Cafe Galleria, a long time staple of the Midway food community has finally opened a second store down here in the Salt Lake Valley, and we are all about to be much happier because of it, this pizza is spectacular. I devised the chart below to describe what type of pizza Cafe Galleria is.
Here you have a spectrum of the thin crust pizza world in Salt Lake City. On the far you left, you have the Italian style Marguerite pizzas, meaning they are light on the cheese, use thin crust, and bake quickly in a high temperature wood fired oven. These pizzas are healthier than their New York style counter parts who typically have huge flat crust pizzas loaded with toppings and cheese. I have found Cafe Galleria to be somewhere in the middle of these two pizza types. They have thin wood fired crust, but have a bit more cheese then a classic Marguerite pizza. Call them the love child of Italy and New York.
I went with the Siciliana, which had roasted bell peppers, red onion, and Italian sausage, all mixed in with mozzarella, fontina, and parmesan cheese. I loved everything about this pizza, the toppings, the sauce, and the crust were all top-notch.
I traded a slice for a slice with my friend, who ordered the Genevese. It also was fantastic containing oven roasted chicken, zucchini, arugula, and pine nuts. Growing up I hated spinach, but not that I’ve had arugula on several dishes from pizza, to pasta, to omelettes, I’ve become quite a fan.
Cafe Galleria has a great thing going down here in Murray. All of the other pizzas I had in my chart are great pizza, and I love them all, but it’s going to be hard to stay away from Cafe Galleria.