Dough devotees at Extreme Pizza whip up a hunger-clobbering menu of wings, subs, and creative pizzas in a laid-back environment. Specialty pies brandish carefully calibrated toppings and include the Ragin' Rooster pizza with barbecue chicken and cheddar ($15.95 for a 12") and the Everest, a meaty medley of italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, and ground beef ($20.95 for a 16") that was named after the first mountain to offer carry-out. Sub sandwiches sop up roast beef’s juices ($5.95) or help waistlines stay svelte with protein-packed combos of turkey and swiss ($5.95). A bucket of buffalo wings ($29.95) chaperones three dipping sauces to the table, where diners can dunk more times than Michael Jordan playing one-on-one against a newborn.
With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of divine pizzas and more at Mici Handcrafted Italian Restaurant. This family-owned, modern bistro serves some of the best pizza in Denver. Don't be deceived by the modern venue, fast service, and low price tags—each item on the menu is a deliciously authentic family recipe made with fresh cheeses, meats, and vegetables. Pasta sauces simmer for hours to savory perfection, while pizzas combine fresh dough and the finest Parmesan cheese in the country. This Groupon is valid at either of Mici Handcrafted Italian's two convenient locations: Downtown or Cherry Creek.
Updated Italian Classics | Seasonal Ingredients | Award-Winning Wine list | Outdoor Seating
Where to Sit: If the weather permits, dine outdoors: Cucina Colore boasts two patios—one open and one private. Remaining inside won't shut you out from the world, though, since the restaurant's large windows flood the space with natural light.
While You're Waiting: Browse the extensive, award-winning wine list, and feel free to ask which vino pairs best with your meal. There are plenty of categories, including one called "Interesting White Wines" that is just begging for your verdict.
Inside Tips: Don't count on eating the same meal with every visit. When the pages of the calendar change, so does the menu. In fact, Cucina Colore has seasonal ingredients delivered daily to ensure that every dish is as fresh as possible.
Al forno: Italian for "in the oven." If you overhear this phrase at Cucina Colore, there's a good chance it's in reference to one of the pizzas cooked in a wood-fire oven.
Salumi: Not salami, but close. This generic word is a kind of catchall for any cured meat. That includes bone-in meats, such as prosciutto, and ground meats, such as—you guessed it—salami.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Explore the fantastical collection of toys, games, costumes, and novelties at The Wizard's Chest (230 Fillmore Street), an eclectic gift shop built to look like a castle.
After: If you're in the mood for a laugh, swing by Buntport Theater (717 N. Lipan Street), where actors dazzle the audience with original comedies and off-the-wall adaptations.