St. Louis is a hot spot for great Italian food, pizza and baseball, not necessarily in that order. The Gateway City's Pizzino is an authentic Italian pizzeria that features two delicious styles of pizza–neither of which are St. Louis-style.
STLtoday.com says at Pizzino you’ll find neither St. Louis-style pizza nor New York pies nor Chicago deep-dish nor blistered Neapolitan crust. Instead, Pizzino serves two styles unique to the area, and the one is so different from the other that dining here might seem like visiting two restaurants in a single space.
Owner Jim Zimmerman opened the fast-casual-modeled Pizzino quietly last November and then scaled the operation up to its regular hours in January. It occupies a small storefront along Wydown Boulevard in Clayton. Zimmerman offers a grilled, thin-crust pizza in six specialties and a al taglio-style, or pizza by the slice, with a focaccia crust.