More pizza, less problems
Ah, pizza. It’s the universal food as far we’re concerned. From wood-fired and gluten-free to local hotspots and unique flavors, here’s our list of Aurora’s best pizza places.
Adored by locals and crowned “The Best Pizza Spot” in Colorado by Buzzfeed, Coloradough Pizza is a must-stop for any pizza lover. Their handmade pies are filled with locally-sourced veggies and loads of fresh mozzarella cheese. Coloradough Pizza features a variety of Colorado-named pizzas that are creative in flavor. Try the Red Rocks Pizza, complete with a BBQ sauce and chicken or try the Aspen, bursting with garlic-roasted olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes. Not feeling pizza? The jalapeño poppers will blow you away.
This place is the real deal. Mama Alvino’s first opened their doors in 1980 and have been serving crispy pies ever since. Their menu includes a combination of classic flavors and American-Italian flare. Try their Mama’s Homemade Meatballs pizza, complete with loads of shredded mozzarella cheese. Diners also enjoy their smothered calzones with flavors ranging from veggie to pepperoni, sausage, and anchovies. It’s the perfect place for a casual dinner with the family.
Wood Paddle Pizza & Tap opened their doors a few months ago and have pizza lovers coming back for more! They’re known for their spin on classic pies, including prosciutto and artichoke as well as their classic mozzarella cheese pull! Try one of their homemade classics like New England, complete with clams, bacon, and fingerling potatoes or the Sausage, featuring garlic oil, Italian sausage, and smoked provolone. All pies are wood-fired and the menu includes gluten-free crusts. Settle in for an evening of good food and drinks from their 15 taps!
This bright and cheery local pizza joint serves organic and purely-sourced ingredients (you can check out exactly where everything they serves comes from here). Their thin-crust style pizzas are wood-fired and come in a variety of flavors. Try the sausage and roasted crimins or baked tofu enchilada to add a little extra flavor to your dinner. Located inside Stanley Marketplace, take a stroll after dinner and enjoy dessert (or a post-dinner drink!).
This father and son duo are a force to be reckoned with! They’ve created a full-scale brewery serving IPA’s, Ales, and more alongside a pizzeria complete with pasta, calzones, and of course – pizza! Dive into one of their custom 8-inch pies like the Tree Hugger, with spinach artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes or Fahrenheit 451, with red onion, chicken, blue cheese and so much more! Their menu also includes non-pizza options, making it an easy spot for pleasing a group!
This hole-in-the-wall pizza joint and bar has a true “locals only” vibe. You’ll definitely be delighted by their friendly staff, casual menu, and homemade pizzas. Try their white sauce pizza, complete with mozzarella tomatoes, and basil. Or go for their Philly Cheese Steak pizza that has all the flavors of Philadelphia in one slice! Legends has a massive American-classic menu, which makes it ideal for picky kids (or adults). Diners also enjoy their full-service bar.
While it might seem like a little bit of a wildcard, Uncle Maddio’s in Aurora is rated highly among locals. Coined as the “original create your own pizza joint” Uncle Maddio’s menu includes design-your-own options as well as menu creations. With pizzas like the Jamaican Jerk, with grilled jerk-seasoned chicken and alfredo artichoke, you really can’t go wrong. Diners are free to add, remove, or get just a little extra of any of ingredients. Great for fast-casual dining.