One of the more casual options in Tusayan (excluding fast food offerings), We Cook Pizza and Pasta is a laid-back restaurant serving Italian essentials. They are best known for their pizza, but they also offer a variety of other Italian dishes plus some immensely popular hot wings. It’s good for fast service and a filling meal.
We Cook Pizza and Pasta Ambiance
The relaxed vibe of this restaurant is good for family dinners after you’ve spent the day exhaustively touring the canyon. The interior is clean and spacious, with updated but retro-feeling décor. It’s an efficient, counter-service restaurant, so there’s no need to wait for tables and you’ll usually be able to get your food in relatively short order. We Cook Pizza and Pasta a family-owned venue, too, which many people prefer to some of the chains that are in Tusayan.
We Cook Pizza and Pasta Food
The pizza is what they’re most famous for, and it’s a nice place to get a good filling meal after a long day of Grand Canyon adventures. Choose from a variety of crusts (gluten-free is available, too!), toppings, and sauces. You can also opt to fill up at their fresh salad bar, with an array of toppings, dressings, and veggies.
They offer more than just their signature pizza, too; you’ll also find Italian favorites like fettuccine alfredo, American classic bites like their signature wings (with a wide selection of different sauces), and fun extras like fried mushrooms. They even offer a nice selection of local microbrews (available in pitchers, too), so you can really get a sense of the beer culture in Arizona if that’s your style.
We Cook Pizza and Pasta Details
The pricing here is comparable to what you’d find at similar casual restaurants in Tusayan; a bit elevated because it’s such a popular tourist destination, but not unreasonable. The atmosphere is relaxed, with family-style large tables for seating. Order in line at the counter, then wait for a buzzer to retrieve your meal: fast and convenient! They do get quite crowded during the busy season at dinner time, so be prepared to wait – especially if you’re part of the crowd coming back to Tusayan after watching the sun set at the Grand Canyon.
Located on the north side of Tusayan, We Cook Pizza and Pasta is still within an easy driving or even walking distance of the remainder of this small town. You’re a mile from the south entrance of the Grand Canyon, and just blocks from some of the other local attractions, like the Tusayan General Store, the National Geographic Visitor Center (be sure to catch their introductory IMAX film), RP’s Stage Stop Internet Café and Gift Shop, and the Grand Canyon Trading Post. There are also several tours that depart from Tusayan, including jeep and helicopter tours.
As far as hotels go, there are also plenty of places to stay in Tusayan. We Cook Pizza and Pasta is closest to the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel, but other nearby hotels include the Red Feather Lodge, Canyon Plaza Resort, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and the Grand Hotel.