About Pizza Republica - Denver Downtown

Welcome to Pizza Republica! The word "republic" is derived from the Latin phrase res publica, which can be translated as "a public affair". In our eyes it helps define our hospitality and passionate culinary style. Quite simply, we don’t cook for us or our ego, we cook for and serve you. We strive to bring the rustic ambiance and fresh ingredient farm to table philosophy found throughout Italy, home to Colorado. We use the finest imported ingredients and century old artisan traditions to bring the definitive Neapolitan pizza experience to our guests.

The largest group we can accomodate in our Dining Room is 10 people.

For larger groups we have a Private Dining Room for up to 36 people.

For all large groups, 8 or more, please make a reservation. There will be times when we cannot seat large parties on a walk-in basis.

890 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202-1322
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday Lunch 12:00 Noon - 2:30PM
Dinner 2:30PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday Lunch 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Dinner 2:30PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday Lunch 11:00AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner 2:30PM - 10:00PM
Thursday Lunch 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Dinner 2:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday Lunch 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Dinner 2:30PM - 10:00PM
Saturday Lunch 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Dinner 2:30pm - 10:00PM
Sunday Dinner 12 NOON - 8:00PM

Cross Street:
Champa

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 623-2811

Website:
http://www.pizzarepublica.com/

Entertainment:
Please ask about our Wine Dinners! Featuring wines from a different region of Italy each month paired with a regional specific menu created buy our chefs. Reservations only for these events!

Parking Details:

Public Transit:
We are directly in front of the Light Rail stop for the Colorado Convention Center.

Executive Chef:
George G. Eder

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Let us plan your special event! We specialize in large events and cocktail parties.

Pizza Republica - Denver Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (41)
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Casual (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (10)
People Watching (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was all delicious and the service was amazing. Our washer was very attentive and made sure to check on us often but not so much that it became bothersome. He also did a fantastic job answering all our questions and describing every facet of the meal in detail.
Hats off to the Sangria, it is now a new favorite... AMAZING!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I got my daughter tickets to see Rent at the Buell Theater for her birthday. Pizza Republica is close by, delicious, with awesome service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was very good and we didn't feel rushed through our meal. We enjoy this restaurant, especially before an evening at the DCPA.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went to meet a friend that I havent seen in 8 years.
I suggested this place since its close to convention center and have been here before and was good but NOT THIS TIME.
We showed up on Thursday evening, bar empty with 1 other couple.
**Bartender ( female) basically talked to couple for 10-15 min b4 we were waited on and told us to "hold on"...
**She was semi quiet, snooty and a tad rude like we were inconveniencing her. Bar was empty 90% of the time until the plays were out.
**Food was so disappointing. Caprese salad- ( mozzarella was old, sour and bad), had a dirty plate to take back. Although the basic Italian salad with balsamic dressing was very good! Pizza was good.
**Overall, this dinner should of been a slam dunk, but we just overall felt like the waitress was a dud and was just kinda getting through her evening with energy nor care. Just going through motion I guess.
** This restaurant gets a ton of out of state customers so this is perfect place to shine.
Bartender usually ROCK! We Just had a dud night with service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love the main dining area and the bar area. We were seated in the backroom that is just not as appealing for smaller parties, but would be great for a larger group.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loved the salad,wine was fine the waitress was awesome, we were going to a show and the pizza was slow so we ate faster than we wanted to, but awesomely good wish I had some now. Highly recommended I'll be back for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great Beer, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Best part of dinner was the service. We had an absolutely awesome Core Cori(?). I had margarita pizza. It was ok..served on the cool side, not piping hot. Chicken and pear salad, amazingly delicious. Rigatoni Bolognase was my hasband’s Choice...he loved it.duck and fig pizza also got a thum’s up. Nona’s stuffed shells...Yummy. Chianti 🍷 delicious. I would return often if I lived in Denver.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our only complaint was the length of time it took to get our entrees after we ordered. We informed our server from the outset that we needed to be out at a certain time for the theater. Our drinks and salads came quickly, but it was at least another 20 minutes afterwards that we got our pizzas and then had to eat fairly quickly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent as usual! One of those places we say we should go to more often!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice meal😃

