Joe's Pizza

★★★★☆
Joe's Pizza in Santa Monica is an experience like New York Style Pizza!!!!
  • 111 Broadway

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-395-9222

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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

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★★★★★

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

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Tasty neighborhood pizza

Good pizza; pizza joint atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

Tasty neighborhood pizza

Good pizza; pizza joint atmosphere.

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: none

Cons: Couldn't chew the pizza/only comes in one size

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Amazing Pizza.Quick Freindly service. Nice atmosphere

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Best pizza in L.A., quick service

Cons: Small storefront with minimal seating, a tad pricey

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: None

Cons: Bland, flavorless, mall food court pizza; way too expensive for what you get

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My roommate and I were very excited to try Joe's, so we called around 6:30PM to order a pizza and she was told that it would be delivered in 20 minutes, so we were concerned 40 min later. She called to inquire and was rudely told, "We're busy, he'll be there soon." About 20 min later, they called and said that the delivery guy was outside, he wasn't and somehow they can confused 15th St. with STANFORD St.

A few minutes later, they called back to tell us that we are outside the delivery zone b/c we don't live in Santa Monica and they couldn't find us on the map. Stanford and Broadway IS IN SANTA MONICA. They then said they couldn't deliver b/c we are out of the delivery zone-info that would have been more useful an hour ago when we placed the order. Everyone was rude and they didn't offer to deliver even though it was their fault, but we were welcome to pick up the 1.5 hour old pizza. We called Papa Johns instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

My roommate and I were very excited to try Joe's, so we called around 6:30PM to order a pizza and she was told that it would be delivered in 20 minutes, so we were concerned 40 min later. She called to inquire and was rudely told, "We're busy, he'll be there soon." About 20 min later, they called and said that the delivery guy was outside, he wasn't and somehow they can confused 15th St. with STANFORD St.

A few minutes later, they called back to tell us that we are outside the delivery zone b/c we don't live in Santa Monica and they couldn't find us on the map. Stanford and Broadway IS IN SANTA MONICA. They then said they couldn't deliver b/c we are out of the delivery zone-info that would have been more useful an hour ago when we placed the order. Everyone was rude and they didn't offer to deliver even though it was their fault, but we were welcome to pick up the 1.5 hour old pizza. We called Papa Johns instead.

Pros: Given that they never showed up, can't comment on the food, experience was all negative

Cons: Awful customer service, idiocy, inability to find streets on a map

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This is real New York pizza -- the original Joe's is still open in Brooklyn, New York & a second in still open in Little Italy near Bleeker @ Carmine.

The Santa Monica Joe's Pizza is on Broadway @ Ocean Ave., right by the ocean. This is not a 'restaurant' but a real NY pizza joint.

They made the dough FRESH every morning, allowing it to rise in individual tins, the cheese is fresh, not frozen, top quality, a simple marinara sauce. They are simple pizzas (about 10 different toppings) thin crust... and a Sicilan pizza (thick) all baked in a wood burning oven... just like they do in NYC.

The slices are huge, but the crust is very thin. They sell pizza by the slice or made to order fresh if you want a whole pizza. This is more of a takeout place.

A Joe's pizza slice is eaten by folding it in half, lengthwise, when you do you will hear a CRACK that is the crisp crust.... no soggy pizzas here.

If you want pineapple on your pizza go to Pizza Hut. If you want Thai spicy chicken on your pizza go to CA Pizza Kitchen... because you do not want a real NY pizza.

This is the real deal. Now all the Californians will discover what all the NY pizza lovers have been talking about... freshness, great dough.

This is not a sit down Italian restaurant, it's a tiny pizza place that specializes in making GREAT PIZZA!

5
★★★★★

This is real New York pizza -- the original Joe's is still open in Brooklyn, New York & a second in still open in Little Italy near Bleeker @ Carmine.

The Santa Monica Joe's Pizza is on Broadway @ Ocean Ave., right by the ocean. This is not a 'restaurant' but a real NY pizza joint.

They made the dough FRESH every morning, allowing it to rise in individual tins, the cheese is fresh, not frozen, top quality, a simple marinara sauce. They are simple pizzas (about 10 different toppings) thin crust... and a Sicilan pizza (thick) all baked in a wood burning oven... just like they do in NYC.

The slices are huge, but the crust is very thin. They sell pizza by the slice or made to order fresh if you want a whole pizza. This is more of a takeout place.

A Joe's pizza slice is eaten by folding it in half, lengthwise, when you do you will hear a CRACK that is the crisp crust.... no soggy pizzas here.

If you want pineapple on your pizza go to Pizza Hut. If you want Thai spicy chicken on your pizza go to CA Pizza Kitchen... because you do not want a real NY pizza.

This is the real deal. Now all the Californians will discover what all the NY pizza lovers have been talking about... freshness, great dough.

This is not a sit down Italian restaurant, it's a tiny pizza place that specializes in making GREAT PIZZA!

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I ordered a slice of cheese and garlic knots. The staff was super sweet. They welcomed me, shook my hand, and was ultra attentive. They were not offended when I explained I didn't understand spanish and laughed. While my garlic knots were heating up they put a slice of cheese in a box to go for me. During that time, another cheese pizza came out and the server/cook switched out my slice for a fresh one automatically! Very impressive! They all said good bye in unison and told me to enjoy. The cheese was perfectly melted, perfect amount of sauce that tasted fresh and the crust was crispy but not burnt which is ultra rare. Delicious! Wasn't crazy about the garlic knots as they were hard to chew. Will definitely come back to the warm welcome and the great pizza! :-)

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★★★★☆

I ordered a slice of cheese and garlic knots. The staff was super sweet. They welcomed me, shook my hand, and was ultra attentive. They were not offended when I explained I didn't understand spanish and laughed. While my garlic knots were heating up they put a slice of cheese in a box to go for me. During that time, another cheese pizza came out and the server/cook switched out my slice for a fresh one automatically! Very impressive! They all said good bye in unison and told me to enjoy. The cheese was perfectly melted, perfect amount of sauce that tasted fresh and the crust was crispy but not burnt which is ultra rare. Delicious! Wasn't crazy about the garlic knots as they were hard to chew. Will definitely come back to the warm welcome and the great pizza! :-)

Pros: Delicious, fresh, NYC pizza and friendly service.

