Fort Collins’ claim to fame is definitely the amount and variety
of local restaurants that consume the streets of this town. This
town is home to a plethora of culturally diverse and eclectic
cuisines, some formal and some casual. There are so many to choose
from that it can truly be overwhelming to decide exactly what’s
Bisetti’s Italian Restaurant (120 S. College Avenue)
Bisetti’s is by far the best Italian restaurant in Fort Collins.
With its newly-remodeled atmosphere they brought a little piece of
Italy and stuck it right in the middle of historic Old Town.
Famous for their house wine, Parmigania, and award-winning
desserts, Bisetti’s is a great place to enjoy amazing appetizers
and the best Italian entrees this side of the Mississippi.
It has a hint of formal dining mixed with a laid back atmosphere
of a restaurant that has been a long-time dweller of Fort Collins.
This is one Italian restaurant that no one should miss out on.
Pho Duy Vietnamese Restaurant (902 W. Drake Road, Bldg #1)
Pho Duy gives Fort Collins residents a chance to experience
traditional Vietnamese food that would otherwise be hard to find.
Their quiet and semi-formal atmosphere offers a peaceful and
When attending this restaurant, it is recommended to take in as
many different tastes as a person can order, this means not passing
on the appetizers. Chao Tom, which is rice paper rolls with grilled
shrimp on sugar and vegetables, is just one example of an appetizer
with an unmatchable taste.
For an entr�e, adding your choice of anything from pork
to crab meat to a noodle bowl is a great way to design a filling,
yet healthy meal for dinner.
First things first though, before enjoying your meal, plan on
brushing up on your chopstick skills; at Pho Duy, there is no such
thing as a fork and knife. Not to worry, a very fast and
considerable staff is willing to teach beginners.
LaLuz Mexican Grill (200 Walnut St.)
This is the ultimate diamond in the rough. Considered by locals
to be one of the most treasured secrets of Fort Collins, LaLuz is
amazing for lunch or a quick dinner.
Don’t be fooled by the casual setting, this Mexican grill offers
nothing but the freshest of the fresh. They own no freezers and no
microwaves; everything is brought in fresh that day and made to
They are most famous for their incredible fish tacos and
award-winning salsa bar, but their quesadillas and burritos are
nothing to pass up. There are so many delicious combinations that
there is no such thing as a bad choice here.
So if spectacular Mexican is on your mind, roll up your sleeves,
dig in and plan on becoming a LaLuz customer for life. There is
just nothing like it.
The Spicy Pickle, Sandwich Shop (123 N. College Avenue)
Fort Collins is home to a surplus of sandwich shops, all of
which are amazing, but one of the newest additions to this category
is The Spicy Pickle. A taste of heaven between two slices of bread
is exactly what this sandwich joint serves. Perfect for a relaxing
lunch in an informal environment, this pickle’s game is all about
fast and friendly service.
Many of their sandwiches have gourmet ingredients not usually
found on subs at other shops and they serve three types of grub:
subs, salads and Paninis, a hot-pressed, grilled sandwich served on
The best thing about this place is that designing your own
sandwich becomes an art form, especially because there are
ingredients like sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, roasted
eggplant and, of course, spicy pickles to choose from. Add to that
your favorite deli meat, chips and a drink and it’s a meal fit for