Pizza places seem to come and go quickly in Woodland Park (remember Jo Mama’s and Primo’s?), but I for one hope that AJ’s Stone Oven American Pizzeria stays around for a good long while. While the restaurant is sparsely decorated, with 2 big screen TV’s showing sports, the pizzas are not! I’ve been several times with the family, and once with the kids’ baseball team for the end of season team party, and have never been disappointed.
The Garlic Bread Sticks and the Cheesy Garlic Bread are great starters, and we’ll be sure to try the rest of the appetizers soon. The salads are good as well – my wife thoroughly enjoyed the Antipasto Salad. I’ve not tried any of the pastas personally, but my daughter loves the spaghetti and the bow tie options. We’ve also not tried any of the subs or wings, but if they are anywhere near as good as the pizzas, then I’m sure you won’t be let down.
On to the main dish. AJ’s Stone Oven American Pizzeria pizzas are very good. I’m somewhat of a pizza snob, having been spoiled by some great pizza in Santa Fe and Taos (Upper Crust and The Outback, anyone?), but I’d rank AJ’s up there with some of the best. We’ve had the Classic, the Meatball, and some of our own creation to date, both in Original and Thin crust styles. I typically prefer thin crust myself, but the thicker versions are just as good. Side note – a friend of ours has tried the Gluten Free crust and loved it! The pizzas are generously topped, with the right amount of cheese and sauce. Of course, that’s a matter of personal preference, but I’m sure if you ask, they’ll make yours however you want.
In addition to the standard sodas, etc…, AJ’s also serves beer and wine (dine-in only), if you prefer either of those with your meal. The staff are always friendly and the wait for your pie seems average (not too quick, not too long). As an added bonus, mention that you are local, and they’ll take 20% off of your bill. Not that the prices are high, but they are more than the chains. That said, we always have some leftovers to take home for another meal. I’m sure the big chain shops like Dominos and Pizza Hut will stick around, but hopefully, with a growing fan base and great customer service, AJ’s Stone Oven American Pizzeria will be in Woodland Park for many years to come!
AJ’s Stone Oven American Pizzeria
751 Gold Hill Place, Woodland Park, Colorado