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Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria

If you wanted a model for how to build your restaurant beyond opening day, you could do far worse than Katie and Ted Collier’s Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria. Katie’s served good pizza when the original location opened in Rock Hill in 2013. Since then, however, Katie Collier has improved the crust recipe, and the pizza now ranks among the best in St. Louis. The Colliers have added a second location in Town and Country and also founded a meal-kit company, Vero Meal Kits, while maintaining the restaurant’s overall quality. And the Colliers have made Katie’s a community partner through its monthly Giveback Tuesday events, donating a day’s profits to a designated charity. As of mid-February 2019, Katie Collier said in an inverview, these events have raised a total of nearly $200,000.

Hours: Dinner daily, lunch Monday-Friday, brunch Saturday-Sunday

Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best

Opened: 2013

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