Best Vegan Dish in a Non-Vegan Restaurant - 2012
Virgilio's Pizzeria and Wine Bar
10025 W. San Juan Way
Littleton, CO 80127
Although many cuisine types are easily adapted to a vegan lifestyle, the cheeses and meats so prevalent in Italian cooking make it more difficult to find vegan versions of certain Italian staples, especially pizza. But not at Virgilio's. Many of the specialty pies at this very popular place (be prepared to wait for a table) lend themselves to vegan interpretations, or you can build your own pizza with a tomato- or olive oil-based sauce, dairy-free cheese, and all the usual veggie toppings plus a few unusual options, including green olives and fresh spinach. Do yourself a favor and order an extra pie — because when you can find vegan pizza this delicious, you'll definitely want leftovers.
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