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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.
The Miceli family have created a menu that combines their culinary training in Florence with the handcrafted recipes passed on for generations in the Miceli family. Try the pizza customers call the best in Denver. Order the traditional Margherita pizza done right, with homemade sauce, fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and basil atop a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth crust. Or go for the DiGirolomo pizza. The Micelis call this pie, named for their great grandfather, their favorite. It’s a unique and spicy combination of pepperoni, Gorgonzola cheese, and pepperoncini peppers.
The pastas are equally crave-worthy. Taste the tortellini alla Miceli. The prosciutto di Parma, peas, and lusciously creamy Alfredo sauce make this dish worthy of the family name. Satisfy the carnivore in you with the Piatto Antipasti: salami, ham, provolone, mozzarella, olives, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and pepperoncini. Top off any savory entreé with something sweet–gelato made locally from the freshest ingredients.
If you’re not drooling yet, just wait for the rich aromas to greet you at the door. Good thing the Micelis pride themselves on speedy service: a warm Miceli family recipe will satisfy you in a jiffy.
Citysearchers rate Mici a perfect five-star rating, while Yelpers give the place a strong four stars: > * Mici is a diamond in the rough. The pizzas are the best - the pastas are incredible. You shouldn’t find food this good at a fast-casual restaurant. – trbarron, Citysearch > * What a great restaurant! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The pizza was the best I ever tasted in my life. The crust is perfect and the toppings are of the highest quality. Everything we ordered was top-notch. – cindystruick, Citysearch > * I love it because it offers super tasty Italian (pizza, pasta), wine/beer, and it’s inexpensive. It’s located in a fairly convenient location downtown, and has a beautiful, very simple look to it inside. – Stephen B., Yelp
Parnelli's Unlicensed Pizzeria
The always-delicious Mici has nearly driven out their closest competitor, Parnelli’s Unlicensed Pizzeria, a hasty construct of tarps and felt operated by colorful local Everett Parnelli. Each menu is hand-scrawled in the margins of menus taken from better restaurants, complete with the five “Parnelli Promises.”
- Parnelli pizza crusts use only the finest local restaurants’ discarded pizza crusts.
- If it’s your birthday, dessert is on us! Enjoy a scoop of ice cream in our cupped hands, or the crook of our neck.
- No members of the Reptilian Shadow Government will be served or seated.
- Service animals such as seeing-eye dogs will only be permitted in conical foil caps to limit telepathic influence on proprietor.
- You and your children will be screamed at. That’s a Parnelli Promise.