Good Denver Wood-Fired Pizza: Pizzeria Lui

2018 November 9
by David Schlichter

This look on Ari’s face was the look on all of our faces once we tried the pizza from Pizzeria Lui…

“This might be the best slice of pizza I’ve had in my entire life,” my wife Jessa said as she bit into a slice of the “Eggplant Parm” pizza from Pizzeria Lui.

I looked over at Jessa, and she raised her eyebrows, nodded her head affirmatively, and took another bite. I had been busy cutting up the mini bites of pizza for our kids and had just spent about 30 minutes waiting for a parking spot at this tiny restaurant that used to be a liquor store on Mississippi Ave. at Sheridan Blvd.  This part of town/the country/the world is not exactly known for producing world-class pizza.  But I trust my wife in all things, of course, and especially when it comes to pizza.  After hearing her make a statement like that, I quickly finished cutting up enough pieces to placate our screaming toddlers and dug in myself.

The physical space for the Pizzeria Lui restaurant is about as unassuming as can be–but the pizza is outstanding.

The pizza was damned Good.  I don’t think that the crust could have been any better.  Cooked at 900 degrees, it was perfectly (I mean perfectly) crunchy on the outside and soft as a pillow on the inside.  I usually like my pizza toppings on the hearty side, so an “Eggplant Parm” pizza would probably not be something I would ever have ordered on my own.  But I’m so glad we got it–it was definitely one of the best pizzas I’d ever had, too.  Roasted eggplant, fresh mozzarella, pesto, garlic, parmesan, and breadcrumbs all combine to make this pizza absolutely phenomenal.  You just have to taste it for yourself–words don’t do it justice.

We tried three different pizzas when we were there, but I wish I could have tried them all.  Check out the menu.  The “Baked Potato,” “BBQ Pork,” and “Street Taco” pizzas all look amazing, but I don’t think you can go wrong.

Pizzeria Lui is already a neighborhood favorite, but I predict it soon will be widely known as some of the best pizza in Denver.  I encourage you to try it out Pizzeria Lui soon while you’re still able to get a table.  According to chef/owner Zach Parini, the weekends these days are slammed (I can confirm), but most weeknights are still on the quieter side…

Pizzeria Lui is located at 5380 W. Mississippi Ave.  Interested in living nearby?  Click here to search nearby homes for sale.

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