As pizza is evolving at an exponential rate, scientists are predicting that the first sentient pizza will be baked in the spring of 2011. Delay the inevitable pizzapocalypse by eating the population with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, subs, or salad at Rocky Mountain Pizza in Mt. Olympus.
The menu boasts pizzas made with fresh dough and non-traditional sauces, with predetermined specialty combinations for those reaching for their blankies when faced with the daunting task of choosing from over 20 toppings. Specialty pies are grouped by sauce, including original red, such as the Yellowstone (cheese, Canadian bacon, and pineapple), white garlic, such as the Pikes Peak (cheese, pepperoni, ground Italian sausage, sliced mushrooms, ripe black olives, tomatoes, and green onions), and others, such as the Evergreen (pesto sauce, cheese, artichoke hearts, sliced zucchini, black olives, tomatoes, green onions, and chopped garlic). A large specialty pizza is $18.35.
Unlike a pony that can swim only the English Channel, Rocky Mountain Pizza is multi-tricked, with an all-you-can-eat pizza and salad buffet at lunch ($6.79) and dinner ($7.99) and a sandwich menu. Choices include the Mother Lode sandwich (black olives, artichoke hearts, onions, cheese, white garlic sauce, and diced tomatoes on a foccacia roll, $5.99), The Rocky Mountain calzone with your choice of cheese and meat ($5.99), and wraps such as the clubhouse (ham, Canadian bacon, swiss cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce, $6.29). The non-sliced eats help round out the menu like a post-Columbus earth.
The pizzastablishment, which has been operating in the same place for more than 25 years, features a roomy eating area with rustic western décor. Skiers and unfortunate souls trapped in giant inertia-driven snowballs can descend from the peaks for a welcome, warm bite. Diners can cozy up around the semicircular brick fireplace while waiting for made-from-scratch eats to emerge from the oven. Once a diner's teeth have thawed enough to chew, a friendly server will deliver steamy eats to anxious mouths—requests for a hand feeding complete with airplane sound effects will be entertained, but denied, probably.
Citysearchers give Rocky Mountain Pizza four stars:
- I have lived all over the Salt Lake valley and gladly drive out of the way for this restaurant's exquisite Vegetarian pizza, salads, sandwiches and breadsticks. I have found nothing comparable to RMP. Always quality food and service and an excellent place for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. It is my all-time favorite for pizza. – tencheJaixne
- Thank you guys for delivering to me during that snow storm the other day. Great stuff. Keep it up. – RickHickock
- I thought I knew good pizza, but until I stepped into Rocky Mountain Pizza I had no idea something as simple as pizza could provide one of the best evenings of my life. – stillsara
3977 S Wasatch Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124Get Directions