Parisi Italian Market & Deli
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Parisi is like the mullett of Italian restaurants, in the best possible way. The fast-casual Italian eatery is the main-level party to the more formal Firenze a Tavola downstairs. And while the elegant Firenze a Tavola is nice and all, it’s Parisi, with its humongous menu of pizzas, pastas, panini, proteins, and antipasti, that we keep coming back to. Relaxed, tasty, and positively teeming with mozzarella, it’s the Italian restaurant that should be in every neighborhood.
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Christine Parisi moved to Denver from Florence, Italy in 1997 and a year later, opened a small market selling speciality Italian foods along with a small selection of prepared items. And Denverites loved eating her creations. Eventually, Parisi moved, installed a wood-fired oven, added pizzas to the lineup, and became a neighborhood favorite for fast casual Italian cuisine. While it’s fine dining counterpart Firenze a Tavola is temporarily closed, Parisi remains a go-to for pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and delectable entrees like porchetta and Tuscan ribs, all available with a side of no-fuss service for a quick trip it Italy anytime the craving hits.