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7167 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO | Directions 8022639.709319 -105.076240
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 9:30pm
Neighborhoods: South Alameda, Belmar
best wood fired pizza in town, great service and tasty appetizers
The Oven has Gluten-free Crust & Great Salads – I really appreciate that the Oven offers gluten-free crusts! My girlfriend can eat pizza again!!! The salads are great, the pizza is unique and made to specifications and they serve unreal seasonal pie. Their lemonade is the Real McCoy too. My last visit was loud, due to about 12 kids that were not taught about "indoor voices" and that might be why I did not rate 5 stars right now. Best time to visit is a nice outdoor evening under the umbrellas (with the warmers if needed)... I have some great memories doing that.
Great place in Belmar – My wife and I have made something of a tradition of dinner here before or after catching a movie in Belmar. The Oven really does have what is among the best, if not THE best pizza around Denver. Service is usually relaxed but competent, and they've got a nice wine list. Not sure about the reviews claiming this is expensive. Last time my wife and I were able to each get a personal pizza ,a glass of wine for her and a beer for me at about $25 for the both of us. Overall a great value.
Over Priced and Loud – I cant believe I paid $35.00 with tip for a personal pizza, salad and a glass of house wine. The pizza was soggy with no flavor. I will never be back. Plus it was like dining in the school lunch room.
Consistently one of the top pizzas in the Denver area – There aren't many truly great pizza places in Denver. There are some good ones, but until recently, nothing that really stood out. Now, we have Proto's and The Oven to add to the short list, which also includes Enzo's. The Oven is actually a chain out of Arizona and I usually eschew corporate owned restaurants. This is different, though. For starters, it's not corporate owned. The owner of Phoenix-based Tarbell's restaurant, which is organic, is the brain behind The Oven, which tends to use organic, local ingredients. The pizza is reminiscent of authentic Italian pizzas, but also seems to have something of a funky, California flair, because of the somewhat unusual, organic toppings. It is a small spot, located within a sprawling outdoor mall, but retains all of its indivdual character because of the friendly, quick service and the short, but interesting wine list.
Pizza = Good, Waitress = Bad – The pizza was great (and the perfect size), the salad was good, the menu was kind of funny and entertaining, and the place felt very trendy and bustling. Only problem was that the waitress acted very rushed and was clearly annoyed if she had to give us more time to order or to to divy up the check. Unfortunately we left her a huge tip, which she didn't deserve.
YUM. – THE BEST PIZZA I HAVE EVER HAD. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. ALSO ORDER THE BOWL OF MOZZERELLA. THE POOR BOY BREAD IS AMAZING WITH IT. GO YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Westword was not wrong!!!! Best Pizza! – A fine gem in Lakewood! We had a wonderful time and the food was out of this world. We were not disappointed. We noticed there was not an overzealous attempt to impress the customer, because food did it. Thanks Westword for the recommendation.
Don't miss this pizza! Great for a date, or a meal out with the kids! – I absolutely love this place! My only complaint is that I wish they would open another Oven on the SE side of Denver.
I highly recommend starting your meal with one of their signature salads and a plate of fresh mozzarella. YUM!! I can't pick just one favorite pizza, as I've tried several here and never been disappointed.
If you bring your children, be sure to grab a bar stool by the ovens (so they can watch the pizza being made fresh) and ask for the kids meal. Children are presented with dough that they can sculp into little formations. The dough is later baked, coated with cinnamon sugar and served with a chocolate mousse for dessert.
Best authentic wood fired pizza in town!!
Cool Pizza in BelMar – I went here on a co-workers recommendation and was not disappointed! The special of the day was fabulous! pancetta, carmelized onion and olive oil... simple but delicious! Extensive wines and a fun space - great patio in the summertime. Pricing was way more reasonable than i expected! I am definitely excited to go back soon!
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