By Kyle Biehl
“Damn, it looks better in here, man, and I’m down with the mustaches,” said Eric Miller, a University of Utah student.
When you think the most stereotypical thing that college age kids eat what do you think of? Pizza!
Last Wednesday Eric, my longtime friend from Orange County who also migrated to Utah, and I ate at Spedelli’s Pizza.
Spedelli’s has a fairly diverse menu, especially for only being open a month. They serve your standard cheese and pepperoni pizza by the slice, and you can get two slices of cheese or pepperoni and a soda for just five bucks. They also serve several different delicious beers on tap as well as high-point beer in bottles and $1 PBR’s! They also serve chicken, steak, pork, fish and street-style tacos where you ad on your own toppings at the taco bar right next to the soda machine. Spedelli’s offers four different sub sandwiches as well as some appetizers you’re not likely to get anywhere else like fried raviolis, and Poutine, which is French fries covered with cheese and gravy. They also have desserts too they call “happy endings” like fried Twinkies, friend ice cream and cinnamon sticks.
The ambiance of the new restaurant at 2325 Foothill Drive is great. The walls are filled with local artists’ murals that have a mountain theme with the mustache logo hidden in them as well as several beautiful large photos of mountains and snowboarders, enhancing the mountain sports vibe. The back room also features a pool table that is free on Wednesdays, which was lucky for me and Eric because we went on a Wednesday.
The crowd consisted of mostly of young adults but also had a couple of large families and some middle-aged men and women enjoying watching a baseball game on Spedelli’s three HDTVs.
Owners Mac and Sam Spedale have friends who are professional snowboarders, and they have named pizzas after them. The “ Merill Man-za” is Bode Merill’s pizza, the “Harry’s Choice” is Harrison Gordon’s and the “Hot Carlson” is my good friend Jonas Carlson’s pizza.
Eric and I ordered a 14-inch Hot Carlson. The pizza has pepperoni, spinach, red and yellow onions, black olives, garlic, tomatoes, banana peppers, mushrooms and green peppers. The Hot Carlson is definitely my favorite pizza on the menu. It has the most bang for your buck; you get so many toppings it’s crazy.
“This is f@#king good!” Eric said.
Sitting across the table from Eric, I had to agree. The speedy service was good, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was on point. I give Spedelli’s 5 out of 5 stars.
By Kyle Biehl