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“Happiness with a cornmeal crust and green chiles!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Back Road Pizza

Back Road Pizza
Ranked #128 of 556 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We make a thin crust pizza with a Santa Fe twist : a perfect flour crust rolled in cornmeal for a unique flavor and texture , topped with high quality delicious ingredients. All of our food is handcrafted on site, from our signature pizza dough to our roasted meats to our sub-breads to our sauces and dressings. We also offer a delicious gluten-free pizza crust made from scratch (we are NOT a certified gluten free facility). We showcase 10 local and national beers on tap-including a rotating selection of Santa Fe Brewing Company beers-as well as an outstanding selection of wine by the glass. Our in- shop Grab & Go case is stocked daily with all housemade items including our savory salad dressings, pickles, soups, desserts & our signature pizza dough & sauce for home pizza making adventures! BRP FB Logo BWe are committed to partnering with local farms and producers when possible & are super proud to be purchasing all of our beef & pork for our housemade meatballs & sausage from Talus Wind Ranch who raise Heritage Beef Cows humanely with the utmost respect for quality and preservation. We also partner with Camino de Paz School & Farm for delicious goat cheeses and fresh vegetables that we use on salads, pizzas & in our tasty soups. Backroad Pizza Equipped with pool tables, an old school table top Galaga/Miss PacMan, a 2nd story balcony and a gorgeous outdoor seating courtyard, we are one of Santa Fe's local favorites. We are your off-the-beaten path, around-the-corner local neighborhood pizza shop that's casual, fun, friendly & affordable. We have a rad crew of folks whom you will get to know and love. Back Road Pizza is always available as a community space and is committed to extending our generosity beyond the walls of our shops into the greater Santa Fe community. Back Road Pizza was voted #1 Best Pizza in 2012 & 2013 & has been voted one of the city's best restaurants for nine years running in The Santa Fe Reporter. We have received nods from both local and national sources including a flattering recent review in the Pasa Tiempo & USA Today Top 10 Best Santa Fe Restaurants. You may have also caught us on the Food Network's show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives hosted by Guy Fieri.
Hamburg, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Happiness with a cornmeal crust and green chiles!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try Backroad Pizza after seeing it on DDD. It's a totally casual pizza place with very nice people and great crunchy thin-crust pizza! My husband had a pizza with green chiles, red onions, and meatballs. The green chiles are very mild although we were told they are quite spicy, but the flavor was excellent! The meatballs and sauce were delicious as well. Coming from the New York area, we know good pizza and this is the real deal!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Crispy Crust!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We Are Currently Visiting Santa Fe And Have Already Grown Tired Of Plaza Food. I LoOked Up PlAces To Eat On Trip Advisor, And We Found This Place. Definitely Will Be Back. People Were Friendly, Food Was Excellent, And Nice Atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank JackieTraveler_2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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417 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

OK, I know that no one goes to Santa Fe for pizza, but there's only so much Southwestern cuisine one can take. So, I decided to follow a hunch, and a recommendation from Guy Fieri (diners, Drive-ins and Dives) and stop in for pizza. I am so very glad that I did! It was one of thebest pizzas I had ever had (and coming from a native New Yorker, that's saying alot. the ultra thin corn meal encrusted crust was delicious, and th sauce and topings were top notch. The location seems to be an old, remodeled gas station, and the vibe inside is "tres funky" but the food is "killer!" Don not miss Backroad Pizza if you are in Santa Fe.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank hll333
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Guy Fieri can't be wrong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Although this place is a little off the beaten path I certainly recommend you seek them out. I had found them on the FlavortownUSA website and watched the YouTube video from the episode of DIners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I was dining alone so I went for the spinach salad and meatball sub. I was so very pleased with both of my choices! The salad was fresh and the homemade dressing was delicious. The meatball sub would have been plenty for two and was best eaten with a knife and fork. You could tell the meatballs and sauce were fresh and house made, which makes all the difference.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kate T
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Amarillo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Stuff!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Was craving pizza and looked up if any places from Santa Fe were on Diners, Drive In's, and Dives. Worth the trip. Excellent pizza

Visited March 2013
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