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Best Pizza Denver 2008 - The Oven

The Oven

The Oven

7167 W. Alaska Drive

Lakewood, CO 80226

303-934-7600

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Here's the secret of the Oven's success: Everyone from owner Mark Tarbell to the cooks in the kitchen to the servers on the floor understand that they're cooking for friends. And when you're cooking for friends, you want to take care of them. Which the Oven does, turning a simple pizza dinner into an event, full of friends and good times, drinks from the bar and raised, happy voices. And great pizza, of course: artisanal, homemade and rustic, topped with such quality ingredients as housemade mozzarella and smoked ricotta.
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9 comments
funseeker
funseeker

Best pizza? The Oven is a must-miss. Try the $10.00 huge--we're talking EIGHTEEN INCH combo, cheese, or pepperoni from the COSTCO snack bar--DELISH--no kidding!! You can eat it there (ok, no liquor or atmosphere) or take it home. Costco also has the buy -and-bake your own pizzas, too. We got really tired of these "boutique" pizza places charging up the wazoo for just average food. As for Virgilio's go right ahead and visit--and be prepared to be insulted by the owner. If 3 or fewer people sit in one of the booths, he comes over and does not ask, he TELLS you you "may" need to move so people coming in after you can be seated! What a colossal, arrogant jerk. We haven't been back to Virgilio's since that little episode.

steve
steve

Via Baci (Lone Tree) is the best pizza in Denver. Authentic Napoletana pies. I haven't tried Marco's yet though.

rob
rob

I would have to agree with the skinny asian, Virgillio's is a lot better than the Oven!

theskinnyasian
theskinnyasian

yes, I agree that this isn't the best pizza in Denver. Guys, just go across the street to Virgillio's, it's not that far away, but I can say that there's always a wait. I'm sure you guys would agree, that for the price, this is one of the best places for pizza in Denver. Mmm, garlic knots...

Ang
Ang

Yeah this place is not so great. Definately NOT the best Pizza in the Denver-metro area for 2008. Very pricey, just your run of the mill pizza (but overpriced). Small place, cold in side. Beau Jo's still has the best pizza.

Ana
Ana

Solidly mediocre. Nothing at all to rave about.

Dragona
Dragona

I love The Oven ! Yes it is a tad pricey but it is worth every penny.I don't understand why someone would even put the Olive Garden in the same category.

George
George

Michael,

Next time please go to the Olive Garden. Less wait for me and others who appreciate the high quality of food turned out by this great restaurant whose only issue has always been the small space.

Michael Gonzales
Michael Gonzales

My wife and i ate there 2 weeks ago. Besides the Cold and feeling like we were a hindrance to the waitress service, we found the food blan and tastless. Also they put a small ammount of ingredients in the very center of the pizza so you have more crust than goodies. My wife ordered a cucumber salad... My God it was $8.95!!!! We paid for a pizza, 2 salads $34.00. Wow we could have gone to the Olive Garden and been served well and had a wonderful meal.

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