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Virgilio's Pizzeria and Wine Bar on The Food Network July 3, 2011
April 28, 2013 Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Best Late Afternoon Happy Hour
July 5, 2012 - Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar Named Best Pizza in Colorado by USA Today
April 29, 2012 Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Best NY Style Pizza and Best Vegan Dish in a Non-Vegan Restaurant
Our Vegan Dairy Free Mozzarella Cheese is Daiya Click here for ingredients.
April 2011, Virgilio's Pizzeria makes the cover of 5280 Magazine. "Best of the Burbs"
Best Bar in the Suburbs 2011
December 20, 2010
Virgilio's Pizzeria gets Zagat Rated, America's Top Restaurants 2011
" Authentic New York Pizza "
November 5, 2010
Virgilio's Pizzeria Makes USA Today
Best of Citysearch 2010 Best Pizza In Denver
Best of Denver 2010
Virgilio's Pizzeria Receives Best Pizza In Denver
Virgilio's Burrata Makes Colorado Avid Golfer April 2010 Issue
Virgilio's. 7986 W Alameda; 303-972-1011; virgiliospizzeria.com
owner of his
pizzeria west of BelMar, would
wake up at 2 a.m.
instructional YouTube videos of hot-blooded Italians hand-crafting burrata. He was determined
to recreate the duly worshipped Italian cheese, oozing with warm cream. After weeks of trial
and error, he sent out an e-mail claiming victory. Talk about an understatement. That burrata,
a luscious 'orb of thin-shelled mozzarella enrobing an impossibly creamy center of heavy cream
and stracciatella-"little rags" of mozzarella curds-deserves its own special place in culinary uto-
pia. It's served warm with grilled bread and whatever else Urbano feels like lobbing on the
plate-verdant basil leaves and roasted red peppers on one occasion. It's not on the menu-
yet- but Urbano often runs it as a special. It's wise to call ahead, just to make sure.
Virgilio's #1 Best Pizza Denver Post (Read Story)
2-17-2010 Virgilio's "Hugilio" makes front page of Denver Post Food Section
1-27-10 Chef and Tell Interview Part 1
1-28-10 Chef and Tell Interview Part 2
Virgilio's Spinach Pinwheels Westword's Top 100 Foods
Virgilio's Top Five on A-List
Best Pizza Denver
Read About The "HUGILIO" on Westword. $1000 Pizza Challenge
October 22, 2009 Virgilio's Wins Best Pizza in Denver on Citysearch.com
Nice Write Up in Edible Front Range Magazine
Garlic knots with fresh warm mozzarella
Virgilio’s Pizzeria, 7986 W. Alameda Ave; Littleton; 303-972-1011; virgiliospizzeriaandwinebar.com
Virgilio’s does bake a truly righteous pizza, one of the best in the region, but I’m a sucker for the shop’s hot-from-the-oven garlic knots. These pull-aparts taste glorious when dunked in marinara, but combined with an order of gooey made-to-order mozzarella I start to tingle all over. The cheese arrives warm in a dish dressed only in salt, olive oil, and fresh basil. I wish I had some right now.
Virgilio's Gets Zagat Rated 2009
ZAGAT Ratings & Review Highlights
Rated Excellent – Food
“Where purists go to get their bona fide pizza fix”, this “authentic” Littleton Italian is Colorado’s Top Bang for the Buck courtesy of “beautifully cooked pies” that possess “just the right amount of chew”; admirers suggest you “skip the chains” and let “Denver’s friendliest restaurateur” serve you one of his “sinfully indulgent” delights.
