Food & Drink

6 of the Best Park City Pizzas to Eat Right Now

At these pizzerias and restaurants spread from Main Street to New Park, the slice is always right, from traditional Margherita pies loaded with delicacies.

By Ted Scheffler December 15, 2021 Published in the Winter/Spring 2022 issue of Park City Magazine

The arugula and anchovy pizza with mozzarella, parmesan, and lemon is one of the many delectable pies at Ghidotti’s.

Park City is home to many fine dining restaurants, but every now and then we all just crave a slice of cheesy pizza, right? Whether deep dish or thin crust, when made with the right stuff, pizza can be every bit as satisfying as a posh, multicourse tasting menu. If you’re looking for pizza perfection, we rounded up six can’t-miss local spots where you can get your pie fix.

Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery

If you’re visiting or moved from the East Coast, you’re probably pretty picky about pizza. You’ll feel right at home with the Jersey-style pizza pies at the aptly named Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery. The use of top-notch Grande brand cheese on Maxwell’s daunting 20-inch pies is a key to their outstanding flavor, and the fabulous Fat Kid pizzas are all very worthy of your dollars. 1456 Newpark Blvd, 435-647-0304,

Versante Hearth & Bar

Located in the Park City Peaks Hotel, Versante Hearth & Bar dishes up delicious flatbread pizzas from their wood-fired hearth oven. Our favorite pizza at Versante—because some like it hot—is the Speziato. It’s a spicy affair: mozzarella and red sauce topped with capicola, serrano, and peppadew peppers, parmesan, and chile-infused honey. And keep in mind that Versante pizzas are half off during happy hour Monday through Friday. 2346 Park Ave, 435-604-4012,

ESTE Pizzeria

For the kind of pizza that you get in New York City by the slice, served in all its cheesy glory on a flimsy paper plate, turn to ESTE Pizzeria. The pizza here is so good that a simple plain cheese pizza is plenty satisfying. Or try the interesting Pink pizza: ricotta mixed with marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella. Just don’t ask for pineapple; there are strict rules at ESTE forbidding pineapple on the premises. 1781 Sidewinder Dr, 435-731-8970,

Red Banjo Pizza Parlour

To sample great pizza and a slice of local history, visit Red Banjo Pizza Parlour on Main Street, Park City’s oldest open business, dating back to 1962. Owned and operated by the Toly family, Red Banjo is a favorite hangout where friends and families share pizzas like the vegetarian Mayflower with fresh mushrooms, black olives, purple onions, and green peppers, or the meat lover’s Motherload: Canadian bacon, cured bacon, pepperoni, and sausage. 322 Main St, 435-649-9901,

The Spur Bar and Grill

The Spur Bar and Grill is one of the few places locally with a brick pizza oven, which makes for an irresistible crust. Pizzas range from the eclectic Goat, with Italian sausage, black figs, goat cheese, white sauce, and rosemary, to a classic Margherita and the innovative Wasatch Elk Sausage pizza, with jalapeño and peppadew peppers, caramelized onions, bleu cheese, and olives. 352 Main St, 435-615-1618,


We saved our favorite Park City pizza for last: Whether you order a marvelous Margherita topped with burrata, a white-sauced spinach and artichoke pie, or perhaps the arugula and anchovy with mozzarella, parmesan, and lemon, you can’t go wrong with a pizza at Ghidotti’s in Redstone. The bubbly crust is outstanding, and the sauces, including homemade marinara, are excellent. Our vote for Park City’s very best pizza goes to Ghidotti’s Calabrese salami pizza with shallots, Taggiasca olives, spicy salami, mozzarella, pecorino, and a touch of oregano. Say hello to pizza nirvana. 6030 N Market St, #100, 435-658-0669,

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