What’s on the Menu: 700 Degree Artisan Pizza | Sponsored by Camping World

FEATURE — 700° Artisan Pizza is so named for the internal temperature of the brick oven that quickly cooks its customized pizzas. The restaurant abides by the motto “Our pizza, our craft, our passion.”

Located at 974 W. Sunset Blvd. in St. George, the restaurant specializes in creating pizzas using an “Old World handcrafted approach,” using only the freshest ingredients from local suppliers.

Watch Sheldon and pals Jeremy and Aaron as they sample several savory slices and sides during a recent visit to 700° Artisan Pizza in Episode 29 of “What’s on the Menu” in player above.

Owner-operator Tom Hoover calls their methods “a healthier approach of eating a really good pizza.”

“We do it the old-school way, where our recipes are basically from the early 1930s, maybe 1940s,” Hoover says. “So we don’t have all the extra additives and stuff that future generations or future chains have added over the years.”

St. George News “What’s on the Menu?” show. Episode 29, 700 Degree Artisan Pizza, December 2018 | Photo by Cassidy Tilden, St. George News

Hoover says the restaurant’s signature oven was handcrafted in San Giovanni, Italy. Nicknamed “Vesuvius” after the Italian volcano, it has a floor temperature of about 700 degrees Fahrenheit but can reach 1,000 degrees or higher in its dome.

“Everything is cooked in this oven,” Hoover says. “We have no deep fryer. We don’t bake anything outside. Everything that we make is actually made inside this oven, except for the salads of course.”

Hoover says the literal transparency of their setup is part of their success.

“I feel like everything is in this oven. It’s very simple. You can see it. Our kitchen is wide open. We have nothing to hide. We’re absolutely not doing anything behind the scenes that we don’t want anybody to see.”

Hoover summed up the restaurant’s menu using three words: fresh, healthy and simple.

700° Artisan Pizza’s beverage menu includes a selection of local draft beers on tap, wines on tap and hard ciders made from hand-crushed apples, in addition to various sodas and soft drinks. Popular side dishes include chicken wings, calzones, sliders and salads.

What’s on the Menu: 700° Artisan Pizza | Brought to you by Camping World.


  • 700° Artisan Pizza | Website | Facebook | Location: 974 W. Sunset Boulevard, St. George (click for map) | Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays. | Telephone: 435-703-6700.

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  • hiker75 December 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The pizza is delicious. Lots of ways to personalize it with a great crisp crust. Next time I want to try the sliders. The wings were great. Open Sundays with beer and wine on the menu what more could one want.

  • Mike P December 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Wait a minute, is this some kind of advertising scheme for 700 degree pizza and camping world? I wonder……

    • Redbud December 9, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      It is an ad obviously, I have eaten there once. On the positive side, the food does taste fresh, the pizza is very good, the beer on tap is good, the workers are very friendly. On the negative side, while I expect it to cost more than other pizza places, it is WAY more expensive! So instead of eating here a lot, it will just be a “treat” to enjoy every once in a rare while. I also wish they had more seating at the bar. Other than that, it’s good and I’ll be eating here once in a while when I have the $$$.

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