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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (39)
Happy Hour (17)
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Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
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Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great but poor service. Our waiter pretty much ignored us once he took our order. Fortunately another waitress helped us when we needed something and our waiter wouldn’t even look at us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great pizza - especially gluten free pizza! The pizza's could have used a bit more cheese though.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Going to theater

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was just meh. Pizza choices look good in writing but fail to deliver on taste. One kind of Italian beer, Moretti on tap and mine was totally flat. The asparagus appetizer wasn’t tender but it did have a lovely flavor. The salad was overdressed, I only ate a few bites.

I would go back for the convenience to the Buell, otherwise it wouldn’t be even a thought.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waitress was excellent - friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, fun and helpful. The food was served very quickly and was all very good. The room was a little cold, but not too bad. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Efficient, friendly and attentive service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Meal was delicious. Wait staff was generally attentive and noise level was good for a full restaurant. Conveniently located for a night at DCPA.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Caesar salads that were way over dressed and bad lettuce((brown). They took charge off menu so that was good. Just felt like food was over done—too much Dressing, too much garlic, etc. our waiter was efficient and I did appreciate them taking off salads. We just wanted a nice experience on Christmas Eve and it was a bit disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always eat here when we go to the theater. The servers always ask if we are going to a show and pay attention to timing. The fresh Burrata is out of this world. Very nice wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I came here with six girlfriends last night for my birthday and before a show at 6:30. I asked for a table for six when I arrived at 4:30 and was told no, despite the restaurant being empty. When the six guests showed up, we were told by the host we had to leave because we were a fire hazard at the table they’d seated us at.

In the time we were ordered several rounds of drinks and appetizers which came out quickly and tasted fine, but then when we ordered the pizza it took nearly 40 minutes, so we asked for it to be put in a box. When the host told us a second time we had to leave, we grabbed our pizza to go and ate it standing in the bar area - to which we were told we were not allowed to eat our Pizza Republica pizza out of a Pizza Republica box because it “was bad for their image.”

Given that all of the problems were their fault, it was pretty frustrating that we got blamed for everything. I’m surprised they don’t have more experience serving people who have to make it to a 6:30 show, given that they are the restaurant next door. Will not be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Pizza Republica is a fabulous place to enjoy pizza and a little wine before going to productions at the DCPA. The location is just a block or two from the theatre. Pizza Republica has an extensive menu with some usual and unusual items to enhance your pizza. Very good and tasty.

The staff provided great service with just the right touch of attention. Because of traffic in Denver, we arrived late for our reservations. I did call them and they were very accommodating to push our reservation later as needed.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Perfect place to go before heading over to the Buell! Outstanding service and pizzas were exceptional!! Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is our favorite place to go before a show at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The are fast and the food is delicious. They also have a wonderful wine list. Unfortunately they've gone with American sodas and dropped the Italian sodas, but that is the only complaint.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really enjoyed the pizza and the quality of the meats. Great pre-Theatre or Pre-symphony outing

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love it here and have never been disappointed. It's so convenient to Denver Center. I know they get a lot of business from shows. It's a nice casual atmosphere with lovely food, wine and cocktails.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

There were 8 in our party and we were able to enjoy time with everyone as our table was in a back room. Our server was helpful and prompt and when the dessert we ordered took too long, they took care of it and still brought it out. Great dinner and experience!

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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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vip
 (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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