What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Pizza?

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Jennifer Silverberg
A cheese pizza from Mr. X in south city. View the National Cheese Pizza Day slideshow.
Did you know that today is National Cheese Pizza Day? We didn't, but only because pizza is our default food, so every day has the potential to be Cheese Pizza Day.

View a slideshow of delicious cheese pizzas from across the country.

The occasion seems right to ask the question that has been looming over Gut Check ever since we began this Underrated/Overrated business: What is St. Louis' most underrated pizza?

You know the procedure by now: Nominate your choice for St. Louis' most underrated pizza in the comments. Be sure to include an explanation of why this pizza is underrated and deserving of wider praise. Any kind of pizza qualifies: thin-crust or deep-dish, even, yes, St. Louis-style.

We'll look over the nominations this time next week and assemble a list of semifinalists.

The Gut Check Underrated/Overrated Hall of Fame

Most Underrated Burger: Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060)

Most Overrated Burger: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (multiple locations)

Most Underrated Italian Restaurant: Filomena's Italian Kitchen (9900 Manchester Road, Glendale; 314-961-9909)

Most Overrated Italian Restaurant: Rigazzi's (4945 Daggett Avenue; 314-772-4900)

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A.G.
A.G.

Felix's for sure

bluesfan7
bluesfan7

Roma's Pizza in Bethalto, IL.  A bit of a drive, but worth it!

ptotheb3
ptotheb3

@gutcheckstl The Good Pie is the correct answer and you know it.

coreysmale
coreysmale

@kat_vicari @docsuess @bekahnelson @gutcheckstl Cecil's on Watson, Happy Joe's, La Pizza

jlkrock
jlkrock

Pizza-A-Go-Go

Hands down.

samiamku
samiamku

Mario's pizza in Florissant

noonish
noonish

Pizzarelli's and Fracai's both in Ellisville. 

A.G.
A.G.

Felix's on Tamm in Dogtown. By the slice or a whole pie, amazing stuff.

ChiGirl
ChiGirl

Elicia's is awesome!  A great late night discovery in South City.  Conveniently delivered during after bar hours and yummy.  I also love Pirrone's!  More than enough toppings and just delicious.  Jerry's Special is my fave.

Phil
Phil

Bocci Bar in Clayton; Mr. X in South City.

demd5d
demd5d

Bean House pizza in Lemay and Garvey's Pizza in Oakville

jcthelilly
jcthelilly

I would like to also mention Brickhouse Pizza in located inside Kingpin Lanes in Bridgeton.  Off the beaten path?  Yes.  Worth the trip?  Yes.  The pizza is amazing, people are friendly and who doesn't like hanging out in a bowling alley?  If not the most underrated, it at least needs to be on your radar. 

JPBarnett
JPBarnett

Here's another for Elicia's.

estl
estl

I love Riley's and Tivoli.  Both are the best in their genre.  Riley's is the perfect St. Louis style and Tivoli makes me feel like I am in Italy again. 

hbanks
hbanks

Pizza-a-go-go!  Check or cash only!

jrwjr
jrwjr

Riley's Pub on Arsenal makes a great St. Louis-style pizza.  Perfect amount of cheese and a great, crunchy crust.  Delicious and cheap.

chayes1892
chayes1892

Pirrone's Pizza in Florissant (there are locations in St. Charles but Flo-Town is the original and BEST). I've never tasted a crust cooked so perfectly - thin, flaky, crunchy, and with the perfect amount of seasoning at the edge. The sauce is piled on just enough to get that creamy tomato taste, and the provel cheese is beyond words. North Countians have been eating this pizza for years and it is easily the best, most underrated pie in the St. Louis area. 

jcthelilly
jcthelilly

Underrated you say?  Not my favorite, as STL has many pizza hotspots, but Elicia's Pizza makes a damn good pie.  Taste, toppings, crust, price, convenience, delivery options...all the things needed in a good solid pizza joint.

STLjump
STLjump

Pizza Tivoli - South City off Kingshighway.  They use a wood-burning oven to cook up their delicious crust.  Fantastic toppings that includes some variety so you can try something new, but they also have all the tranditional staples.  A nice little patio area, and they have overall decent prices.

exiledstlouisan
exiledstlouisan

Pirrone's Pizza. Yes, you have to drive all the way to Florissant to eat there, but ctheir liberal use of provel makes up for it. Cheap beer doesn't hurt.

ctsmith53
ctsmith53

Mama Gusto's 314 in Carondelet, a welcome alternative to STL super thin.  The sicilian is fantastic.  Great daily lunch special, if you're looking to sample some MG's.

anseleye
anseleye

Peel in Edwardsville.  I'm a STL city girl, so it's hard to throw props to a semi-distant East-side suburb, but Peel has the best pizza I've had in the area, hands down.  Wood fired in a traditional 800 degree wood burning pizza oven, fresh ingredients, recipes both traditional and modernized, they have it all.  Now, if they'd just open a location in the city of St. Louis I'd be eating there three times a week minimum.  It is DIVINE.   

mtoo
mtoo

Monte Bello in south St. Louis. Homemade sausage and t-ravs are a bonus.

Catherine Betz
Catherine Betz

Monte Bello Pizzeria in South City. It is in a basement and it is so good.

ellav8or
ellav8or

Pazzo's Pizza in Kirkwood.  The crust is visibly handmade, imperfect and yet, perfect.  They don't play it safe with the standard provolone/mozzarella/canned pizza sauce crap, yet experiment with much more palatable items such as goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil and yes, FRESH mozzarella.

John May
John May

Pizza a go go, its like a well kept secret!

DocSuess
DocSuess

@coreysmale @kat_vicari @BekahNelson @gutcheckstl STL's most underrated pizza @eliciaspizza

BekahNelson
BekahNelson

@DocSuess @coreysmale @kat_vicari @gutcheckstl black thorn

BekahNelson
BekahNelson

@kat_vicari @bpadberg @docsuess @gutcheckstl @coreysmale yeah but they discriminate against adults.

bpadberg
bpadberg

Totino's party pizza @BekahNelson @docsuess @kat_vicari @gutcheckstl @coreysmale

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