“Wise man say: Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”
-Michaelangelo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990]

Cowabunga! Pizza is the great equalizer. If someone isn’t down for pizza, you probably don’t want to know that person. So in the interest of world peace, we put together the Best Pizza in Salt Lake City. But putting together a list of the Best Pizza in Salt Lake City isn’t as easy as it sounds. Though Salt Lake City doesn’t have its own pizza style like NYC or Chicago (if you consider that pizza), SLC has no shortage of slices. So, accounting for sauce, cheese, crust, texture, and of course – mouthfeel, here is our list of the Best Pizzerias in Salt Lake City.

Didn’t see your favorite SLC pizza slice? We are always expanding this list with the best pizza spots, so let us know where we need to go next in the comments!

Rusted Sun Pizzeria

 

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Neighborhood: Ballpark

Address: 2010 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Website | Yelp 

Rusted Sun Pizzeria is a no brainer for the top of this list. We dine-in and take-out from this amazing pizzeria once a week. You can’t go wrong at Rusted Sun, whether you choose a pizza or a calzone (if your name is Ben Wyatt). Our go-to pizza is half BBQ chicken/half margherita with a pint of Uinta’s Golden Spike Hefeweizen and it never disappoints. Not going to front here: crust, sauce, and structural integrity play a big part in our best pizza ratings, and coupled with the best toppings, Rusted Sun easily deserves the title of Best Pizza in Salt Lake City.

Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub

 

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Neighborhood: Sandy

Address: 10290 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

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After years of traveling up to Ogden to visit, we were so happy to see Slackwater finally open a second location in Sandy. Let me sell you on this incredible (now) SLC pizzeria: a beautiful view of the Wasatch Front, outdoor patio seating, a massive beer list in bottles and on tap, and, most importantly, some of the most creative pizza you’ll try in SLC. Sure, you can get your staples. Your pepperonis and margheritas. But you simply have to try the Chicken Tikka Masala pizza with basmati rice, red onions, and masala on top, or the Gyro Trip pizza with gyro lamb, tzatziki, and fresh diced cucumbers.

Nomad Eatery

 

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Neighborhood: North Temple

Address: 2110 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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You might not expect to see Nomad Eatery listed for the Best Pizza in Salt Lake City, but if it’s on Nomad’s menu, you know it’s going to be incredible. There is no other pizzeria in Salt Lake doing pizzas like Nomad. These wood-fired pizzas have some of the most interesting toppings to top a pizza, including sopressata, crimini mushroom, caramelized onion, and pickled fresno chili on the Meatzza, or garlic cream, fontina, EVOO, and a ton of arugula on Salt Plate City’s personal favorite – The Betty White. Check back often as Nomad loves to switch up their menu and they crush it like red pepper it every time.

Pizza Nono

 

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Neighborhood: 9th & 9th

Address: 925 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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I’d like to ask the owners of Pizza Nono how annoying it is for food bloggers like us to write hacky headlines like “Pizza Nono? More like Pizza YesYes!” but I concede that it was my first instinct. Pizza Nono graces the 9th & 9th neighborhood with the heavenly aroma of its wood-fired pizza and the groovy sounds of its jazz night (like, actual jazz music – though Utah Jazz star Dante Exum had a pizza named after him and has hosted events on location). This shop might be small, but it’s big on flavor with its locally-sourced ingredients.

Este Pizzeria

 

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 156 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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If you want New York style pizza in Salt Lake City, Este is the place – specifically the Este Pizza in Downtown Salt Lake. On top of having the coolest location right across from some of the best bars in Downtown SLC, Este provides thin, foldable, delicious pizza that would make a Ninja Turtle cry tears of joy (maybe not Raphael, but definitely Donatello. He’s sensitive – and does machines). And don’t forget to get their garlic knots to start.

The Pie Pizzeria

 

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Neighborhood: University

Address: 1320 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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You’ll see The Pie Pizzeria at the top of a lot of Best Pizza in SLC lists, and for good reason. The Pie Pizzeria is a Salt Lake institution. Any University of Utah grad worth the ink on their degree and the debt they’ve accrued has walked the steps down to The Pie Underground, graffitied something obscene on the walls, and relished in its greasy glory. Nearly hidden from the street and down a few steps sits the cheesiest, THICC-est pizza in the Salt Lake Valley. The BBQ Chicken Cilantro graduated Summa Yum Laude across the street for its brilliance, and the Thai Pie is the only Asian Fusion meal that’s better than the sum of its parts. The Pie also has vegan and gluten-free options for the Freshmen humanities majors.

From Scratch

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 62 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Wood-fired and straight FIRE. From Scratch near the Gallivan Center in Downtown SLC features some of the best artisan pizza the city has to offer. This crispy, gooey goodness is just about perfect. If you aren’t a crust lover, From Scratch will make you one. The Barbecue Pizza features their delicious house barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, housemade mozzarella cheese, smoked cheddar, red onion, and topped with cilantro.

Pie Hole

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 344 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Website | Yelp 

Look. Some pizza is the best because the sauce was slaved over all morning by an Italian grandmother. Some pizza is the best because the cheese is so great it’s easy to forget you are lactose intolerant. But some pizza is the best because it’s always there for you. That’s the Pie Hole. The Pie Hole is a pizza-by-the-slice hole-in-the-wall pizzeria that’s open late and with cold PBR. When you are at your drunkest, The Pie Hole is there for you with bacon potato pizza and a little hair of the dog. With no hard data, I can still say The Pie Hole has prevented more hangovers in SLC than any other establishment.

Stoneground Kitchen

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 249 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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If you want a quality thin crust pizza with beautiful views of Salt Lake City, Stoneground Kitchen is the place. Stoneground features a rooftop patio with incredible views, perfect for dinner with friends on a summer night.

Big Apple Pizzeria

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Neighborhood: Millcreek

Address: 2939 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Website | Yelp 

Hey, for New York Style Pizza in Salt Lake City, you can’t go wrong with a place named Big Apple Pizza. When you are craving something cheesy, thin, and foldable, you’ve found your new haven.

Litza’s Pizza

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Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City

Address: 716 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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Litza’s Pizza is on this Best Pizza in Salt Lake City list because Litza’s Pizza is as Utahn as funeral potatoes, the best Winter Olympic Games in history, and outrageously restrictive alcohol laws. This place has been here long before my memories kicked in and thus has earned its turns. Pay your respects.