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Papou's Pizzeria & Italian Eatery

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5075 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246-8176
+1 303-388-3211
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Boise, Idaho, Usa
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Took a chance and stopped at Papou's Pizzeria and Italian food. The meal was delicious. The recipes seemed authentic and homemade. Portions were generous and well priced.

Thank KellyC1231
Palm Springs, California, United States
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275 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On a recommendation had dinner at Papou's Pizzeriia located on Leetsdale in a small strip center. I had the antipasto salad (small) and it was a rather large one with lettuce and lots of ham, salami, and provolone cheese served with a terrific house made Italian dressing. I only eat 1/2 and took the rest home. The small is probably... More 

Thank Ken L
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is my go-to pizza restaurant. They also have excellent pastas: Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Parmesan, and Lasagna. Everything is made in house, and it's exceptional; even to the point where I tip the cooks!

Thank Drew864
Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Papou's does a "Connecticut style" pizza. Best I can tell is that it's a certain type of thin, relatively crisp crust. Ingredients are fresh. Take out is best if you live nearby, as the few tables in the dining area can be noisy and uncomfortable. Service is generally good but can be spotty if the owner isn't there.

Thank Q9480SH
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Food always good. Great salads and pizza great when not rushed. Always ask for it to be cooked crispy so it is not under cooked. The order taker the last couple of times is rushed, rude and hangs up on me. The owner in the store is very nice. I recommend.

Thank Leesa G
Denver, Colorado
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We were looking for someplace close by and really wanted Italian, so we thought we would try Papou's Pizzeria and Italian Eatery. I had the eggplant parm and it was The Best Ever. We were a little put off when we pulled up and realized the restaurant was in a strip mall, but the food was FANTASTIC!!!! We'll be back.

Thank NurseMcGill
Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Overall, a good experience. I arrived at what I expected to be peak lunch rush but was able to be seated right away. The menu had a nice variety and great for lunch,they have a $2.50 slice option. (Toppings are extra). The pizza crust was a bit crispy for me, but tasty. Seating is limited, but it seemed like a... More 

Thank Momo800
Denver, Colorado
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269 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

I have eaten here many times over the past few years and this is some of the best pizza I have eaten. Their pizza is better than anything I have had in New York City. Great traditional crust like you used to get back in the 1960s-1970s. The toppings are many, so you can create the pizza of your liking... More 

Thank DenverDenny
Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I really like their pizza and cheesy garlic bread the most. We were frequent visitors and they knew what we wanted. They knew us by name. We always ordered extra cheese, pies be cut into 8 triangular slices (they usually cut it in rectangular slices and referred to it as "Connecticut style") and told them to slightly undercook it or... More 

Thank Bonnie H
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Excellent variety to choose from on the menu. We had a 13 person birthday party and we served promptly with everything from pizza to calzones, parmesan chicken to eggplant rollatini. The homemade salad dressing is one of the finest I have had. Staff was friendly and courteous. Looking forward to going back!!!

Thank Michael P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5075 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246-8176
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-388-3211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?