Food & Drink

The best pizza in 10 Denver 'hoods

Published On 09/10/2014 Published On 09/10/2014
Connor Green
Rebecca Feder
Buenos Aires Pizza
Sandor Weisz
Tom Kolicko
Denver Deep Dish
Osteria Marco
Proto's Pizza
Facebook/Pizzeria Locale
Connor Green
Connor Green
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1. Patxi's Chicago Pizza 185 Steele St., Denver, CO 80206

Bringing San Fran's famous deep dish 'za to Denver, Patxi's serves their slices up right, baked to perfection on a rotating oven to give you that optimal bite. Add whatever toppings your little heart desires and choose from one of their many craft beers on tap.

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2. Buenos Aires Pizza 1319 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205

Some of the best pizza in Denver can be found in Five Points at Buenos Aires Pizza. Six dollar lunch specials are a must-have, and in addition to Argentine-influenced sandwiches, pizza, and appetizers, they also have great gelato.

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3. Ian's Pizza 2210 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Ian's Pizza is located across the street from Coors Field and it’s open past the last call and prides itself on using only locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients. This spot serves thick-crusted pie topped with options like pasta, black beans & rice, specialty combos like fish & chips or brats & kraut, and more. You'll also find house-made dipping sauces like green chile ranch, and side salads with 40 different ingredients.

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4. Hops & Pie 3920 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212

Converting a former art gallery into a neighborhood haunt highlighted by a bar built from a recycled bowling lane, H&P is run by husband & wife chefs intent on bringing elevated brews and classical cooking techniques to the old-fashioned pizza joint, something even Escoffier wouldn't scoff at, and not just because he's dead.

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5. Denver Deep Dish 819 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80206

Located inside The Bar Car, Denver Deep Dish offers traditional Chicago-style deep dish pizza with seasonal options and standards like The "505" (Schlereth's hatch-roasted green chile, chicken, onions, cheese & pork green chile sauce) and Pepperoni & Pineapple.

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6. Osteria Marco 1453 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Here're 3 reasons to consider cruising by this approachable LoDo staple: a menu full of great Italian eats, a sick patio, and an appealing happy hour with cheap meatball sliders. Stop by and try one of their incredible handcrafted pizzas, cheese plates, and cured meats. Why aren't you there yet?

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7. Proto's Pizzeria 2401 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Proto's Pizza in Highland is known for thin crusted, traditional Italian pizza at a reasonable price.

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8. Pizzeria Locale Denver 550 Broadway Blvd, Denver, CO 80203

Pizzeria Locale is a fast-casual gourmet shop that offers knockout Neapolitan-style pies made with house-made dough, which is then slapped thin and quickly cooked by the flames in their oven. We suggest ordering the Mais with crème fraîche, ham, and corn -- along with beer or wine on tap, a couple of salads, and the famous butterscotch budino for dessert.

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9. Pizza Republica 890 14th St, Denver, CO 80206

Pizza Republica plants its cheesy roots in the CBD, offering 100+ bottles of vino and upscale, wood-fired Neapolitan 'za.

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10. Kao's Pizza 1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

This Southwest Denver pizzeria is known for their firestone and thin crust pies, with standard topping options, and the ability to "make your own".