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About Pizzeria Locale

Pizzeria Locale only accepts a handful of reservations each night.


Modern Pizzeria
Neapolitan Style

1730 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:30-2:30 & 4:30-10:00

Friday-Saturday 11:30-10:30

Sunday 11:30-9:00

Cross Street:
18th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(303) 442-3003

Website:
http://localeboulder.com/

Parking Details:
A free parking lot is available on the Southwest corner of Pearl street and 18th.

Executive Chef:
Jordan Wallace

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pizzeria Locale Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Healthy (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The pizza crust was amazing...wanted to come back but leaving town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another great night at Pizzeria Locale! Would highly recommend - great date night or couples out location...and don't forget the butterscotch pudding!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Same as always...great! Fantastic pizza and apps, and as if it's even possible, even better desserts.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always worth the trip! We enjoy every part of the meal!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent as always. Was a little disappointed that they no longer serve Peroni beer on tap. But, eh, things change, bella.

Ate dessert for the first time there, and we each ordered a different one; three in total. All were very good, especially the torta di caprese (hazelnut chocolate cake).

Grazie!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Cozy
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, and perfect service. My only complaint is the noise level. There are so many hard surfaces that it can be very difficult to carry on a conversation at normal volumes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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food5
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was exceptional plus our waitress was bubbly and full of fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Organic
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food5
ambience4
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

First visit to Pizzeria Locale. I’ll be back. Primarily pizza (duh!). Very creative menu, although somewhat limited for those with more traditional tastes. I started with the saluted summer squash salad. Mushroom pizza was simple but delicious! Excellent wine. Not surprisingly it was very busy on a Saturday night between 6 and 7pm. Reservation essential!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service4
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

ALWAYS our go-to spot when we want a phenomenal meal at a great value. Be sure to look for whatever seasonal pizza is available. The spicy peach pizza (Pesca) in the late summer is unbeatable.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Pizzeria Locale is loads of fun for small groups. And the food is divine, especially the pizzas and fruita di mare (loading with little sea critters). Always leave looking forward to next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We arrived a bit early for our reservation and said we were flexible on seating as our "reserved" table wasn't ready yet. We were sat in "a not the best" table proclaimed by the host, and even though I said it was fine it was directly next to the server station and I felt in the way and uncomfortable the entire time. That being said, service was impeccable by the lovely and patient Tayla, and every bite of our meal was scrumptious. The reknowned butterscotch budino was a bit bland for me- perhaps it needed a bit more salt or a darker richer brown sugar, but the texture was impeccable. The atmosphere was overall beautiful, would have loved to sit at the bar watching the action in one of the empty seats, rather than stare at the service station. If I get the opportunity to return I will, and request the pizza bar! Great wine list!

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food5
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service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Delicious food as always; I highly recommend the butterscotch pudding dessert! It is a crowded and noisy atmosphere, so if you are looking for that, it has the prefect energy level.

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food4
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

The most basic sound mitigation techniques (acoustic ceiling treatments or soft hanging banners) would make a big difference to the pleasure of dining here in the interest of being able to talk without shouting.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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food3
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service3
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. Gluten free pizza was very good. Wine and starters great too

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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food5
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A must for anyone who wants to experience Boulder's dining scene at its best. Watching the pizzaiolos (pizzaioli?) making your perfectly-crusted-and-topped pie is half the fun of a meal here - the oven is center stage, rightly so. It is never not crowded, so reservations are a must - and it is awfully loud with the high ceilings. But I'll put up with a lot when the food is this delicious: Besides the pizzas' properly blackened crust and chewiness, the salads and appetizers are wonderful, combining farm-fresh local ingredients with Italian instincts (paper-thinly sliced salumi, crunchy arancini with stretchy mozzarella centers, etc.) The wine list is well chosen and not a ripoff (a refreshing change for the area). I bet the desserts are great but I've never had the discipline to leave enough room!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Everything was wonderful - we would suggest saving room for dessert, too! It was our first time visiting, and we all look forward to dining at Pizzeria Locale in the near future.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great as always! Would be great if they would get the Pizza with Pear and Gorgonzola back on the menu, which is amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

One of our favorites in Boulder! Not your everyday pizza joint. It's got those fancy feels, but always keeping it real with some pretty great playlists for their music.

