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St. Louis: need to know best thin-crust pizza - by Sat NOV 06, please

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  • Doug Nov 3, 2010 05:38 AM
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For his birthday dinner, my significant other wants to go out for "the best thin-crust pizza" in St. Louis. (At a restaurant that also has interesting beer).

Here is the problem: the following restaurants are not suitable for various reasons: Dewey's, jj twigs, Pi, The Good Pie, Imo's, Pirrone's.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. oh boy, you do realize the can of worms you've opened, right?

    1. By eliminating The Good Pie and Pi you've already eliminated the only pizza places with what I'd consider having good beer lists.

      1. If you are talking "St. Louis Style, you won't find much in the way of a beer list.

        Ami's is good but only a few beers.

        1. You don't say what your various reasons are - which makes it hard for us to suggest. Are you in an anti- or pro-provel mode, for instance. Wheelchair accessibility? Smoking? Kid-friendly? We can suggest spots from Failoni's to Pizza World, but you gotta help us out a little more.

          1. Why don't you try National, aka "Natty's," on South Grand, just south of Pho Grand and caticorner from Absolutli Goosed. They serve 3 styles of pie, which they label, Chicago, New York and St. Louis. Obviously the StL will be the thinnest crusted of the 3. I always get the NY (because I think StL-style pizza just sucks), but it may fill your bill; or, even better, maybe the NY pizza at Natty's which is prettty darn good, would be what you'd like. (For the record, I do prefer the pizza at Good Pie and Katies.)

            1. Just hearing good things about Pizzeria Tivoli on South Kingshighway a few blocks north of Gravois. Cannot personally endorse, but the partner fo one of the best chefs in town was raving about it.

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              1. re: lemons

                Pizza Tivoli is only okay - they're great people and the place is cozy, and the do a nice job with the crust, but the ingredients are not fresh or local. In the middle of August their tomatoes tasted like cardboard, which is a shame. I like Il Vicino, but I don't know if they are local. There's only one here, but I've heard a rumour that they have a few other locations across the country. But the crust is thin and crisp, the ingredients are premium, and they have a lot of interesting variety. They also have a great Caesar salad.

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                Il Vicino
                41 N Central Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63105

                1. re: botanica

                  Il Vicino had a fire a couple of weeks ago - closed it and the Mexican chain next door - and I'm not sure if they have reopened yet. Call first.

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                  Il Vicino
                  41 N Central Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63105

                  1. re: lemons

                    Il Vicino's windows were still papered over this afternoon. Bah.

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                    Il Vicino
                    41 N Central Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63105

                    1. re: p.j.

                      Il Vicino in Clayton is closed forever, I'm afraid: http://ilvicino.com/clayton/

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                      Il Vicino
                      41 N Central Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63105

                      1. re: alan

                        Thank you for the heads up. It's a loss.

                        1. re: alan

                          Damn. I feel badly for those who worked there - - they had the most welcoming staff, even when we showed up sweaty and dusty after Little League games on Sunday afternoons. . I hope they are all able to find other jobs, Including a classmate of my daughter.
                          And I hope they can find another location. ASAP.

                          1. re: alan

                            This is a big loss. Very efficiently run place with great staff. Hopefully they can relocate somewhere in the St Louis area.

                  2. Anthonio's Taverna was the choice: thin-crust pizza plus a good beer list

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                    1. re: Doug

                      Anthonino's is a delight, and I'm always happy with a gyro there, too. But the spicy pizza - maybe a "fire pizza"? - is just killer.