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Ten Pizza Styles and Where to Get Them in Denver (or a Little Beyond)

From the recent proliferation of wood ovens turning out pitch-perfect renditions of the street pizzas of Naples, Italy, to odd interlopers from Wisconsin, Georgia and Washington, Colorado's pizza options have exploded in recent years. Purists and transplants may still wave off Denver as a second-rate pizza town, but there's no denying the variety. Neapolitan is the current rising star, but if you look beyond the basic configuration of sauce, cheese and crust, you'll find a wide variety of shapes, textures and flavors compliments of the many newcomers who have put down roots in this once pizza-poor town.

Keep reading for ten pizza styles and where to find good examples of them around the metro area -- and in two mountain locations.

See also: Denver's Ten Best New Bars of 2014

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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