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When it comes to pizza joints in Denver, there is a lot to choose from. There are so many different types of pizza restaurants all over town, too. From traditional New York-style eateries with thin crust that must be folded to get into your mouth to thick crust pizza piled so high that you need a knife and fork. But the one thing that unites them all is the toppings, and if you’re a meat-lover, then watch out, because the following five pizza joints have some truly tasty options for the meat-lover in your family.
700 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 993-8127

There are lots of delicious slices to enjoy at Sliceworks Pizza. The pizza here comes in three styles, Neapolitan (round with a thin crust), Sicilian (square with a thick crust) or Grandma (the old-fashioned Brooklyn style, square with a medium crust). Meat-lovers will enjoy the Stuffed Meat pizza with ham, salami, pepperoni, sausage and meatball or go for the The Works pizza, which includes mushrooms, onions and peppers along with all the meats. When it comes to tasty pizza in Denver, there’s a reason that Sliceworks has been voted among the best and most popular pizzerias in town year after year. Take a bite to find out why.

Fat Sully’s
141 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 393-1515

According to its website, Fat Sully loved pizza so much that he moved from his home in Ne York City to bring the perfect slice to Denver. Every pie is hand-tossed and even Guy Fieri and his show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” has sampled the amazing pizza at Fat Sully’s. You can get a classic Neapolitan pizza with all the premium meat toppings like Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, meatballs, Canadian bacon and, yes, anchovies. Everything is made to order here, so be willing to wait a little for your pie. Once it comes to your table, hot and ready, it will all be worth the wait.

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Patxi’s Uptown
1598 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-8000

While it’s not totally clear how to pronounce the name of this popular new pizzeria in Denver, Patxi’s Uptown is all about great pizza and a comfortable atmosphere. When it comes to deep dish pizza, try Patxi’s Matt Cain pizza which comes with pepperoni and an all-natural fennel sausage. Or go thin crust and try the Tre Porcellini, with salami, pepperoni and fennel sausage. There’s also an amazingly tasty pizza with smoked pancetta, or you can build your own pizza to suit your meat-loving taste buds. Check out this unusually-named eatery for some of the best pizza this side of Italy.

Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza
2710 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 758-1519

Known for its mile-high pies, Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza is unique and totally Colorado. While there are thinner crusts here, you want to go to Beau Jo’s for the Mountain Pies, which are sold by the weight and reach an astonishing five-pounds for 12 slices. Try the Motherlode which comes with pepperoni, bacon bits, meatballs, Italian sausage, salami and ham, all in one tasty pie. Once you’ve eaten all the toppings, use some of the honey that is on every table to sweeten your crust and to savor every last bite. In fact, at Beau Jo’s Pizza, you’ll always want to eat the crust.

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Pizza Republica
5375 Landmark Place
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 489-2030

The food at Pizza Republica is just as fresh and delicious as all the other high-end eateries in town, it just focuses specifically on artisan pizzas. All the pizza is authentically wood-fired Neapolitan pizza with tons of great toppings to try. The white pizza comes with an oil, garlic and oregano sauce and you can get a white duck and fig pizza with fresh figs, duck, arugula, picked red onion, truffle oil and fresh mozzarella. Or, try a traditional red pizza like the Pizza Piedmonte which comes with braised short rib. Other artisan meats available on all the pizzas include prosciutto, capicola, salumi and more.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.