Pizzeria Locale

Row 1

Details
1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3003
Pizza
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sat: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM Sun: 11:30 AM–9:00 PM

It shouldn’t be surprising that Frasca, one of America’s best restaurants, launched an offshoot that serves some of the best pizza in the country. What happens now that restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson have teamed up with Chipotle to launch the restaurant as a fast-casual concept, however, remains to be seen.

There seems to be a thought out there that America needs a high-quality fast-casual Neapolitan pizza chain. Maybe it’s true that there’s a gap in a market dominated by somnambulant franchises that have been content to churn out doughy, overly sweet-sauced gut-bombs for years. Maybe there’s really nothing wrong with the idea of rotational hearth ovens powered by gas and infrared that largely take the human element out of cooking. Or maybe Americans will think pizza from a fast-casual spot should be able to be eaten with one hand and without a knife or fork, you know, like what New Yorkers would call “a slice.”

What has been made clear so far is that this self-described contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples knows how to bring it.

The full-service Pizzeria Locale in Boulder serves 14 pies (seven each white and red), among them the funghi, which, for $20, you can next-level with Umbrian black summer truffle. The menu at the "quick-serve" Pizzeria Locales in Denver (where there are two), Kansas City, and soon Cincinnati features 10 11-inch pies that are a little more mainstream (though a version of the mais pizza with sweet corn, ham, crème fraîche, and garlic did make the cut). But you can craft your own interesting combos with their 25 toppings.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

Foursquare Tips

  • You can't leave without a taste of one of the prosciutto pizzas. Top on our list: the Maiale. Buon Appetito!
  • Eat here. Now. It will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.
  • From the team behind Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale brings Neapolitan pizza to pie fanatics who submit themselves to cutting their own slice for the sake of authenticity. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Do not miss the butterscotch pudding. It's worth every penny.
  • Always ask about the seasonal items.
  • Pizzas range from $10-18 and is enough for one person (since they are so thin). Not cheap, but delicious.
  • Amazing... Order anything you can't go wrong.
  • The Frutti de Mare is a must as a starter! Great gluten-free pizza crust as well.
  • Wednesday nights are BYOB
  • Exemplary pizza, not New York, not Chicago, but the style you find in Italy. Try the Diavola pizza topped with bufala provolone, San Marzano tomato sauce, basil and spicy salami, $15. "More Info":
  • Head to this Napoletana style pie shop for beer and pizza in style: mozzarella di bufala pie and a pint of Kolsch (specifically made by the Boulder's Crystal Springs Brewing Company)
  • Vegan options are limited to the Marinara Pizza, a light and satisfying choice
  • This place has exceptional service. The owners shoot for authentic Italiano and succeed. Belisima!
  • Meatballs and mais. All you ever need. Octopus salad is amazing too.
  • Order a bottle of Scarpetta white or red, which is imported by the owner!. Cost only $21! Amazing value.
  • If you eat here, you're gonna have a good time.
  • Totally get the diavola, one of the best pizzas I've ever had.
  • Awesome happy hour! Best $8 margherita pizza you will ever have!
  • Get the Stagionale. Delightful. Agree with the Veal Meatballs. A must app.
  • Finally found a place where the word "bruschetta" was pronounced correctly by the staff; this proved the place truly sticks to Italian authenticity. The pizzas & prosciutto were superbly delicious.