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Pizza may just be the great culinary leveler, the one dish everyone everywhere has in common. But finding the good stuff proves elusive. Still, it's true what they say—even bad pizza is still pretty good, but great pizza, the kind you long for and exhaust your friends with tales of … well, that's a whole other can of olives. In Santa Fe, that place is Pizza Centro, an homage to New York City style that practically insists you fold your slice to eat it properly. Find those, by the way, until they sell out daily across three locations: downtown, on the Southside and in Eldorado, alongside a vast menu of creative concoctions, all running $17-$26 (before additional toppings). We're partial to the Alphabet City, a vegetarian's delight with flash-fried eggplant, mushroom, spinach, artichoke, garlic, roasted red pepper and a balsamic glaze—we also like to dip our crust in a side of the balsamic—or the Central Park with spinach, basil, garlic, sundried tomato and ricotta atop whole milk mozzarella. Centro has much for the carnivores, too, from classics like pepperoni and sausage to more fanciful orders like The Village with prosciutto, eggplant and gorgonzola. Then there's a full menu of sandwiches, hefty salads served with house made bread and, at least downtown, gelato for afterwards.
418 Cerrillos Road, 988-8825
7 Avenida Vista Grande, Eldorado, 466-3161
3470 Zafarano Drive Ste. D, 471-6200
Lunch and dinner daily