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Utah Pizza Directory

Classic joints
Where to go when you want some downhome pie.

Alpine Pizza
2429 N. UT-158, Eden, 801-745-1900,
A mom-and-pop type establishment that takes pride in fresh ingredients and great pizza, such as the Venetian—a combination of the traditional Margherita and four-cheese pizzas with a considerable dose of pepperoni.

BK Pizza
8537 W. Magna Main St., Magna, 385-900-8910,
Find them on Facebook and get in on their daily carry-out specials.

Café Galleria
101 W. Main, Midway, 435-657-2002,
Flavors here range from the classic pepperoni or Italian sausage to the more complex goat cheese with roasted peppers or Genovese pesto chicken (all $11.99).

The Factory Pizzeria
119 S. Main, Logan, 435-752-9384,
Build your own pie with the variety of toppings and sauces, or select a specialty pizza, such as the BBQ Chicken or Chicken Alfredo.

Gabor brothers Grill & Pizzeria
197 Main, Layton, 801-544-4344,
It's touted by its management as a "small eclectic gem" and they ain't kidding. Forks dangle from the ceiling and a dummy named Chester greets customers in the entryway.

Hungry Howie's Pizza
1549 N. State, Orem, 801-225-3333,
Hungry Howie's is known for their flavored crusts—eight of them, in fact—that blend the wide variety of toppings to create a unique taste.

Italian Village
5370 S. 900 East, Murray, 801-266-4182,
More than 20 pizza options abound, but those in the know, go for the "bender."

Jack's Wood Fired Oven
256 N. Main, Logan, 435-754-7523,
Although there isn't a bad choice at Jack's, The Sunny-Side piled with prosciutto creminelli, dry-aged bacon, smoked cheddar and two eggs has the people of Logan calling for an encore. There are even gluten-free options.

The Junction
Multiple locations,
Come for the pizza, stay for the sandwiches, salads and killer sides, like the house poutine ($4.49).

Litzas Pizza
Multiple locations,
You definitely get bang for your buck at Litzas Pizza as servings are heaping at reasonable prices. The old-timey atmosphere takes you back to another decade.

Lucky Slice
Multiple locations,
With a variety of classic pizzas as well as Italian cuisine—e.g., Fire Island, with garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, capicola ham, carmelized onions, pineapple and jalapeños—Lucky Slice impresses the most avid food connoisseurs.

Malawi's Pizza
Multiple locations,
Think of it as pizza with a purpose. For every meal you order here, one is supplied for a child in need in Africa.

Mountain Mike's Pizza
3785 W. 10400 South, South Jordan, 801-878-1551,
With names like The McKinley, The Everest, Mt. Veggiemore and Snowy Alps, it comes as no surprise that Mountain Mike's piles the goodies high on their pies.

Nicolitalia Pizzeria
2295 N. University Parkway, Provo, 801-356-7900,
Provo is home to Nicolitalia Pizzeria, a cozy spot that boasts of homemade Boston Italian style pizza.

2819 S. 2300 East, Salt Lake City, 801-484-0448,
Longtime owner of DeLoretto's pizzerias opened this more upscale restaurant, serving New York-style pizza and calzones.

Ogden Pizzeria
936 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-393-3191,
A small-town eatery that packs a big punch. Customers swear by the Buffalo Chicken or Chicken Alfredo pizza.

Park City Pizza Company
1612 W. Ute Blvd. Ste. 111, Park City, 435-649-1591,
Established in 1985, this pizzeria knows how to stay in business: a delivery system, catering service and desirable food make this Park City spot a classic.

1565 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-272-4201; 1385 S. 500 West, Bountiful, 801-298-1515,
Go for the Robertino's Combo pie ($18.25 for a large) and leave the entire tribe happy with green pepper, mushroom and Canadian bacon goodness.

Slab Pizza
671 E. 800 North, Provo, 801-377-3883; 3430 N. Ashton Blvd., Lehi, 385-355-3883,
Promising fresh ingredients from farms in New Mexico and chile peppers straight from Mexico to make top-notch pies, Slab has become a hotspot for BYU students.

