September 20, 2016
Our final stop on this vacation was to Pizzeria Locale, which has locations in Denver and Boulder, Colorado (as well as a few other states). Since we flew into Denver, and only had 24 hours in the city, we decided to visit the downtown location for dinner.
We were hungry for this pizza because we had just hit a couple of breweries in the afternoon, and hadn’t had much lunch. We were joined by my cousin Ali and Andrew, who were letting us stay with them overnight.
The pizzas here cook so quickly – only about 2 minutes per pizza in the 900 degree oven. Pizzeria Locale is almost a fast-food pizza place, because they make your pizza to order along the assembly line, throw it into the oven, and then bring it to you at your seat. We’d been to a few of these before (mostly in L.A.), but this one was the best “fast-pizza” we’ve had.
We tried three different pizzas here – the Veggie (guess who’s pizza that was…), the Four cheese and Mushroom white pizza, and the Diavola with pepperoni. We liked them all, and we aren’t sure if “fast-pizza” can get any better than this.
The “fast-pizza” trend hasn’t really hit NYC yet, and I’m not sure if it will. It would be hard to compete with the established NY slice joints all around town, which are equally as fast. I think it would be a good option for a quick lunch, but I’m not sure it would replace our favorite pizza spots in the city for dinner dates.
All in all, we had a great time (and second anniversary!) eating pizza on this trip. We loved seeing all of our friends and family, so thanks to everyone who let us save on hotel rooms!
Denver, CO 80203