Pizza is a circular canvas on which an individual paints his or her dreams and fancies before hungrily devouring them, which is why Caesar's pizza orders were used in ancient Rome to foretell the outcome of major battles. Today's Groupon augurs particularly well: for $12, you get $25 worth of beverages, East Coast–style pizza, and other Italianate foodage at Pizza Fino. To get there, cruise along North Denver Avenue in the Kenton District until your comfort-food radar vibrates and plays a 15-second clip of "That's Amore." Dine in the warm and relaxed environment any day of the week, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Pizza Fino's pizza menu features handcrafted and hand-tossed 12'' and 18'' creations alongside pizza's hooded cousin, the calzone. Delicious meat and vegetarian options grace the surface of a variety of pies, including the Pocket Aces (pancetta, caramelized onions, and smoked mozzarella on a bed of marinara, $15 small or $25 large), the New Heaven (clams, garlic, crushed red peppers, and shaved pecorino atop a garlic and olive-oil base, $14/$24), and the meat-free Bella Donna (breaded eggplant, basil, and ricotta, $14/$24). If you'd really prefer to eat the pizza you saw in last night's dream, but don't want it to have a mouth that speaks to you in nonsense verse, you can always create your own saucy masterpiece.
Beyond the circular, Pizza Fino's dinner menu combines authentic Italian recipes with locally grown and raised ingredients to create soothing, savory dishes. Load your mitts with garlic knots ($5) before hosting a personal pasta party of traditional favorites. Experience the freshness of a freshness garden with the Rustico di Pasta (with mushrooms, leeks, shallots, onions, garlic, and herbs mixed under parmesan, mozzarella, and a pesto drizzle, $11), or remind yourself of the complex layers of Earth's crust with lasagna Bolognese (with a beef-pork ragu and creamy ricotta, $12).
You can use one Groupon to treat four people, so divine the destinies of a coven of friends by seeing what they order at Pizza Fino.
- The crust was crispy (great flavor), and the sauce was rich, hearty and full bodied in flavor...amazing – KariLJ, Citysearch
- The food is almost always fantastic (never bad), the atmosphere and service is unpretentious, but still attentive, and for a casual neighborhood restaurant they offer an awesome and ever changing list of wine, beer, and cocktails – bigchief_er, Citysearch
- Great food and good service. I know the pizzas taste great and my water glass never got below half – James F., Yelp