Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.
1. Bambino's Urban Pizzeria
Topping the list is Bambino's Urban Pizzeria. Located at 36 E. Bijou St., it is the highest-rated budget-friendly Italian restaurant in Colorado Springs, boasting 4.5 stars out of 265 reviews on Yelp.
The site can tell you a thing or two more about Bambino's Urban Pizzeria:
"Over the years, Bambino's became a staple for Italian food within the community. With homemade pizza sauce sauce and dough made from scratch daily."
Regarding signature items, it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties, "We give the customers the ability to customize their pizza right before their eyes."
2. Poor Richard's
Next up is Poor Richard's, situated at 324 N. Tejon St. With four stars out of 162 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
The site has lots more information on Poor Richard's.
"What began in 1975 as Poor Richard's Feed and Read has since grown into The Poor Richard's Complex, featuring seven unique businesses under one roof," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Our restaurant, café, toy store and bookstore have been locally voted 'Best of' in multiple categories."
As to what the business is known for, it writes on Yelp: "Whether it's the hand-tossed pizza, one of our great homemade soups, the build-your-own salad, our signature house dressing, the children's castle play area, the patio dining, or a little bit of everything, people keep coming back."
3. Blackjack Pizza & Salads
An outpost of the chain Blackjack Pizza & Salads, located at 1915 W. Uintah St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot four stars out of 52 reviews.
Yelper Russ B., who reviewed Blackjack Pizza & Salads on Aug. 6, wrote, "We like the pizzas, but I'm a big fan of the salads. The ingredients here are always fresh and the portions are huge."
Mo L. noted, "We had the Mediterranean chicken pizza and the thin crust plain. Both were tasty and crust made well. ... Hot wings with fire sauce are no joke."
4. Pizza Time
Pizza Time in Briargate is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 57 Yelp reviews. Head over to 8794 N. Union Blvd. in Union Towne Center to see for yourself.
Yelper Cindy P., who reviewed Pizza Time on July 10, wrote, "Amazing pizza at this place. ... I'm a N.Y.-style pizza lover, and if I hadn't known better, I'd have thought I was back in NYC."
Yelper Ryan P. wrote, "Place is great if you have kids. Pizza was pretty good... they also have two or three arcade games in the back."
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