St. Louis or the “Gateway to the West” is a great place to visit, especially in the summer months. It is home to the Anheuser-Busch brewery and where the first Kindergarten class started in 1873. It was also the first city ever to host the modern Olympics.
St. Louis also has beautiful museums, gardens, and parks to experience. Then there’s the dining scene. Today we will be talking about something that most people love, pizza.
St Louis has its own distinct type of pizza which is served on a thin cracker-like crust and sliced into squares. There are lots of pizzerias to choose from in St. Louis, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top 11 favorite spots.
Each of these restaurants serves high-quality ingredients and creative recipes for everyone to enjoy.
Check out my list of the best pizza in St.Louis below!
Best St. Louis Pizza Shops
- Dewey’s Pizza
- Pi Pizzeria
- Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas
- Anthonino’s Taverna LLC
- Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria
- PW Pizza
- Pizzeoli Wood Fired Pizza
- Union Loafers
- twinOak Wood-Fired Fare
- Melo’s Pizzeria
559 North and South Rd, University City, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 726-3434
Dewey’s Pizza is a pizzeria that serves quality specialty pizza and salads in a laid-back, rustic atmosphere.
Andrew DeWitt founded it in 1998. I recommend getting the Green Lantern pizza. If you love mushrooms and artichokes, this is the pizza for you.
It comes with red sauce, mozzarella, minced garlic, goat cheese, artichokes, mushrooms, and pesto. If you prefer a meaty pizza, go with their Don Corleone option.
It’s loaded with genoa salami, capicola ham, mozzarella, and pepperoni. Dewey’s Pizza is one place you’ll want to stop when in St. Louis for its top-notch pizzas and casual atmosphere.
400 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 367-4300
Pi Pizzeria is a premier restaurant specializing in serving irrationally delicious pizza and craft beers. They have two locations in St. Louis.
Not too far from both sites is the Compton Hill Water Tower. It’s a historical landmark that I recommend seeing while in the area.
I recommend the blazed wings as an appetizer. These chicken wings are oven-baked and served with yogurt-cucumber dressing. One of their most tasty pizzas is Bucktown.
It comes with mozzarella, roasted chicken, artichokes, red pepper, green olives, and red onions topped with feta and sun-dried tomato. The pizza combines chicken and veggies on a deep dish cornmeal crust. It is something to try for sure.
Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas
5046 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 771-4900
Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas first opened its door in May of 1988 and brings you the best authentic Carretero Family pizza recipes. They specialize in Mediterranean cuisine, including salad, pizza, panini, and pasta. Their menu is set up a bit differently.
Instead of picking a pizza, you first choose the toppings and the size. It is essentially a make-your-own atmosphere that also offers four specialty pizzas.
I recommend their 12-inch medium pizza with mixed cheese (provolone, cheddar, and mozzarella), shrimp, mushrooms, garlic, and basil.
This was a different pizza experience. The flavors were different from your average pizza joint, mainly because I had never had shrimp on a pizza before.
Anthonino’s Taverna LLC
2225 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 773-4455
Antonino’s Taverna opened in 2003. It’s located near the Gateway Arch in the heart of the city. Antonino specializes in a mixture of Italian and Greek specialties, emphasizing pizza, pasta, and seafood.
All of the pizzas come in a 14-inch large hand-tossed crust.
I recommend the Fidget-About-It pizza and not just because of its name. The pizza comes with fig spread, mozzarella, goat cheese, prosciutto, and sauteed onions.
I was pretty hesitant to try this pizza, but it is something that shouldn’t be missed. It was delicious. You can also order it with chicken instead of prosciutto if you wish.
Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria
9568 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: (3140 942-6555
Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has a huge Italian menu of pizzas, pasta, and other unique entries. It’s located near the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for those of you history buffs.
The unique thing about this Osteria is that you can also order frozen pizzas made in-store from scratch. I recommend the pear and prosciutto pizza.
The pear and prosciutto pizza comes with taleggio dop and fontina cheese, thinly sliced pear and prosciutto, topped with parmesan cheese. I was intrigued to try it because of the pear. It was so good, though! If you are in the mood for Italian, this is a must-try.
