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“Disappointed: I miss the old Stash”
Review of Secret Stash

Secret Stash
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery
Description: We've moved to a huge new space at 303 Elk Ave right down town. Same great pizza and atmosphere and much shorter wait times (we've tripled our pizza making capacity! Come see why we have been voted Crested Butte's Best Pizza and Wings every year since 2002 when we opened! So you’ve made it to Crested Butte + found the Secret Stash. Good job! Now that you’re here, kick back, relax + chill.You are far away from the hustle and bustle of fast food America. Dining at the Stash is an experience for all the senses, one to be enjoyed to the fullest.We’re not trying to get you in and out as quickly as possible. We’re trying to create a truly memorable dining experience for you, one that stays with you forever.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Yes, I'm one of those grumpy old sentimentalists when it comes to the Stash (insert raspy voice, "in the good ol' days" etc). In brief, the new huge Stash is never going to capture the charm, the magic and the vibe of the old, tiny place, where the wait was ever so worth it and part of the experience (and a good excuse for a few beers). There was just nothing like stepping into the coziness of the place on a bitter, wintery night, the blast of the oven in your face, the smell of pizza crust making you dizzy.

No doubt the pizza is still great. And I don't begrudge the owners' desire and ambition to go bigger. I just find off-putting is the big gift store in front, no thin crust, the salad bar (no more Lisa's Roughage and IMO one step up from a hotel buffet) and uneven service (e.g., it took 20 minutes to get two drafts during the unbusy hour of 4:30pm)

But one good thing is the diminished experience will encourage us to explore other restaurants on our trips to CB.

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Thank GlobalHealthGuy
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Secret Stash serves gourmet pizza in an interesting, stylishly decadent environment/ Go downstairs--see what we mean? Their Notorious F. I. G. won an International competition featuring prosciutto, figs and truffle oil. Oh my! The all veggie was great, too. interesting drinks + nice outdoor eating area. Highly recommended!

Thank Kathyindenver
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I'll admit some of the artisan pizzas here sound kinda weird. But they are amazing!
Great ingredients in genius pizza. The atmosphere here is really amazing too. This is a must stop if your visiting Crested Butte.

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Thank akaMoonDog
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Really? A small town with great pizza? Yep. Secret Stash is the exception to the rule. Go! There is even a playground for kids outside.

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Secret Stash Pizzeria was highly recommended to us during our stay in Crested Butte, CO.
We couldn't wait to try it.

The restaurant was busy for mid week but we luckily were seated immediately. After the hostess showed us to our table and told us our server would be right with us we waited and waited for service.

Our order was pretty simple, a basic pizza with tomato sauce, cheese, fresh basil. The pizza was outstanding. Crust was perfect. We asked for thin and it was even though we were told they don't do thin crust.

The decor is fun. Reminds me of Moroccan, Asian and early 20th century all mixed up. There are three tables at the front window that seat you on the floor Japanese style. I would recommend a table or booth in the main dining room or sit at the bar/counter. You get a show watching the chefs making pizza.

The menu offered many different pizza combos or build your own. This was all we ordered so can't comment on other menu items.

Our only negative was the service but the restaurant was busy so I'm giving it a pass.

A must if you are in Crested Butte, CO

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Thank RockyMtnHigh00
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