Pizzeria Locale to open in Waldo on July 22

pizzerialocaleGet out your fork and knife or work on your fold — the first Pizzeria Locale outside of the state of Colorado will open on Wednesday, July 22, at 505 West 75th Street.

Pizzeria Locale took over the former Pizza Manifesto space, just a few doors down from Chipotle. And that’s not an accident. This iteration of Pizzeria Locale is a fast casual take on restaurateur Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s full-service pizzeria in Boulder, Colorado. Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson have partnered with Chipotle on what will likely be a rapidly growing brand.

A pair of fast casual Pizzeria Locale locations opened in Denver in 2013 and another is in the works in Cincinnati, Ohio. [Read our primer from this January to learn more about how this unique partnership and approach came to pass.]

“Opening Pizzeria Locale in Kansas City is an exciting milestone for us and we are thrilled that we’re able to be a part of such a dynamic and inspiring dining scene,” said Mackinnon-Patterson in a release about the opening. “The community of restaurateurs, purveyors and diners has welcomed us with open arms.” 

The new Waldo spot will seat 32 people inside and 18 outside. While the pizza will be the draw — Pizzeria Locale uses a custom oven to crank out 11-inch Neapolitan pies in under 2 minutes — they’ll also have a house red and white wine blended by Stuckey, a master sommelier, on tap.

Drinks are where they’ll focus on some local and regional partners. The beer lineup will include offerings from Boulevard, Martin City, Free State, Schlafly, Urban Chestnut, Public House and Mother’s. They’ll also have cold brew coffee bottles from Alchemy Coffee in Lawrence.

Pizzeria Locale in Waldo will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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