STL PizzaPizza is considered a favourite food by many people around the world – and St. Louis is no exception. There is something about its delectable taste, incomparable flavour, and alluring appearance that just call out to many a diner. It is no wonder many consider it the ultimate comfort food. Whether you are a fan and wish to refresh yourself on the 411 on pizza or have just recently been hooked, become familiar with the different types and styles of pizza served at local STL restaurants and pizzerias. Pizza is a type of food that is baked in the oven. The most common ingredients used in baking pizza include tomato sauce, cheese, and a variety of different toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, ham, ground beef, garlic, pineapples and many more.

Pizza in St. Louis

Guidos-The-HillGuido’s Pizzeria and Tapas “A Taste of Spain in the Middle of Italy”  Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas has a private room for your next corporate or family event.

Lorenzos-St-LouisLorenzo’s Trattoria Lorenzo’s features Northern Italian cuisine with a touch of contemporary flavor. The menu at Lorenzo’s presents a wide variety of pastas and entrees.

Gitto's St. LouisCharlie Gitto’s opened their welcoming doors to the public in 1974 and has since has earned it’s reputation as a St. Louis Landmark. Family owned and operated, Gitto’s features Classic Italian Cuisine as well as traditional American dishes.

Lemmon's St. Louis

Lemmons Restaurant       314-899-9898 Three siblings, two parents, one big idea. If you haven’t heard about us before; here’s the quick rundown. The ‘rents came from Bosnia, we were born and raised in South St. Louis {we=Erna, Ermin, Senada}. Heard of Grbic Restaurant? That’s us. The parents taught us what they know and now we are gonna give it a go… on our own! 

Pieology-STLPieology inspires people to explore their unique tastes with any combination of house-made crusts, signature sauces, unlimited fresh toppings and garden fresh made-to-order salads.

Pickleman's St. CharlesPickleman’s  Offering a wide variety of Toasted Sandwiches, Pizzas, Soups, Salads and Desserts. Delivering and Catering to business meetings, school events, sports teams, fundraisers, and everything in between.

There are several types of pizza that exist. Pizza types vary depending on their origin and the culture in which they are made. For instance, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes are the basic ingredients used in making genuine Neapolitan pizza. Authentic Neapolitan pizza should also contain wheat flour, salt, brewer’s yeast and water. Genuine Neapolitan pizza dough should also be kneaded by hand or with the use of a low-speed mixer. There are three types of Neapolitan pizza: pizza marinara, pizza Margherita and pizza Margherita extra. These three variants differ in small ways but all are made with extra virgin olive oil and tomatoes.

St. Louis Pizzerias

The second type of pizza is Lazio style pizza. Lazio style pizza comes in two different styles: pizza rustica and pizza al taglio. Unlike ordinary pizza, these are baked in rectangular-shaped baking pans. Electric or wood-fired ovens are usually used in the process and the base of Lazio style pizza is usually thicker and softer than Neapolitan pizza. The use of wood-fired ovens is what gives this type of pizza its distinct flavour and texture. Other types of Lazio style pizza are pizza romana (tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies, oregano, oil), pizza vienesse (tomato, mozzarella, German sausage, oregano, oil), pizza capricciosa (mozzarella, tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes, cooked ham, olives, oil) pizza Quattro formaggi (tomatoes, mozzarella, stracchino, fontina, gorgonzola), pizza Bianca (olive oil, salt, rosemary sprigs), and pizza alla casalinga (mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil).

In America, pizza has taken on many unique styles and added different toppings. For instance, Chicago has what is known as deep-dish pizza and New York has come up with their signature style of thin crust pizza.

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