Do you have a hankering for some hot cheese, homemade dough, and zesty marinara sauce? (Who doesn’t?) If you are looking for something that’s way better than your old run-of-the-mill chain pizza, visit one of these 13 pizza places in Denver for a slice of perfect pie:
1.) Beau Jo's (University Hill, Boulder, Evergreen, Arvada, & Idaho Springs)
You know we couldn't begin this list without mentioning Beau Jo’s legendary Colorado Style Pizza! Never tried dipping a thick piece of soft crust into a pile of honey? Then you haven't lived, my friend.
2.) Bonnie Brae Tavern (University)
A beloved Christmas eve tradition in my family is ordering a pizza from Bonnie Brae, baking it at my aunt's house, chowing down, and then opening stockings. Not sure which pie to order? You can never go wrong with the House Special (Sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, green pepper, onion, ground beef, black & green olives, and a choice of shrimp Or anchovies.)
3.) Double D’s Sourdough Pizza (Broomfield)
Four words: cream cheese and bacon. You're welcome.
4.) Hops & Pie (Berkeley)
Want to know what goes best with one of Hops & Pie's unique creations? A cold and refreshing craft beer, of course!
5.) Homegrown Tap & Dough (Wash Park)
Named one of “Denver’s Best Pizzerias” by Denver Business Journal, this newer Denver establishment has already proven itself to be one of the best!
6.) Mellow Mushroom (Downtown, Park Meadows, & Southglenn)
Call me picky and/or judgmental, but I have come to expect all chain pizzas to have the same bland taste... this definitely isn't the Mellow Mushroom, which is not only located in the Denver area, but throughout the United States.
7.) Lucky Pie (LoDo & Louisville)
Ruin your taste buds for life -- in a good way -- when you take a bite of Lucky Pie's fresh, organic ingredients. (I don't know about you, but I am sitting here drooling over this basil and fresh mozzarella masterpiece...)
8.) Buenos Aires Pizzeria (LoDo)
Italy-meets-Argentina at this innovative, fast casual joint located in the heart of the city. (A little advice? Don't knock this pear and bacon pizza until you try it!)
9.) Denver Pizza Company (Downtown)
Thinner crust = healthier, so eat as much of this fabulous pizza as your heart desires! P.S. The fact that the crust is beer battered is irrelevant... just pretend it's low calorie and you're set.
10.) Paxti's Pizza (Uptown, Cherry Creek, & Cherry Hills)
No need to travel to the Windy City to experience some Chicago deep-dish magic -- just head to one of Paxti's three Denver-area locations! Just think, with all that money you'll be saving on airfare, you can spend it on wine and specialty cocktails!
11.) Proto's Pizza (Lafayette, Boulder, Broomfield, and Highlands)
When you're named "Best Pizza" by Westword, 5280 Magazine, BonAppetit, and countless others, you know you're good.
12.) Pizzeria Locale (Boulder)
This Pizzeria is all about classic handmade Napoletana pies baked in a wood-fired stove and served with a side of Italian hospitality. Buon appetito!
13.) Denver Deep Dish (LoHi)
An excerpt on DDD's website states that, "Denver Deep Dish is making some pretty damn good pizza." This isn't an opinion, folks; it's a fact!