Best pizza in Saint Louis: I have been to Uncle Leo's four times now, and have had great experiences. The people that answer the phone were polite and informative. They told me up front about their specials. I asked them about their ingredients and was told that most of all the ingredients come from the hill, but the pizza dough is made from scratch every day from a family recipe. I have had Pizza, Italian sub, Hamburger and fries and an appetizer called Spinocci (WOW). I have had several pizzas, even picked up seven for a party. The pizzas were hot and loaded with ingredients. The crust is thin and more like a cracker not dough. The Italian sub was unbelievable and loaded with meat. Now for the Hamburgers, my wife had the regular cheeseburger and fries and I had the double cheeseburger. You had better be hungry because the double was about a pound of meat, and cooked just like I ordered it. The last pizzas I ordered were half baked. The next day I baked them at 475 degrees for 10min and they were perfect!!! Keep it up Uncle Leo's
I didn't know about Fortel's until I moved to Kirkwood, and it really is one of the best pizza places around. The crust has a wonderful, crispy, olive oil crustiness to it that always holds up well to whatever toppings you add. We always get two 10 or 12 inch pizzas to maximize pizza variety, and to guard against a soggy middle, which we've found can happen at Fortel's with the larger pizzas. That's a small concern, though.You always get just the right amount of toppings and sauce. Plus, those toppings are gourmet level and they've got seven different sauces to choose from. Not many pizza places can say that! They also have some of the best fries and house salad dressing around. Put the Bottle neck French Fries together with their House Dressing and you will not stop eating until it's all gone! I've never had a bad pizza, salad or appetizer from Fortel's. Do yourself a favor and give them a call the next time your need your pizza itch scratched.
Today was my first time ever frequenting this establishment in all my years as a St. Louis resident. I have to say to all that will listen, this was the best decision I've made all week in regards to dining in the downtown area. It was a self service buffet that included a spectrum of choices for every tastebud. The food was hot, fresh, and the service was excellent. The environment was very comfortable and accomodating. It also has a bar area for those who want to enjoy the adult refreshments, possibly before or after a Cardinal game. From the amount of traffic the business receives its a no brainer why it has been in business for the time it has. Great job guys, I'll be back for sure.