Best Pizza in Breck: The Inside Slice

Arugula & Proscuitto Pizza at Downstairs at Eric's
Arugula & Proscuitto Pizza at Downstairs at Eric’s

Pizza. Yum… It just might be the best thing in the world. Baked cheesy goodness, robust sauce, and toasty crust with steamy soft bread on the inside. What more could you really ask for?

Whether you like it thick or thin, cheesy or saucy, plain jane or loaded up, Breckenridge has it all. I’m here to give you “the inside slice” about the best pizza in Breck. I asked some locals about their favorite spot to grab a heavenly slice of ‘za and this is what they had to say…

Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria

By the Slice: Yes – all day

Thick or Thin: They offer a thin and crispy New York-Style Pizza as well as a Sicilian Deep Dish.

The Cheese on Top: Almost everyone we asked said that Giam’s was hands down the best pizza in town. They make everything in-house from their balsamic vinaigrette to the pizza sauce and the quality of their ingredients really shine through. They also recently expanded the dining room area to include more tables, a bar, and a private dining room. More pizza for everyone!

The Inside Slice: “Pizza by the slice is perfect for a quick lunch. It’s always delicious, never too greasy, and the crust is perfectly crisp!”

Giampietro Pizza & Pasteria

Fatty’s Pizzeria

By the Slice: Yes – during lunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thick or Thin: You get the best of both worlds here. Fatty’s offers traditional and thin crust pizza. You can even choose if you would like white or wholesome whole wheat dough. Score!

The Cheese on Top: They have big slices and a slice of cheese is only $3, which is perfect for lunch. When you add toppings, they don’t mess around. They load it up all the way to the crust.

The Inside Slice: “There’s a reason it’s been around for so long; they’re fast, friendly, affordable, and consistent.”

Northside Pizza

By the Slice: Yes – all day

Thick or Thin: Northside offers thin, traditional hand tossed, deep dish, and “Out of Bounds” crusts.

The Cheese on Top: These guys are seriously creative. Even though they still offer all the traditional pizza topping options, you can get a little crazy with their signature pizzas. They are chalk full of bold flavors that are a match made in heaven. If you’re looking for a fresh and delicious twist on pizza, you need to check out Northside.

The Inside Slice: “The ‘Out of Bounds’ crust option is where they load up on the toppings. They don’t hold back, they stack ‘em on all the way to the crust and then cut it up into squares. This option is perfect for families with children or big parties!”

Downstair's at Eric's Bar

Downstairs at Eric’s

By the Slice: Yes – after 9 p.m.

Thick or Thin: They offer a traditional hand tossed crust, but you still have a few options. You can choose between white, garlic white, wheat, garlic wheat, or gluten free. Mmm… garlic.

The Cheese on Top: Eric’s is the perfect spot to hit with the family and kids after thrashing powder all day long. It’s an arcade style restaurant and bar with 29 flat screen HDTV’s, 25 arcade games, 30 beers on tap, and 50 beers by the bottle. The kids are sure to love all the games and you can kick back, unwind, and watch the game with a beer (or two).

The Inside Slice: “The Garbage Pizza is definitely a local’s favorite. It’s the traditional “let’s-throw-everything-on-here” pizza and it is delicious. If you want to try something a little different, but equally enticing, check out the Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza.”

Downstairs at Eric's Arcade

Luigi’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria

By the Slice: Yes – all day (buy 2 slices get 1 free for happy hour 3-6 p.m.)

Thick or Thin: They offer a handcrafted New York-style, crispy square, and a gluten free crust.

The Cheese on Top: Fairly new to Breckenridge, Luigi’s takes a creative and unique approach to their pies with specialty pizzas that will blow your mind. They have a breakfast pizza complete with a mozzarella base, topped with eggs over medium, cheddar & choice of breakfast sausage, bacon, or Taylor Ham. Drool. It’s also worth mentioning they make all of their ingredients in-house, including the mozzarella and sausage!

The Inside Slice: “Brace yourselves. They have Mac & Cheese Pizza.” *Drops mic*

Luigi's Sport's Bar & Pizzeria

Michael’s Italian Restaurant

By the Slice: No

Thick or Thin: Traditional hand tossed crust.

The Cheese on Top: You will feel like Michael himself is cooking an authentic Italian meal for you and your family. They have great service, delicious food, and fair prices.

The Inside Slice: “They have very good classic Italian food in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. It’s a great place for families to eat after a long day of hitting the slopes.”

There you have it! These are the best places to go in Breckenridge to get pizza according to the locals we asked. Next time you’re up here, check out one (or all) of these pizza joints and treat yo’self to a glorious slice (or a whole pie). Remember, any pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself.

Are you hungry yet? 🍕


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