Monday, July 4, 2011

Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria, Repeat Visit

See original review from 5/4/2011

Last night, it was finally time to pay another visit to the delicious pizza at Marco's Ballpark location.

There were four of us at dinner, and we decided to split three pizzas between our group: The Brooklyn and the Manhattan were both new to Mr. Oyster and myself, and we also had to get ourselves another dose of my beloved Bronx pizza.

The Brooklyn pizza came with sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, red onions, fresh mozzarella, and San Marzano tomato sauce.

The Brooklyn

This was similar to the Staten Island pizza we ordered at our last visit, but without the overpowering Vidalia onions, and instead, with mushrooms and pepperoni that we loved. The mushrooms weren't typical button mushrooms (I believe they were porcini?) and they had a wonderful chewy texture and meaty taste.

The other new pizza we tried was the Manhattan, which came with basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, red onion, grape tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, Lemoncello chicken breast, and pine nuts.

The Manhattan

This pizza was beautiful and contained a million of my favorite foods as toppings, but it didn't quite live up to the Neapolitan heaven I expected it to be. The pesto was both very sharp tasting and spread very generously, making the pesto flavor strong to the point of slightly overwhelming. The cheese was also placed a little too generously, a la Pizza Republica, and the Lemoncello chicken breast didn't have near the same flavor as the wings we had at our last visit. Still good, but definitely not my favorite.

And the Bronx pizza, I love you as much as ever:

The Bronx. My favorite pizza in Denver. 

The three pizzas was a bit too much for us; we ended up taking an equivalent half pizza home. On another note, the next table over ordered the meatball sliders, and we got some major food envy staring at them. Next time.

Another excellent visit to Marco's. Try the Bronx pizza if you go.


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