I just returned from a few days in Dever and was happy to see this new Pizzeria finally swing open the doors yesterday for a preview and bring authentic Neapolitan Pizza to an appreciative and demanding audience.From a brace of imported hand built ovens (One is wood fired the other is a combination of wood / coal ) they are spitting out 12" individual pizzas,the likes of which I do not believe Colorado has seen before.I know the owner has gone to extreme lengths to Import both equiptment and food products not usually readily available in this Country never mind this State - and it shines through in the final product.
An Italian Pizza Consultant trained the Pizza makers and has I believe, been retained to oversee that everything is done right.It's a compact Menu,but this is IMO a bonus.I'm a firm believer in doing a few things well than trying to do more and getting mediocrity.
Nice move Marco.
The restaurant is litterally a pitch away from the Coors stadium in the cool Historic District,so I expect it will be a favored Pre-Post game destination not only for the pizza,but the interesting salads and tender platefulls of bone sucking wings.Finally......take a look at the espresso machine they use.Yes it's a lever type.It's the only type you'll find any Neapolitan Bar owner worth his salt using, and about as rare as hens teeth on this side of the the Atlantic.That was the official seal for me that this place knows what they want to be and have spared no expense to get there.I didn't spend too much time lingering over the more than adequate wine list as i'm a beer and Pizza guy ( plus the fact that I was more than happy being entertained by the razor sharp wit of the colorful bartender , Marcel ! )
but i'm sure that there is something to satisfy both your tastes and wallet.
As a side note - while in town I also hit Jax,Steubens,Vesta,Snooze,Imperial (Great Chinese ! ) and a few others that I can't recall.Overall I was impressed and found my first dining experiences in Colarado refreshing.
Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria
2129 Larimer Street
Tel :303 296 7000
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