10 Pizzas You Have to Try in St. Louis

Pies from stuffed to Neapolitan-style, all over town

There are as many old saws about pizza as there are combinations of toppings, and they all boil down to this: you really can’t go wrong with any pizza, and there are lots of ways to go so, so right. We’ve short-listed some of our faves here, from deep-dish to cracker-thin

Anthonino’s

An upscale renovation transformed this neighborhood eatery...but no upgrades were required of the pizzas! A medium-thickness, hand-tossed crust is the base (there’s also a gluten-free option); we like the gyro and buffalo chicken varieties.   

Pi

An endorsement from the President of the U.S.? Yeah, you could do worse: ‘the best pizza he’s ever had,’ in fact, was what President Barack Obama said of his first taste of this deep-dish, cornmeal crust delicacy

Joanie’s 

A mainstay in the Soulard neighborhood, this friendly spot will serve you your choice of thin, thick or double-crust. One of our favorite veggie pies in town.  

PW Pizza

Options: that’s what we love most here. Three crust choices (original, honey wheat, gluten-free), plus vegan cheese. Build-your-own or specialties like “Creole Connection” (chorizo, shrimp, roasted jalapenos) and “Hawaii Five O” (local country ham, fresh pineapple). The choices are delicious.   

PW Pizza

Rigazzi’s

This stalwart of The Hill, a tight-knit Italian-American enclave, has been in business since 1957, and is still going strong. They do it classic St. Louis-style here, and the genius pairing here is with their “frozen fishbowl” of beer! 

Tomato-basil pizza from Rigazzi's

Dewey’s

A small, Midwestern chain that’s an uber-family-friendly spot. Recommended: the Green Lantern (mushrooms, goat cheese, artichokes and pesto) and the Bronx Bomber (pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives). 

Black Thorn Pub

Hole-in-the-wall corner bar that accidentally serves amazing pizza: we recommend the deep dish, so you’ll get even more of the sweet-spicy, velvety sauce and ooey-gooey cheese. Caveat eater: your wait will be long. Plan on a few beers and a few video games to pass the time. 

(Now We Get Creative) Neapolitan-style

We’re running out of spots on our short list! But so many pizzas left! So, for those partial to the wood oven-charred crust typical of Naples, Italy, head to: The Good Pie; Pizzeoli; Peel Wood-Fired Pizza; and A Pizza Story.   

And For Something Different...

How about a pad Thai or chicken satay pizza? Thai Pizza has you covered. And keep the kids happy with games and ‘za at America’s Incredible Pizza Company.