In Denver as in any town across the nation, pizza parlors are everywhere. Some are capital-D destinations with all the imported bells and whistles; others, like the following, put the “neighbor” in “neighborhood gem.”
The LoDo branch of the Louisville original boasts a local bent right down to the crust made with organic Colorado flour; right now, we’re digging on the specialty pizza with Benton’s ham and a relish of homegrown roasted corn.
Marco’s serves up handmade pizza featuring artisanal chesses and meats from Italy, house special "coal-fired" chicken wings served in a sleek new interior or on the spacious patio during the summer. There's also a location in the Tech Center.
With an adorable leafy patio from which to soak up the atmosphere on Old South Pearl Street, this local favorite has scored a signature hit in the combo of sopressata, thin-sliced potatoes and fresh-cracked egg atop a mozzarella-and-pesto base.
In the vibrant heart of the Baker District, this funky find—an offshoot of the Five Points flagship—tosses a not-to-be-missed house special with tomato pesto, green olives, and, you guessed it, walnuts (among other things).
Not far away in Sunnyside, a mid-century watering hole has found new life as a cozy yet lively, retro-toned parlor with a wide-ranging selection of fun finger foods, sandwiches, pastas, and of course pizzas.