If you’re craving authentic Italian, then look no further than Artisan. This family-friendly restaurant serves Neapolitan-inspired pizza and house-made pastas that are as delicious as they are affordable. Pizzas are made from the finest ingredients of Italy, including fresh buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and Caputo 00 flour. They also make their gluten-free crust daily, along with plenty of vegetarian options and gluten-free pasta. The lengthy pasta menu offers linguini with clams, chicken Marsala and eggplant Parmigiana, and all pastas come with soup or salad and house-made garlic bread. Also on the menu is a selection of fresh salads, house-made apps and a build-your-own-pasta menu. Reserve the private dining room for any special occasion. Delivery and online ordering are now available.
From the outside, Bodega looks like your average gas station store, but don’t let the exterior façade fool you. Inside you’ll find a gem — a specialty grocery store, butcher and bottle shop that will blow your mind. Filled with an abundance of local products and gourmet foods, Bodega has plenty of provisions to choose from, in addition to an intimate bar and liquor store. The store is led by an in-house butcher who creates a rotating selection of Bovine + Swine sausages to enjoy packaged up for you to take home. During breakfast and lunch, choose from a selection of grab-and-go eats, freshly made breakfast burritos and a variety of hot soups all winter long. For takeout, you will find everything you need for a fantastic dinner at home. And you mustn’t leave without the Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwiches or famous adult sloshies.
A classic since it opened in 1966, this west bank restaurant has been a favorite ever since. Calico’s longevity is proof that there is something everyone will enjoy at this institution. The Calico bar is a great place to relax with a mouthwatering pizza, hot from the wood-burning oven, and a bottle of wine from the extensive and well-priced wine list. Entrée selections include house-made pastas, grilled steaks, pork tenderloin and seasonal fish. The kids menu is a bargain at only $3.50 per child. The portions are large, the food is fresh and delicious, and the value is hard to beat. For lighter options, the Calico offers a great selection of salads and soups, and a separate bar menu. And with a START bus stop directly in front, there’s no need to worry about the drive.
Jackson’s historic Teton Theatre is home to a new production: a wood-fired pizza restaurant using primarily local and organic ingredients in its simple, but fantastic, salads, pizzas and desserts. Hand-stretched dough is made daily topped with delicacies like house-pickled jalapeños, organic cremini mushrooms and nitrate-free bacon. A list of local beers and domestic wines complement the lively atmosphere. Anyone trying to avoid gluten, or eat dairy or meat free, can still enjoy a pizza from the many vegetarian options. The large space easily accommodates families and groups while also offering plenty of booths and small tables for privacy. The fresh salads are a standout, and if you happen to save room for dessert, you are in for a treat — a sizzling fruit skillet topped with a scoop of Moo’s ice cream or the classic late-night house-made cookies and milk.
Nestled hillside at Hotel Terra in Teton Village, Osteria is a little piece of Italy in western Wyoming. The restaurant’s rustic, European feel encourages you to enjoy a multicourse menu. You will leave having had an experience, not just a meal. The pizza oven fires perfect pies in unique combinations, and the menu offers a great selection of shared starters, fresh pastas and seasonal salads. Sit at the salumi bar and nosh on plates of house-made sausage, salumi and imported cheese while you watch the pizzaiolo acrobatics. No matter the seat, the friendly, knowledgeable staff offers a first-rate experience. Osteria is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, perfect for enjoying a meal during your winter activities, and its authentic Italian dishes will transport you to Europe without leaving the comfort of your table.
There are very few restaurants that can appeal to every palate, but Lotus has something awesome for everyone, including meat eaters, vegans, live/raw foodies and the allergy-concerned diner. Guy Fieri’s visit to Lotus, as featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is an indication that this worldly restaurant can please all types of eaters. What’s more, all of the offerings are prepared in-house and from scratch. A lunchtime favorite is the Bombay Bowl, which comes chock-full of brown rice, vegetables, mango and creamy lemon-cinnamon-ginger tikka sauce (lots of locals say it’s addicting). For dinner, opt for the elk lasagna and you won’t be disappointed. Any time of day, you will find smoothies, cold-pressed juices, craft cocktails, cold beers, natural wines and tasty sweets that are actually good for you. Visit Lotus in its beautiful new space at 140 N. Cache St. Suite B.
Everyone knows that the Mangy Moose is the place to go for après-ski in the winter months. But don’t just frequent the world-famous saloon. In this classic village building, you will find everything you need to get through the day. There is fine dining in the Mangy Moose restaurant, and the RMO Cafe downstairs offers one of the best breakfast options around. There is also a large grocery store and wine shop. Breakfast and gourmet coffee drinks will start your day off right. Grab a slice of New York-style pizza for lunch. Or grab a whole pizza and a bottle of wine to go. At night, the Mangy Moose serves mouthwatering dinners using the finest ingredients available, including local game and regionally sourced beef from Carter Country Meats. The food isn’t the only thing that is authentic. Take a minute to explore the eclectic art and antique collection around the building, too.
If generous slices of pizza and a low-key local atmosphere are your thing, Pinky G’s Pizzeria is your place. Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and voted gold medal winner for Best Pizza in the valley since opening in 2011, Pinky G’s is sure to please with unique pies, appetizers and salad options. Try the Abe Froman, named after the Sausage King of Chicago, topped with spiced Italian sausage, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. Featuring a full bar with 20 beers to choose from and a new dessert menu, Pinky G’s has something for everyone. Follow the pizzeria on Facebook to stay up to date with musical performances on the newly redesigned stage. Breeze in for the popular $7 lunch special — a giant slice, salad and soda — or head in for late-night snacks and tall-boy specials after exploring the Town Square. Pinky G’s always offers takeout and downtown delivery from 5 to 10 p.m.
After a day out enjoying Jackson’s activities, head to Pizzeria Caldera for authentic Napoletana-style pizza. Its scenic second-floor location overlooks the Town Square and is the perfect spot to enjoy a pint of locally brewed beer, a glass of Italian wine or a cocktail from their full bar. The pizza starts with daily-made dough, perfected by owner Chris Hansen after years of experimenting with baking bread. Baked in a gas-fired, stone-hearth oven, the pies attain perfection: a crispy, thin crust with a chewy crumb, San Marzano tomato sauce and toppings in traditional and unique combinations. Be sure to explore other areas of the menu, from salads like the traditional Caldera Caesar with house-made dressing to paninis like the Napoli with basil-sunflower seed pesto, fresh mozzarella and Rebelski tomatoes from Vertical Harvest.
Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and including a game room for kids, 40 televisions for sports fans and an array of food options, “the Winder” — as it’s known among locals — is a sure hit for lunch, dinner or a snack. The extensive bar offers 30 beers on tap and a comprehensive menu that will give you so many choices that you may not be able to narrow them down. So don’t. Share a few plates of appetizers, such as buffalo shrimp, hot wings or mac and cheese bites. Or opt to build your own whole or slices of pizza (the carne asada is to die for). The menu offers 12 burgers plus a build-your-own option featuring Angus beef, buffalo or black beans. Try the barbecue burger with onion slivers, barbecue sauce and Swiss cheese. Swing by during the big game, prepare for a party and pick your seats carefully based on your favorite team’s fans.