Denver Pizza

Denver pizza options have grown over the years. There are lots of great places to try in every part of the city, and even in the mountain towns.

Most any pizza place is going to have both fans and people who think it doesn’t rate on the pizza scale.

Here are several pizza places to try and judge for yourself.

Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza – (

 Marco’s specializes in authentic Neopolitan and New York style pizzas. The menu includes a good selection of pizzas along with salads, a couple sandwich options and lasagna. There’s even a gluten free pizza on the menu.

Location: 2 locations – Englewood and Downtown Denver
Delivery:  Yes
Beer & Wine: Yes

Ernie’s Bar & Pizza
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Situated near the Highland’s neighborhood, Ernie’s offers a selection of non-pizza items such as salads, pastas, bar sandwiches and calzones. Their pizza selection is large and includes more unique toppings such as shrimp, eggplant and goat cheese. Of course, you can build your own pizza too. Gluten free pizza is also on the menu.

Location: 2915 W.44th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Delivery:  No
Beer & Wine: Yes

Pizzeria Basta
(Westword Best of Winner for Best Pizza 2011)
Located in Boulder, this pizza restaurant is a little more upscale than your normal pizza joint, although prices aren’t really higher. The menu includes five wood-fired pizzas with fancier toppings like arugula, prosciutto, rapini, fennel pollen and chilies. You can also get beef short ribs, salad and some fancy appetizers. **Westword Best of Winner for Best Pizza 2011**

Location: 3601 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
Delivery:  No
Beer & Wine: Yes

Brava (
Brava Pizza has a smaller menu, but the specialty pizzas include top-notch, local Colorado ingredients. Get a fresh Margherita pizza or a garlic-oil and goat cheese pizza for less than $10.  **Westword Best Specialty Pizza 2011**

Location: Downtown Denver
Delivery:  No (but catering is available)

Big Bill’s NY Pizza
Big Bill’s is a favorite on the south end of town. This pizza joint offers up authentic NY pizza with lots of gooey mozzarella. In addition to pizza, Big Bill’s offers a large menu of salads, calzones and heros. **Westword Best NY Style Pizza 2011**

Location: 8243 S. Holly St., Centennial, CO
Delivery:  No 
Beer & Wine: Yes

Denver Pizza Co. (
This local pizza joint is a delivery/take-out eatery specializing in thin crust pizza. The menu includes untraditional sauces like Tzatziki, Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto sauce. Pastas, salads and specialty pizzas round out the menu.

Location: Downtown & Cherry Hills, 720-475-1471
Delivery:  Yes
Beer & Wine: No

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