Fodor's Expert Review Cart-Driver

$$ Denver Pizza Fodor's Choice
Two repurposed shipping containers are the unlikely industrial backdrop for some of the best pizza and oysters in Denver. The owners of Cart-Driver have modeled their casual, unpretentious spot after truck stops in Italy—the Autogrills that focus on putting out simple, easily worked menus that focus on high quality—and the result is crusts that hold their crisp all the way to the center of each pie and briny-fresh oysters, satiny mousses of tuna and chicken liver, and an odd but intriguing roster of canned beers. Much of the food from the rather short menu is served on baking sheets and in jelly jars, and the effect is not smarmy but practical, while service is friendly and chaotic in the face of an almost-always packed place. Be prepared to wait, or bring a group of eight to snag reservations—or come very late, because they serve until midnight every night. A second location in a more typical building in the LoHi neighborhood is more spacious but serves the same savvy fare.
Pizza Casual Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

2500 Larimer St.
Denver, Colorado  80205, USA

303-292–3553

www.cart-driver.com

Known For:
  • Raucous atmosphere with long waits for a table
  • Clam pizza
  • House-made chocolate pudding

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