Louie's PizzeriaPublish date: Mar 28, 2021
Tags: Pizza Layton Utah
Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed
1095 N Main Street
Layton, UT 84041
What more enjoyable way is there to end a long week of work or school than pizza for dinner? It’s quick, convenient, and adored by even the pickiest of people. It’s the ideal meal for family and friends to celebrate the start of the weekend. This week my family and I did just that, and we chose Louie’s Pizzeria for dinner and this week’s review. Our meal consisted of an extra large combo pizza with a side of cheese bread. Combined cost to feed a family of six, less than thirty dollars. Certainly an affordable option. However, is the pizza’s quality worth the price?
I never really noticed this until this week that most pizzerias tend to have a three standard type of pizzas available. The classics that everyone knows, pepperoni and cheese as well as some type of combination of meat and vegetables mainly consisting of green peppers, onions and black olives. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact it makes it easier to compare the different pizza establishments. Louie’s is no different with their combo pizza.
The first thing you’ll detect with their extra large is the choice to include a square cut as opposed to the customary triangle cut. I think this was a sensible move on their part. It allows you give the toppings the respect they deserve. I’m sorry, but folding your pizza slice in half to consume it is absolutely wrong. If I wanted a pizza taco, I would order a calzone. A secondary benefit to the square cut allows those who don’t like pizza crust to focus on the part of the pizza they enjoy. This is incredibly convenient with picky children. Although I’m not altogether certain why you would want to avoid the pizza crust on Louie’s pizza.
Louie’s pizza crust is coated with a garlic butter spread and garnished with Italian seasoning. This allows the dough to develop a crisp exterior while encapsulating a soft and compact interior. It’s very reminiscent of the pizza curst found at Papa John’s. Like Papa John’s Louie’s Pizzeria bakes, it’s breadsticks using the same dough with the addition of the garlic butter spread and Italian seasoning. The texture of the crust of Louie’s is comparable to Papa John’s with Louie’s being slightly better due in part to the garlic butter spread.
Interestingly enough the toppings on the combo pizza were distributed evenly. No slice was dominated by one particular flavor. If you take the time to savor each bite. You’ll notice that the vegetables, in particular the green peppers and onions, enjoy a bit of firmness to them despite spending time within an oven. This suggests they were freshly chopped and prepared only a couple of hours before. I’m certain this minor detail goes unnoticed to most, but subconsciously your tastebuds will appreciate this commitment to freshness.
When I think about the cheese bread severed at Louie’s Pizzeria, only one word comes to mind. Amazing! This was by far my favorite part of the meal. I swear an absolute pound of mozzarella was trapped within that wonderful pizza crust and yearning to be freed. This was quality mozzarella too. The firmness, the texture, and the saltness could not have been any better. With each order of cheese bread, you have the option of either ranch or Louie’s house marinara sauce to dip each piece of nirvana into. Skip the ranch, select the marinara sauce. This thick sauce clung to the side of each piece of cheese bread and refused to let go. This is the same marinara sauce Louie’s uses for its pizzas too. The cheese bread is more than double worth its five-dollar pricetag.
I want to preface my final thoughts of Louie’s Pizzeria by saying this. Louie’s Pizzeria produces a quality pizza well beyond your expectations. However, it’s not the most amazing pizza I’ve ever consumed, although it does add something significant to any meal with friends and family. Comfort. Like ambient music, Louie’s pizza sets the proper tone for any get-together. It blends into the background which is where I believe this pizza wants to be. It’s the foundation of an enjoyable time. An afterthought, but one that servers its purpose well.