnut, lemon and pistachio. Both beer and wine are also available.La Pizzaria outside eating area

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Here at Telluride Rentals, we look forward to having you come stay with us in one of our many luxury residences. We want your entire visit to Telluride to be nothing short of perfect, and our professional and friendly staff members do everything possible to make sure that you have everything that you could possibly want or need. We've thought of everything so that you don't have to, and that includes a personal chef to make you a special pizza if you don't feel like going out. Just make your reservations with us today, and we'll get busy planning your perfect stay.