Since moving to Denver, we have been slowly working our way through the hundreds of restaurants that you can only find in Denver and the surrounding areas. We have also loved trying the chain restaurants that you couldn’t find in Pensacola, the city from which we moved. Dining in Denver is a series that will showcase all of the spots that we have tried and enjoyed.
I was thrilled to get an invitation to Live Basil’s media preview night. I had heard from many of my local friends that Live Basil was worth a visit but we just hadn’t made the time to get to one of the five locations around Denver.
Live Basil serves up fresh, handcrafted pizzas just a few minutes after you order them. You can watch your pizza being made with quality ingredients. The thing that I loved the most was that Live Basil tries to source local ingredients as often as they can. They create a specialty pizza each month in addition to all of the favorites you can find on the menu.
We tried a number of different pizzas and salads and although we left feeling full, I didn’t feel like I had eaten too much. You know that feeling you get when you eat way more pizza than you should have? This Neapolitan pizza has a much lighter feeling to it.
Each pizza that came out became my new favorite pizza. This says a lot because I am not really a fan of pizza! *gasp* If you like simple and traditional pizza, try the Live Basil Margherita. If you love mushrooms, the Arugula+Truffle+Wild Mushrooms is divine.
My favorite pizza of the evening was the Maui BBQ Natural Chicken pizza. Delicious! This pizza was a combination of perfect ingredients and I have been dreaming about going back to order it again.
*Thank you to Live Basil for the media invite. All opinions are always my own!