TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0
Address: 624 E Cooper Avenue (Aspen, near East Hyman Avenue)
Hours: 11:30a-10p every day of the week (varies by season)
Since it was founded back in 1987, Mezzaluna has done an exceptional job of standing out while sticking to a proven recipe for success. Guests who frequent this restaurant regularly claim it feels like you are dining in a place that has served thin crust pizzas, pasta, and tomato soup forever. Amidst Aspen’s hypercompetitive restaurant scene, the secret to what makes this dining establishment so successful is their friendly staff, relaxed environment, and traditional Italian menu.
The reason why so many people turn to this establishment for pizza is because they make everything from scratch each day. It is not uncommon for the food to taste slightly different than yesterday because it is fresh veggies, fresh pizza sauce, and fresh pizza dough. Everything about the food is enough to make your mouth water.
What They’re Known for: In Italian, the name of the restaurant translates to mean “half-moon.” The establishment is known for being a locally operated and owned Italian restaurant. It is known for its beautiful marble bar and its gorgeous patio. It is also known for its wood-burning pizza oven that bakes pizzas better than anything you could have imagined.
What to Watch for: Bringing along people who do not like Italian-style cuisine and have a gluten sensitivity.