Wasatch Front Pizza Tour: fifth stop — Big Apple Pizzeria

Whitney Butters Wilde, Deseret News

Big Apple Pizzeria offers multiple specialty pizzas, including the Slaughter House with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, ham, meatballs, Italian sausage and a tomato-sauce base.

MILLCREEK — Why go to New York to have pizza when all you need to do is go to Millcreek?

That’s a question posed on Big Apple Pizzeria website, and creating authentic New York-style pizza is something the company delivers on.

With large wall decor featuring well-known New York City landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, it’s obvious the restaurant’s owners want to reinforce the New York connection as much as possible. While it’s a little forced, it works and the murals are fun to look at.

We gave Big Apple Pizzeria a 5 out of 6 slices.

Big Apple offers Italian fare from calzones and pasta to, of course, pizza, both as specialty combinations or as a build-your-own option.

Specialty options range from pesto to Hawaiian to vegetarian to Monte Cristo, but the waiter indicated the Slaughter House and the Blue Buffalo Chicken were among the restaurant’s best-sellers, so I ordered a 9-inch pizza of each.

From the first bite of both pizzas, I could tell Big Apple has the New York style down, especially with the crust. It was thick around the edges, thin on the bottom and easy to fold down the middle for convenient eating, although it was a bit burnt on the bottom (and…

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