About Pizzeria Rustica
Walk through our doors and embark on a unique dining experience. Feel as if you are in a generations-old neighborhood trattoria in Italy while you take in the rustic yet refined pizza in our historic 1889 building and patio in Old Colorado City, including an adjoining art and jewelry gallery.
We combine slow food movement standards in our preparation — including the final hand-stretching of our dough — with fast firing of your menu selection in our pecan wood-fired oven – made locally by a westside Colorado Springs mason. We make our own dough everyday with Tipo 00 flour, imported from Italy, blended with organic Colorado whole wheat flour. Our pizza toppings include: buttery smooth mozzarella made fresh by hand daily, vine-ripened pizza sauce made with hand-chopped San Marzano tomatoes grown at the base of Mt Vesuvius where the soil is so perfect our tomatoes require no preservatives and unique toppings and ingredients imported from the finest artisan producers in Italy and America – organically and sustainably farmed wherever possible.
We are pleased to support our local farmers and locavores year-round. We focus on a simple menu with a few items and daily chef’s market specials. Enjoy our hand-made food paired with special beverages – including hand-crafted beers and exceptional wines – all at very approachable prices. Simplicity has its rewards.
• Best Pizza 2010
• National Recognition 2010
• Environmental Leadership Award 2009
What is a Green Restaurant?
Pizzeria Rustica is a 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant; the highest rated in all of Colorado and among the top 10 in the United States. Restaurants have a very large carbon footprint and we have taken great steps to improve the environmental impact of your dining experience” should read “decrease the environmental impact of your dining experience. Click here to read more.