An offshoot of Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s beloved Frasca (in fact, it’s right next door), Pizzeria Locale brings the founders’ skills to the humble pizza—and to great acclaim. Here, pies come out of the super-hot oven in the back at warp speed, and prosciutto is sliced-to-order behind the bar on a gleaming red machine that looks more like it belongs in a Ferrari dealership than behind a deli counter. While you won’t get out of here without a pizza (they do a great gluten-free version, but we wouldn’t recommend skimping on the real stuff to anyone but the truly allergic), the antipasti dishes, like a ridiculous fennel salad and perfectly crispy arancini, make worthy openers. Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson partnered with Chipotle a few years ago to open a few fast-casual versions of the restaurant in Denver, and while they’re perfect for a quick lunch, we prefer the white-washed original. P.S. They deliver.

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