At Pi Pizzeria & ¡Rico! Mexican, a robust menu features pizza, tacos, burgers, cocktails to-go and more – all under one roof. The plethora of options is available via online ordering for carryout and a drive-up window in Glendale, filling the space previously occupied by Filomena’s Italian Kitchen.
The multi-faceted concept debuted last fall and comes from Pi Pizzeria owner Chris Sommers and chef Cary McDowell. The duo brought on management from their downtown restaurant locations to head up the new business, including Gringo chef David Rodriguez as well as kitchen manager Dominic Cipicchio and general manager Nick Shedd from Pi MX.
“We’ve been working on a dual-faceted, fast-casual concept for awhile,” McDowell says. “Basically, we wanted to do an abbreviated, refreshed version of Pi – sort of the greatest hits. The Rico side is an adaptation of our Gringo concept in carryout form.”
In addition to the the re-tooled offerings, new menu items unique to the Glendale restaurant are also available such as smash burgers, a chicken sandwich and seasonal specialty pizzas such as the Glendale with mozzarella, smoked Gouda, Brussels sprouts, bacon, caramelized onion, pesto and chipotle glaze.
Popular appetizers from the Pi menu include housemade pork and beef meatballs and dry-rubbed, oven-baked wings. Garlic cheese knots are a new addition, featuring mozzarella cheese wrapped in pizza dough, brushed with garlic oil and served with a side of marinara.
The Rico side of the menu includes tacos, burritos and bowls, quesadillas and fajitas filled with protein options such as steak al carbon, chicken tinga and pork carnitas. Additional menu selections include salads, sides such as queso fries and drinks including Margaritas and beer.
“We worked really hard to create a place for families to go and get a little bit of everything to help satisfy everyone’s needs,” McDowell says. “We wanted to have a pretty wide palette of what people call standards. It’s a super convenient way to get a little bit of everything.”
Pi Pizzeria & ¡Rico! Mexican’s current hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 8pm as well as Friday through Saturday from 3 to 9pm. A weekend brunch menu is also available Saturday through Sunday from 10am to 1pm.
Pi Pizzeria & ¡Rico! Mexican, 9900 Manchester Road, Glendale, Missouri, 314.942.3800, pi-pizza.com