Smoky Mountain Pizza
1850 E. 9400 South, Sandy, 801-523-7070,
Get any personal or specialty pizza wrapped up into a calzone. Smoky Mountain Pizza also caters to gluten-free patrons.

Tenney's Pizza
Multiple locations,
With Game of Thrones kicking back into high gear this Sunday, Tenney's is the place to call for deluxe pizzas, wings and breadsticks to chow down on your in-home Lazy Boy throne.

Wasatch Pizza
Multiple locations,
Their motto is "Dinner today, breakfast tomorrow." With classics and specials, such as the cilantro lime chicken pizza, no truer words have ever been spoken.

Slice Czars
The essential on-the-go slices in Salt Lake City.

Caffe 222
222 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-561-3018,
Not particularly known for its pizza, Caffe 222 on Main Street puts itself on the map with its delectable classic pepperoni.

Free Wheeler Pizza
150 S. 400 East, Salt Lake City, 801-322-3733,
Opened for nearly 40 years, free delivery to the downtown vicinity and numerous delectable pies to choose from, Free Wheeler has the recipe for success.

Main Street Pizza & Noodle
530 Main, Park City, 435-645-8878,
Smack in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle of Park City, Main Street Pizza & Noodle offers a casual dining atmosphere and a mouth-watering array of food.

Pier 49
Multiple locations,
Branch out with the seven sumptuous sauces and 21 different toppings—or the specials such as Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street and Alcatraz—taken straight from the streets of San Francisco.

Pizza Cone Zone
Food truck,
Wrapping their pizzas into the shape of a cone, the Pizza Cone Zone dishes up a handheld device you can eat.

Pizzeria Fratelli Tasso
Food truck, 385-214-0612
Fratelli Tasso's is a mobile wood-fired pizza service feeding the patrons of local farmers markets, art shows and more.

Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta
1063 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-484-1804,
Private cushioned booths and televisions airing sports events make this restaurant a casual and inviting spot for both lunch and dinner.

Sicilia Pizza & Kitchen
35 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-961-7077,
At this downtown gem, follow your heart with the Meat Amori that is capped with pepperoni, fresh Italian sausage, seasoned beef and ham.

Artisan Artistes
Leave your DiGiorno expectations at the door. These spots elevate pizza to works of art.

Arella Pizzeria
535 W. 400 North, Bountiful, 801-294-8800,
Residents of Bountiful enjoy the bounties this pizzeria has to offer, such as The Arella, served with three cheeses, carmelized pears, candied pecans and topped with arugula doused in blue cheese dressing.

Este Pizza Co.
Multiple locations,
Create your own New York-style pizza—thin-crust with a crisp edge and pliable inside—or try one of their daily specials. They also cater to gluten-free patrons.

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
2121 S. McClelland St. East, Salt Lake City, 801-467-2180,
Craft your own or choose from their selection of the Neapolitan-inspired wood-fired pizzas to make your time in bustling Sugar House worth your while.

From Scratch
62 E. Gallivan Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-961-9000,
Offering authentic Italian cuisine in a modern, downtown atmosphere. Try the Fennel Sausage Pizza, accompanied with creme fraiche, onions and fresh mozzarella.

Mama Lia's Pizza
415 S. US-40, Roosevelt, 435-722-4400,
Home of specialty pizzas like the bacon cheeseburger. Yeah, you read right.

Maxwell's East Coast Eatery
357 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-328-0304; 1456 Newpark Blvd., Park City, 435-647-0304,
Maxwell's flatbread-style pizza such as The Godfather and The Fat Kid warranted a feature in Guy Fieri's food show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Mellow Mushroom
1080 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-844-1444,
Mellow Mushroom uses Appalachian spring water for their crust and high quality ingredients to create a distinct and flavorful pie.

Pizzeria Seven Twelve
320 S. State, Orem, 801-623-6712,
Pizzeria 712 features a contemporary interior design and beautifully displayed array of dishes to present a warming atmosphere. Bonus, 712 buys its ingredients from local Utah farmers.

Pizzeria Limone
Multiple locations,
Each pizza is topped with either fresh roasted marinara or five cheeses. Try the Viola, a combination of prosciutto and blackberries.

