Pie Guy Pizza Takeaway. Pie Guy are my guys for pizza. 8.1 / 10 pizza is great for a Friday night with friends. Standard plain pizza with above-average sauce, cheese, crust, and crunch. $20 for an 18" pie that weighs 34.4 oz is very reasonably priced for St. Louis. Give them thirty minutes to an hour on Friday or Saturday night. Friendly service and great vibes with pizza murals. Parking can be hard on Manchester, so you might need to drive around. Not a great place to hop out to pick up the pizza.
Pie Guy Pizza Experience Summary
We had friends pick up Pie Guy on their way over from their apartment by Busch Stadium. I was pleasantly surprised by the pizza as I come into most pizza places in St. Louis with below-average expectations.
Pie Guy scored a solid 8.1/10 for me and will be the kind of pizza we'll get in the future when we don't want to deal with the hassle or price of Union Loafers. At $20 for an 18" plain pizza that weighs in at 34.4 oz. That's a quality offering right there.
It's not good enough to bring relatives from NJ that are visiting for the weekend, but good enough for me to drive 15 minutes to get instead of something like Deweys or LaPizza which are only 7 minutes away.
My buddy told me they had to call 45 minutes early on a Saturday night to pick it up, which is in line with most other pizza places around here for that time of day and day of the week.
The Food At Pie Guy Pizza
We got the 18" cheese pizza for comparison with other pizza places. That also happens to be my favorite kind of pizza - plain like me. I'm from NJ, so I judge pizza on NJ standards and not California Pizza Kitchen's crazy standards.
Pizza is mozzarella, sauce, and crust, so that's how you can compare across places.
Pie Guy is an above-average neighborhood pizza joint coming in with pizza at an 8.1. That's very solid and worth the fifteen-minute drive from our house to get. This would fit in as a local place in a random New Jersey suburb, high praise from me.
The sauce to cheese ratio was pretty spot on, though maybe a bite lite on sauce. The crust had a fantastic crunch and crispy undercarriage. I feel like the mouthfeel was a bit thin. It also had a noticeably salty flavor to me, probably as part of the cheese selection on their end.
At $20 for an 18", that's a good deal for quality pizza in St. Louis. Not as cheap as Costco's $9.99 pizza, but it's significantly better quality.
The menu is basically only pizza, garlic knots, and salad, which is the mark of a good pizza place that's not pretending to be something it's not.
Pie Guy Pizza Atmosphere And Miscellaneous
Pie Guy is located on Manchester at the end of a stretch of really fun places to eat. Starting with Urban Chestnut on one end and Grampohpone and Sauce on the Side in the middle, I've eaten up and down the street.
Pie Guy has two parts to it - the ordering half and the sitting half. It's not a big place, and the ordering area is mostly functional. The sitting half has a handful of tables and a pool table. The overall vibes are trendy, with murals of pizza both on the inside and the outside.
Hours-wise, it's closed on Monday and Tuesday and not open late on Sunday. They must print pizza on the days they are open :)
Parking At Pie Guy Pizza
Parking on Manchester Rd can be challenging as there are only three spots in front of the restaurant. You might have to drive a minute to find a place to run in - there's no great stopping spot if you can't find a spot nearby.
Pie Guy Pizza Receipt