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Pizzeria Locale

After Frasca, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson looked to another part of Italy for inspiration: the city of Naples. The first Pizzeria Locale, which opened in Boulder in 2011, attempted to re-create exactly the Napolitano pizzeria experience, from the custom-built imported oven to pies served uncut, meant to be eaten with a knife and fork. As Locale expanded, though, it’s revised its offerings, adjusting the menus and service to a fast-casual model; it also picked up Chipotle as a partner. The team rethought the oven to accommodate counter ordering and jettisoned more exotic toppings in favor of customary pepperoni and supreme pies. While this model is now rolling out around the country, the Boulder location stands out by remaining true to the original vision, with table service and wood-fired pizzas paired to the kind of wine list you’d expect from a master-sommelier owner. And don't skip the butterscotch budino, a sweet caramel pudding that makes for an excellent end.
Rob Christensen
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Metered, On-street
  • Takeout:
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