Rusted Sun Pizzeria
2010 S. State, Salt Lake City, 801-483-2120
People flock to the ovens to get the Mediterranean—a Rusted Sun fan-favorite—dished up with tangy marinara, fresh mozzarella, salami, artichoke heart, green olives and a taste of feta cheese.

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
260 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City, 801-322-3556,
Take a trip to Italy at this authentically Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria that boasts prosciutto from Parma, cheese from Modena and salumi from Seattle.

Zilio's Artisan Pizza
10367 S. State, Sandy, 801-251-1445,
Sharing isn't to be expected at Zilio's, as pies are served per individual. Get a taste the Sweet Pulled Pork with mozzarella, pineapple, caramelized onions and barbecue sauce.

Regular restaurants that also offer delectable pizza.

677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City, 801-355-5500,
Greece meets Italy with the Gyro Pizza, dished up with gyro meat, creamy yogurt sauce, fresh tomato and feta crumbles.

Green Pig Pub
31 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-7441,
Keep your hunger at bay with one of Green Pig's pie of the day, ranging from classic pepperoni and cheese to Hawaiian with ham and fresh pineapple, to name a few.

145 S. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-883-8714; 3000 E. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-484-5597,
Hand tossed sourdough with homemade sauce, and for the especially famished patrons, "The Works" will not disappoint.

Michelangelo's on Main
132 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-532-0500,
An Italian restaurant that serves pizza? Se bueno. Try the Four Seasons, topped with ¼ sausage, ¼ fresh mushrooms, ¼ olives and ¼ margarita sauce.

Red Rock Brewing
Multiple locations,
Pizza and beer—the former complements the latter and vice versa. 10-inch personal pies presented here, as well as a Pizza of the Day.

Sage's Café
234 W. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-322-3790,
Taco Tuesday is out, Tuesday Night Pizza at Sage's is in. A variety of seasonal selections all at a set price of $12.75 every week.

Sea Salt
1709 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-349-1480,
Sea Salt is the real deal when it comes to Italian cuisine with a vast array of homeland delights. Try The Piemonte pizza, topped with wild mushrooms, fontina, fresh ricotta cheese and thyme.

Stoneground Kitchen
249 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-364-1368,
Stoneground offers thin crust pizza in an urban setting. Featured is the Bianca Diovala dished up with spicy goat cheese, nduja, red onion and peppadews.

Trio Cafe
Multiple locations, TrioDining,com
Regulars at Trio come in time and time again for the scrumptious Rosemary Flatbread with fresh goat cheese, tomatoes, roasted peppers and caramelized onions.

Twin Rocks Cafe
913 E. Navajo Twins Drive, Bluff, 435-672-2341,
Situated just below the Twin Rocks formation in southern Utah, this cafe—aptly named—allows its patrons to dine on Navajo pizza with a breathtaking view.

Hit these places up if you're looking for some late-night nosh:

Big Apple Pizzeria
2939 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-485-4534,
New York style pizza by the slice or whole pie. Give the Monte Cristo a whirl, made with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, a serving of breakfast bacon and feta cheese.

Big Daddy's
Multiple locations,
Delivering until 4 a.m., Big Daddy's is the place to call to fill those late-night hunger pangs.

Pie Hole
344 S. State, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4653,
Not only is it open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends, but the thin-crust pizza here is cheap, sold by the slice and damned good. Don't miss out on its SLC-famous potato bacon.

Marco's Pizza
Multiple locations,
No matter where you are in the valley, Marco's Pizza can deliver within minutes with an affordable and savory pie.

New York Take & Bake
2416 Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, 801-942-2109,
New York Take & Bake prepares your personal or specialty pizza and you take it home and bake it when you're ready to serve.

The Pie
Multiple locations,
Wherever you land on the vegan-to-carnivore spectrum, your pizza cravings will be satisfied with The Pie's all-inclusive topping options.

Wild Mushroom Pizza
2711 S. State, Salt Lake City, 801-484-6100,
Expand your horizons and take in all Wild Mushroom has to offer, such as the Pacific Northwest, served with Pacific smoked salmon, capers, pine nuts and mozzarella.

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