Birthplace of the
Denver pizza empire
Why locals love it
At least a dozen locations in the metro region prove that Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, a homegrown franchise, must be doing something right. The pies here are classic New York style; in other words they're huge, with bright red sauce and gooey cheese. Individual slices, heroes, pastas and salads are also available.
Why you should visit it
California Street is the original location and has the most vintage feel of all the Anthony's outlets. The aesthetic makes it easy to pretend you're actually in the Big Apple, as does the competitive New York attitude: Anthony's publishes countless adverts and billboards condemning the major delivery chains.
Unlike at Domino's, Papa John's or Pizza Hut, you can drink beer or wine with you slice at Anthony's. They undeniably have that over the competition.