5 Top Places To Order A Pizza in STL

By ALIVE Staff
In Food

St. Louisans may not always agree on what style of pizza is best—thick or thin—but we can all settle on the fact that pizza in and of itself is a treasure. That’s why we’re highlighting some of the very top places in town to grab a pie.

John Racanelli, owner of the quickly growing St. Louis-exclusive chain, Racanelli’s New York Pizzeria, acquired his taste for fresh Italian cuisine at a young age. Having spent a great deal of his time in the kitchen with family and other influential chefs, he learned how to make authentic, hand-tossed New York-style pizza and other Italian meals. He brought his passion and concept to life in 1994 when he opened the very first Racanelli’s storefront in University City. Since then, Racanelli’s pizzerias have grown to include locations in the Central West End, Webster Groves, Kirkwood and St. Peters, as well as the original location in University City.

Racanelli’s takes pride in offering authentic family recipes to this day. “We make everything from scratch,” says Racanelli. “The dough and our sauces are made fresh daily, and we only use the highest quality 100 percent whole milk mozzarella which we grind ourselves.” Racanelli’s New York-style pizzas are also baked in brick ovens as opposed to electric conveyer ovens, a key element in the flavor they hope to achieve. Not only does Racanelli’s offer an expansive selection of pizzas, they also specialize in Italian-inspired appetizers, salads, calzones, Strombolis and sandwiches.

As the business continues to grow, Racanelli stays grounded to the core fundamentals rooted in him from his family. He truly believes that freshness and quality have been his ingredients for success.

Visit any of the locations for a unique dining experience or take advantage of the easily accessible online ordering system. Need catering for  special event of family get-together? Racanelli’s has you covered. In fact, mention this ad to receive 10 percent off your next catering order.

111 N. Kirkwood Road,
Kirkwood, MO 63122

8161 Big Bend Blvd.,
Webster Groves, MO 63119

12 S. Euclid Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63108

6314 Delmar Blvd.,
University City, MO 63130

3945 Mid Rivers Mall Drive,
St. Peters, MO 63376

Visit Racanelli’s New York Pizzeria online at racanellis.com
Order your pizza online at Racanellis.com.

Pointer’s Pizza’s signature item is the internationally famous Pointersaurus, which is a 28-inch pizza that weighs 10 pounds and feeds up to 20 people. Every day at 3pm, two people have the chance to win $500 if they can eat the entire pizza in an hour. Pointer’s specializes in delivery of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, wings, ravioli and salads in the Clayton area; carryout and delivery are available until 2am all week.

1023 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo 63117

Visit Pointer’s Pizza online at pointersstlouis.com


Since 2006, locally owned and operated pizza joint JJ Twig’s Pizza & Pub has established itself in St. Louis as a leader in quality and customer service—committed to having 100 percent of their patrons leaving the restaurant satisfied. If you are hoping for fresh preparation and a made-to-order dining experience, you’ve found the right place. Priding themselves on customer satisfaction means quality will never be compromised and ingredients will always be fresh. Visit any of their locations for a menu full of delicious options.

2964 Dougherty Ferry Road,
St. Louis, MO 63122

1090 Tom Ginnever Ave.,
O’Fallon, MO 63366

5600 Hampton Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63109

Visit JJ Twig’s Pizza & Pub online at jjtwigsstl.com

Basso is a sleek gastropub with an Italian accent and a playful attitude. From the open kitchen with its glowing wood-burning oven to the giant, polished zinc-topped island bar, there is much to be seen, smelled, heard and of course, tasted at Basso—most notably the wood-fired pizzas. The menu celebrates authentic Italian cuisine with its creative use of ingredients largely found in the surrounding community. You must check out Basso’s award-winning happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7pm with menu items priced under $7 and $4 craft beers.

7036 Clayton Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63117

Visit Basso online at basso-stl.com


Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! That’s right, pantastic pizza at The Pasta House Co. For 40 years, The Pasta House Co. has served award-winning pasta, and now fantastic pizza is a mainstay of the menu. A full selection is available, including the unbelievable “Meat Lovers” pizza. Deep dish is also available at select locations, and all pizzas are half price after 8pm every night—another reason why everybody loves The Pasta House Co.!

Multiple locations
Visit The Pasta House Co. online at pastahouse.com

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