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|Mr. X Pizza on Morgan Ford Road in south city|
: Mr. X Pizza
(5922 Morgan Ford Road; 314-353-7060), a funky little south-city pizzeria and coffee shop.The Deal
: A salad and a ten-inch, one-topping pizza for $6.99.
|The salad half of the lunch deal at Mr. X Pizza|
At some restaurants, you might pay $6.99 for a salad this big. The composition is unremarkable -- iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion and cheese -- but the vegetables were fresh and crisp, and there certainly was enough of everything. Your choice of dressing (Italian or ranch) is served on the side.
|The pizza half of the Mr. X Pizza lunch special|
The crust of the pizza is St. Louis-thin, but this isn't a St. Louis-style pie. The cheese is a thick layer of nicely blistered mozzarella, with a generous topping of pepperoni (my choice) scattered throughout it. The sauce is a little sweet, but not terribly so. As with the salad, the pizza by itself is more than enough food for one person.The Verdict
: Though neither the salad nor the pizza is especially memorable, both are tasty, and you certainly get more than your $6.99's worth. A judicious eater could probably make a second lunch from the leftovers.
5922 Morganford Road, St. Louis, MO