When the craving for traditional deep-dish pizza strikes, you can find several restaurants in the St. Louis area that are serving up tasty pies. Check out these locations to satisfy your craving and enjoy a slice or two at some of the best pizza joints in the city.
With four locations in St. Louis, Pi Pizzeria is one of the top joints for deep-dish pies. In addition to a wide selection of traditional and unique pizza options, the menu includes plenty of craft beers. Start your meal with an order of spicy pickles, a rustic loaf of garlic bread, or fresh hummus served with veggies and cornmeal flatbread.
For your entrée, try a specialty pie like the Delmar, piled high with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, roasted chicken, Pappy’s barbecue sauce, peppers, onions, and cilantro, or the South Side Classico, topped with Berkshire sausage and fresh veggies. You can also build your own deep-dish pizza with your favorite toppings, all served on a cornmeal crust.
Located on Forest Park Avenue, Jet’s Pizza is another local favorite. This franchised restaurant has a number of tasty deep-dish options, such as the barbecue chicken pizza, which is topped with premium cheese, red onion, bacon, grilled chicken, and tangy sauce, and the Philly cheesesteak pizza, which is topped with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and thin-sliced steak. You can also make your own pizza with a variety of toppings.
If you prefer New York-style pizza that you can fold in half, order the Bold Fold pizza, which has a thinner crust, cheese, and spicy mozzarella on top of the house red sauce.
Black Thorn Pub & Pizza
Black Thorn Pub & Pizza is a low-key joint located on Wyoming Street. It’s open daily from 5 p.m. until 1:30 a.m, and on some nights of the week, you can listen to live music while you eat. The menu includes wine, beer, and cocktails, along with tasty deep-dish pizza in 12-inch, 14-inch, and 16-inch sizes. Choose from toppings like pepperoni, ground beef, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, olives, green peppers, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. If you’re serving a crew, try the party pizza, which is 18 x 24 inches.
Louie’s Pizza Company
As a locally owned and operated eatery, Louie’s Pizza Company offers a variety of deep-dish options. The crust is made fresh from scratch every day and topped with chunky red sauce for extra flavor. On the appetizer menu, you’ll find options like chicken wings, fried mushrooms, toasted ravioli, mozzarella sticks, and potato skins. Along with pizza, the restaurant serves something for everyone, like burgers, salads, Stromboli, and calzones. The pizzas come in three sizes and a variety of options, including some local favorites and the option to build your own.
For deep-dish pizza, you can sample some of the best in St. Louis. Whether you’re dining out for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack, you’ll find a spot that makes pizza just how you like it.
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