On Saturday I hosted the Denver Blogger’s Club meetup at Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana in Denver near Coors Field. Racca’s generously sponsored our event – allowing our club to enjoy complimentary food and beverages while we learned about how to grow and monetize our blogs. Look at this amazing turnout – I am so touched by everyone’s love and support for our growing group of talented and inspirational bloggers in Denver!
I feel compelled to write a dedicated post about Racca’s because the staff went out of its way to not only accommodate our club meetup, but also my gluten-free diet – and they did so in a classy and tasty way that I know my other Denver GF friends would love too!
First off, Racca’s made me a special gluten-free margherita pizza. The crust was doughy (yum!) and it was topped with fresh mozzarella and pecorino romano cheeses, San Marzano tomato sauce and fresh basil. It was so delicious – really! The ingredients are authentic, simple and clean – I couldn’t have asked for a better or safer GF pizza!
Second off, Racca’s made a gluten-free Nutella pizza for dessert. After I ate the margherita pizza I swore I couldn’t fit another piece of pizza in my belly if I tried. Well, guess what, I tried! The Nutella pizza was worth the extra calories (and who’s counting calories anyway?!?). Again, the crust was doughy and the chocolate topping hit my sweet tooth just right.
If you’re going to eat at Racca’s, I have a few pieces of gluten-free info to share:
(1) Safe GF Prep: The server assured me that they use a dedicated portion of the coal fired oven and prep station to cook and prepare my pizza to reduce chance of any cross contamination. This is so important to the GF community and Racca’s gets a big thumbs up from me for doing it right!
(2) Variety Available, Just Ask: The only GF pizza listed on the menu is the margherita pizza, which I love, but they can make other pizzas gluten-free too. Just have a chat with your server for details.
(3) Fresh, Made-In-House Ingredients: Make special note of the gluten-free crust ingredients. They don’t use Udi’s crust like many other restaurants do; rather they make their GF crust fresh, in-house everyday using Antimo Caputo’s Fiore Glut flour (affiliate link), a special blend of rice, corn, soy, potato flour and sugar. Racca’s got it right whatever they did!
(4) Leave room for the GF Nutella pizza. It’s. So. Worth. It.
Racca’s has been around for awhile, but you may know them as Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza. They recently underwent a name change to avoid confusion with some other similarly named pizza joints in Denver according to the manager, Beth.
Racca’s has two locations in Denver – one near Coors Field (Ballpark location) and the other in Inverness. They are coming to Colorado Mills and Casper, WY soon too!
Disclosure: A big thank you to Racca’s for sponsoring our Denver Blogger’s Club Meetup. Thank you for providing complimentary food and beverages, as well as going out of your way to accommodate my special gluten-free diet.