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General Info
The Original Pasquini's on Broadway has been bringing generations together, filling stomachs and putting smiles on faces for more than 25 years. Our philosophy is to offer high-quality, authentic Italian food in a unique and relaxed atmosphere. Here is our story... In 1986, young Melinda Pasquini and her family started a small pizzeria on South Broadway in Denver. She spent her childhood making pizzas, waiting tables and learning the ropes. The family put their hearts, souls and money into two things: quality ingredients and growing the business. The Pasquini family knew that fresh ingredients, real cheeses, and made-from-scratch pizza dough made their old-world Italian recipes taste better, and they refused to settle for anything less. This is how they distinguished themselves from other pizza places and Italian restaurants in town. Word about Pasquini's home-made lasagna and delicious desserts traveled fast, and within a handful of years the Original Pasquini's restaurant on Broadway became so popular that they had to expand to the second floor of the building to accommodate the line of hungry people wrapped around the restaurant. In 2004, Melinda purchased the Original Pasquini's restaurant from her brother. Today she continues to offer the same old-world recipes that her family brought over from Italy and serve generations of customers, from young tots enjoying their first slice to seasoned adults who remember their first visit to the Original Pasquini's more than two decades ago. We are a family Italian restaurant offering take-out, delivery, and catering.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (303) 777-8326

Phone: (303) 698-9393

Fax Number: (303) 777-8326

Fax: (303) 698-9229

Fax: (303) 777-8326

Payment method
check, master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Platt Park, South Denver
AKA

Pasquini's Restaurant

Pasquini's Baking

Pasquini's Pizza

Original Pasquini's

Categories
Pizza, Italian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Sandwich Shops, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Sandwiches, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

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ALewis16

04/21/2012

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
I'm more familiar with the Highlands

I'm more familiar with the Highlands location. Although this Denver pizza joint is great. The ingredients are top quality.

RKolva

07/12/2011

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Overall
Good food but expensive and bad service

Really like the food but portion control and service are just plain horrible, what the f' is the manager of this place doing because he sure isn't paying attention to his food costs or customer retention.

We've been getting their food for about 7 years, I would say they get the order right about 20% of the time. As for portion size sometimes is generous, other times it pretty measly. Outside of consistently bad service consistency sure as heck isn't their strong suit. Haven't been to the other locations but we're done with Broadway location

Hadrian12

05/16/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Meh...

Ok pizza at an inflated price. I had much higher expectations, given the reviews and apparent popularity of this place.

The Rebellion (which apparently is not on CitySearch) is infinitely better, less expensive and far friendlier.

lunchmoney

11/12/2010

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Overall
Best pizza in Denver!!

Freshest ingredients and best crust in town. Folks, all pizza joints in town employ skater punks and ski bums. They are broke and uneducated but most of these kids are nice and hard working. You really can't complain about service in a pizza joint unless they are rude!

blusba 13

09/20/2010

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Overall
Bad Service Will Completely Ruin a Good Place

Pasquini's has been a long time favorite for me, but the past few years the service has been really spotty at this location.

The food is always freah & delicious, & they have a reasonable selection of wine at decent prices, but its a travesty when service won't allow you to enjoy your food.

Our server Crystal might have well been lighting fires under our chairs. My friend had his entire starter salad in front of him & she asked if she could take it. Then, not even 5 minutes after she had brought our food out, she stops by to ask if we are ""still working?"". We had full plates and a whole bottle of wine for a table of 5. We let her bring us our tab but she pretty much ruined the dinner.

Thanks Crystal. We brought people from out of town specifically here b/c it has been a wonderful place & you made it McDonalds.

Etailer

09/02/2009

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Overall
WoW These Guy's Are Fantastic

If you want a good Itailian Restaurant with no frills, Pasquini's will be perfect. We shared the large salad and 1 Calzone. The salad with Balsamic was excellent and the Classic Calzone was outstanding. The manager even came over to see if we were happy, which we were.

If you go make sure to get the chocolate mousse encased with a hard dark chocolate, it is addicting.

This place is highly recommended.

joserico143

10/15/2008

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Overall
Great date-night and family place

Pasquini's is a must for pizza-lovers in Denver. The food is much better than the rubber food that comes from the various pizza chains from your your nearest strip mall. I delivered for a couple of the mega chains so I know.

Pasquini's has great salads too. I dig!

SusanP0

10/15/2008

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Overall
After all these years, still my favorite

It isn't hip to say that Pasquini's has the best pizza anymore - but it does. Most everyone has eaten there at least a few times over the 20 some years that they have been around. Rather, most people want to prove to everyone that they know of the newest restaurants in town, many of which have cracker thin pizza and more PDAs beeping than a World of Warcraft convention.

When I have a big date night or my parents come to town, I always take them to Pasquini's. My dad would scoff at the cracker pizzas that most places try to pass off as food. At Pasquini's, we can get a large pizza and a bottle of wine for just a few bucks. A great neighborhood place.

nativeepicurian

09/24/2008

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Overall
Caesar dressing is SNOT!!!!

Just tried this place out for the first time. I ordered a Chicken Caesar Salad for take out for lunch. I know about Caesar salads extremely well because they're the only ones I've been ordering with my meals or stand alone for over a decade now, wherever in the country I go out to eat. I've literally had THOUSANDS of different Caesar's and this hands down, without thinking about it is THE WORST!!! As soon as the waitress delivered it to me I looked at two little containers full of something that looked just like coagulated potato salad with lots of snot on it! I asked her what it was, and she responded 'That's the dressing.' I just looked at her for a second.

'That's the dressing?!' I said with a shock

'Well, when you order it to go it kinda holds together like that.'

WTF????!!!!!! No Caesar is supposed to look exactly like mustard potato salad with snot on it. It was exactly the consistency of potato salad when I attempted to mix it with the salad which is impossible. It tasted OK I guess, not so much like Caesar dressing should though, but how can you get past the fact that you're eating a Caesar with something that looks like MUSTARD POTATO SALAD WITH SNOT ON IT!!!!!!!

Whatever genius 'chef' came up with this recipe is a hack!!!! As an epicurian, I'm livid that this place is allowed to stay in business!!!

DtownReview

08/26/2008

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Overall
Incredibly Disappointed!!

We went to this location and it looks great from the outside but they fail to truly utilize the potential of this place w/ bar and restaurant as well as indoor and outdoor space. That said, it's still quaint enough and we've enjoyed the location on 17th before but this food was way below par. The pesto penne was incredibly over seasoned w/ pesto and the general quality of the ravioli would have been better from chef boyardee...I know tough but true. The waiter turned out to be the manager as well and when we gave him feedback on the pesto dish he agreed but said that next time we come in to look for him and he'll give us a deal...c'mon! We've been to a lot of restaurants around this town and have had good/bad experiences but when you give genuine feedback and you agree that it's subpar, you either comp that dish or try to get you to return with a free coupon to some sort. We got desert to go which looked good and after a couple bites is now in our trash...bummer. Anyway, people were nice enough and we really wanted to like this place is it's a cool layout, but we'll never go back there...thx for reading :)

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