Celebrity Endorsed with a Celebrity Taste

The Gilbert-based restaurant Sal’s Gilbert Pizza provides a comfortable atmosphere combined with delicious food to ensure that customers leave satisfied.


Photo Courtesy of Jake Matise

Gilbert-based restaurant Sal’s Gilbert Pizza has drawn more and more customers since the restaurant was featured on a popular Food Network TV show. The food certainly proves itself worthy of the attention.

Jake Matise, Sports Editor

One Saturday afternoon over spring break, after spending the entire morning at baseball practice, my family and I decided to go to a restaurant instead of eating at home. We ended up finding a restaurant featured on the popular Food Network show, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives in 2009, Sal’s Gilbert Pizza. Sal’s is located in the Gilbert Town Square on South Gilbert Road. It may be a little far, but the food was delicious, and it ended up being a pleasurable experience for my family and I.

We were able to be seated quickly, despite the place being small and somewhat busy, which was a plus. Our drinks were self-serve, making things go quicker as well. Instead of waiting for a waiter to give your order to, go up to the counter and place it yourself. We decided to order a sausage pizza and some calamari, which ended up being a wise choice.

The calamari arrived first and had good flavor, although a few of the tentacles were a bit too tough. The portion size was about what you would expect. The sausage pizza, one of their specialties, ended up being a very delicious thin-crust pizza that gave you a taste of Chicago. We still even had some left to take home, which was even better.

Overall, Sal’s Gilbert Pizza provided both a satisfying dining experience and some tasty food, with good service. It is a bit out there in terms of location, but it is a great place to go if you are in the area. I would definitely recommend Sal’s to a friend or to anyone who likes good traditional Italian food.