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Roca's Pizza & Pasta, Lakewood, CO
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Roca's Pizza & Pasta

4.3
4.3
104 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
“I grew up in tiny Racine, Wisconsin eating thin and crispy pizzas at places like Wells Brother’s, Derango’s, Infusino’s, Dino’s, Mike & Angelo’s, Tomaso’s — do you see a trend here? I am super excited to be opening Roca’s Pizza & Pasta right here in my neighborhood. I started out in Italian restaurants 30 years ago, so good pastas have always been on my menu. I’ve been dreaming of creating a nice neighborhood place like Roca’s for a long time. I hope you like it.”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 969-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver Suburbs

    Kid-friendly

  • Denver Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. KB

    KellyB

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I really want to love this place and I’ve tried it several times now. The food is lacking unfortunately but the service is excellent!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Perfect neighborhood spot for a delicious meal!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Vodka sauce and bolognese were delicious!
  4. KN

    KarenN

    Northern MI

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a pleasant surprise. The gluten-free pizza crust was excellent. Nice to know it can be done right!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve eaten at Roca’s several times and have always been pleased. Last night was very disappointing - $10 for a trip to the salad bar…. The lettuce was wilted and toppings sub par. Frito Misti was inedible…. And general flavor of our dishes was bland. Step it back up Roca’s - we want you to survive!!
  6. W

    Wheatridge1

    Denver

    122 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Very disappointing experience with friends Calamari, all 5 pieces of it, was worse than chewing on rubber bands. The breading was white and undercooked The 4 shrimp in the dish also undercooked breading. The large pizza with thin crust, Carmine Londardo, showed up with about 2” of outer diameter burnt to a crisp and not eatable. Maximum of 12 pieces of sausage Sausage sandwich came on a small plate with dinner salad sitting below sandwich. Why would you serve a dressed salad below a sandwich? Also no side dish of marinara to dip sandwich in, as is customary. Asked for a side of marinara and got a small bowl of about 4 tablespoons of sauce. Personally not a fan of boiled sausage links and prefer them browned. Sausage itself was quite bland To many better Italian restaurants in the area to go to Won’t be returning
  7. M

    Musthaveshrimp

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I have been looking forward to trying this pizza place for a few months. We finally got there on a Friday night for a 6:30 reservation. First impression was it's a super cute pizza place with a fun vibe. Everyone at the door seemed very friendly and happy to be there. We were seated immediately at a table right by the bar kind of in the middle of the restaurant. Overall, not a bad place to sit but the lighting was awful. It felt like we were in an interrogation. The lighting needs to be dimmed quite a bit for better ambience. We ordered house made chips for an appetizer which after taking about 25 minutes to get, tasted good. For some reason we were only given a half order (no explanation why) and we were not charged for them. The cheese sauce served with it, however, was funky, I wouldn't order that again. We ordered a Carmine Lonnardo thin crust pizza for dinner. The sausage was fantastic! The pizza was ok. The very outer crust was crispy; however, the rest had a soggy shortbread consistency. Our server was friendly however not very attentive, so we did not tell her about the pizza. We ended up boxing it up and taking home. I think this place has a lot of potential if they can work out some of these kinks. One perk was their drink specials. I could see this easily becoming your neighborhood pizza place! Everyone was extremely friendly when we were leaving. I later found out that's because the owners were there that night. ;) Hopefully that is the standard!
  8. SS

    SledgeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizza, wonderful pasta, laid back vibes and cool people. Plus, and I know this sounds weird, but their ice is legit.
  9. CW

    CaWo

    Denver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    This was my second visit to Roca's. The first time the food was excellent and service was good. This visit was disappointing compared to the first time. My pasta was served cold (my family's meals were good). The service was off - it seemed like there were many new people working. I will give this place another try because it's hard to find fresh pasta in the suburbs - but I hope they work out the service issues.
  10. LK

    LisaK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and good food- it's a nice neighborhood restaurant ! The garlic bread was yummy and salad bar was worth it
  11. D

