Zak Wood
Max Sheahan tosses a pizza at Cosmo’s Pizza.

Face it. You are a lazy college student. Oh hush, you totally are.

Even though the mac and cheese/cereal diet has grown on you, take a break and embrace every university’s dietary staple: pizza.

Sure, you can order Blackjack or Domino’s, but local pizza joints in town are filled with delicious, gargantuan slices that drip with cheese and grease. Yum.

Even if you’re not in the pizza mood, most of the shops also make hot and cold subs and sandwiches, wings, pasta and breadsticks.

Check out these five delicious hangouts in town.

And bring me a slice, dammit. I’m drooling.

1 Fatty J’s

Where: 1301 Broadway, Boulder,


Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday

Boulder is never getting rid of pizza legend Fatty J’s. It has been closed, reopened, then closed, then reopened, then, ah hell — what’s important is that it’s open now.

The pizza spot on the Hill is a perfect place to grab a slice after the bars close, as it’s open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Or get a slice at The Goose, 1301 N. Broadway, for a buck.

Don’t forget to try Fatty J’s blunts, which are egg-roll-sized pizza rolls. The shop also has subs, chicken tenders, onion rings, wings and salads.


2 Cosmo’s Pizza

Where: 659 30th St., Boulder, 303-447-3278

Hours: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

Tasty, cheap and huge. That is a college students’ dream (we’re talking food here, perverts).

Cosmo’s is the perfect student pizza shop with large foldable slices, a variety of toppings and cheesy grease to tie it all together. Plus, it’s a quick jaunt from campus to snag a slice in between classes.

One of the best things about Cosmo’s is the specialty spicy ranch. Ranch on a pizza? Hell yes. Fold that slice and dip it in the deliciousness.

The shop also makes calzones, salads and breadsticks.

3 Abo’s

Where: 637 S. Broadway, Boulder,


Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: 1035 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-1740

Hours: Noon-10 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday

Where: 1110 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3199

Hours: Noon-midnight Sunday; 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Wednesday; 11a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Where: 2761 Iris Ave., Boulder, 303-443-1921

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 4-9 p.m. Sunday

Close your eyes. Take a bite. Now pinch yourself because you are not in Manhattan.

Abo’s New York style thin crust pizza comes pretty close to the Big Apple’s famous cuisine. The huge slices are cheap and you can even get roasted red peppers and meatballs on top.

There are numerous locations around town, so wherever you are, Abo’s is close.

And if you want a sandwich with your slice, try the eggplant parmigiana or the Genoa salami and provolone.


4 Pizza Colore

Where: 1336 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-5790

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday-Saturday

You’ll never get tired of the considerable amount of toppings and combinations this downtown pizzeria offers.

Toppings such as artichoke hearts, baby clams, broccoli, feta, prosciutto, shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes can lie on top of red, white or pesto sauce.

Grab a slice to go while shopping on Pearl Street or take a whole pie back to the dorm. However, you may want to hide it — you could get attacked in the hall.

5 Jalino’s

Where: 1647 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder,


Hours: 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday

How about a thick-crust pie with green chili sauce, Monterey Jack cheese topped with chorizo, fresh cilantro and jalapeño peppers?

Or maybe a whole wheat pie with marinated chicken, sautéed shitake mushrooms, goat cheese and tofu?

Jalino’s Pizza tells us to design a pizza to our tastes and they’ll do the cooking. You can order by the slice, but you may as well just blow off class, get a whole pie and dine in.


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