Stepping out to a stand-alone location, Denver Deep Dish's second spot opened on Saturday, December 27. With the original housed inside the Bar Car, owner Jason McGovern is taking advantage of more space and offering a bigger menu.
Known for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza as well as thin-crust versions, the LoHi restaurant is also serving up appetizers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and more. Those familiar with now-closed deli Carbone's may recognize the Nick and the Rose subs, named for the shop's owners since 1974. McGovern says the sandwiches were modeled after the former neighbor's Italian combos. Additionally, look for items like the house-made Italian beef sandwich and meatball sub.
Where pies are concerned, you'll find 12 signature combinations, which come in large, medium, and small sizes, or thin crust—along with three additional thin-crust specialty options. There's of course the opportunity to build a pizza too, picking from toppings like pepperoncini, Polidori Italian sausage, Tender Belly bacon, house-made Italian beef, spinach, and more.
Salads and dishes like smoked chicken wings, garlic bites, and meatball sliders round things out, plus a kids' menu is available. A delivery option will be coming soon, but in the meantime you can call in a take-out order.
There is also a healthy selection of Colorado and Chicago draft beers and specialty cocktails—think Great Divide, Goose Island, and a LoHi martini made with Jackelope gin from Peach Street Distillers—plus craft cans and other spirits.
Happy hour comes around all day on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and again 10 p.m. to midnight, and Thursday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and again 11 p.m. to close. Deals include $1 off select drafts, well spirits, and house wines, and $3.50 for a 16-ounce PBR or can of the week.
Denver Deep Dish is located at 1200 West 38th Avenue and is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.