We arrived at La Quinta Salt Lake City Airport later than expected with a sick Monster in tow. So we decided to order something in for dinner. This allowed eat and keep and eye on the Monster to see how he is going after the car trip. We decided to order from Pizzeria Limone so we could use the $10 monthly grubhub credit I get from my AMEX Gold Card. Pizzeria Limone offers affordable Neapolitan-style pizza and receives very good reviews.
There was only one risk with ordering pizza…. the Pizza Monster. We made the mistake many years ago to give Link and Litty some pizza crust, and like Dr. Frankenstein before us we created a Monster. Any time link sees a pizza box he starts going nuts, to the point where if he doesn’t get pizza he will throw a massive fit. Like I am not kidding it sounds like someone is torturing him, we could get animal control called on us one day. We are trying to break him of this habit, but he loves pizza. Who doesn’t? But this is a huge concern in a hotel room.
Pizzeria Limone Menu
Pizzeria Limone is a small chain local with their only six locations in Utah. What really led me to try Pizzeria Limone was their menu. Their menu looked straight out of a pizzeria in Italy. With toppings like prosciutto, pistachios, pears, and balsamic glaze, they are not a standard American chain. Also, judging by their pictures, their pizza did look like authentic Neapolitan pizza. Needless to say, I was excited.
I ordered their basic Margherita Napoli pizza. I felt this would be the best way to judge the authenticity of their pizza. While stephanie ordered the Pizza Limone. This pizza has an olive oil base and is topped with garlic, five cheeses, sliced lemons, red onions, and bazil. Clearly, stephanie went way further outside the box than I did.
Pizzeria Limone Food
The pizza came in the the cutest pizza boxes. The big lemon must have fooled the Monster as he never realized that it was pizza! Double win!
I got even more excited when opening the boxes. The pizza actually looked like authentic Italian pizza. Guess what? The pizza was pretty good! It got a little a little cold during the delivery process. But all of the flavors were there. The crust was nice and doughy (just the way I like it) and seasoned perfectly. If we had the pizza at the restaurant and it was fresh out of the oven it would be amazing. It was one of the better representations of true italian style pizza I have tried in the US.
Stephanie’s Pizza Limone held up in delivery better. The freshness and acid provided by the lemon made for a better slightly cold pizza. I was concerned that the red onion and the lemon were both extremely strong flavors that would make the pizza unappetizing. Surprisingly, the pizza was well balanced.
To finish it off we decided to get the Limone Brownie. Stephanie and I have both been really into lemon recently and the chocolate brownie with lemon buttercream and chocolate ganache sounded amazing.
The Limone Brownie was as way too rich for my taste. I am not a huge sweets person and was hoping for more of a tart flavor from the lemon buttercream. However, there was either way too little lemon in the butter cream or it got completely overpowered by the richness of the chocolate, because the lemon was completely missing.
The Pizza at Pizzeria Limone runs between $8-$12 a pie. The pizzas themselves are kind of a weird size as they are pretty big for one person to eat, but a little small if you are sharing. So it would be ideal to split a pizza and a side. However, at around $10 a person having your own pizza and leftovers as a snack is not a bad option. In total we paid $20.85 before grubhub delivery fee, tax, and tip. Altogether it was $28.19, however, with my $10 monthly grubhub credit we ended up paying $18.19 total.
Pizzeria Limone is a really good true Neapolitan-style pizza. While ours was cold because it was delivered, it had all the right flavors. Fresh out of the oven Pizzeria Limone would likely be a high quality pizza for an affordable price.