Restaurant Review Round-Up: Faraci Pizza

See what local residents are saying about restaurants in Ballwin and Ellisville.

It's the firm opinion of the Restaurant Review Round-Up that there are few foods better than pizza. It's a versatile dish that can be hot and greasy or light and healthy or anywhere in between, so this week it's time to grab a slice at Faraci's in Ellisville. 

A family owned joint that originally started in Fenton, the Faraci's have been serving up pizza since 1968. The brick-fired fare is made completely from scratch, including the dough. 

The good: Family-owned atmosphere and a solid St. Louis style pizza for West County residents to call their own.  

The bad: It's billing by some as the "best pizza place ever" lead to several case of over-inflated expectations by some reviewers. 

The whereabouts: Located at 15430 Manchester Rd Ballwin, MO 63011. For more information, call 636-230-0000 or visit their website

The following reviews collected by Patch are a representative sample aimed at giving you a flavor of what local residents are saying about Faraci Pizza. Have an opinion on the best place for coffee and sandwiches in the area yourself? Add a review of your own right here on Patch.    

From Patch:

ballwinRes gave it 5/5 stars and said: "I LOVE Faraci Pizza, It is my favorite! Just as good re-heated :) Thank you Faraci's."

From Yelp (3.5 avg/11 reviews):

Harry L. gave it 4/5 stars and said: "The pizza was delicious. It's not NY or CHI pizza. The crust was the right combination or crisp and chewy - thin to be sure. The ingredients were fresh. They hand-make the dough, hand-slice the sausage and make fresh tomato sauce I was told. The pizza was HOT when served. Bonus points there. Tasted like food out of the fridge - not out of a can or off a pallet."

Trish K. gave it 2/5 stars and said: "The meatballs were decent and the salad was ok. It was really oily and im not much for italian dressing. Here is where the two stars come in: The pizza was like a bright orange color and it just tasted weird. I'm sorry i know thats how alot of stl thin crust looks like but um it looked like a neon radiated orange."

Linda D. gave it 4/5 stars and said: "Definitely one of my favorite pizza places in St. Louis...too bad it is so far away from our house! I love the rectangle shape, perfectly crispy crust, and the sauce is super yummy. I've never had anything besides the pepperoni & green pepper (why mess with perfection?), so I'm not positive on other toppings, but the green pepper is always fresh and has the perfect crunch. The pepperoni also has a lot of flavor, unlike a lot of other pizza places, and they throw on a spice blend that perfects the pie."

c z December 04, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I ate there for the first time a few months ago, with a group from my church. The waitress had an attitude, and it was embarrassing. I reported it the next day to the manager, and he right away said he couldn't believe it, because she was his best waitress and then had the nerve to ask me why I didn't report it the previous night when it happened. THAT was more important to him than the complaint about the waitress. I was a first-time customer, and I will never go back. As for the food, it's not that good. Pasta House is way better, in my opinion.
c z December 05, 2012 at 02:34 PM
As if you would know, Patcher.


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