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“A great surprise”
Review of Patxi's Pizza

Patxi's Pizza
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Ranked #552 of 3,005 Restaurants in Denver
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great surprise”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We happened to walk into Patxi's late one night and we were really glad we did. The pizza was extraordinarily good. Next time we're going to try to the deep dish but I have a feeling they're all delicious. We're definitely going back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank paddy318
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Bill F, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Pizza, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you so much for the great review and we can't wait to have you back in!

Best,
Jay S.
Guest Relations Manager
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious, great pizza has a lot of direct competition”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Most "Chicago Style" pizza finds itself created by transplants from the great windy city, but not Patxi's. You can definitely sense the difference in this "California Twist" on a Chicago classic. When Patxi's first came to Denver, I had mixed feelings. Being from the "City of Broad Shoulders", I take pizza and people who claim to make "Chicago style" pizza, very seriously. Patxis makes very good pizza, and the style is certainly "chicago" style - though it is missing some of the flavor. I attribute these to the cheese and dough. The cheese is outstanding, but definitely does not remind me of Chicago flavors. That being said, the pizza was damn good. The restaurant space is also lovely and there is an excellent outdoor/indoor bar which has easily accessible tvs, if you're trying to catch a sports game (we were trying to catch the hawks ourselves at the time). It isn't a bar type atmosphere, more of a sit-down restaurant style affair, and I would likely come back here if I was taking someone on a date or was looking for both Chicago style pie and easy conversation.

There are a few major drawbacks: we placed an order upon arriving which they stated would expedite the request - however, they must have forgotten to place the order because we were not served until an hour+ after we had been seated, so around 1 hour, 30 minutes after we had arrived at the place. Not even the best Chicago pie would ever take that long in the oven. It is also extremely expensive. When you have 2 other pizzerias within a 10 block radius of you which make better quality pie at half the price, the differences become vast. A $25 pie at Wymans would cost close to $40 at Patxi's, and it begins to make you think about quality v. cost, and if there is any real differentiation there.

So, in short, I would say this is some excellent Chicago-style pizza, certainly ranking up there in outside-of-Chi-pies, but don't think you're getting Lou Malnatis or D'Augustinos. In fairness, Patxi's, at this location, suffers from being in the midst of Denver's "pizza triangle", as I like to call it. Wymans, Sexy Pizza, Nicollo's, Benny Blancos, are all within striking distance of this restaurant (not all are Chicago style). However, in my assessment, Wyman's certainly dominates as the most authentic of the Chicago pizzas - the cheese and the crust most reminiscent of home, the atmosphere very Lincoln Park style tavern - loud, joyful and drunk. When it comes to deep dish, Patxi's runs a far second behind the best, but definitely deserves honorable mention. There's much that it offers that the other establishments do not. I'd certainly take my family to Patxi's over Wymans if there are little kids around, and I'm feelin baller with a pocketful of cash, etc.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Joshua_Colks
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Bill F, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Pizza, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Hello! Thank you so much for your review. We're so sorry that you had to wait a little longer for your pizza. It sounds like something may have gone wrong. We'd certainly like the opportunity to make it up to you, so if you'll email us at social@patxispizza.com, we can see about getting things made right!

Best,
Jay S.
Guest Relations Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best pizza!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great service, wonderful bartenders, and truly delicious food! If you've earned a big dinner with a great workout do yourself a favor and order the BBQ chicken pizza deep-dish style. SIMPLY AMAZING! Great selection of beers, and wine is sure to impress! What could make this place better? Happy Hour! Oh wait, they do that too!!! The only place I go for pizza in Denver, CO!

Visited April 2014
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Thank ljones787
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Bill F, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Pizza, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you so much for the awesome review! We hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Jay S.
Guest Relations Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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239 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Not a pizza lover- but this is WOW!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Don't come here to save a few bucks - rather pay a few more bucks to get outstanding Pizza. We WILL be back.... :)

Visited April 2014
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Thank Matthew M
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Bill F, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Pizza, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thanks so much for the great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Jay S.
Guest Relations Manager
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Three of us shared a pan style whole wheat californian and had plenty. Fabulous! It was two of our first visits. Atmosphere and service were good. Would definately return.

  • Visited April 2014
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Bill F, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Pizza, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you so much for the great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Jay S.
Guest Relations Manager
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