Pie Pizzeria, The
Average Entree Cost: $$
7186 S Union Park Ave
Midvale, UT 84047
Features: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly
One of the most popular University of Utah hangouts, The Pie Pizzeria is located down a flight of stairs in the basement below the University Pharmacy. Dark lighting, low ceilings and decades-old graffiti on every available surface adorn the place, and orders are called out over the speaker system. Here, pizzas are greasy and oversized - the smallest is 12 inches, the largest a whopping 23 inches. Diners can build their own pizzas or choose from specialty pizzas such as the Xtreme Veggie or The Greek, with yogurt sauce, gyro meat, feta, tomatoes and onions. In addition to whole pizzas, The Pie serves subs, pasta dishes and calzone-like creations known as Zappis. The Cheese Pull-a-Part - a pizza-sized collection of garlic and cheese bread sticks bedecked with a pi sign - is one of the most popular items. Although there are other Pie Pizzerias around Salt Lake City, locals insist that the character of the place is captured best at the university location.
Beer available. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
"The Pie is about toppings, lots of them. For example, when you order
any pizza with black olives, you are left wondering, "Is there some
pizza with these olives"? Likewise, the meat pizza is about meat."
- Eating Salt Lake City blog, Feb. 23, 2011