    Denverrsy

    Denver

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the food and service. The GF pasta and panna cotta were great
  12. e

    elliel

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was ok for a casual lunch. Booth was tight for 4 . Server was very nice
  13. J

    Jbwflp

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are very good to outstanding. The Caesar salad and subprimo pizza are so good and the chocolate gelato is beyond good. The wait staff is attentive, friendly, and not over bearing. We travel from Southeast Centennial to dine at Roca’s - come hungry and leave feeling very full and warm inside.
  14. JS

    JamesS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new neighborhood place. With pasta hard to find this far from Florence. Or Sienna. Try it!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    This was my second time trying Roca‘s pizza and pasta. I was not impressed the first time but thought because we live close I will give it a second try. However, the food was no better than the first time that we tried it. Very disappointed in the charcuterie board, The meat was dry and did not taste like it should have, it lacked substance and flavor. I expected fresh chicken to go on top of my Cesar salad and when it arrived cold and cut up into tiny chunks it was disappointing. The children’s menu should come with a meat options other than the meatballs, children need protein. I don’t know if I will give this place another try was hopeful That the neighborhood had a good authentic place to eat Italian however this is not the case.
  16. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good and we will try it again sometime. However, when we were about half-way through our entrees, the waitperson brought the check to our table and said, "No hurry", then left. We were very puzzled. The restaurant was half full - no one was waiting for a table. It was still an hour and 15 minutes before closing. Surely the staff has not been trained to bring a check to patrons half-way through their meal. We just wanted a relaxed, leisurely meal. To get the bill so soon implies, "Finish up. You don't need anything else." Just out of annoyance, I ordered dessert so the waitperson would have to update the check.
  17. CR

    CRing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved dinner with friends at this wonderful restaurant!!! Loved the service and atmosphere!!!
  18. B

    Bimmerboy

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I was expecting more from a restaurant Alex Seidel founded and is head of. The pasta was just so, so and my sausage was lacking in flavor.
  19. B

    Babushka

    Denver

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for lunch yesterday…..great food! Try their unique pastas…I love the stroprazetti. I always change the spaghetti accompaniment for them. Chicken parm easily serves 2. The Italian chopped salad is our favorite dish there.
  20. AT

    AuntTT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding! We have been looking for a new Italian restaurant and we have found it! (our regulars have been hit or miss lately) The server was attentive and friendly. The food was fresh, delicious and decent portions. They have a salad bar, or you can order salads from the menu. The only downside would be the portions; a little pricy for the amount of food served. If you are looking for a new Italian restaurant, give Roca's a try.
  21. JP

    JayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food at modest prices. Suggest reservations.
  22. LH

    LeslieH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to begin? Roca's was fabulous! We had the chips with truffle cheese, garlic cheese bread, an avalanche pizza, shrimp risotto, pasta and passion fruit gelato. Our waiter was great, too.
  23. BJ

    BradJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Was expecting a lot more considering how long they had been remodeling. Not much different than the old Frontroom. Food was OK but not spectacular. Had the eggplant parm which was pretty good although I prefer it a bit crispier and the side of spaghetti was served in a lukewarm congealed lump. I would expect much more from the basic pasta in an Italian restaurant.
  24. R

    Rich

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, about a B. Some of the it was sort of bland. It's still a very good choice for a neighborhood place.
  25. RH

    RogerH

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was okay at best yet it seemed overpriced forvwjhat we got.
  26. TH

    TheresaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is the third time I've been to Roca's. I've ordered the Fritto Misto all three times, and it's been different all three times - great the first time, not well breaded and a little greasy the second time and too much breading the last time. The other food I've had has been amazing! The spaghetti and clams is my favorite. I had a calzone last night and it was delicious! Roca's is becoming my new go to!
  27. R

    Rosalie

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very sweet, she helps us out by sharing her favorite meal items and was excited about the menu and the food. I had the arancini and a panzanella salad, my husband had pasta with vodka sauce , plus we ordered the garlic bread and explore for dessert ! It really was very good! So glad they are in Lakewood!
  28. CW

