The 9 Best Pizza Restaurants in St. Louis

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Does anyone else eat leftover pizza for breakfast, or is that just me?

My husband might judge me when I go straight for the pizza box instead of the cereal box, but I don’t care. I could easily eat pizza for three meals a day and never get sick of it.

Thankfully, St. Louis is filled with fantastic pizza restaurants of all different varieties, ranging from New York-style to Neapolitan.

Today, I’m sharing my personal picks for the 9 best pizza restaurants in St. Louis.

Map of the best pizza restaurants in St. Louis

Best St. Louis-style pizza: Farotto’s

If you’ve never had St. Louis-style pizza, you need to try it at least once. Provel, a processed white cheese made from provolone, swiss, and white cheddar, is the defining characteristic of this pizza.

Crispy, thin-crust, and lots of creamy Provel make this style extremely unique, but polarizing. Most people either love it or hate it, but I’m in the former category.

You’ll find St. Louis-style pizza all over the city, but Farotto’s is the best in town. Founded in 1956, this family-owned Italian restaurant has proved to be a trusted local favorite.

  • Address: 9525 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119
  • Website: Farrotto’s

Best Neapolitan pizza: Melo’s Pizzeria

I’ve been to many cities in Italy, including Naples, the birthplace of pizza. Melo’s is the closest thing I’ve tasted to the pizza in Italy, which means this place is amazing.

Melo’s uses fresh ingredients, makes a delicious crust, and has exceptional service. This is a small joint that is only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so plan accordingly.

Best New York-style pizza: La Pizza

Located in University City, La Pizza is a small, family-owned shop, and it’s about the closest thing you can get to true New York-style pizza. Their dough and sauce are freshly made every morning.

I would recommend ordering ahead because this is a small shop that sometimes sells out before closing time- that’s how good it is!

  • Address: 8137 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130
  • Website: La Pizza

Best thin crust pizza: Bono’s

I came here a few months ago, hoping to find another great pizza joint. Although Bono’s has a hole-in-the-wall vibe, I was not disappointed.

My husband ordered a New York-style pizza and I ordered thin crust. While they were both delicious, we agreed that the thin crust was probably the best we’ve ever had in St. Louis.

  • Address: 4500 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109
  • Website: Bono’s

Best wood-fired pizza: Peel Wood-Fired Pizza

When I discovered Peel, it was a total accident. My parents happened to be staying at a hotel down the street from this restaurant while visiting the area. While walking the neighborhood, the smell of pizza drew us in. It turned out to be a well-hidden gem, and now it’s our new favorite pizza place.

Peel easily has the best wood-fired pizza in St. Louis. From wings to pizza, everything we’ve ordered has been delicious. Their Clayton area location has a great atmosphere and lovely street-side patio, so we come here frequently.

Peel also has a brewery, Peel Brewing Co. They serve their house-brewed craft beers at all three Peel Pizza locations, so be sure to check out their list of beers while you’re there!

  • Address 1: 208 S Meramec Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
  • Address 2: 921 South Arbor Vitae Set 101, Edwardsville, IL
  • Address 3:104 South Cherry Street, O’Fallon, IL
  • Website: Peel Pizza

Best deep dish pizza: Blackthorn Pub and Pizza

Located in the Tower Grove neighborhood, Blackthorn is the definition of a dive bar, complete with lots of wood paneling, exposed brick, and pinball machines. Every time I go here, it is slammed with locals (but not without reason).

In St. Louis, it’s rare to find a really good deep-dish pizza. Luckily, Blackthorn Pub and Pizza always knocks it out of the park. Their deep dish comes loaded with cheese, sauce, and toppings, while still somehow maintaining a crispy crust.

Because their deep dish is so loaded, I have a hard time eating more than one slice (despite wishing I could eat the whole thing!).

Best gluten-free pizza: Anthonino’s Taverna

My sister-in-law has a gluten intolerance, so we have tried many gluten-free pizzas, which are usually hit-or-miss.

Everything at Anthonino’s is fantastic, but I was extremely impressed by their gluten-free pizza crust. It was so crispy and flavorful, I couldn’t even tell that it was gluten-free.

Anthonino’s is located on The Hill, St. Louis’s Italian neighborhood. It started as a neighborhood pub in 1939, and it definitely still maintains that atmosphere. They expanded in 2014 to seat 100 people, but even with this capacity, there is almost always a long wait, so be sure to get there early.

  • Address: 2225 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Website: Anthonino’s

Best happy hour pizza: Twin Oaks Wood-Fired Pizza & BBQ

Not only does Twin Oaks have great wood-fired pizza (and BBQ!), but you can’t beat their happy hour, which is from 3-6 pm.

Half-price signature pizzas, along with $5 cocktails or drafts, means you can order a drink and an entire pizza for around $10! They also offer $3.50 longnecks and $7 buffalo bites.

  • Address: 1201 Strassner Dr, Brentwood, MO 63144
  • Website: Twin Oaks

Most well-rounded: Pi Pizzeria

Pi has three locations, all located in St. Louis’s most bustling neighborhoods: The Loop, Central West End, and Downtown.

My favorite pizza order at Pi is called The Hill (named after St. Louis’s Italian neighborhood), which is a thin crust pizza topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, salami, green pepper, kalamata, onion, and banana pepper.

Any local will tell you that Pi’s deep dish is a must-have, but I also really enjoy their thin crust, gluten-free pizza, appetizers, and salads. Everything on the menu is delicious!

  • Address 1: 6144 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112
  • Address 2: 400 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Address 3: 610 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • Website: Pi Pizzeria

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