Word of Mouth

Pizzeria Basta now open on Sundays in Boulder

Pizzeria Basta, at 3601 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, is on a roll.

After opening early this year, it managed to lure crowds of diners to a location hidden in an unlikely apartment complex in east Boulder. In the process, Pizzeria Basta picked up enough steam to introduce several innovations this summer: It took on the state's sous vide approval system, started proffering housemade pastas, and planted an urban garden.

And finally, to please Boulder diners who want a place where they can eat wood-fired pizzas seven days a week, Pizzeria Basta has expanded its hours: It's now open Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk