#68: Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go


Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
My favorite pizza from Pizza-a-Go-Go is any pizza from Pizza-a-Go-Go. Pepperoni, sausage and mushroom happened to be the arrangement I chose last week when the mood for one of St. Louis' best pies struck. And, like lightning, when that mood strikes, nothing else matters.

Whether you are of the cracker-and-Provel school or a Neapolitan aficionado, you should be able to find a place in your heart for Pizza-a-Go-Go. The crust is thin but not too thin, with a nice chew and a subtle flavor. The cheese is generously applied -- tangy, but not too greasy. The toppings -- the fennel-rich sausage, especially -- are bursts of flavor.

The LaFata family, founder Frank and now his son, Paul, have operated Pizza-a-Go-Go since 1964, and when I say that any pizza there is my favorite, it is partly because no matter what I order, the good vibes from its charming Lindenwood Park address -- with its cooler for BYOB beer and Italian soccer memorabilia on the walls, as much a family room as a restaurant -- always sends me home with a smile.

6703 Scanlan Avenue
$16.50 (large)

I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.


#69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza
#70: Sake (salmon) nigiri sushi at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant

#71: Massaman curry at Simply Thai
#72: The lunch buffet at Mayuri
#73: Fried chicken (spicy) at Porter's Fried Chicken
#74: Arancini at Lorenzo's Trattoria
#75: Meat shawarma at The Vine Mediterranean Café & Market
#76: The South Side Smoke at sandwich at Stellina Pasta Café
#77: Falafel at Kabob House
#78: A slice with pepperoni at Feraro's Jersey-Style Pizza
#79: Birria at Pueblo Nuevo
#80: Banh mi dac biet at Phuc Loi

Previously (Continued):

#81: Prosciutto bianca pizza at the Good Pie
#82: Gold Coast Chocolate ice cream at Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
#83: Hot salami (salam de testa) at Gioia's Deli
#84: Veal parmesan sandwich at Biggie's
#85: Nachos (with jalapeños and extra cheese cup) at Busch Stadium
#86: Lobster bisque at Café Ventana
#87: Calamari fritti at Mangia Italiano
#88: Brisket sandwich at Winslow's Home
#89: Paletas at La Vallesana 2
#90: Spaghetti and meatballs at Sugo's Spaghetteria

#91: The Michael burger at Michael's Bar & Grill
#92: Fried egg and ham toastie at the Schlafly Tap Room
#93: Bavarian chips with Welsh rarebit at Dressel's
#94: Onion soup at Brasserie by Niche
#95: Baby-back ribs at 17th Street Bar & Grill
#96: Kingshighway burger at the Royale
#97: Gyro sandwich at South Grand Gyro Express
#98: Carne asada tacos at El Paisano (Watson Road)
#99: Pretzel bites at Joey B's on the Hill
#100: Hot and sour soup at Shu Feng Restaurant

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.