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Famous Pizza

98 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
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Famous Pizza +

Mark Antonation


  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • No alcohol
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Metered
  • Not accepted
Famous Pizza is a Broadway institution founded by Gus Mavrocefalos in 1974, making the weirdly spotless and gleaming pizza kitchen older than most of its customers. Classic slices with just enough sauce and cheese are churned out at a brisk pace, so they're nearly always hot and fresh out of the oven. The menu offers other Italian specialties if you want to sit down for a few minutes, but most of the customers stopping in at the busy corner shop will be on their way — slice in hand — before the cash register drawer slams shut.

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