Saint Leo restaurant on Oxford Square is a hot spot

Jul 22, 2016 722

By Allen Brewer

After several years of planning, Emily Blount has finally opened her fist restaurant, Saint Leo, in the heart of Oxford. The old fashion wood-fire oven pizza restaurant, located on the east side of the Square, offers a newer, fresher taste for local pizza lovers.

Opening on June 30, Saint Leo offers Oxonians a little slice of Rome in Mississippi. Blount has lived in many different places, including New York, but when she moved to Mississippi she missed not having traditional wood-fire cooked pizza. After seeing that Oxford didn't have the types of restaurants to make the kind of pizza she liked, she decided to open her own.

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