2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 241-7799
PW Pizza is a neighborhood pizzeria in the Grove where you can find some of the best thin crust pizza in St. Louis.
PW stands for Paul and Wendy, who are the creators of the establishment. Their focus is on serving you fresh seasonal ingredients in a unique environment.
It’s located near the Old Cathedral in the heart of the city. They offer an extensive menu including pizzas, calzones, appetizers, salads, soups, desserts, and of course, their specialty pizzas.
I recommend their charity pizza, a cheeseburger pizza loaded with hamburger meat, cheddar cheese, honey mustard, tomatoes, and onions. They top it with pickles.
They call it their charity pizza because they donate $2 of the sale to their monthly charity each time you buy a good pizza for a good cause.
7734 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 862-6603
Pastaria is a neighborhood pizzeria located in the Grove as well. It’s housed near the Historic Hanley House and offers an extensive menu, including pizzas, calzones, appetizers, salads, soups, and desserts.
I recommend the four cheese pizza. The pizza comes with mozzarella, fontina, gorgonzola dolce, and grana padano chesses. It was a lot of delicious cheesy goodness that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else.
Another thing to remember about Pastaria is that they also cater if you are in the market for the best pizza in St. Louis for your event. You can never go wrong with pizza, right?
Pizzeoli Wood Fired Pizza
1928 S 12th St, St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 449-1111
Pizzeoli Wood Fired Pizza offers some of the best wood-fired pizzas. They have vegan and vegetarian options as well. It’s located near the Carondelet Branch Library in The Grove.
I liked the unique names they had for their pizzas. A couple were the Butterbird, Chim Chimney, and the Heatstroke. I recommend the buffalo chicken bacon pizza.
It comes with house-made buffalo sauce, fontina and fontinella cheeses, bacon, chicken, green onions, and house-made ranch. The top is sprinkled with black pepper, ranch, and olive oil.
It’s another one of those pizzas that combine a lot of flavors that might seem weird at first, but it turns out to be a winner from start to finish.
1629 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 833-6111
Union Loafers offers bread, sandwiches, salads, and wines. It’s located near the Missouri Botanical Garden for those who like to be outdoors. Union Loafers even sells their own merchandise. It’s an exciting eatery in the area.
The thing to note here is that they are not a pizzeria, but they offer a Pizza Rossa Mini that offers a unique taste.
It’s essentially a flatbread topped with crushed tomatoes, chili oil, and flaky sea salt. They also have a cheesy mini which is a flatbread as well.
It’s topped with cheese and breadcrumbs. Both are great.
Twin Oak Wood-Fired Fare
1201 Strassner Dr, Brentwood, MO 63144
Phone: (314) 644-2772
Twin Oak Wood-Fired Fare serves up wood-fired pizza and barbeque. It was established in 2011 and has the largest wood fire oven in the country. The restaurant is family-owned and creates their own unique recipes.
This is another location that has unique pizza names. There’s the Barn Burner, the Italian Stallion, and the Smoking Rooster, just to give you an idea.
I recommend the meatier-ologist. It’s loaded with pepperoni, andouille and Italian sausage, bacon, basil, mozzarella, and their house tomato sauce. It’s another unique pizza loaded with flavor. They also have some appetizers that are good as well.
2438 McNair Ave Rear, St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 833-4489
Melo’s Pizzeria is another great pizzeria that is near Tower Grove Park. It’s one of those pizzerias that have an old charm. They are known for wood fire-grilled pizzas as well. They are one of the pizzerias that offer signature thin and crispy St. Louis crust.
I recommend the Uncle Tony Pizza here. It comes with tomato sauce, provolone and mozzarella cheese, red onion, and sausage. I like the thin crust because it doesn’t take away from the toppings.
You get to taste the cheese and sauce a lot more than you would on a regular thin or pan-crusted pizza.
If you are visiting the area for the first time, try to stop by a pizzeria. The city offers some of the best pizza in St. Louis. There are a lot of good pizzerias, but these ones stand out from the rest of them.
Want to make pizza at home? Check out our guide on making a Chicago Style Deep dish Pizza. It’s a hearty and filling meal the family will enjoy. The recipe gives you all the tools you need to make pizza or ideas for making your own.
Did we leave a pizza shop out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!