6 St. Louis restaurants with great pizza
Pizza is one of those magical foods that nearly everyone likes – it’s up there with burgers and tacos. Here are a few places around town serving up some seriously good slices.
This locally owned pizzeria in historic Soulard is known for its signature Neapolitan-style flimsy center with char bubbles on the crust. It was recently listed on Yelp's Top 100 Pizza Spots in the US as #39 and the #1 Pizzeria for Neapolitan-ish Style Pizza in Missouri by the Washington Post. They use natural ingredients, including locally sourced dairy, meats and produce, and avoid seeds oils both in their fryers and sauces. There are also plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Stop in for a slice and some drinks, including handcrafted cocktails, Italian wine and local craft beer. Cozy and casual yet upscale, the ambiance is perfect for date night or group outings. Reservations are encouraged as limited seating is available.
1928 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314.449.1111, pizzeoli.com
Anthonino's Taverna takes their pizza very seriously, including gluten-free and vegan options. The hand-tossed crust from Marconi Bakery can be topped with a wide variety of ingredients, from gyro meat and classic pepperoni to fresh figs. Their high-quality mozzarella provides a creamy, mouthwatering cheese pull that will keep you going back for another slice. All ingredients are fresh and sourced locally as much as possible. You can conveniently find their frozen gourmet pizza at your local Schnucks. Next time you are craving pizza, head to Anthonino's for dine in, carryout or catering.
2225 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.4455, anthoninos.com
Blues City Deli
You may think of sandwiches when Blues City Deli comes to mind, but their frozen wood-fired pizza uses the same recipes as the now-closed Melo’s Pizza, meaning they’re incredibly delicious and sell out fast. The dough is made in-house using a Neapolitan recipe, and they use only the highest quality ingredients. The cheese and pepperoni pizzas are made with mozzarella, but the STL (Italian sausage and pepperoni) utilizes a delightful blend of Provel and mozzarella.
2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.8225, bluescitydeli.com
Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas
Enjoy authentic St. Louis-style pizza in the heart of the Hill. Guido’s Pizzeria has been a local institution since 1988. For more than 35 years, they’ve been serving up traditional thin-crust pies along with creative specialties like the chicken Alfredo pizza. In addition to the family atmosphere and the care they put into everything they create, what really sets Guido’s apart is the signature blend of Provel and mozzarella cheese they use for their pizzas. Visit Guido’s for authentic family recipes made with love.
5046 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, 314.771.4900, guidosstl.com
Vangel’s Restaurant & Bar
Vangel’s offers a variety of flatbread pizzas, including Buffalo chicken, Alfredo chicken, a meat trio, and a bacon flatbread. They are cooked to order utilizing housemade sauce and fresh ingredients, perfect shareables for happy hour or the kids. Owner Louie Vangel is the grandson of the late St. Louis restaurateur Charlie Gitto, so there are some menu items from Charlie Gitto’s Downtown. In addition to their great food, the craft cocktails are also noteworthy, particularly the Group Chat, an updated version of Old-Fashioned, and the Cessna with gin, Campari, pineapple, lemon and agave.
10017 Manchester Road, St. Louis, 314.698.2060, vangelsrestaurant.com
Edera Italian Eatery
Edera has a variety of delicious ‘zza in flavors ranging from margherita and salsiccia to prosciutto, tomato and pancetta, sausage and peppers, along with honey ‘nduja. Working to ensure you get a great slice every time, the team at Edera cold ferments the dough for 52 hours, tests and adjusts the PH level daily. They also use San Marzano tomatoes and 12% 00 flour. The pizzas are cooked in an 800-degree oven for optimal taste and texture. In addition to their great food, Edera also has one of the most beautiful courtyards in the city with a massive wall of ivy lending perfectly lush vibes.
48 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, 314.361.7227, ederastl.com
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