The most common Internet password is “pizza123,” demonstrating America’s love for this Italian delight, as well as its complete inability to protect sensitive information. Instead, soothe sensitive taste buds with secretive pizza concoctions thanks to today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and more at Este Pizzeria in Sugarhouse and Downtown. This Groupon is not valid toward the purchase of alcohol.
Amid striking décor featuring vibrant mural artwork and lustrous metallic touches, Este Pizzeria quells fiery appetites with expertly crafted New York–style slices, with vegan cheese available for health-conscious noshers. The relaxing outdoor patio is an ideal place to enjoy a bevy of menu selections while simultaneously avoiding mustachioed art thieves rappelling from air-conditioning vents. Opt for a specialty pizza such as the lasagna ($18–$22) with homemade marinara and meatballs, or the vegan white ($15–$19) with olive oil, garlic, oregano, vegan cheese, tomatoes, and red onions. Additionally, starters such as homemade garlic knots ($4.50), breaded cheese ravioli ($5.50), and buffalo wings ($6) will rev up anxious palates and get creative juices flowing, allowing patrons to fold thin pizza slices into elaborate swan origami. Este Pizzeria also serves up salads ($5–$10), strombolis ($8 for a three-topping regular) and calzones ($8 for a two-topping regular).
Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing your boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain once you've devoured an Este Pizzeria slice or four.
Salt Lake magazine says of the pizza:
- The New York-style pizza that we love is unchanged: its thin, supple crust folds easily, so you can collapse its mountain of toppings into your mouth like a hungry Brooklyn construction worker. – Salt Lake
The Where Would Jesus Dine in Salt Lake? blog says:
- Este Pizzeria is as good as many of the pizzerias in New York City. I know some will claim blasphemy on this, but who would know what blasphemy is more than I? It really is great, and surprisingly affordable for how good the pizza is. – Where Would Jesus Dine in Salt Lake?
The Salt Lake City Weekly independent newspaper made this defining statement:
- This is hands-down the best NYC-style pizza in town. – Salt Lake City Weekly
Este Pizzeria’s sign bears an unmistakable resemblance to those found at New York subway stations—a fitting image for a pizzeria that slices up East Coast–style pies. The oversize, thin-crust triangles bear toppings as varied as ham, fresh basil, and housemade vegan meatballs. Their selection of 13 specialty pizzas includes entirely vegan disks as well as the Clay, a heaping of meatballs, pepperoni, ham, and sausage. In typical New York fashion, diners can also opt for strombolis and calzones and are permitted to yell, “I’m walkin’ here!” at other patrons when exiting the restaurant.