A Day in the Mountains – Part 1

Larry and I love to do our little day-trip getaways.  We go all over our great state of Colorado and see many beautiful and wonderful things.  Our state is so full of beauty and unique activities.  We are doing our best to experience them all.  For Christmas, Larry got us a Groupon deal for an open horse sleigh ride up in Breckenridge.  Breckenridge is one of our elite ski areas that people flock to from around the world.  For us, it is only about 1 1/2 hours away from home.  It was so beautiful up there.  Before our sleigh ride though, we stopped for lunch at a little family owned and operated pizza place, called Spinelli’s Pizza & Subs.


Spinelli’s Pizza & Subs is a cute, little family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in pizza, calzones and subs.


We were served by the owner, Nathan Martinez, who said he has owned the restaurant for about 4 years.  Nathan’s wife did all the artwork on the sign.  There is nothing better than finding a delightful, independent, family owned business.  They are part of their community, and by visiting them, you are helping their community, which in turn helps out everyone.  I will take these small, independent businesses any day over a large corporate business if I can.


The company motto is proudly displayed so everyone can see how dedicated they are to serving the best and freshest ingredients everyday.  This says a lot about the restaurant and the quality of food.


Spinelli’s is very clean and welcoming to guests from both far and near.  One of the first things you see when you walk through the doors is a rustic painting of our Colorado flag.  The rustic factor sums up the Colorado spirit perfectly.  We are a wild, independent bunch that pretty much likes to live by our own rules.


Then you walk to the counter and order from the selection of delicious menu items.



Dining al fresco was an option, but it was only for the very hardy today.  Yes, that wall is a sheet of ice.


While waiting for our pizza, we enjoyed the beautiful view.  I don’t know of that many pizza places with a spectacular view like this.  It was truly magnificent.


And in no time at all, our pizza was delivered to our table.  We ordered the meat lover’s pizza, and it was loaded with meat.  It was hot, straight out of the oven and baked to perfection.   When in Frisco or Breckenridge, I definitely recommend a stop at Spinelli’s for some great pizza, either before or after a day of skiing.


Spinelli’s Pizza and Subs is located at 842 Summit Blvd., Suite #38, Frisco, CO.  You can contact them at spinellispizzafrisco.com or by calling them at (970) 668-8138.  






Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “A Day in the Mountains – Part 1”

  1. My favorite places to visit are those little mom and pops in our area. It always feels like you are walking into a family members kitchen and sitting down and having a meal with them. You can’t get that feeling from a corporation. I bet the pizza was sooooo good, it looks it.

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    1. It was really good and so beautiful. Anytime you want to come out, you know you have a place to stay. We will take you where ever you want to go.

      On another note …. I am almost done with my book. It’s cool. I am glad I am reading it in the day time. I think I would have some very strange dreams otherwise. I feel like it is something right out of the Twilight Zone. Good job! 🙂

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