Tags: Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

This is my husband's favorite restaurant. I love it and often meet friends there for lunch. Excellent food and great people.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

BEST PIZZA IN THE NEW WORLD! We make a special trip to Boulder to eat at Pizzeria Locale. The salads change seasonally and with local ingredient availability - the peach and dandelion salad was balanced and fresh with just the proper amount of tanginess. The pizzas are suitable for sharing if you must, with thin crust and slightly charred edges. Those who enjoy wine can peruse the extensive list of adjacent Frasca, the sommelier is happy to make suitable recommendations. Do leave room for the Bundino-crema reminiscent of salted caramel-delicious!

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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I thought all was good, and although the food was good, it was not spectacular. This was important because I was not paying attention to pricing and was actually shocked at the bill when it arrived. There was not a direct correlation between cost and the delverable. The service was spectacular.

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food3
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service5
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Awesome - as always.

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food5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The Marc Vetri takeover was an unexpected surprise...and an awesome one. The food was fabulous, and the restaurant was absolutely humming with excitement and happiness. The wait staff was on fire. The whole evening was wonderful, from start to finish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Nashvillian's in Boulder for a couple of nights as part of a week to Colorado for our 30th wedding anniversary. Went here after a day of hiking in RNMP. Good atmosphere and food with great service. Definitely worth the trip!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Absolutely lovely.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We love Locale. The food is always spot on. The servers are always polite and kind. However, the service is continuously slow. Drinks sit at the bar, diners wait for servers to return to the table, the sense of urgency is absent . Not that I want a server rushing around in a panic, but one cannot help but notice the constant wait for nearly everything. We were last at Locale during the week at HH and the music was blaring while 4 or five tables were present and employees finished their pre service duties. We finished our appetizers while we noticed our drinks sat at the bar the entire time and were not picked up. We love the food and will absolutely return, but there are a few small details that would be really great if they were worked out.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Love Pizzeria Locale! one of my favorite restaurant in Boulder.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Love this restaurant, but sharing pizza is challenging in that in the traditional way, it is not served sliced. Otherwise great.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent gourmet pizza...great service. Energetic and noisy but not in a negative way. Truly enjoyable and look forward to next visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food and service are excellent. Room could use some sound baffling. It was hard to talk across a small table. Most people go out to dinner to TALK and LISTEN as they eat.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

When one googles Pizza Locale, one gets a restaurant in Denver and their menu is nothing like the one at this restaurant so be warned. Pizza Locale only has pizza and a few appetizers.
It is pretentious, loud and uncomfortable for sitting and talking. Some of the appetizers are interesting but the pizza is standard fare albeit the special crust. I don't intend to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Very loud music, we could not have a conversation.
We will never go back there again

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Awesome experience just a little loud for normal conversations

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Eclectic menu of unique & delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-fire oven. Only downside, for us, is that we prefer a crispier crust overall. The pizzas cook fast but the dough texture is closer to that of a flatbread than an actual pizza crust. Fresh ingredients & fun flavor combinations provide an overall enjoyable meal. Decent wine list and affordable wine by the glass prices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the funghi pizza, 1 pizza would feed 2, but we each ordered our own since there were to many options to decide on 1!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The pizza is always just so delicious. Love the Aperol spritz too!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Pizzeria Locale is a favorite and I never miss an opportunity to bring out of town guests, family and friends to enjoy the food and wine.

This occasion, as with a few of the other times I have visited with more than two people has left me wanting for better service from the front end of the house.


Let me explain. This is a very busy restaurant and I understand that. Good for them! However, they try and pack in too many customers, especially at the round 4 top between the rest room and the kitchen.


Since there is only one rest room there is always a line and I don't appreciate people standing over me while I try and enjoy my food. That was not the issue though. Upon arriving for our reservation, @ 4:15 no less, we were told that was our table. As I have said, I will not sit there, I had friends from Baltimore visiting and I had made a big deal about taking them to Pizzeria Locale. There was another 4 top being bused and my wife requested that table. She was told by the hostess that that table was for as reservation. Here's the rub, we were willing to wait 2 minutes, we had a reservation, we were there and as far as I know they do not hold specific tables. When we reminded the hostess that we had a reservation she said "I'll thing about it". TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! We did eventually get the table we wanted but this certainly left a bad taste in our mouth and embarrassed us in front of our guests.

Pizzeria Locale, please don't forget who you are serving, just because you are so popular doesn't mean you can forget who the customer is. Please get rid of that table, no one likes it!!! And lastly, please train your staff to think before they say something like "I'll think about it"

Very disappointing :-(

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

More like a trip to Italy. Excellent food, service, decor, espresso. Depending on the time of day, can go from quiet to very lively. Love it. World's best pizza and gluten free pizza.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Pizzaria Locale is simply fun - love to watch the amazing oven, great food, terrific happy hour, lively and friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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