Usually when we travel I obsess over every little detail, researching and planning out the best places to go and things to see. This trip my husband took over and after reading rave reviews about Antica Forma Pizzeria, we got all the kids dressed up (meaning 'real' clothes only, no swimsuits allowed)! In all seriousness it did have an amazing ambiance and felt fancy for small town Vernal, but we were just in jeans.
They had a European brick fire oven, a giant map displaying all the places around the world that people have traveled there from (guys, Europe was almost as crowded with pins as anywhere in the US -- our state is truly amazing, and a world renowned travel destination!), and, the real selling point, a sign advertising fresh, made in-house mozzarella cheese. Let me tell you, that cheese was by far the best I've had. Since my husband had made all our plans I hadn't even brought my camera or made arrangements to visit with the owners and ask questions for a review.
But it was so amazing that when the owner ended up walking around asking about how we enjoyed our meal, I basically jumped in asking him all about where his recipes came from. It turns out he met his chef overseas and somehow brought him back to Utah with him. My favorite little story of the night though was about how they entered their pizza in an international cook-off and took bronze.
So basically the best pizza in the entire world is at a restaurant in Italy. Second best is in New York and literally the 3rd best pizza in the whole world can be found right here in our own Vernal. So delicious! We tried the mushroom pizza that I'm not fancy enough to be able to pronounce, a margarita, because that is always my personal favorite, nothing like fresh basil leaves, and the kids got a meat lovers.
My youngest son was in a mood and didn't want pizza, so he ordered some mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce and we all ended up stealing them, because really guys, you have to drive to Vernal just to eat their homemade cheese.
Or actually you don't, because by the end of the conversation I learned that they are actually opening a second store in Moab this Spring, so you could drive there instead.
Seriously though, we loved it and have already made plans to try out their new location as soon as it opens, so be looking for a more thorough review in a few months! Thanks for having us Antica Forma Pizzeria!
One if the best thing about Antica Forma with Little kids is the desert pizzas that they let the kids make themselves. Not only are they delicious but it’s so much fun for the kids to make and parents to watch.