September 19, 2014

WRR: Spedelli’s | Pizza, Wings, and More

It’s Friday. You’re wearing your Levi’s because office policy let’s you do that kind of thing on this pre-weekend weekend. There’s a few things hovering in your In-Box, but mostly, the week is over and you’re looking forward to some much-needed R&R away from the office.

That sounds like a good enough excuse for me to hit Spedelli’s, one of Foothill Blvd.’s hidden treasures.

In fact, it’s so hidden, I’m not sure how it stays in business. Maybe an evening crowd (because, as you can tell, I’m there over lunch, not the evening)?

Formerly known as Davanza’s, Spedelli’s features a Dan Burton favorite: pizza, and good pizza at that. Like a lot of non-chain restaurants serving pizza, Spedelli’s selections carry atypical names like “Harry’s Choice” (pulled pork, pineapple, yellow onion, jalapeno and BBQ sauce), “Fat kids gotta eat” (meatballs, cheddar and mozzarella cheese), and “Hot Carlson” (pepperoni, spinach, red and yellow onions, black olives, garlic, tomatoes, banana peppers, mushrooms, green peppers).

I ordered the Merill Man-za, which, while slightly simpler than the previously mentioned pizzas, is a delicious and dripping with grease sausage, pepperoni, meatball, and bacon (which, let’s be honest, is really just meat candy).

How many ways to can I tell you I loved it? Let me repeat PEPPERONI AND  BACON. I will be a patron to this place till the day I die (or they close, or my office moves…). Dripping with stretchy, yummy cheese, sizzling with grease from the slightly concave pepperoni, the glistening sausage, miniature meatballs, and crumbled bacon, the crust crispy and fresh…

It’s enough to make me salivate just thinking about it.

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Spedelli’s menu and website.

Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Atmosphere: 7/10 it’s hidden, there’s pool, and get your beer on, too…
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About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

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