Pizzeoli brings vegetarian Neapolitan pizza to Soulard

Scott Sandler traded in life as real estate investment broker for the challenges and joys of making authentic Neapolitan pizza in St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood.

STLtoday.com reports Sandler is a pizza fanatic — but this was just a hobby. Then, after a plan to start a new real-estate firm fell through last year, Sandler, at right, toyed with the idea of opening a restaurant, even scouted locations, but decided against it. When his next real-estate job didn’t pan out, however, he figured this was his chance. In August, he signed a lease for the storefront at the corner of South 12th Street and Allen Avenue in Soulard.

Learn how Sandler refined his pizza-making technique and how he plans to make Pizzeoli a success.