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A Handy Guide to 25 Iconic Pizzerias Across Denver

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From the older pizza spots in town to some worthy newcomers, from Sicilian and Neapolitan to New York-style and beyond, these are 25 of the most beloved and iconic pizzerias in the Mile High City. This collection stretches from downtown Denver to Boulder and the Park Meadows Mall. By all means, let us know your favorites not included here, and we'll include them in a map later during Pizza Week.

Please note that the numbers are not meant to be rankings; the pizzerias are grouped geographically.


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1. Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria

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2129 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-7000
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One of the first restaurants in the Ballpark neighborhood, this authentic Neapolitan pizzeria is known not only for its pies, but also for the lemoncello chicken wings. There is a second location in Englewood at 10111 Inverness Main Street.

2. Hops & Pie

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3920 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 477-7000
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An artisan pizza concept married with the country’s best craft beers: that is what this popular Berkeley pizzeria-meet-brewpub is about.

3. Ernie's Bar & Pizza

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2915 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 955-5580
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This Sunnyside pizzeria attracts the neighborhood diners with its thin crusts that balance crispiness and chewiness and fresh toppings. Bonus: for beer, you can try fly glass for $2 only.

4. Parisi Italian Market & Deli

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4401 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 561-0234
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This North Denver Italian Market & Deli makes traditional wood-fired pizza among other things. Try the Porchetta e Funghi, a pie made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pork belly, and mushrooms, available (like all other pies) in a smaller or larger size.

5. Proto's Pizzeria

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2401 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 855-9400
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Fifteen year old Proto's Pizza now has four locations in the metro area. A bubbly charred pie with thin crust is what this pizzeria prides itself in crafting. Try the Traffic Jam- a combination of many toppings from tomato sauce, sausage, and pepperoni, to meatballs, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and whole milk mozzarella.

6. Tony P's Highland

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2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4900
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What started out as Pasquini's is now Tony P's with two locations: one in the Highland and another at 777 East 17th Avenue. Owned and operated by Tony Pasquini and his mother, Judy, this pizzeria offers a wide selection of pizza, including the specialty Sausage Ricotta, made with Tony P's pizza sauce, Polidori sausage links, red onion, basil, ricotta and mozzarella.

7. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

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1610 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-1021
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The dough is made daily from organic Colorado flour, hand-stretched and topped with fresh and interesting toppings, then baked in a hand-built brick oven roaring at 800 degrees. Pair your pizza with a beer from the large and well-curated selection at this pizzeria. There is another location in Louisville.

8. Two Fisted Mario's Pizza

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1626 Market St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3523
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A great greasy slice, Two Fisted Mario's remains a late night destination in LoDo. The special here is a pie topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, black and green olives, and extra cheese.

9. Buenos Aires Pizzeria

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1319 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-6710
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There are some Argentinean-inspired items on the menu, but the pies are also a hit. The signature pizza, Buenos Aires, is topped with mozzarella, ham, hearts of palm, hard-boiled egg, roasted red peppers, and salsa golf.

10. Osteria Marco

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1453 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5855
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Frank Bonanno's restaurant on Larimer Square is not a pizzeria per se but its pies are well-loved by diners. Favorite combinations include the Fig with goat cheese, fontina, Black Mission figs and arugula.

11. Pizza Republica

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890 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2811
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In a 5,000-square-foot, 160-seat space, this location of Pizza Republica looks nearly identical to the Greenwood Village location with a slightly expanded bar and a sizable 4,000-square-foot patio. Don't miss the Duck & Fig.

12. Organic Pizza Company

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891 14th St, Unit 120
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-2223
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There are a variety of topping combinations at this downtown pizzeria including the artichoke, gorgonzola and white truffle oil. Among the size options, there is a 9" personal pizza.

13. Denver Pizza Co

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309 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO
(720) 475-1463
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With fun names like the Cease & Desist, made with barbecue sauce, bacon, chicken and onions, or the Nerd, a Greek-inspired pizza with tzatziki sauce, lamb, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, tomato and basil, this Golden Triangle pizzeria has loyal fans who love the thin crust.

14. Fat Sully's Pizza

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3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-4440
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You will find some of the largest New York-style pies at this pizzeria. Your large slice can be topped with mushroom and basil or black olives, artichokes, and bacon, among others. A second location is now open on South Broadway.

15. Denver Deep Dish

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819 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 515-9090
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In the back of Bar Car, this small but mighty pie operation specializes on Chicago-style pizza. Signature pies include the Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza and the Spinach and Sausage.

