About our founder Alex M Failoni Jr. | 03/24/61 – 11/12/21
Alex co-owned and operated Failoni’s in Dogtown for 32 years. In 2013, Alex went to his Uncle Leo in Kansas City, learned his secret homemade pizza recipe and the rest is history. Because of its immediate success at Failonis, Alex and his fellow owners decided they wanted to share this “little bit of heaven” with all of South County, as well. And so Uncle Leo’s Pizza was born. And thanks to Alex’s nephews, owners Joey and Johnny Meiners, the legacy continues on into the future. Uncle Leo’s is set to remain a staple in the St Louis community for many years to come.
Sadly, Alex lost a hard-fought battle with cancer on November 12, 2021. We can’t even express with words what kind of loss this is for the Leo’s and Failoni families. But as he taught us, we will continue to serve.