Another Salt Lake City that kept popping up on “best-of” lists was Settebello.
Settebello serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza as established by the guidelines of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association founded in Naples, Italy. In 2007 Settebello was certified by the President of the US Chapter of the VPN, Peppe Miele, as only the 16th member in the United States.
Of course, all that doesn’t necessarily mean the pizza is good.
Like Red Iguana, Sarah and Damon were able to vouch for Setebello’s pizza. Since they are both native East Coasters who know a good pie and have actually been to Italy, my husband and I headed there (with Damon for good measure) for lunch.
We had a salad and antipasto plate to start, which were tasty enough, but let me just get to the pizza because it was so good, maybe some of the best I’ve ever had. (And that includes pizza I’ve had in Italy!)
We ordered two pizzas. We got a classic margherita draped with prosciutto and the house special Setebello pizza, with crushed tomatoes, pancetta, fennel sausage, roasted mushrooms, toasted pine nuts, mozzarella and basil. The ingredients were top-knotch, and the thin crust was perfectly crisp. Topped off with pistachio gelato for dessert, it was a pretty much perfect pizza experience.