La Pizza

8137 Delmar Blvd
University City, 63130
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As a native New Yorker (Bronx baby!) and now an ex-patriot of the "tri-state" area going on 13 years... I try and find real NYers making real NY style pizza wherever I live. In Charlotte NC it was Hawthorne's pizza... Here in St. Louis, it's La Pizza!!! This is as great a place you'll find as any walk in pizzeria in NYC. The owners are from Queens so it's legit... I tried about 4 places before finding La Pizza, and I'll never try another!
I grew up about an hour from the Bronx and had the pleasure of having real NY Pizza. I have lived in Buffalo (where I couldn't find Good NY pizza) and Daytona Beach which had Pete's Pizza. Living In St. Louis now I searched for NY pizza since STL pizza is really bad and is just a cracker with cheese only good for bar pizza. After thinking that Raconelis was the best I could find in STL I came across LA Pizza. This place is a gold mine. The place is small with not much room to eat in if it is busy but the Pie is great. It is also not as expensive as Deweys which also has good pizza. The ingredients are all made fresh and there are a good amount of toppings to choose from. I am not sure if you can order by the slice but after tasting it you will want to take some home since it is great in the oven or cold as well. The owners are also very friendly and are originally from the Bronx . If you are a NY pizza lover, this place is a must, you most likely will not find a better place in STL.
New York style pizza. Lobster pizza with lobster from Bob's seafood is fantastic.

(314) 725-1230

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Salt - Smoke, BBQ Bourbon and Beer

6525 Delmar Blvd
University City, 63130
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I am not a huge fan of BBQ but get random cravings and this place did not disappoint! The interior is so creative, open, and vibrant! I also love the server's aprons, they appear to be gardening aprons of some sort. Super neat idea! The boyfriend ordered pretty much everything! The burnt end toasted ravioli was my absolute favorite!! As well as the bbq pork and the Mac and cheese. We were greeted as soon as we entered, but unfortunately our server was very inattentive and very slow. We waited a long time for waters and drinks. Then we wanted to order beers but she never made it back to the table until we were done with our food. Thank goodness the kitchen knows what's up because we didn't need anything else after the food was delivered. Also Lucky for them, some of their servers are big into teamwork so one gentlemen who also sat us, refilled our waters, checked on our food and cleared our plates. I wish I could have tipped him. We will definitely be back, but will probably sit at the bar next time to avoid the poor service.
First and foremost our server Dexter was Awesome!!! Secondly, the food was delicious. I tried the Bestie 3 with the rib, burnt ends, and jalapeño bologna. I chose the mac and cheese and fries as my sides. Both were really good. The sauces were out of this world! You must try it out at least once!
This place is great. Good service, fast kitchen, and the food is fantastic- as are the cocktails. Comfortable and trendy interior decor and a very impressive selection of brown liquor. I'm already a regular and business has been great. Strongly recommend. NOT vegan or veggie friendly, naturally.

(314) 727-0200

Cocktail Bars, Barbeque

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Racanelli’s New York Pizzeria

6314 Delmar Blvd
University City, 63130
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This is like east coast, NY style pizza! The curst is thin and crunchy, the cheese just the right flavor. I had the tomato basil. It was really perfect! I also had a small house salad. It was not too small - just the right size actually. The house dressing was good too. The slices are HUGE! They are more like a typical slice and a half! I shared garlic knots. One serving is more than enough for 2 people. They were made fresh and were toasty hot when they got to our table. There isn't much seating but both the pizza and the service were quite fast. Everyone was quite friendly. If you are looking for an excellent slice at a reasonable price, this is your place! Manga!
Had a 14" New York style pizza with my wife. Got it half and half. My half had pepperoni, Italian beef and bacon. Her half was pepperoni, artichoke hearts and mushroom. The pizza is phenomenal. Great taste and served hot and fresh. Had the garlic knots as an appetizer. They were hot and fresh and were delicious. Served with a side of marinara which was very tasty. The Big John's wings were terrific. Not too spicy but just right for me. The counter service was very friendly and we met the owner Lou who was very nice and sat and spoke with us about the area. Overall it was a terrific experience.
Yuuuuuummmmyyyyy!!!!! They have great NY style pizza that tasted just like the NY style pizza I ate in New York City. Their pizza slices are HUGE!!! Go here if you want a day out in U City and looking for a quick tasty bite. I WILL BE BACK!!!!

