The Best Pizza in Albuquerque
Who does not like pizza? If you ask any child what their favorite food is, you'll more than likely hear a familiar refrain: "pizza!" Hey, it's not just for children, either. Pizza is a food enjoyed by people of all ages. In any city, there are good pizza joints and bad pizza joints. Luckily, there are a few top notch places to order pizza if you are in the Albuquerque area.
Dion's is probably the best pizzeria in Albuquerque. Started in 1978, Dion's has been voted the best pizza parlor in Albuquerque many years running by the weekly newspaper The Alibi. Beside pizza, Dion's also serves salads and subs. They do not offer delivery, but you can call in your order ahead of time, and then pick up your order through the drive-through. Of course, you can also dine-in. Dion's has about 9 locations in Albuquerque. They are also beginning to expand, with locations in Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe. They also also recently opened two stores in Lubbock, TX. This is definitely a pizza parlor that might become a nationwide chain if they can maintain their quality on a large scale.
2. Brickyard Pizza
There is only a single location of Brickyard Pizza, and it is on Central Avenue, directly across from the University. This is a popular hangout for college students, although they have several different events throughout the week. For example, Wednesday night is amateur music night, so this is a great time to go if you like listening to live music. Sunday nights during football season often draw a large crowd, since they have several large screen televisions to show sports events. The best thing about Brickyard Pizza is their prices. If you like pizza and beer, they have a PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) special for only $ 3, which includes a slice of cheese pizza and a 20 oz. glass of PBR beer. This is a tough deal to beat anywhere.
Saggio's is also located next to the University, on Cornell St. Louis. This family owned pizzeria features not only delicious pizza, but a wide selection of deserts. Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of Saggio's is the large mural on the wall which depicts celebrities and cartoon characters around and about famous Albuquerque landmarks. Although they are located within a few hundred feet of each other, Saggio's is much more popular than Brickyard Pizza. This also means that it is usually much more crowded. Saggio's has also recently begun to expand by opening a second location within the Student Union Building of UNM.
Albuquerque may be better known for its Mexican and Indian food, but there are also many delicious pizza parlors if you are willing to look for them.