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“Best Pizza (And Everything Else) In The State”
Review of Pizzeria 712

Pizzeria 712
Ranked #11 of 232 Restaurants in Orem
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State Street
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We've been going to Pizzeria 712 since it first opened several years ago, and we have never eaten anything we don't love. The pizza is so delicious and such a high quality, it shouldn't even be in the same category as most pizza you eat. You have to try it.

The restaurant is small with a hip, funky atmosphere. There are only a dozen or so tables, plus a few outside in the summer, so definitely call ahead for reservations if you're going on a weekend evening. They trade out the artwork regularly from local artists, so there's always something interesting and new to look at on the walls.

The menu changes frequently, too. There are generally 4-6 appetizers, 3-4 salads, and 5-7 pizzas, plus 3-4 desserts. A few favorites stay constant, but most items change every few weeks. It makes the menu fresh and fun every time you go. All menu items are made of locally grown, organic, seasonal items as much as possible. So you might get a bacon, gorgozolla and squash pizza in the winter, and a roasted tomato, corn and red onion pizza in late summer. Even the meats are often made in house--like the speck, bacon, sausage, etc. Nothing is canned. It's all made from scratch daily, and you can taste the difference. And everything is cooked in the 712 degree brick pizza oven (hence the name).

If I have one complaint about this restaurant it's that the service is, and always has been, ho-hum. They hire hip servers who, at worst, give off the air of being too good to bother with you and, at best, are unenthusiastic. So don't go expecting one of those super cheerful, bend-over-backwards serving experiences. Just go for the amazing food, and don't expect much more, and you won't be dissapointed.

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Thank FlareyFlan
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

With no offense to anyone who lives there, Utah is a culinary wasteland populated mainly by mall that all look alike and fast food franchises. What a treat it was to find Pizzeria 712. This place would be a standout anywhere, but especially in Orem. The pizza toppings are imaginative, top quality ingredients are used, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly...My favourite was the speck, soppressata, garlic, tomato sauce and mozzarella pizza. If Pizza Hut is too crowded and you're looking for an alternative, this is not the place. If you want to experience "fine dining does pizza", this is for you.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

The menu was like taking a step in to the unknown. Watercress salad was outstanding! As was our potato pizza. Great atmosphere. Will return for sure.

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Thank DKCarizona
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went here on a Friday night and were lucky to get seated. The staff put our group of six at a table reserved for an hour from our appearance. We enjoyed prompt, friendly service and had no trouble enjoying our meal without feeling rushed. My wife and I shared the twice-baked potato (delicious) and a butternut squash pizza (also delicious!). For dessert, I had the amano chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chocolate shortbread cookie, and I've been dreaming of that chocolate shortbread cookie ever since.

This was a lively, comfortable place, quite busy on a Friday night. It was our first time there, and I'm sure we'll go back again. The meal cost us around $40, including the tip, and that was a seemed a bit pricey, but in retrospect, it was worth it.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Do your homework before going to this restaurant. It's an upscale pizza restaurant, not a Pizza Pie Cafe type. The appetizers, salads and pizzas are not the norm - eclectic ingredients are used and some work. The potatoes in my salad didn't and I'm not sure squash belongs on a pizza but it was worth a try. The sausage, fennel and roasted pepper pizza was delicious. The waiter says a pizza feeds "1 1/2" people. Order appetizers (the cauliflower one was fabulous) or a salad while you wait since only four pizzas fit in the oven, the waiter told us. They were very attentive with drinks and clearing used dishes, sometimes a little too quick - we wanted what was left on some of those dishes ... It's a very clean, nice restaurant tucked away in a mammoth building on State Street in Orem but it's worth finding.

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