Jun 2, 2021 - News
You have to try this new Denver Neapolitan pizzeria
A margherita pizza
The margherita pizza from Benzina. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Benzina — a chic, Neapolitan pizzeria in a former gas station on East Colfax Avenue — has it all, from its sprawling patio and housemade pasta to its funky ambiance and clever name (which means "gasoline" in Italian).

  • Rocky Mountain Diner founder Brad Anderson has been planning the restaurant for three years.

What Alayna ordered first: The smoked trout Caesar ($15), crispy squid ($15) and margherita pizza ($16).

  • What she's getting next: Yep, a second trip is already planned — because it's that good — to try the clam pizza with clam cream, parsley, lemon and calabrian chili ($20).

The restaurant is located at 4839 E. Colfax Ave and open Wednesday – Thursday and Sunday from 5–10pm and Friday – Saturday from 5–11pm.


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