Eat Beat: Pier 49 Pizza

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Pier 49 offers great selection and great quality, and it doesn't skimp out on toppings, as can be seen here with their "Cable Car" pizza.  It has sausage, pepperoni, ham, hamburger and bacon. (Jeffrey Allen)
Pier 49 offers great selection and great quality, and it doesn’t skimp out on toppings, as can be seen here with their “Cable Car” pizza. It has sausage, pepperoni, ham, hamburger and bacon. (Jeffrey Allen)

Anyone looking to branch out from typical college pizza joints should head on over to Pier 49 Pizza. This restaurant does things a little differently when it comes to pizza. Rather than the expected cheese, pepperoni or combo pizzas that most pizza places advertise, Pier 49’s menu consists of 16 specialty pizzas, as well as subs and salads.

Popular choices

The most popular dish at Pier 49 is the Lombard Street, a pizza made with Southwestern chicken marinated in sweet bbq sauce, topped with imported gourmet cheese and red onions. Other favorites are Nob Hill, a garlic Alfredo chicken pizza topped with chicken, mushrooms, green onions and fresh or baked tomatoes, and the 49er, which has more than 100 pieces of pepperoni.

Customers can also make their own favorites. All toppings and styles are available for create-your-own pizzas.

Location

Pier 49 is located at 3210 N. University Ave. in Provo. 

Hours

Pier 49 is open Monday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Price

Prices for pizzas can range from $7 for individual pizzas to $25 for extra large sizes. Subs are $8. Dessert pizzas and breadsticks run from $4 to $6.

Pros and

cons

The pros include the great variety in pizzas, breadsticks, desserts, subs and other types of dishes. The sourdough bread adds a unique taste to the pizza experience. Pier 49 doesn’t short-change customers on toppings either; each pizza is heaping with whatever toppings customers choose.

The cons are the prices. A large pizza is typically $17–$20.

Fun fact

Pier 49 always has a dinner-for-two deal, which includes a medium specialty pizza, breadsticks and a dessert pizza for $17.99.

The manager says

“Once you try Pier 49, it’s really hard to go back to other pizza,” said Russ Hanson, manager of Pier 49.

 

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