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6 Best Pizza Places in Denver You Have to Try

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No matter how you “slice” it, it’s no secret that Denver is a major foodie city. You’ll find a great selection of everything from food trucks to vegan restaurants — and everything in between.


Pizza is one of the best and heartiest cold-weather foods, so it’s no surprise that the Mile High City is a major pizza destination, in particular.

Whether you prefer thin-crust, Chicago deep dish, Detroit-style, or something else altogether, here’s our guide to the best pizza places in Denver.

6 of the Best Pizza Places in Denver

From cracker-thin crust to deep dish so thick and gooey it requires a fork and knife, the Mile High has an almost unreasonable number of fantastic pizza places.

1. Bar Dough, Highlands

Among the best pizza places in Denver, Bar Dough stands out as a longtime locals’ favorite. That should come as no surprise, as owner Max Mackissock is also at the helm of several other popular Denver restaurants including Senor Bear and Tap and Burger.

The pie list here is small but mighty, highlighting just a handful of classics like spicy Diavolo and Fungi for mushroom lovers. Bar Dough’s cocktails are just as good as the pizzas, and the unique Hold the Piada, with burrata-infused gin and parsley, is not to be missed.


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2. Enzo’s End Pizzeria, Colfax

If you’re looking for the best thin crust pizza in Denver, here it is. Enzo’s End has been around for over 20 years, serving up New York-style pizza that’s perfectly thin and just crispy and chewy enough.

While you’re there, grab a drink at the adjacent PS Lounge (bring cash!), highly regarded as one of the best dive bars in Denver. And yes — you can bring your pizza over from Enzo’s and eat it at the bar.

3. White Pie, Uptown

Everyone knows the best pizza places in Denver share a few common traits. They have toppings you won’t see anywhere else, for one thing. They tend to be owned by folks from major foodie cities, and the pizzas always have char marks. Such is exactly the case with White Pie.

Owned by a New Haven, Connecticut family (an iconic pizza destination), White Pie steals hearts with unique creations. Classics like the namesake White Pie are phenomenal, of course, but you absolutely have to try the Paulie Walnuts pie, topped with bacon, mashed potatoes, and candied walnuts.


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4. Nicolo’s Chicago Style Pizza, Lakewood

Okay, okay — Nicolo’s is technically just outside the Mile High, but we promise you won’t mind making the trek for the best deep dish pizza in Denver. Or the best Chicago style pizza in Denver, for that matter, since Nicolo’s offers both deep dish and thin-crust pies. And bonus, Nicolo’s has several gluten-free and dairy-free options.

Whether you opt for thick or thin, Nicolo’s pizzas are on the hefty side and take awhile to cook. Allow a minimum of about 30 minutes (whether it’s dine-in or carryout), and longer during peak times. It’s worth it!

5. Blue Pan Pizza, Highlands

Detroit-style pizza is slightly lesser-known than its cousins from Chicago and New York, but it’s equally delicious. Characterized by thick, rectangular crust and Wisconsin brick cheese extending to the edge, this pizza is in a league of its own. And when you want the best Detroit style pizza in Denver, you head to Blue Pan.

Owned by Michigan natives, Blue Pan does Detroit-style better than anyone, with its perfectly caramelized crust and elevated toppings. Proving its worth among the best pizza places in Denver, it’s been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and has won numerous first-place awards in international competitions.


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6. Marco’s Coal-Fired, Ballpark

Last but certainly not least, we have an option for people who take pizza seriously: Marco’s Coal-Fired. In 2007, it became Colorado’s first-ever pizzeria certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (True Neapolitan Pizza Association). The association promotes and protects “true Neopolitan pizza,” so you know Marco’s Coal-Fired is the real deal.

The New York and thicker Sicilian-style pies are excellent, but order one of the traditional Neapolitan-style varieties to learn why Marco’s is one of the best pizza places in Denver. We’re partial to the Pistachio, with to-die-for pistachio pesto and sausage.


We don’t know about you, but discussing the best pizza places in Denver has us hungry! Where should we head first? Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook and tell us your favorite Denver pizza joint! While you’re at it, be sure to check out some of our other Denver food blogs!


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