    ChrisW

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant with solid service. The food is worlds better than Frontroom and the service is on a whole other level. If this place were in Uptown or Cap Hill it would be a month long waiting list for a table. We tried both Sicilian and Tavern style crusts. Both very good but the Sicilian was the star. So light and fluffy!
  29. LD

    LisaD

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I was excited to try Rocas as I had heard good things about their food and ownership. Hostess and server were friendly. Great start; then we were given dirty plates for the salad bar. The lettuce in the salad bar was inedible; it was very wilted and in some pieces had gone bad. When I asked about it the server addressed it right away. I am concerned because we arrived at 5pm. That lettuce should not have been put out. Anyway... The pizza really made up for it; excellent. The crust was crispy and not oily at all. I will order takeout going forward. I think it is a cute restaurant and I hope they are a big success once they get everything on track.
  30. FD

    FrequentDyner

    Denver

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had lunch. Items were all pricey for what was served. I ordered the shrimp risotto which was served with eight or so small bay shrimp for $18.
  31. DB

    DennisB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    First time there since it was Front Room pizza. We ordered calzones and 1 was correct, the other had the wrong filling. They comped a correct calzone, but by the time it arrived my wife had finished hers. The calzone was good, but the ingredients were just kind of piled in, not very well built. It was a sunny evening and the sun glare was right in our eyes. Fortunately they were able to move us to another table and shortly after they seated someone else in the sun. All in all, not impressed.
  32. g

    ggjk

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelsey was a very engaged server; food was well done and a nice selection of wine and beer. we will be back!
  33. W

    Whiggish

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great elevation of a neighborhood pizza place, with superb pasta and great ingredients.
  34. JJ

    JayJ

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Roca had a rough night. We had at 6:45 reservation. We still hadn’t gotten our food at 7:45. We paid for our salad and drinks and ended up leaving. Our server let us know that our pizza and calzone still hadn’t been put in the oven. Everyone around us were experiencing similar wait times. We will try again, but Roca has some serious kinks to work out.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Short on wait staff which is understandable these days. Took about 15 mins for us to be acknowledged. Waiter was nice and friendly. Once we ordered our food took about 30 + minutes to arrive. The kitchen messed up our orders but the waiter said we would have to wait even longer if we wanted it corrected. One person in our party didn’t get their food until the rest of us were done so took it home to eat. Food was average at best. I won’t be back.
  36. a

    azfoodie10

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The server was great! Very attentive. The Arancini appetizer was good, salads ok but not worth the price. The food took over an hour to come out. The pizza was ok. The chicken parm was good but the portion sizes were not consistent. The table next to us ordered the chicken parm too. The amount of pasta we received was about half of what they got. The table next to use waited over 1 hr 30 mins for food. We left after 2 hrs and their food still has not arrived. I was really hoping to like this place but the long wait time for food really let us down.
  37. SM

    SistersMom4

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excited to try Roca as we had been here many times before when it was Front Room Pizza. Really good food! Will try it again in the future.
  38. D

    Debbie

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a pasta, a pizza and the burrata. The pasta and the pizza were both great. The burrata was kinda bland. I'm a fan of Alex Seidel and a fan of burrata. I thought there was no way that a restaurant he owned would have anything less than an amazing burrata. I was wrong. BUT the rest was great and I'll definitely be going back. I am no stranger to Front Room Pizza and I love the re-do. Spruced things up while still keeping a lot of the original feel. I hope it's a huge success!
  39. PH

    PatH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and pricing. Draft beer is good. Wine selection is fine. Great little neighborhood spot! We will go back for sure!
  40. TC

    TerryC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fruito Misto appetizer was excellent! The whole dinner was superb! Our waitress Kelsey was fantastic. Our first time here and we are so glad we tried Roca's!!!

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Roca's Pizza & Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 969-8880.

Roca's Pizza & Pasta is rated 4.3 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Roca's Pizza & Pasta

13795 W Jewell Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228-4153

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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