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great location for the Denver Performing Arts Center and delicious food at reasonable prices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went pre-theater on a Saturday night. Definitely make a reservation if possible as it fills up. Thought the food and prices were good. We will return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We came here for a pre show meal. Service was great! They kept things moving and was sensitive to us getting out on time. Everyone was happy with their food. The market boards are a nice way to start out. Would come here for a pre show meal again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything was top notch. Quality ingredients combined with wood fired oven and our spicy Diablo pizza as good as ones we had in Italy. The beet and kale salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese was perfect taste combo. Our waiter Chris very attentive and made some great suggestions including fab tiramisu to end our meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We chose Pizza Republic due to being so close to the theatre, and the reviews were good. We loved it! The burratta appetizer is fantastic, and they have an extensive wine list. Our waitress was friendly, timely and had good suggestions. Will definitely go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was prompt, tasty and plentiful. I really appreciated our great service though. I've been getting more and more disenchanted with the service I seem to encounter in so many Denver restaurants lately, but that was not the case at Pizza Republica. Our server was so pleasant, made great recommendations, attentive and friendly. We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal pre-theatre. Elvie was a very busy but attentive and personable wait person. We started out with sharing a tasty brushetta (note: the olive tapenade is very LIGHTLY spread throughout the tomatoes, but if you want to taste the goodness of it full out please ask your wait staff for a little extra) I had their Chicken Caesar salad which was AWESOME and there were 2 incredibly moist and delicious breaded chicken breasts on top of a very nice caesar dressing.(I'd LOVE to find out how they managed to flatten the chicken breasts and STILL stay o moist? Buttermilk marinade?)...but unfortunately there were just two halves of an anchovy on the salad. :(
Then my husband and I shared a Giacomo pizza (YUM!) but after the 2 entree sized salads (we were warned!) we were both too stuffed to finish it and had to bring it home (but it was just as delicious for lunch the next day.)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious! You could taste the homemade, love put into the food. The meatball was so good! Our server Chris was very helpful, knowledgeable and overall great in helping us to have a wonderful experience for the moment we sat down! Will definitely recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We love going here - before going to the ballet at The Ellie or other shows! So close by!Plus the food is excellent! It is NOT just a pizza place! They a good selection of other choices, but their pizza is EXCELLENT! I especially love the Crisp Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Arugula! And also the Beet and Kale salad is another favorite! You shouldn't be disappointed!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a larger group than we reserved for, and despite the restaurant being very busy they graciously accommodated all of us. This is the perfect venue for before or after the ballet!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were very happy with our meal. But when our waiter learned we were splitting a salad and a pizza (me and my husband) it was obvious that he felt we wouldn't be a money-making table and the service was mediocre at best. Would definitely not recommend for a cost with so many other places to go

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love the thin crust making a more traditional italian pizza.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Love this restaurant. They always take such good care of me! Had a late add on to my reservation, but they were able to get everyone seated. Wait staff is always great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great time. Table was ready on time and as I requested by the window. Server was friendly. Didn't rush us. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love the pizza and the excellent service! It's perfect for a before the show dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was outstanding! Loved the drinks. The salad and bread were wonderful! The pizza was a big disappointment! Crust was limp in the center and burnt around edges! The cheese, sausage and olives were so sparse it was pathetic!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was a great restaurant to take kids before the production of Frozen. Granddaughter liked the pizza; as did all that ordered one.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

A favorite place of iours, especially before a play or concert. Or just for a glass of well selected Italian wine.

As ever before, ample portions of well prepared food from a menu more varied than the name "pizza" suggests. Too bad "republica" is misspelled, at least for Italian. On the other hand, to most of their clientele "repubblica" would look wrong!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had reservations for 6 p.m. We were seated at 6 p.m. Our waiter walked by our table several times but never acknowledged that we were there. He finally took out order at 6:15. Thank goodness our food came out quickly or we would have been late for a 7:30 show. My pasta was all clumped together like someone forgot to stir it in the pot. The grilled shrimp was good though. I have been here twice. My first experience was much better.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our waiter was great. We were the 11:30 reservation and and he was just awesome.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was terrible. The patio was dirty. Food was ok. Won't be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great location and festive atmosphere at Pizza Republica. The pizza was very good and we especially loved that they had honey to dip the pizza crust in! The service was good and we liked that they did not rush us through our meal, yet had us served and on the show on time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great for a pre-theater dinner! We always love it here, and there are many fun options on their menu. You can't beat their Happy Hour sangria. It's delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Pizza was delicious and so was the people watching while waiting to walk a block to the theater. It was awesome all around.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Tapas, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We tried this place for a pre-show dinner. Loved the food and wait staff was very attentive. I had the gnocchi and my kids created and split a pizza (one is vegetarian). We also tried the desserts - i Loved the Cheescake & the kids practically licked their plates clean (one had the Cannelloni one had the orange cake).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food, good price, great service. Perfect for pre/post show at DCPA.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was wonderful! Great location. Our server was helpful but once we were served, she never came back except to bring the check. She was very attentive to other tables though.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was very good, we had pizza for our main course and the asparagus for appetizer. The custom made Sangria was excellent for cocktails. Location right at corner of convention center is very convenient to Preforming Arts Center, as we dined outside on a beautiful Colorado day.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Was very underwhelmed during this visit. It wasn't very busy, yet the staff had trouble handling the amount of tables. Food was ok at best. Pizza was burnt in places to a point of being inedible. A bowl of noodles for the kids was very overpriced and the portion was small. No childrens cups available. Our first visit here was better, but not much. We do not plan to return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful service and terrific food. Perfect spot for dinner before heading across the street to the Buell Theatre.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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