(314) 727-7227

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Domino’s Pizza

7018 Pershing Ave
University City, 63130
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(314) 726-3030

Pizza, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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Fortel’s Pizza Den

7359 Forsyth Blvd
University City, 63105
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(314) 863-3333

Pizza, Food Delivery Services

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Noodles & Company

6310 Delmar Blvd
University City, 63130
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(314) 721-1819

Comfort Food, Italian, Asian Fusion

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The Pasta House Co

8213 Delmar
University City, 63124
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(314) 991-2022

Italian

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White Castle

7380 Olive Blvd
University City, 63130
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You ever find yourself randomly awake during fast food breakfast hours, because you started drinking too early the night before, or because you've got someone coming by the house to work, because you can't so much as hammer a nail into place? It happened to me the other day, and I figured it was as good a time as any to try the new-ish breakfast menu at White Castle. This location in particular is notorious for making you wait in your car for like six years to get your order, even if there's no one else in line, and even though I know exactly how long it takes for a White Castle to go from a brick-hard, frozen, pink paperweight to steamy, colon-cleansing goodness, but I'm thinking the line for breakfast might be a problem regardless of which White Castle you go to - even my alma mater (I actually earned a degree while working there, from ServSafe), the legendary Maryland Heights location, on Dorsett, perhaps the last fast food restaurant in America staffed almost entirely by white people, only a few of them on meth. White Castle was purposely designed to produce sandwiches by the shedload... or, ahem, the Crave Case. You can't make egg sandwiches that fast. We just don't have the technology. I was surprised to find that these White Castle breakfast sandwiches consist of your choice of meat(), sausage, bacon or castle (the meat from a White Castle), topped by what must be an actual egg, and cheese. I don't even think they give you the option to get one without cheese, which they charge like $.10 a slice for; and by "slice" I mean little bitty-ass square. Though you could get one with just cheese and egg, if you didn't bring enough money. White Castle must actually have one of their tweakers - or, in the case of this location, teenage mothers - back there cracking eggs and flipping them with a spatula. You can tell, because the eggs are so big that they hang way over the sides of the sandwich. I guess there was no way logistics-wise to use less than one whole egg per sandwich. I know eggs at the grocery store come in different sizes, but I guess even the smallest egg you can buy is big for a White Castle. I'm a large brother, and I'm not always awake before noon, so I figured I'd try each item on the breakfast menu - except for the one with no meat, natch. What follows is a handy breakdown of what you could get for breakfast at White Castle, aside from the rest of the shit on the menu, which they'd probably still sell you. Sausage, Egg & Cheese - Your basic sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, except it's on the same bun they use to make a White Castle. I find that the bread at White Castle, which doesn't have much texture to it anyway, is better suited for breakfast sandwiches than, say, the bread they use for the Breakfast Jack at Jack in the Box. The sausage, like the egg, hangs way out over the side of the bun. Which doesn't make sense to me. I know enough about how sausage is made to know that you can make it in any size and shape that you want. No Boutros. Bacon, Egg & Cheese - The bacon they use is the same bacon they use on a bacon cheeseburger. I guess they save money that way. That's smart. I should know, I went to business school (right before I started working at White Castle #FAIL). It's the most razor thin bacon you could possibly buy. It must be cut using a samurai sword, by an Asian sushi chef. But because a White Castle is so small they fold it over a few times, so it does have a certain chew to it. But it's comes precooked, and they just warm it up over the back of the grill, so there's no char to it and it tastes like preservatives. Castle, Egg & Cheese - This is the one that intrigued me the most. I know a few of the classier burger joints, including the Cheesecake Factory, Steak n Shake and Dave & Tony's are now serving burgers with a fried egg on them. I had one once, and it was fucking delicious, so I was thinking this might be a real treat. Turns out it was just kind of weird. The burgers at White Castle famously have that mush-like texture, even though there's that sign on the door that says they're made out of 100% real beef, not that shit they use at Taco Bell. (This is probably why they have that sign on the door.) Of course I'm cool with the burger itself. I've eaten literally a million of them in my lifetime (and look how well I turned out). But the egg on top just serves to highlight the fact that you could probably eat a White Castle with no teeth, if you had to. The mushy texture of the meat, plus the mushy texture of the egg, is a little bit too much mush. Whereas, on a real hamburger, the actual texture of the meat might offset the texture of the egg. Hash Rounds - They also have hash rounds. They might be the exact same hash rounds they sell at Burger King. The shit they use to make the chocolate shake is the same shit they used to make the Frosty at Wendys. The box even says Wendys on it. If you're ever there when they're changing the shake mix, take a look.
I like White Castle. Like, a lot. But the food from this location tasted a little off (sliders and loaded fries) and the ranch powder on my chicken rings accumulated on only 1 of the 6 rings and there were giant nuggets of powder at the bottom of the bag... in particular, not on any of the chicken rings. The drive-thru was particularly slow the night I went too. And we didn't get the ketchup that we asked for. Plenty of napkins in our takeout bag and friendly employees though.
I miss my White Castle! And the frozen burgers aren't the same! I definitely have to stop at White Castle at least once (but usually twice) whenever I'm in St. Louis. The tiny burgers (some people call them "sliders," but not me) are grilled on a bed of onions, with the buns warming on top. I'm not a huge onion fan, and usually I order my whiteys without onions (or pickles, the only other thing that come on them, at least in St. Louis), but a few manage to sneak onto my burgers, and truth be told, I don't mind them so much. The fries are crinkle-cut and very tasty. And the onion rings are nothing crazy, stylistic-wise, but they are delicious, nonetheless. White Castle had chicken rings way back when, and they are equally yummy, especially with their own honey mustard sauce. They also offer other chicken sandwiches, but I come here solely for the whiteys (with cheese, please). I grew up eating White Castle, so whenever there's family in town, a stop at the White Castle is definitely called for. My cousin got her family so addicted to whiteys that whenever she comes to town, she takes at least a crave case (30 burgers) back to San Diego with her on the plane! Another great thing about White Castle - it's dirt-cheap! You can get a whole meal (3-4 burgers, fries) for under $5! There are tons of White Castle haters out there, but they just don't get it!

