Pizza >Joe's Pizza
111 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.013137 -118.496226
Mon-Thurs 10am-Midnight Fri-Sat 10am-3am Sunday 10am-Midnight
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West LA
I'm a huge fan of Joe's Pizza! I'd been to several of their shop, because I know I can always count on their crispy crust pizza slices to be at top notch! Quick grab. Great crew. Love their NY Style pizza! Always fresh and delicious
Top !! – Tasty neighborhood pizza
Good pizza; pizza joint atmosphere.
LIke your in N.Y – I always get a whole pie for $18 even though I only eat 4 slices the first night. DIdn't give it 5 stars becuse it isn't much of place to eat. Staff was very nice and working hard as possible.
Best Pizza in Town – Best pizza in town! As good as any NY pizza you can find. Perfect crust, perfect amount of cheese. My favorite late night spot. I wonder if they get the water and dough from NY.
The "Famous" Joes Pizza – We traveled from Florida to California (Santa Monica) for Daughter's surgery. Ordered a pizza for delivery at our hotel. This was by far THE WORSE pizza me, my husband and daughter have ever eaten! We are thin pizza lovers. I had read all the reviews prior to our trip to CA and was so excited to be eating the "world's best pizza" endorsed by stars Kevin Spacey, Kevin Bacon, and Ben Affleck.
Well this pizza dough was SO TOUGH w couldn't even chew it!!!!!! We couldn't even notice toppings because we couldn't get past the crust. How could it be so bad?? for $28 (including tip) What a rip off...maybe it's good in NY but not Santa Monica.
REVIEW FROM CITYSEARCH's 3BUCKBITES DICTATOR – This unassuming New York-style pizza joint in Santa Monica serves the real stuff - you can tell because the guys behind the counter make you feel like you are in Brooklyn and not right next to the Promenade. Even the guy eating next to me spoke with a Long Island accent. The generous mozzarella slice is unlike anything you have ever eaten in LA before: thin-as-paper ultra-crispy crust, the lightest of fresh tomato sauce, a marbling of heavenly mozzarella, and fresh leafy basil topped just before serving. Fresh pies come out nearly every quarter-hour and are worth the wait.
Amazing pizza,just like i remember it in new york city! – If you havent had the great pizza yet, get down to Joe's Pizza in santa monica. I had the best pizza since i was back in new york last month. i have had it delivered to my house a couple of times and my family and i have gone into the shop and ate many times. each time has been a plesurable experrience. wow santa monica finally real great new york pizza!!! thanks Joe!
Santa Monica location got off to a rough start, but it is now the best pizza in L.A. – My love of pizza is RIDICULOUS, I am obsessed with it and demand the best. I've been going to Joe's on Bleecker Street in NYC for almost a decade. I've lived in L.A. the past 11.5 years, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when Joe's opened up a location here. I had searched in vain for over 10 years for decent pizza in L.A. Finally New York's best pizza was coming to ME! I'll be honest though, I've been going to the Santa Monica location since it opened, and it has taken them a while to equal the legendary Bleecker Street location. For the first 9 months or so the service was very disorganized and the pizza was spotty; sometimes burned on the bottom, and other times too thick. I chalked this up to a green staff of mostly locals, who obviously do not have the pizza savvy of New Yorkers. But, Joe (who lives in L.A. now) was very hands-on all the while, observing and critiquing his new staff, and a lot of times making the pizzas and working the cash register himself. Finally things are in a state where I don't miss the Bleecker Street location anymore. Service is fast and efficient, and the pizza is just right; thin, crispy, with just the right amount of sauce and cheese. I have had pizza all over the world, and have eaten at NYC's top 30 rated pizza places. I also flew to San Francisco in 2007 just to eat one of Tony Gemignani's signature pizzas, which won Italy's world pizza championship in 2007. Joe's beats them all, it is simply the best slice of pizza there is. If you like NY-style pizza, give it a try and you'll agree, nothing else compares.
Further Proof That Pizza in LA is Below Average – After suffering with all the awful pizza in this town (Dagwood's, Abbot's, Wildflour, Bravo...ALL BAD), I head Joe's was coming to Santa Monica. I had high hopes, and wondered if I would FINALLY experience good pizza. Sadly, Joe's proves that there is STILL no good pizza in LA. I ordered a cheese pizza with pepperoni and basil, and the toppings were scant. A few pepperoni slices strewn about, and a couple of torn basil leaves was all I got. For all the money they charge for toppings, this was laughable. It was flavorless and bland, and the sauce had absolutely no zing to it . The crust was rubbery, the cheese was hard, and it was just sort of...blah. The quality was right up there with something you would get at a mall food court. I haven't tried the NY locations but if they're anything like this, then...I just don't get it. My advice - make your own homemade pizza, and skip Joe's.
Spare walls, quick service, and nearly no seating prove that this pizza joint is about one thing only: Pizza. – In Short
With rave reviews and celebrity testimonials about its original Greenwich Village location, this pie shop serves no-nonsense New York pizza in an appropriately stark and functional storefront just off the Third Street Promenade. Throughout the day, the crowd shifts from Santa Monica lunch crowds and tourists to evening revelers looking for a quick bite. It might not look unusual, but the signature thin crust is light and crisp enough to defy gravity, even without that famous New York water. A straightforward array of toppings adorns full pies, and ready-made slices include plain cheese, pepperoni, and a caprese with silver-dollar-sized slices of fresh mozzarella. The garlic knots are chewy lumps covered in garlic chunks big enough to derail a subway car (although the flavor is surprisingly absent). Salads and calzones round out the menu.
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