Pizza Head - Delicious Pizza Fresh From New Jersey

4.92/5 stars Review Philosophy

Pizza Head Takeaway. Perfect Pizza That Tastes Like New Jersey. Pizza Head in Tower Grove made my night last night. This pizza tastes exactly like New Jersey. Perfect sauce-to-cheese ratio. Super thin undercarriage that maintains its structure. A bit chewy, but still crisp. Brought me back to being a kid.

At 9.2 / 10, this is in the top 5% of pizzas I've had in my life. The 8/10 crust held it back from scoring even higher. $18 for 20" weighing 40 oz is the BEST VALUE non-Dominos/Costco division. CRAZY. And you can order by the slice.

The best pizza in St. Louis.

Take out only. Order online to schedule pickup. You pickup or order from a very small window. Street parking in downtown Tower Grove.

Table Of Contents: Experience | Food | Atmosphere | Receipt | Comparison Table

Pizza Head pizza


  • 3196 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118
  • (314) 266-5400
  • Website
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  • Yelp - 4.4 stars - 213 ratings
  • TripAdvisor - 4.5 stars - 22 ratings
  • Google Maps - 4.6 stars - 1,023 ratings


Monday11 AM–9 PM
Thursday11 AM–9 PM
Friday11 AM–9 PM
Saturday11 AM–9 PM
Sunday11 AM–9 PM


Pizza Head Experience Summary

12 pizzas in, and I found one heck of a gem.

Look at this guy.

Pizza Head pizza

Growing up in New Jersey, I've been a pizza snob since I moved in 2005. The Pizza Head pizza would be a top-notch pizza in any NJ town. A 9.2/10 pizza. My only nitpick is the crust could use more flavor.

$18 for a 20" pizza that weighs 40oz makes it one of the best deals on top of being the best pizzas in St. Louis.

We live 20 minutes away from Pizza Head, so we stopped at the playground in Tower Grove Park to eat it. Thirty people commented on the size and look of the pizza while we ate it on a table in the middle of the playground.

Pizza Head pizza bite

If I didn't have to chase my kids around, I would have called Pizza Head to let them know they restored my faith in humanity.

I ordered online around 4:15 for a 5:15 pickup. The pizza was ready at 5:16 pm. They take and complete orders from one little window in the storefront, so even though our pizza was ready, we had to wait about ten minutes for the other three people in front of us to order or pick up door dashes.

They are take-out, pick-up, and delivery only. With a setup like that, any mini-rush will back up. You can see in the window that they had a couple of tables set up, but those seem out of commission at the moment.

Pizza Head front

The Food At Pizza Head

Oh my god.

Three bites in, I started texting everyone I know and love about the awesomeness of this pizza.

After a long week, Pizza Head made everything right in the world again.

A 9.2 / 10 pizza. It's the most fun pizza I've had in St. Louis and the best NJ style. I need to line it up againstUnion Loafers to see which I like more, but coming in with different styles this tops its class.

Pizza Head pizza undercarriage

This pizza comes in true New York / New Jersey style. Advertised at 20", mine measured 19" of thin crust, perfectly ratioed cheese-to-sauce, crispy undercarriage perfection. Zero flop, each slice has a nice crisp to each bite, but with a slightly chewy consistency.

The cheese and sauce live in harmony on top of the undercarriage. Each bite doesn't try too much, stays in its lane, and delivers.

Pizza Head pizza weight

My only nit-pick here is in crust experience. While crunchy and crispy, it lost some of the flavor of the undercarriage, and the center of the pizza maintained. I could have seen them adding some kind of additional spice to the outside to complete the flavor profile.

But I'm being super picky on a top 5% pizza with that analysis.

If you live in St. Louis and want NJ/NY-style pizza, make the pilgrimage.

Pizza Head pizza width

Oh, and it's only $18 for 40 oz of pizza. $0.45 / oz makes it the cheapest non-Costco/Domino's division. For reference, Dewey's Pizza is $.48 / oz.

While they advertised at 20", mine only measured 19". That's ~28 square inches of difference, which seems like kind of a lot. 19" still makes it the biggest pizza I've had so far.

You can also order by the slice for $3/slice.

Pizza Head pizza box

Baby Tongue Alert: I should mention it because all of their marketing material and website talk about their vegan options. Pizza Head has a ton of vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. When you order, you specify dairy or vegan cheese. Many of their specialty pizzas are vegan. Finally, I found a place I could bring my brother-in-law, as they have a vegan, gluten-free option.

Pizza Head Atmosphere And Miscellaneous

Pizza Head sign

Pizza Head is all to go at this point. Whether you order online, in person, or via Doordash, you'll pick it up and eat elsewhere.

I went with ordering online on their website. You can order any time of day and schedule a pickup. They are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday but open every other day from 11 am to 9 pm. That makes it one of the few viable lunch spots for pizza.

Pizza Head alert

When you go to get your pizza, they have one small window where they take in-person orders and slip the pizza out. They were open for sit-down at one point, and you can see the chairs inside, but not at this point.

This one window setup will cause a backup to form if there's more than one person here. My love for queue theory would say that adding a pickup window would probably be 3x the efficiency.

Ask my wife for all my detailed thoughts on the subject.

Parking At Pizza Head

Pizza Head parking

Only street parking is available. We found a spot on Grand across the street at 5:10 pm without issue. I've had to park maybe a two or three-minute walk away from Gran at busier times of the night and weekend, but you'll always find something.

Metered parking doesn't really come into play because you have to pick up the pizza.

Pizza Head Receipt

Pizza Head receipt

Pizza Size And Price Comparisons

PlacePrice$/OzWidthPizza ScoreUndercarriageSauceCheeseCrust
Pizza Head $18.00 $0.45 18 9.2 10.0 10.0 10 7.0
Union Loafers $16.50 $0.97 14 9.1 8.0 9.0 9 10.0
Pie Guy Pizza $20.00 $0.58 18 8.2 8.0 8.0 8 7.0
Pizzeria Da Gloria $17.00 $1.09 12 8.1 5.0 10.0 7 7.0
Dewey's Pizza $18.95 $0.48 17 7.9 6.0 9.5 7 4.0
Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante $14.00 $0.61 10 7.6 9.5 7.0 6 7.5
Dr. Office Pizza $6.99 $0.70 12 7.0 9.0 5.0 5 8.0
Nicky Slices Pizza Club $20.00 $0.56 10 6.9 5.0 6.0 6 6.0
Anthonino's Taverna On The Hill $14.00 $1.00 13 6.6 4.0 6.0 6 7.0
Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall $22.00 $0.79 17 6.3 1.0 9.0 5 7.0
Pizzeoli $16.00 $0.95 11 6.2 1.0 6.0 6 3.0
Costco $9.99 $0.17 18 5.0 1.0 5.0 5 5.0
Domino's Pizza $10.39 $0.30 14 4.0 5.0 1.0 1 3.0

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