16. Oblio's Pizza

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6115 E 22nd Ave
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 321-1511
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Open since 1996, this Park Hill institution served old-fashioned pizzeria alongside an open air wine bar. The pies have catchy names like the Sixties Special, the Bomb, or the Fat Tommy. They can be ordered as 12 or 16 inch pies.

17. Patxi's Chicago Pizza

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1598 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 331-1000
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The San Francisco-based pizzeria that makes both thin crust and deep-dish pizza now has three locations in Denver. The specialty here remains the Chicago-style Stuffed Pizza: a deep dish pizza with a layer of crust on the bottom, followed by toppings and cheese, all covered by another thin layer of dough, and topped with homemade sauce.

18. Kaos Pizzeria

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1439 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 733-5267
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Sister to Gaia Bistro, this pizza-kitchen is located in a converted guest house on Old South Pearl. The restaurant specializes on wood-fired Southern Italian styled pizzas, but also serves a variety of salads, pastas, and appetizers.

19. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Basta is much more than a pizzeria, but the Boulder eatery owned by Kelly Whitaker creates authentic Neapolitan pies that bring guests back again and again. The newest addition to the eatery has been a morning coffee pop-up called Corrected Coffee.

20. Pizzeria Da Lupo

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2525 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 396-6365
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Wood-fired pizza is served alongside seasonal dishes in a comfortable, unpretentious setting. Don't miss the Salsiccia, a pie topped with house-made fennel sausage, rapini, ricotta and house-made mozzarella, and chili flake.

21. Pizzeria Locale

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1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3003
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The younger sister to Frasca Food and Wine, this original outpost of Pizzeria Locale will remain one-of-a-kind. The dough that lives in a temperature and humidity controlled room is transformed into Neapolitan pies in a state-of-art Stefano Ferrara pizza oven.

22. Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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10025 W San Juan Way
Littleton, CO 80127
(303) 972-1011
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"Vir - JILL - e - ohs" serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as brunch on the weekends. A happy hour runs daily and take out is available. New items include gluten-free pizzas but also gluten-free meat and veggie lasagna.

23. Beau Jo's

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7525 W 53rd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 420-8376
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Beau Jo's Pizza restaurant is the home of the Colorado Style Mountain Pie. With multiple locations, this thick pie comes with standard toppings and a bottle of honey for the bones.

24. Live Basil Pizza

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6305 East Hampden
Denver, CO 80222
Denver's newest upscale fast-casual pizza chain, created by the team behind Smashburger, has now three locations in the metro area. Not-to-miss: the Arugula with Truffle and Wild Mushrooms.

25. Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria

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8439 Park Meadows Center Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(303) 799-8900
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For the first time branching outside of Denver proper, restaurateur Frank Bonanno opened Bonanno Brothers at the Park Meadows Mall nearly a year ago. A unique offering is the Lobster Fra Diavolo, made with lobster, tomatoes, chili flake, ricotta, garlic, and basil.

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1. Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria

2129 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
One of the first restaurants in the Ballpark neighborhood, this authentic Neapolitan pizzeria is known not only for its pies, but also for the lemoncello chicken wings. There is a second location in Englewood at 10111 Inverness Main Street.
2129 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

2. Hops & Pie

3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
An artisan pizza concept married with the country’s best craft beers: that is what this popular Berkeley pizzeria-meet-brewpub is about.
3920 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

3. Ernie's Bar & Pizza

2915 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
This Sunnyside pizzeria attracts the neighborhood diners with its thin crusts that balance crispiness and chewiness and fresh toppings. Bonus: for beer, you can try fly glass for $2 only.
2915 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

4. Parisi Italian Market & Deli

4401 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
This North Denver Italian Market & Deli makes traditional wood-fired pizza among other things. Try the Porchetta e Funghi, a pie made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pork belly, and mushrooms, available (like all other pies) in a smaller or larger size.
4401 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

5. Proto's Pizzeria

2401 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Fifteen year old Proto's Pizza now has four locations in the metro area. A bubbly charred pie with thin crust is what this pizzeria prides itself in crafting. Try the Traffic Jam- a combination of many toppings from tomato sauce, sausage, and pepperoni, to meatballs, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and whole milk mozzarella.
2401 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Tony P's Highland

2400 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
What started out as Pasquini's is now Tony P's with two locations: one in the Highland and another at 777 East 17th Avenue. Owned and operated by Tony Pasquini and his mother, Judy, this pizzeria offers a wide selection of pizza, including the specialty Sausage Ricotta, made with Tony P's pizza sauce, Polidori sausage links, red onion, basil, ricotta and mozzarella.
2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

7. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
The dough is made daily from organic Colorado flour, hand-stretched and topped with fresh and interesting toppings, then baked in a hand-built brick oven roaring at 800 degrees. Pair your pizza with a beer from the large and well-curated selection at this pizzeria. There is another location in Louisville.
1610 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Two Fisted Mario's Pizza

1626 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
A great greasy slice, Two Fisted Mario's remains a late night destination in LoDo. The special here is a pie topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, black and green olives, and extra cheese.
1626 Market St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Buenos Aires Pizzeria

1319 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205
There are some Argentinean-inspired items on the menu, but the pies are also a hit. The signature pizza, Buenos Aires, is topped with mozzarella, ham, hearts of palm, hard-boiled egg, roasted red peppers, and salsa golf.
1319 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205

10. Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
Frank Bonanno's restaurant on Larimer Square is not a pizzeria per se but its pies are well-loved by diners. Favorite combinations include the Fig with goat cheese, fontina, Black Mission figs and arugula.
1453 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

11. Pizza Republica

890 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
In a 5,000-square-foot, 160-seat space, this location of Pizza Republica looks nearly identical to the Greenwood Village location with a slightly expanded bar and a sizable 4,000-square-foot patio. Don't miss the Duck & Fig.
890 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

12. Organic Pizza Company

891 14th St, Unit 120, Denver, CO 80202
There are a variety of topping combinations at this downtown pizzeria including the artichoke, gorgonzola and white truffle oil. Among the size options, there is a 9" personal pizza.
891 14th St, Unit 120
Denver, CO 80202

13. Denver Pizza Co

309 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO
With fun names like the Cease & Desist, made with barbecue sauce, bacon, chicken and onions, or the Nerd, a Greek-inspired pizza with tzatziki sauce, lamb, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, tomato and basil, this Golden Triangle pizzeria has loyal fans who love the thin crust.
309 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO

14. Fat Sully's Pizza

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
You will find some of the largest New York-style pies at this pizzeria. Your large slice can be topped with mushroom and basil or black olives, artichokes, and bacon, among others. A second location is now open on South Broadway.
3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

15. Denver Deep Dish

819 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80206
In the back of Bar Car, this small but mighty pie operation specializes on Chicago-style pizza. Signature pies include the Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza and the Spinach and Sausage.
819 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206

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16. Oblio's Pizza

6115 E 22nd Ave, Denver, CO 80207
Open since 1996, this Park Hill institution served old-fashioned pizzeria alongside an open air wine bar. The pies have catchy names like the Sixties Special, the Bomb, or the Fat Tommy. They can be ordered as 12 or 16 inch pies.
6115 E 22nd Ave
Denver, CO 80207

17. Patxi's Chicago Pizza

1598 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
The San Francisco-based pizzeria that makes both thin crust and deep-dish pizza now has three locations in Denver. The specialty here remains the Chicago-style Stuffed Pizza: a deep dish pizza with a layer of crust on the bottom, followed by toppings and cheese, all covered by another thin layer of dough, and topped with homemade sauce.
1598 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

18. Kaos Pizzeria

1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Sister to Gaia Bistro, this pizza-kitchen is located in a converted guest house on Old South Pearl. The restaurant specializes on wood-fired Southern Italian styled pizzas, but also serves a variety of salads, pastas, and appetizers.
1439 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

19. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Basta is much more than a pizzeria, but the Boulder eatery owned by Kelly Whitaker creates authentic Neapolitan pies that bring guests back again and again. The newest addition to the eatery has been a morning coffee pop-up called Corrected Coffee.
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

20. Pizzeria Da Lupo

2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Wood-fired pizza is served alongside seasonal dishes in a comfortable, unpretentious setting. Don't miss the Salsiccia, a pie topped with house-made fennel sausage, rapini, ricotta and house-made mozzarella, and chili flake.
2525 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

21. Pizzeria Locale

1730 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The younger sister to Frasca Food and Wine, this original outpost of Pizzeria Locale will remain one-of-a-kind. The dough that lives in a temperature and humidity controlled room is transformed into Neapolitan pies in a state-of-art Stefano Ferrara pizza oven.
1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

22. Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

10025 W San Juan Way, Littleton, CO 80127
"Vir - JILL - e - ohs" serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as brunch on the weekends. A happy hour runs daily and take out is available. New items include gluten-free pizzas but also gluten-free meat and veggie lasagna.
10025 W San Juan Way
Littleton, CO 80127

23. Beau Jo's

7525 W 53rd Ave., Arvada, CO 80002