Virgilio's Get Top 5 Best Pizza in Denver on Channel 7 A-List
2009 and 2007
Channel 7 A-List Link
Virgilio's Voted Best Pizza In Denver AOL Cityguide ( 2nd year in a row)
Virgilio's Pizzeria Named - Denver's Best Restaurants - Top Twenty Under $20
Colorado's Italian Community Paper
Editor's Pick For " Best White Pizza"
2007 Best Of CitySearch Winner
Audience Winner - Best Pizza, Best Italian Food, Best Cheap Eats, Best Family Friendly Dining
5280's Table Talk for April 18, 2007, -Amanda M. Faison
BEST BITES: VIRGILIO'S
Last fall Virgilio's Pizzeria Napoletana caught our attention with baskets of hot garlic knots and to-die-for pizza. Now the Littleton shop (which we named as a 2006 Best New Restaurant) gives us another reason to visit: made-to-order mozzarella. As owner Virgilio Urbano explains it, the moment a request for the appetizer (which has been on the menu about two months) comes in, the kitchen sets to work kneading together cow-milk curds, boiling water, and salt. Within 10 minutes you're rewarded with garlic toast and a small bowl of molten cheese drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, and fresh basil. Whirl the stringy mozzarella around your fork, spread it on the bread, and take a bite. We believe you'll agree with Urbano that it's the best thing he's ever made. 7986-B W. Alameda Ave., Littleton, 303-972-1011, www.virgiliospizzeriaandwinebar.com
Watch Virgilio's On Comcast Cable Metro Beat TV
Count Down to Denver's Best Pizza
We Are Segment #3 On March 22nd Line Up
January 31, 2007
Virgilio's Staff Makes Cover of LA VOZ
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Jan 29, 2007
Virgilio's #1 in Denver, City's Best 2007 Winner
Voted Best Pizza In Denver Again
Virgilio's Pizzeria Get Top 10
City Search 10 Ten Best New Restaurants 2006
Virgilio's in the December 2006 Issue of 5280
Top 10 Best New Restaurant in Denver
5280 Pick Indicates stellar performance and/or inclusion in Best New Restaurants, Dining in Denver, etc. in the past year. These selections are at the discretion of 5280 editors and critics, and are subject to change. Virgilio's is the only pizzeria with a 5280 pick.
Denver Westword Thursday November 30th, 2006
Virgilio's Pizzeria gets reviewed in Denver Westword
But the real killer at Virgilio's -- the real reason to rave about the place, and the reason I'll return -- are the garlic knots. They're nothing more than a twist of pizza dough, daubed with garlic butter and baked, but that's enough. While Virgilio's piles garlic on the pizzas and uses it as a base for almost all the other flavors represented on the menu, it takes a subtle approach here, adding just a hint, a touch that makes you want to keep eating more and more and more. While everyone's still fighting over who's got the best pizza, these garlic knots are clear winner
Jason Sheehan, Westword
Rocky Mountain News Winner
2006-2007 Top Of Rocky
"Best New York Style Pizza"
Why it's tops: Born in Naples and raised in Connecticut, Virgilio Urbano has pizza in the blood and it shows in the impeccable, thin crusts he produces at his Littleton establishment. They are crunchy outside, chewy inside and pliable, so slices can be folded. Fresh, first-class ingredients are layered on top in such a way that East Coasters know this is the real deal
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2006 Best Of CitySearch Winner
Editorial Winner - Best Pizza in Denver and Best Lunch Spot
Audience Winner - Best Comfort Food, Best Lunch Spot, Best Cheap Eats, Best Salad
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Denver Post Wednesday 26th, 2006
would improve Denver dining?
More good pizza by the slice. There are piles of pizzerias around town, but not enough of them are good. The runaway success of Virgilio's in Littleton is encouraging; he throws an excellent pie and is doing amazing business, especially at lunch. His pizza, made by hand with fresh ingredients, is plenty fast, but it's nothing like junk food. Pizza can be, and should be, a healthful, easy lunch, and it should much more plentiful in Denver that it is right now.
Tucker Shaw, Denver Post
Virgilio's Pizzeria Get's Review in 5280.com
Friday August 8th, 2006
The verdict: Thanks to our readers, I’ve got a new favorite spot for pizza—and garlic knots.
Amanda Faison, 5280 Magazine
Virgilio's Pizzeria Get's Full Review in Rocky Mountain News
Friday July 21st, 2006
I brought nonbelievers to Virgilio's and they left having been converted to the faith. They testified to the magic that happens when great crust, sauce, cheeses and toppings meld into one.
John Lehndorff, Rocky Mtn News
Virgilio's Pizzeria Gets Full Review In Denver Post Food Section
Wednesday April 12th, 2006 Front Page of Food Section.
About the garlic knots: Under no circumstances should you walk out of Virgilio's without a big mess of them, either in your belly or in a to-go box. Unabashedly garlicky, these hot little dough-bombs were consistently gross-good in the most addictive way."
Tucker Shaw, Denver Post
Voted Best Pizza In Denver!!