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Picnic In The Park

552 W. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Picnic in the park)
+1 970-586-7275
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Ranked #21 of 114 restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Pizza
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
Description: September 17, 2013 following the Disastrous Colorado Floods...Picnic In The Park will Re- Open on February 1st. 2014 and Ready to Serve Estes Park Locals and Visitors!Picnic In The Park is a Wood Fired Pizzeria and Deli located at 552 W. Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park, CO, just West of Downtown and 4 miles from the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park located next to the historic Elkhorn Lodge on the Big Thompson River. Picnic In The Park features authentic Neapolitan style wood fired pizza using Italian imported "00" Caputo flour, Italian imported San Marzano tomatoes which are grown at the base of Mt. Vesuvius in the rich volcanic soil near Naples and we use only the best high quality, freshly prepared, natural and low to no preservative ingredients available. Our NY Style Deli Sandwich is famous and touted as the best in town and true to and rivaling those on the east coast. The quality of our food and the wood firing shines through in the great taste experience you will have with any menu choice at Picnic In The Park. In the summer season, Picnic In The Park turns on its Rotisserie Oven and roasts chicken, corn on the cob (seasonally available) and serves traditional style picnic sides like potato salad and baked beans. We will create you a wonderful picnic basket meal in a traditional picnic basket or backpack that you can take along and treat your family to in the park or at our outdoor seating. Or try a great sandwich and snacks stuffed in your backback for a majestic RMNP hike. When you are finished with your day in the beauty of RMNP, treat yourself and your hungry family to a wonderful mouth-watering pizza hand made and fired to perfection in just minutes. Picnic In The Park prides itself on Friendliness, Cleanliness, and Quality and we work hard to be consistent in all of these areas so that every customer experience is as good and as important as the last. We not only greet you when you come in but we greet you when you leave, we are always happy to meet new people and visit with both new and old friends. We are newly remodeled, with modern yet rustic decor, and we provide an atmosphere that is not only inviting but interesting to experience. Our wood fired pizza making is an art, an Estes Park experience, and a memory to make. Don't miss this fantastic option during your next Estes Park visit, stop in and give us a try! Delivery available.
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was really looking forward to a great pizza and drove by 3 TIMES in June!. There were no signs for the business hours??? That's why we were hopeful that we would finally hit this spot during business hours. The LAST time we stopped by was July 1. I went up to the back door and noticed a few signs... More

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Kansas City
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After reading all the great reviews on this place, we looked forward to giving it a try. Got there, no one there, closed! There are documents on the door stating something about rent and sanitation bills, etc. Disappointing!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We tried to go to this restaurant during our visit December 26-28. The establishment was closed. Not sure why. There was a sign on the door reporting a recent inspection? Perhaps call prior to visiting to make sure it has reopened. Maybe a seasonal thing.

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Richard W, Manager at Picnic In The Park, responded to this review

Very sorry but we closed after the floods for the Winter. The good news we are planning on re-opening by February 1st. 2014 Will keep everyone posted on the opening. Thank You Angie & Rick More

Yuma, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Anyone who likes pizza you had better make this a must when in Estes Park. I truly believe this is the best pizza I have ever eaten, and I have had a lot. Great little mom and pop pizza shop. Check it out.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Loved the fresh ingredients especially the pizza sauce with fresh basil. Home made salad dressings were great. The owners were super friendly. The wood burning pizza oven makes the atmosphere warm. Very clean. Right on the river.

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Lansing, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We are from the Chicago area where pizza is great but we both think think that Pizza in the park beats anything back home. The wood burning brink oven makes the best crust, crisp on the bottom but a little chewy on top with just a slight wood smoke taste. The toppings are all very fresh and the combinations they... More

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New Westminster, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I have had wood fire pizza before that was not even cook dinner true blue with fire oven fireplace. This was the best pizza I have ever had.after coming here for the first time me and my boyfriend have been back everyday for lunch.the pizza has just enough of all the right ingredients, it is not dry and the sauce... More

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The inviting smell of a wood fire as you open your car door in the parking lot makes this small restaurant appealing before you even open the door. The young man who waited on us was very friendly and told us about the pizza dough and sauce recipe coming from Italy. And this wood fired pizza did remind us of... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

These guys make some very good wood fired pizzas. The service was great too. If you are in the area... don't miss out!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We saw the restaurant on the way to RMNP and went back after watching the elk. It was great! We had one pizza and a calzone. The staff is very friendly, and we greatly enjoyed our time there. Definitely going back!

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