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Pizza Republica - Denver Downtown

4.4
492 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(303) 623-2811
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
George G. Eder
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Champa
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Parking details

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Public transit
We are directly in front of the Light Rail stop for the Colorado Convention Center.
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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!
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Special events & promotions
Let us plan your special event! We specialize in large events and cocktail parties.
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
What 492 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Pizza was good, especially if you like that style. It is overpriced. Unfortunately, there are no Gluten free options in pizza. Some of the wait staff appeared very attentive, but not our server. Some of the tables are crammed on each other.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good
Prepared well

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

First impression is our waiter. He was very attentive and just overall awesome. We ordered the caprese salad. I expected more on the plate for the price, but the mozerella was fantastic. We ordered 2 pizzas for 3 people. It was a lot of food and I was blown away by the taste. I will absolutely come back to this place if I can.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Pizza is great. We sat in the back room. There was a group next to us dining and having a great time. However, the room echoed and made the experience noisy for me. I asked the waitress if we could move. She said no. I did not ask for the manager. He came to our table and said no. I did not feel the love. There are better ways to communicate bad news.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is delicious, and has many options for various tastes, including vegetarian. We were seated in the back room, and that was perfect for friends getting together to talk. Our waiter, Grant, was friendly and engaging, and had great suggestions for food and wine.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous food and awesome waiter

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Table was ready, when we arrived, waitress was courteous and helpful. We were on a time constraint due to theatre timing and staff provided our meal with plenty of time to spare. Great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were both amused and annoyed with our server. Perhaps she had too much Xanax in her system?! No emotion and no interest in interacting with our table. Very disappointing. Drinks were served AFTER food was already served. Salads never appeared until a manager came over to our table to apologize. Oddly, we had never even made a fuss. Thank goodness the pizzas were delicious!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was slow. Brought out two of four appetizers. Had to go find waiter for other two. 2 pizzas came out cool. Overall food quality not great. Do not understand why this restaurant is rated so highly. One and done.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Ordered chicken wild mushroom risotto,, not much risotto or mushrooms & chicken undercooked!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was a bit slow. Tables on both sides of us came after we were seated and both had food first. Waitress would disappear for long stretches. Grilled Salmon was good but vegetables over seasoned with pepper. RIGATONI BOLOGNESE did not have enough sauce. Barely sauced. Stuffed shells fell apart and had too much sauce. Pizza Georgio was very good but needed more sausage. The large meatball appetizer was okay or very good depending on who you talked to at our table. Not bad price, but expect a bit more for this price. Made reservations through Open Table and noted Birthday as special occasion. Not a mention of Birthday recognition. I might try this place again as it was our first visit to see if it has more to offer. Seemed very busy so I doubt people come here for service. More likely location.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great place for dinner before a show at DCPA!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Pizza Republica was fantastic! We met friends there for dinner before going to the DCPA to see a play. The food is great! They serve one of the best salads in town, the Beet and Kale salad with candied walnuts, it is amazing! Wonderful and affordable wine list- delicious food—great service! We love the casual atmosphere however we didn’t feel overdressed since we were going to the theater. I highly recommend this restaurant! Very convenient location downtown, Denver.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great pizzas, salads and drinks prior to DCPA show “Hamilton”. Explained to our great server, Ariana, our party of 4 had a theater time line. No problem and we were out in a timely manner. Thx and will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and service was good. The staff was very friendly and I will come back.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The restaurant and decor was pretty nice. The main thing I would have issue with is that the food that had a tomato-base was extremely bland. Seems like they just spooned out some crushed tomatoes from a can. We had two of the tomato-based pizzas and bruschetta. The crust on the pizza was pretty good. Again though, the tomato sauce seemed like it was straight from the can. Bruschetta was extremely bland. Just a piece of French bread with some chopped tomatoes on top. Not a disaster by any means but we will probably not go back with so many other choices around.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was great and our server, Jeff, was terrific!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Out first time here and it was very good. We made reservations before seeing a show and the location was perfect. We could park and walk to the restaurant and then walk to the venue to see the show. A show is more enjoyable when you have had a good meal and this did just that. Food was very good and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is one of very few options within one block of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. and it is an outstanding choice for pre or post theater dining.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was my third time here and the food has been excellent every time, but unfortunately not the service. First time the service was outstanding, but the second and third time, was severely lacking. We waited a very long time for our drinks, even though I could see them sitting on the bar ready for quite some time, the waiter forgot my lemon for the water three times, just like the previous visit. The prices are ok, but I honestly would expect better service. Food is excellent so the service does put a damper on things. I tried to signal to our waiter several times when I wanted to order a second glass of wine, but he seemed to be completely in his own world. Once he left our table, it was like he disappeared and it was extremely difficult to locate him. The waiter at the table next to us was superb and he was actually the one who finally brought the lemon wedges. I guess we've been unlucky with our servers since the first visit. I would say - if management is listening - to be a bit more discerning with waiting staff and provide training. Perhaps have a manager oversee the tables, as I don't recall seeing a manager on either occasion that we were there. I'm not sure if we'll return - great pizza but frustrating service.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great, enjoyed the meal before the theater.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Convenient if you're attending a DCPA show or play. Steps from light rail station.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We're always pleased with the choice to dine at Pizza Republica. Nice staff, delicious food. Would recommend a reservation if you have tickets to the theatre, it fills up even on weekdays.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Have had many excellent experiences at other Pizza Republica locations, however we did not at the downtown location Saturday night 2.24.18. Having dinner prior to symphony event. Customer service was terrible. Took forever to get acknowledged, water, drink orders.
Never received bread we ordered w/our salads and pizza was delivered luke warm. NEVER checked on our table again. Had wanted another round of drinks, but was never given the opportunity.
Really disappointing experience. Will not return. Too many choices for pre/post theater dinner options.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and service were great. It can get a little excessively noisy when busy but not to bad. The pizza's are delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The setting is lovely - relaxed elegance. Perfect for a date or evening with friends. We shared the barata and the olive and almonds appetizers. They were both fantastic.
We also had the kale and beet salad and caesar salad, both excellent. I really enjoyed the gluten free margarita pizza. But my husband and one of our friends had the short rib with polenta and found it disappointing compared to the same dish at Humboldt Farm, Fish, and Wine.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great, attentive waiter. Good food. Very nice ambiance.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Going to theater

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Best pizza in Denver.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 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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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Efficient, friendly and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 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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2.0Dined on December 24, 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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5.0Dined on December 20, 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.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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