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Reader: The Pizza Here Is Inferior Compared to Every Other City

Denver is home to many fast-casual chains, including a couple that that focus on pizza: Pizzeria Locale (brought to us by the folks at Frasca in a partnership with Chipotle founder Steve Ells) and Live Basil (from the Smashburger team). Homegrown mini-chain Modmarket is emphasizing its pizza, too, and now Project Pie has come from Seattle to carve out a slice of the Denver market. But are all these efforts improving the pizza scene here? See also: Fast-Casual Pizza Chains Vie for a Slice of the Denver Market Says Cole:
Vie all they wish, the pizza here is still inferior compared to about every other city I can think of.
What do you think of the pizza here? What are your favorite spots in metro Denver? And do they beat your favorites around the country?


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