Pizzeria Basta

Pizza Place
3601 Arapahoe Ave (At the Peloton), Boulder, CO 80303, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 52 votes

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    Für Immer
    "Try the Daisy with prosciutto added."(3 Tips)
    "Chef Kelly Whitaker and his team make excellent pizzas."(2 Tips)
    AZAM A.
    "excellent Pizza Chicken and Love the Specials"(2 Tips)
    Nicole M.
    "Buratta and pork belly apps are great!"(2 Tips)
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  • daisy
  • pizza
  • kelly whitaker
  • great value
  • locally sourced food
  • pork belly
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • s'mores
  • good for dates
  • whiskey
  • quiet
  • duck
  • chicken
  • pasta
  • prosciutto
  • buratta
  • chefs
  • pizzeria
  • artisan
  • Monika K.

    Nice cocktails, good pizza, amazing/creative appetizers. A favorite for a Sunday evening.

    Monika Kunz · September 6, 2014
  • Denver Westword

    Pizzaiolo Kelly Whitaker learned how to make pizza in Italy, then brought that knowledge to Boulder, where he opened Pizzeria Basta and proceeded to show everyone how good a gourmet pie can be. Read more

    Denver Westword · August 5, 2014
  • Nicole M.

    Buratta and pork belly apps are great!

    Nicole McGuire · July 31, 2014
  • Ryan A.

    Great food, but the worst service I've experienced in years.

    Ryan Amirault · January 26, 2014
  • Lucille B.

    Great pizza . Cranky waitress with tattoo

    Lucille Bourgeois · September 10, 2013
  • Bart L.

    The duck rillette is awesome.

    Bart Lorang · June 18, 2013
  • Kevin K.

    Great service and fantastic with kids!

    Kevin Kapich · June 2, 2013
  • Julie P.

    Mint ice cream is seriously delicious. As are the doughnuts.

    Julie P · June 2, 2013
  • Leith S.

    Get a jug wine. Wine is always better by the jug!

    Leith Stevens · March 22, 2013
  • Eater

    Basta is a wood fired eatery that dishes out a variety of items from handmade pastas and Neapolitan pizzas to oysters and hearty dishes like short ribs cooked sous vide. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 28, 2013
  • Alex K.

    The vanilla ice cream tastes like smoked pork. You won't be disappointed.

    Alex Kremer · August 13, 2012
  • Kallie H.

    The Daisy pizza is deliciously addictive and always a faithful standby but Basta never disappoints with their local, market fresh specials like their latest Summer pasta with pea pesto

    Kallie H · June 15, 2012
  • Brian B.

    Have a Birra Basta by the Bruery while you still can!

    Brian B · March 12, 2012
  • Für Immer

    The s'mores are fantastic. Try the Daisy with prosciutto added. The lasagna is creamy and superb.

    Für Immer · March 11, 2012
  • Tony C.

    Been coming here since they opened. Glad to see it is still doing great business. Great with kids.

    Tony Casson · November 6, 2011
  • Denver Westword

    Grab a pizza at this Boulder pie palace Read more

    Denver Westword · October 18, 2011
  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Pizza 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
  • BestOf

    Named Best Pizza due to local ingredients and Italian technique. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver

    BestOf · August 19, 2011
  • DenverPost

    Traditional authentic Italian pizza joint, but the strive for authenticity leaves mixed results with the pizzas. Try the "Daisy" pizza. Mains $7-$32; pizza $10-$15; apps $6-$16. "See more for review": Read more

    DenverPost · August 12, 2011
  • Chris P.

    Calzones were not bad, definitely better places in the area for pizza or italian food. Small limited menu.

    Chris Pund · August 9, 2011
  • Colin L.

    Ask for Jordan, tell him you want "The Motorboating Special," and prepare for a wild ride!

    Colin Lohse · July 13, 2011
  • DenverPost

    Smart, energetic pizza joint. Chef Kelly Whitaker and his team make excellent pizzas. Entrees $10-$20. "More Info" for review: Read more

    DenverPost · July 8, 2011
  • AZAM A.

    Awesome food Everything I have ordered has been excellent Pizza Chicken and Love the Specials

    AZAM AZAM · July 6, 2011
  • Denver Westword

    Voted Best Pizza in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

    Denver Westword · April 11, 2011
  • Steve M.

    Ok. This place deserves all the credit we've heard. Absolutely fantastic! The perfect crust- the innovative toppings- wow!

    Steve Miller · February 20, 2011
  • Denver Westword

    Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Gourmet Pizza!

    Denver Westword · December 7, 2010
  • Z

    The BEST pizza in Boulder, and in a town filled with artisan pizzerias that is saying something. The service is always impeccable. Tell Justin or Chad that Z sent you, and you will be taken care of Read more

    Z · July 25, 2010
  • DailyCamera

    "I'm prepared to say "enough" and declare this Boulder's best pizza joint." read entire dining review "Pizzeria Basta review: Perfecting the pizza" at dailycamera.com Read more

    DailyCamera · March 11, 2010