“Excellent food, great price”

Two great dinners! What a find! Veggie lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, very fresh green salads, and "apple pie lasagna" for dessert. The tomato sauce tastes fresh and subtly herbed. Even better, they serve craft beers including a Fort Collins brewed wheat beer that just hit the spot.

- Lynn A.

“Eat Dessert First”

We eat at Lotsa Pasta any time Italian sounds good any of the dishes we have had are good and the portions are always plenty. My wife's favorite is the sausage& peppers with spaghetti my favorite is Lasagna AND DON'T FORGET DESERT! the noodle krugel is SOOO good we always say we should just come and eat that. That’za Pizza is fun and just as good we have personally seen the competitors employees ordering pizza here. The wait staff and owners are great first rate, friendly.

- Regina W.

“Fantastic food & service!”

We dine there frequently. One of our favorite restaurants! Food is always great and great service. Great selection of food to choose from including gluten free. Atmosphere is relaxing and friendly for all ages. Highly recommend this restaurant and guarantee you won't be disappointed.

- Jamie C.

“Great food, reasonably priced”

I ate dinner there on 9/26/12 and was very impressed. The food was delicious. The salad was a very fresh spring mix with tomato, cukes, and a bit of carrot I believe. I chose the spaghetti special with meatballs and found the sauce to be very flavorful and authentic. I spent four years in Northern Italy and can be very critical of American Italian eateries, but thought this was very close to the sauces I experienced in Italy. The house wine was very good and less than four dollars per glass. The staff was very attentive and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal at a fair price.

- Jackie D.

“Wonderful experience!”

My family was on a long road trip and we stayed in Cortez one night and ate here. The food and atmosphere was perfect. The employees were so nice and helped us with information that we needed. Thoroughly enjoyed! Thanks again for the great food and friendly service.

- Gigi D.

“Delicious pasta and pizza”

This place has the best marinara I've had. The pizza is quite good as well. Plus the prices aren't bad at all. You can't go wrong, especially if you've spent the day riding Phil's World!

- Spring Equinox

This is a unique two story building featuring TWO RESTAURANTS IN ONE building. There are two parking lots. The lower parking lot is RV or BUS accessible.


UPSTAIRS is LOTSA PASTA where we provide friendly and efficient service at your table.  At LOTSA PASTA we serve PASTA, PIZZA, SANDWICHES, CALZONES and SALADS as well as HOMEMADE SOUPS, APPETIZERS and DESSERTS. We also offer our HOMEMADE TOMATO JUICE for FREE upon request. We have an excellent selection of both VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN FREE dishes as well as over 30 MICROBREWS, IMPORTS, COCKTAILS and WINE. We have BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of MESA VERDE from both inside and out on our PATIO.


DOWNSTAIRS is THAT'ZA PIZZA where we have our ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA BUFFET & SALAD BAR. At THAT'ZA PIZZA you can order any style pizza you would like from our large selection of 6 CRUST STYLES - including GLUTEN FREE, 10 SAUCES and over 40 TOPPINGS. We also make CALZONES and SANDWICHES to your liking. We make all our own SAUCES & DOUGH FROM SCRATCH.


We originated in 9/2001 and are proud to say our most recent MONTEZUMA COUNTY AWARDS were 1ST PLACE for BEST PASTA, BEST PIZZA & BEST ITALIAN FOOD.  We DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. For LARGE PARTIES PLEASE CALL AHEAD if possible.

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