It's been about a million years since Espiritu left behind its Canyon Road location, but the little Italian eatery that lives in a strip mall on St. Michael's Drive has steadily remained one of the better spots in town. Much of this can be traced to the house-made pizza dough that comes in both thin and deep dish varieties—try traditional pizza favorites like pepperoni or sausage ($11.80-$22.95, depending on the circumference), or the good-to-the-last bite calzones. But for our money, the number one choice is the Greek pie ($12.45-$20.45), which combines marinara, mozzarella and Kalamata olives, dusted with just the right amount of feta, for an explosive flavor and the best savory notes. Pair that with beer and wine and a dessert list including Italian faves like tiramisu or American hits such as house-made cookies ($1.50-$5.75), and you've got a winning combination in an unassuming location. Eat, drink and be merry.

Lunch and Dinner
Monday-Saturday

.$$.

Pizzeria Espiritu
1722 St. Michael's Drive, Ste. A,

505-424-8000