The Return of Underrated/Overrated: What Is St. Louis' Most Overrated Pizza?

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Jennifer Silverberg
It's back! After taking a few months off while we celebrated the Best of St. Louis and then the holidays, our search for St. Louis' most underrated and overrated foods, restaurants and more continues.

When we last polled the people, we wanted to know what's St. Louis' most underrated pizza. Now, perhaps the most contentious question we've asked: What is St. Louis' most overrated pizza.

See Also:
- "Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Pizza Is..."
- "Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Overrated Italian Restaurant Is..."
- "Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Burger Is..."

The procedure, in case you've forgotten: Nominate your choice for St. Louis' most overrated pizza in the comments. Be sure to include an explanation of why this pizza is overrated. The more detailed and/or clever the explanation, the more likely we are to notice it. Any kind of pizza qualifies: thin-crust, deep-dish, St. Louis-style or other.

Nominations are open until noon this Friday, February 1. Voting opens next week.

Have at it!

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)
- Most Underrated Pizza: Felix's (6335 Clayton Avenue; 314-645-6565)

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infamousd20
infamousd20

Most overrated --- PI... it's not that good. Most underrated - Erio's Pizza in Woodson Terrace: it might not be fancy or flashy, but it is very authentic, damn good pizza. I will not hesitate to drive a half hour for this pizza.

Kimberly Brumitt
Kimberly Brumitt

imos blows...fortels was rally nasty! canned mushrooms?? for real?.. i havnt had good pizza in st louis since i was a kid! helens pizza on gravois was the best!

Jessica Hampton
Jessica Hampton

Overrated=Dewey's. underrated= JJ Twiggs & Fortel's in Bridgeton

stlouisbornandbred
stlouisbornandbred

PI - absolutely the worst pizza in st louis.  and can we stop acting like they are geniuses?  ITS NOT EVEN THEIR IDEA!  CHECK OUT LITTLE 5 STAR PIZZA IN CALIFORNIA!  They weren't even clever enough to change the item names on the menu!  the deep dish sucks, the thin crust is soggy, the wings are fatty.  the only good thing is the garlic bread, but how do you screw up bread, butter and garlic.  

Debbie Scofield
Debbie Scofield

Imo's. Because the qualiy is so inconsistant from one location to the other.

Melissa Winckowski-Lambert
Melissa Winckowski-Lambert

I put Imo's and Pi in the same category as "suck". Doesn't matter what the cheese is. Two different styles that both are positively overrated.

Tim Grant
Tim Grant

Imo's all the way. Terrible.

chrisward99
chrisward99 topcommenter

Something something Imo's is good, something something Imo's is bad. Here we go again! *slide whistle*

Bea Stout Pollard
Bea Stout Pollard

Most overrated: Racanelli's. yuck! Most underrated: Fortel's and Farotto's. We don't have Fortel's often cuz it's not near our home. I'm surprised there aren't more around St. Louis. That pizza is good!

Scott Creedon
Scott Creedon

Imo's and it's provel is an abomination to anything pizza

jkingstl
jkingstl

Absolutely, without a doubt - Imo's  I actually really like provel as an option for pizza, and I dig most other St. Louis style pizzas, but I just don't get the Imo's love - at all.  Also?  Why is it so damned expensive? 

Zach Samples
Zach Samples

Imo's is way overrated. Serra's in O'Fallon is wayyyyyyy underrated!

Corey Butler
Corey Butler

Overrated - blackthorn, I waited till I was 21 to enjoy their burnt, mound of greasy cheese with no sauce..

Tom P Hewitt
Tom P Hewitt

The Good Pie. Went and had 3 $7 beers and 2 burnt to hell pizzas over the weekend.

Rick Kohn
Rick Kohn

Yep Imo's carboard crust, tomato sauce and provel cheese, the scrapings of most leftover cheeses, ugh!

Laura Lovendahl
Laura Lovendahl

I think Pi is really good, but too expensive. I like to import my pizza from Chicago :-)

Laura Lovendahl
Laura Lovendahl

How can you even put Pi and Imo's in the same comment... Mozzarella vs Provel?? Just sayin...

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

Imo's pizza seems to be like each of the last two POTUS. You either love it or hate it. There appears to be no middle ground. I, for one, consider Imo's to be my Barack Obama. I LOVE IT!!!

jwilkins88
jwilkins88

I'm gonna say it.... Dewey's. I've just never understood the hype

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

Imos is totally overrated.. Nastiest pizza I have ever had

James Wright
James Wright

lol imos is the best from the hampton location. it changes from store to store thats for sure.

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

What's with these out of towners commenting here? Imo's is AWESOME!!!

chica2270
chica2270

Imo's is awful! Also Blackthorn Pub's infamous pizza. It took too long and wasn't good at all!

Peggy Keller
Peggy Keller

Imo's would not get so much praise if they did not constantly get so many people bashing them every time Pizza is mentioned.

Alissa_Nelson
Alissa_Nelson

@stlouisbornandbred I actually go to Little Star regularly and Pi hasn't kept any of their pizza names (I'm guessing because LS isn't corny enough to name their pizzas after SF neighborhoods). That said, Little Star is definitely better -- Pi is ridiculously salty.

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