(314) 727-6854

Fast Food, Burgers

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Jimmy John’s

6681 Delmar Blvd
University City, 63130
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(314) 862-6565

Sandwiches

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Imo’s Pizza

6845 Olive Blvd
University City, 63130
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It does get any better of this. Imo's pizza is simply the best pizza ever. I love their house dressing. I like to take one bite of house salad with one bite of pizza. It's amazing. I now live in California where provel cheese does not exist. Its a sad existence without the most amazing cheese and there for most delicious pizza not available. Every time I go back to St. Louis I go to the store and buy Imo's provel and bring it out to San Jose with me.
This is just a service review - love Imo's pizza! Ordering from this location was the worst pizza-ordering experience I have ever witnessed. 7:15pm We order pizza and were told it would be 30-45 min. Normal. No surprises. 8:00pm No pizza. We call. Delivery guy is out with our order and we should get it soon. Cool, we're starving. 8:10pm Call from delivery guy to verify address. Nice, he's almost here! 8:15pm Driver at our door - accidentally left the pizzas on the hood of his car and drove to our house. Pizzas are ruined and need to be remade. WTF?! Ok, honest mistake and a fluke. That sucks. 8:30pm Call to Imo's: Will we be waiting another 45min for our order to be remade? YES Wait, what? Shouldn't we be a priority at this point? Well, we're making it right now. Oh, ok. Well, will be compensated for the extra wait? Um no. We would refund you but we're remaking it. (Um, duh, I don't think we'd pay for it if it wasn't being remade.) 9:00pm Call to Imo's: We still haven't seen our order. It's been almost two hours since our original order. Is it coming soon? I think so. Yeah, I'm pretty sure he left. So, how are we going to be compensated for this - We could've easily ordered from another pizza place and already have been eating by now??? Oh he has a two-liter for you. WHAT? A two-liter? We don't drink soda? Um hold on...... .......on hold for several minutes...... She said she'd refund you $10. Ok. 9:30pm Receive pizza order: A) Missing sauces that we were charged for. B) Garlic sauce put in same container as cinnamon dessert and spilled all over them. YUM. Ruined. C) STILL CHARGED FULL AMOUNT D) Not even the complimentary two-liter was there. OVER TWO HOURS OF WAITING FOR AN INCORRECT ORDER THAT WE ENDED UP PAYING FULL PRICE. Love you, Imo's, but this location is the pits. Order Details: Imo's 314-726-1800 6845 Olive Blvd. Saint Louis MO 63130 Order taken by: Tiffany Delivery #59 on 1/5/2015 7:24pm sub total $39.20 Total $42.38
Imo's Pizza is the greatest pizza in America! Coming from Chicago, home of the deep dish, I have to say that nothing can compare to Imo's extra-cheese thin crust! I visit St. Louis frequently and every time I visit, I have to order a medium extra-cheese thin crust for myself. Whatever cheese they use, it is amazing! Any time someone asks me where to get great pizza, I always say, "Imo's"; too bad they are miles away. I wonder if they deliver to the Chicagoland area!

(314) 726-1800

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