Village Pizza

11/6/20232 min read

"Village Pizza: Where Tradition Rides on Four Legs"

In the grand culinary tapestry of New Mexico, there's a thread that runs through the heart of Corrales—a thread that ties the community to a rustic, yet endearing pizzeria known as Village Pizza. This isn't just a place to grab a slice; it's a local legend that honors the past while serving up the present on a deliciously baked crust.

Let me set the scene: just a stone's throw from the bustling streets of Albuquerque, Village Pizza stands as a bastion of countryside charm. It's a place where the mode of transport can earn you a discount, and not just any transport—a horse. That's right, in a nod to Corrales' equestrian roots, Village Pizza tips its hat to riders with a ten percent discount, a quirk that co-owner Kitt Davidson chalks up to tradition as much as local whimsy.

But the allure of Village Pizza isn't limited to its equine-friendly promotions. The pizzas here have garnered a near-mythical status over three decades, luring patrons down the long stretch of Corrales Road. What's more, they offer you the reins with take-home pizzas that you can bake in your own oven, ensuring the experience doesn't end when you step outside.

The building itself is a chameleon of history, having transformed from a home to a bar, then to a Mongolian restaurant, and now to the beloved pizzeria. It's a place where the New Mexican vibe is as palpable as the scent of green chile chicken soup—a cozy sanctuary with adobe walls and a fireplace that whispers stories of yesteryear.

Now, let's talk about the array of crusts—regular, thin, whole wheat, cauliflower, and gluten-free, because here, diversity is celebrated in every form. And the menu is a treasure trove that goes beyond pizza with offerings like Italian sausage nachos, garlic butter breadsticks, and for the adventurous palate, smoked oysters.

So, if you find yourself in the vicinity of Corrales or the West Side of Albuquerque, do yourself a favor: visit Village Pizza. Whether you arrive on four wheels or four legs, you're in for a treat. Let the mood lighting and the warm embrace of the adobe interior transport you to a time when meals were about community, comfort, and the simple joy of a pizza made just right. Embrace the tradition, indulge in the variety, and become part of the story that Village Pizza continues to bake, slice by delightful slice.