Simple ingredients like cheese, tomatoes, flour, yeast and water combine to make pizza. The best pizzas have quality ingredients and are well-seasoned.
To find the best pizza in the state, I tried pizza at dozens of locations in Utah.
While many places had great pizza, here are some of the best places to get pizza in Utah.
If you like a New York-style pizza, Este Pizza might be the place for you to try. This thin-crust pizza has a classic blend of cheese. With big, thin slices, it’s a great pizza place for sharing. These slices are foldable with thinly sliced toppings. Here I tried the cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza and white pizza, and found that Este excelled with the pepperoni pizza. There are locations in Sugar House, Park City and downtown Salt Lake City.
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
Settebello is a great place for Neapolitan-style pizza. The crust has visible char on it and the sauce is light with a great texture. Here I tried the margherita and the namesake Settebello pizza. I preferred the Settebello and thought that the pine nuts were a great addition. With a location in Salt Lake City, this place is a great option for anyone who wants a classic pizza.
Mozz Artisan Pizza
Mozz Artisan Pizza got its start in Provo, but now has expanded to Salt Lake City. Mozz serves Neapolitan-style pizza and has a variety of classic toppings with more unique options as well. The crust here is both charred and chewy. Here I tried the margherita and the serrano and honey pizza. The serrano and honey pizza had a sweet and spicy taste.
The Pie has locations in Salt Lake City, South Jordan and Ogden. This long-standing iconic pizza joint serves your typical types of pizza, but then has some more creative combinations — especially for their pie of the week. Their pizza crust is on the thicker side and has a nice crunch to it. The Hawaii Pie-O is a great option.
SLAB Pizza has locations in Provo, Lehi, Vineyard and Pleasant Grove. This place primarily sells pizza by the slice and each slice is massive — each pizza is cut into three slices. SLAB has different flavors and combinations, like Thai Chicken and Buffalo Wing. This isn’t fancy pizza, but it’s good pizza that is great when hanging out with friends of different palates.
Dreamy Neapolitan style pizza is found at the Salt Lake City based Pizza Nono. Their crust could be eaten on its own — it’s that good. If it’s your first time eating there, I recommend the Margherita pizza along with the arugula salad to share. All the ingredients taste fresh and the pizza is high quality.
Lucky Slice has locations in Ogden, Clearfield and Logan. A coworker advised me to try the pizza here and I wasn’t disappointed. The pepperoni pizza here is fantastic. If you like thin, New York style pizza, this is it. In terms of the specialty pies, they are also great, but a must try is the Fire Island pie.
Maybe it’s the BYU nostalgia, but Brick Oven is a must-try at least once. Located in Provo near campus, this pizza place is a favorite of Cougars fans. If you are in the mood for a decadent pizza, try the garlic chicken. The simpler flavors are also great. This style of pizza is more what you would expect from Utah, with a thicker crust.
Pizzeria 712 in Orem is an upscale pizzeria with great appetizers and pizza. The charcuterie and marinated beets are a great way to start your meal. Here I’ve had the pepperoni, hot pink and Margherita pizza. The hot pink is a great option if you like sweet and spicy pizza with a charred crust. This pizza is Neapolitan style.