Denver may not have its own signature pie, but it’s a thriving pizza town nonetheless, representing the full spectrum of regional American — not to mention traditional Italian — styles admirably. From Detroit and New York to Naples and Sicily, there’s something here for every homegrown local or transplant. In fact, there are so many stellar parlors in metro Denver alone that there’s no room for their Boulder counterparts below; to offer a quick rundown of the most notable up northwest, then, consider the original Pizzeria Locale, Basta, Fringe, New Yorkese, and Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage.
As for these 21 spots, they’ve either long defined the local scene or are quickly proving themselves indispensable to it: Here’s a true slice of the Mile High City.
Note: The places on this map are not ranked but ordered geographically. Did we miss your favorite? Send us a message throughout the tipline. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements.Read More