The Good Pie (6665 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-899-9221)
In February the Good Pie returned, this time at new digs on Delmar Boulevard, filling the Neapolitan style pizza void it left during its brief hiatus. The simple sauce of crushed San Marzano tomatoes, artisanal buffalo mozzarella and the characteristic char blisters that pop up as a result of time in the Stefan Ferrara wood oven make this the most authentic Margherita pizza in town. But while throngs line up for the pies, pasta maker John Messbarger quietly cooks up St. Louis' best gnocchi. Between the pizza and the pasta, this is as good as it gets outside of Naples.