What kind of person doesn’t like pizza? Definitely a weirdough! Whether it’s your favorite leftover breakfast, a brunch delicacy, or late night comfort food, pizza is a constant in all our lives. Deep-dish, brooklyn style, neapolitan, or hand tossed, here’s a list of the top 12 pizza spots in Denver you knead-to-know!
890 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
Whether you’re looking for a classic pepperoni pizza, or a fontina cheese and mushroom combo, Pizza Republica has you covered! The place is a popular hangout spot with its charming patio and great atmosphere. You’ll definitely find something that catches your eye from the long list of pastas and pizzas they offer. While the fresh wood-fired pizza tastes great on Pizza Republica’s patio, they manage to keep the freshness intact if you feel like ordering in on a netflix and chill kind of day!
Marco’s Coal Fired
2129 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
The first certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Colorado, Marco’s Coal Fired is a favorite for many Denver locals. With imported Italian ingredients, the flavors at Marco’s are unbeatable. The place has a rustic vibe and patio seating, along with a lively bar that is an attraction for many! If you haven’t tried one yet, Marco’s is THE best spot for Nutella pizza.
Hops & Pie
3920 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80202
A cozy spot to enjoy a slice of pizza along with your favorite beer, Hops & Pie is great for lunch, dinner and everything in between! If you’re a fan of artisan pizzas and craft beers, this is definitely your spot. They have over 22 taps of rotating craft beer and some of the most unusual pizza toppings! It’s always a good day to be adventurous with your toppings. Don’t forget to cleanse your palette with their heavenly donuts.
Blue Pan Pizza
3930 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80202
If you’re in the West Highlands area, a visit to Blue Pan Pizza is a must! Fan favorites include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Detroit Style, and the Parma Italia. They also have some great gluten-free options! Along with the delicious pizzas you can get some fresh salad and choose from a list of craft beers and wines. The place has a cozy, homely vibe and would be a good spot to unwind and enjoy some comfort food!
Blue Pan is an authentic Detroit pizza place in the West Highlands. Detroit pizza, defined by its rectangular shape, cheesy crust, and sauce going in lines across the surface, is rapidly gaining popularity outside of the Motor City.
The two must-order pies are the Brooklyn Bridge, topped with sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, pepperoni, Italian sausage, chopped garlic, oregano, and pecorino romano, and the 313 (a Detroit area code), prepared with no marinara sauce, ricotta, garlic, mozzarella, salami, calabrian chilis, sweet piquante peppers, basil, arugula, and shaved parmigiano reggiano. You might as well throw in The Good Dog: cheesy garlic bread that’s nothing fancy, but when you’re working with bread, cheese, garlic, and marinara, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
2239 West 30th Ave. Denver, CO 80211
Casual but charming, Cart Driver has some of the best South Italian food to offer in Denver. From wood fired pizzas to a fresh oyster bar, everything is fresh and delicious. With organic wines, batched cocktails, and a rotating list of craft beers, it’s the perfect spot to vibe with friends or family! The clam pizza and the cart drive pizza are absolute must haves! The palace has an industrial aesthetic and the patio and courtyard seating is our personal favorite!
Ian’s Pizza Denver
2210 Blake St., Ste. 101B, Denver, CO 80202
Mac and cheese? On a pizza? We are all for it! A constant best-seller at Ian’s Pizza is the mac and cheese special which will make you drool at first sight. The mushroom blue is another favorite among diners. This spot is known for its creative selections and unique toppings. If you’re in the mood to experiment and try something new, this is your place!
3237 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
Fat Sully’s has some of the best Neapolitan pizza in Denver! Apart from the pizza, diners can’t stop talking about the restaurant’s garlic knots and mozzarella cheese with pesto. The restaurant is in a couple of places around town, one of them being a food truck. Perfect for a casual, delicious meal, Fat Sully’s is a spot that’ll have you stuffed with some of the best pizza even if you’re on a budget!
2401 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
Located in a bright, industrial setting, Proto’s Pizza is a great place for some authentic wood fired pizza! The bar here is great and the place would also make for a good date spot. If your favorite part of a pizza is its crust, this is the place for you. The thin and crispy crust, perfectly baked in a brick oven, leaves guests talking about it for days. The Ruby Pie is a fan favorite and the perfect end to your meal would be Proto’s creamy Italian gelato!
550 Broadway Blvd, Denver, CO 80203
For a quick, filling bite to cure that pizza craving, Pizzeria Locale is a place you’re going to want to check out. Walk up to the counter and order one of their specialty pizzas like the margherita or BBQ chicken, or build your own and get as many or as little toppings as you like. These personal pizzas are the perfect size for one person and won’t break the bank. Even better, they have an awesome happy hour deal. BOGO beer or wine every day of the week when you get some food to go with it! Make sure to try one of their tasty dessert pizzas while you’re at it.
Ritual Social House
1209 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Ritual Social House has a little bit of everything from burgers and sandwiches to pasta dishes, but their pizza is truly something special. Get it traditional hand-tossed or try it Sicilian pan style. Either way, you’re in for a treat. If you wanna try something a little different, go for The Real Dill pizza that comes with white sauce, bacon, thinly sliced dill pickles, mozzarella, and dill. One you try pickles on your pizza, you’ll never go back. They also have brunch here on the weekends which means breakfast pizza and mimosas! There’s not many combinations better than that.
Infinitus Pie aka iPie
900 Auraria Pkwy #229, Denver, CO 8020
At iPie there are infinite possibilities when it comes to what kind of pizza you can get. They’re serving up personal pizzas any way you want so try one of their specialty pizzas or get creative and try something brand new. If you’re a pineapple goes on pizza kinda person, you have to try the Pizza Queen. This work of art comes with fresh cilantro, pineapple, red onion, green chilies, and fresh chorizo on thin crust. Each ingredient compliments the next and you will not be able to stop thinking about this pizza. iPie also serves breakfast and dessert pizzas so quite literally any kind of pizza you may want, they can make it happen.
Walter’s 303 Uptown
1906 Pearl St, Denver, CO 80203
There are good vibes all around at Walter’s 303. The interior is so comfortable and cozy, they have board games you can play, and 20+ beers on tap. There are so many signature pizza options to choose from like the Big FIz and Crazy Chicken. They also have calzones, baked subs, deep dish pizzas and other menu options to pick from that are packed with flavor. Walter’s is a great spot to hang out and meet up with some friends for drinks and bites. Everything about this place is comforting and you’ll definitely keep coming back once you check it out.
Editors Note: This article was originally published on April 30, 2021 and last updated on February 4, 2022. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.