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Best Pizza Joints in Salida, CO

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

There's something special about a warm, cheesy pizza. I don't know about you, but it brings me right back to being a kid, and that nostalgic feeling of "home". Maybe it's because I'm Italian, or maybe it's just the fact that pizza is one of the best inventions of the culinary life...ever. I'm sure some (or most) of you can agree, that pizza is a family favorite food, and just has a huge "pizza" our hearts! Just to add another reason to love Salida, we've put together a delicious pie of pizza places in our beloved small town, that you should experience at least once in your life.

127 F St, Salida, CO 719-539-5219

With over two decades of exceptional food and service, there's no question why Amicas has so many loyal customers. Being located in the heart of Salida's historic downtown, right on F street, their location is as prime as their food! Offering indoor and outdoor dining, you can enjoy a family friendly and welcoming environment anytime of year, whether rain, snow or sunshine! Sit at the bar for a front row seat of their 11 beers on tap, or take your

pick from their huge wine and cocktail list. Amicas has an extensive menu that includes something for everyone. Choose from 18 signature pizzas, or build your own. Not feelin' pizza? That's totally cool, they've got options! Grab a salad, soup, calzone, panini or pasta. They also have gluten free and dairy free options so no one feels left out! Even the kiddos have a variety of yummies to choose from. Not only do they have amazing food, and vibes, they also are committed to giving back to our local community through sponsoring Salida’s many cultural, environmental, athletic and educational programs. Dine solo, with your sweetie or bring the whole family and see why Amicas has become such a local favorite in Salida.

242 F St, Salida, CO 719-539-4277

Also located in the heart of downtown Salida, Moonlight Pizza brings those local, fun and laidback brewpub vibes. With incredibly fresh ingredients in everything they serve, you will feel and taste the "homemade" here at Moonlight. Offering lunch specials, salads, pizza, wings, garlic bread, hot sammies, moonzones (their unique name for calzones) sweets, craft

drinks and beers, you'll never leave this place hungry! Chill with friends at the bar area enjoying craft beer or relax at a cozy table for casual indoor dining. Don't miss the fresh air and sunshine on their dog friendly outdoor patio. At Moonlight you don't have to worry about leaving your best furry friends at home! If you love a good local craft beer with your pizza, this is your spot!

They started brewing their own signature beer onsite, back in 2011 and usually have 16 rotating on tap at a time. With their 7 barrel brewing system they make everything from classic English styles and German lagers to hop-bomb American pales. They also offer six packs, growlers and squealers or they can refill your own personal beer vessel so you can enjoy their signature hops from home. They also love supporting their community. Check out their Moonlight Mondays where they give back by donating 10% of their daily sales to community organizations. If you're looking for fresh pizza, local craft beer, house-made soft drinks, live music, and a family & dog friendly environment, you can't miss making it to Moonlight!

228 N F St, Salida, CO 719-851-0203

Pizza Rio is the newest addition to Salida's pizza scene, and must take the cake for the best views and location. Perched right above our famous Arkansas River, Pizza Rio is the only restaurant in Salida with a river front AND rooftop patio. Located in our Riverside micro-district this area is lively and full of other great restaurants, shops, ice cream and more, making it hard to beat. Sitting only steps away from Riverside Park and the Arkansas

Trail System (AKA "S" Mountain), it's the perfect place to grab some delicious eats before or after your Salida outdoor adventure. They serve the most delicious New York style pizza with only the finest ingredients. Choose from a plethora

of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, house-made pasta, organic naturally leavened pizza, and more! Their gluten free crust and vegan cheese is some of the best I've personally ever had, and I've tried A LOT! Pizza Rio can be enjoyed as a casual, kick back spot with friends and family, or as a classy and romantic date night spot. If you're in Salida, and you're craving pizza with

an amazing view, make Pizza Rio your

first choice. I promise, you will not

be disappointed!


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