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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

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!

  1. hill food Nov 3, 2010 08:24 AM

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

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      michaelstl Nov 3, 2010 10:22 AM

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

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        FriendOfTheDevil Nov 3, 2010 10:48 AM

        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.

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          lemons Nov 3, 2010 11:32 AM

          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. Wayno Nov 4, 2010 10:35 AM

            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.)

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              lemons Nov 4, 2010 08:27 PM

              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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                botanica Nov 6, 2010 10:26 AM

                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

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                  lemons Nov 6, 2010 02:28 PM

                  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

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                    p.j. Nov 9, 2010 07:10 PM

                    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

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                      alan Nov 10, 2010 05:00 AM

                      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

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                        lemons Nov 10, 2010 06:50 AM

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

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                          p.j. Nov 15, 2010 11:29 AM

                          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.

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                            semajjsj Nov 16, 2010 08:07 PM

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

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                    Doug Nov 8, 2010 04:33 AM

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

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                      lemons Nov 8, 2010 08:42 AM

                      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.

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