A Pizza Story Cooks Up Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizzas in Maplewood

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"Fantasy" pizza with tomato sauce, prosciutto de parma, fresh burrata and arugula. | Photos by Mabel Suen
In June A Pizza Story (7278 Manchester Avenue; 314-899-0011) opened in Maplewood serving Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas alongside a full bar. With each pie, former Washington University professors Muhammad Alhawagri and Sherif Nasser aim to serve up crisp, charred crust and a supple interior, topped with fresh ingredients.

See also: A Pizza Story Will Serve Neapolitan Pizza Cooked Up By Two Wash. U. Professors

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Co-owners Muhammad Alhawagri and Sherif Nasser.
Of the pizzas, Nasser recommends his two favorites: the classic margherita with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil as well as the "Fantasy" with tomato sauce, prosciutto di Parma, fresh burrata and arugula. The menu also offers a salads, fried calamari with puttanesca dipping sauce, charcuterie and cheese boards, a couple of pasta dishes and gelato made by local chef Francesco Velocci.

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The dining room.
A Pizza Story's current hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the A Pizza Story website or follow it via Facebook.

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Bryan Edwards
Bryan Edwards

Food was good in my experience. But what is it worth? Everything... every menu item is overpriced by at least $2. So, go. Enjoy. You will like it. When the bill for one drink, one salad, one app, and a pizza that feeds one person tops $40 w/ tip (per person), it's just not tenable. I'll go to Niché or Sydney Street for that.

Aaron Darnell
Aaron Darnell

Actually I was just told by my friend that we didn't have to pay for the beer. Good luck on the endeavor though.

Aaron Darnell
Aaron Darnell

I went to "a pizza story" with a friend of mine and there were 4 people and the GM in the place. We ordered a pie and a beer each. 15 mins later the pie came out charred to a crisp and the waiter served it with a smile on his face. He went back to the table he was sitting at and started to play with his cell phone. My friend and I looked at each other and started laughing. We were looking for cameras, as we thought we were being duped. No cameras. I took the pizza and put it on the table in front of the server and asked if he would like to eat it. Gave him $10 for our beer(including tip) and left. NEVER AGAIN! Horrendous experience

Jasna Despot
Jasna Despot

anything to support a colleague :)......also, Spare No Rib soon please

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