Cons: Didn't like the garlic knots.

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First time I ordered from there, the food never shows up. We try calling back we finally get past the busy signal and talk to a real person (rude), and then the person puts us on hold for a few seconds, then they hung up. Ok, they're new, working the kinks out, maybe they were just really busy.

The second time we order, they bring us the wrong order and overcharge us. And the Pizza was not so good on top of that. They say it's NY pizza, which is laughable. So after getting the wrong order we call them back and someone there named Matt tells us he's a manager and that the next time we order we'll get a free pizza. Ok, pizza's not great, service is bad, but they're trying to make amends, and maybe the Pizza will get better. They are still new after all.

Third time we call, once again they hang up on us twice, finally we get through and they tell us Matt didn't have the authority to give us a free pie. So we're done with Joes. My suggestion, call Abbot Pizza or Dagwoods instead.

Average pizza
Awful cutomer service.

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★☆☆☆☆

First time I ordered from there, the food never shows up. We try calling back we finally get past the busy signal and talk to a real person (rude), and then the person puts us on hold for a few seconds, then they hung up. Ok, they're new, working the kinks out, maybe they were just really busy.

The second time we order, they bring us the wrong order and overcharge us. And the Pizza was not so good on top of that. They say it's NY pizza, which is laughable. So after getting the wrong order we call them back and someone there named Matt tells us he's a manager and that the next time we order we'll get a free pizza. Ok, pizza's not great, service is bad, but they're trying to make amends, and maybe the Pizza will get better. They are still new after all.

Third time we call, once again they hang up on us twice, finally we get through and they tell us Matt didn't have the authority to give us a free pie. So we're done with Joes. My suggestion, call Abbot Pizza or Dagwoods instead.

Average pizza
Awful cutomer service.

Pros: I didn't die when I ate their food

Cons: The worst customer service you will ever experience. They are outright jerks.

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I've been to this place since it opened - anticipating the closest thing to a NY slice than actually going to NY. I just returned from my fourth visit and I'm still left unsatisfied ("That's what she said" - Michael Scott). All slices lack sauce - and the cheese is really hard - maybe because they never heat up your slice in the oven before giving it to you. I understand that the original location in NY is very busy, so once the pizza is out, they just hand out slices. But the Santa Monica location is slow and there are pizzas sitting there for a while before they get replaced. I thought the problem only happened when ordering by the slice, but I ordered a whole pizza, took it back to work (a block away) and it had the same consistency - hard, cold cheese with very little sauce.

If you want to compare a better NY slice, check out Mulberry's in Beverly Hills, Lamonica's in Westwood, or just up the street in Santa Monica there is Bravo's.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to this place since it opened - anticipating the closest thing to a NY slice than actually going to NY. I just returned from my fourth visit and I'm still left unsatisfied ("That's what she said" - Michael Scott). All slices lack sauce - and the cheese is really hard - maybe because they never heat up your slice in the oven before giving it to you. I understand that the original location in NY is very busy, so once the pizza is out, they just hand out slices. But the Santa Monica location is slow and there are pizzas sitting there for a while before they get replaced. I thought the problem only happened when ordering by the slice, but I ordered a whole pizza, took it back to work (a block away) and it had the same consistency - hard, cold cheese with very little sauce.

If you want to compare a better NY slice, check out Mulberry's in Beverly Hills, Lamonica's in Westwood, or just up the street in Santa Monica there is Bravo's.

Pros: If you're nearby and want a slice, it's worth trying.

Cons: Pizza is hard, cold, and lacks sauce

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Yes! NY pizza has arrived! Wait, is this it???

Sicilian - great! Perfect crunch/soft crust. Cheese is fresh and sauce is good (needs more though.)

Slices - cheese is great, but every slice I've had hasn't had enough sauce. I get it, the pizza is supposed to be thrown together as if it wasn't calculated, so I'm not guaranteed a bite of sauce, cheese, and toppings with every chomp. The lack of sauce is very evident throughout though. Even the second time I ordered a large pie, I requested extra sauce (as a topping) and was only marginally happier. I will return, but I hope that this is only part of their "opening jitters."

The store is cool, and the guys are pretty cool. Except for the phone/delivery guy who says "Joe's Pizza as heard of on XM Radio." He repeated that twice on the phone, then once at the door when I leaned away from him to grab my wallet. After I came back to the door, I asked what he was saying and he told me not to worry about it . Weird...

2
★★★★☆

Yes! NY pizza has arrived! Wait, is this it???

Sicilian - great! Perfect crunch/soft crust. Cheese is fresh and sauce is good (needs more though.)

Slices - cheese is great, but every slice I've had hasn't had enough sauce. I get it, the pizza is supposed to be thrown together as if it wasn't calculated, so I'm not guaranteed a bite of sauce, cheese, and toppings with every chomp. The lack of sauce is very evident throughout though. Even the second time I ordered a large pie, I requested extra sauce (as a topping) and was only marginally happier. I will return, but I hope that this is only part of their "opening jitters."

The store is cool, and the guys are pretty cool. Except for the phone/delivery guy who says "Joe's Pizza as heard of on XM Radio." He repeated that twice on the phone, then once at the door when I leaned away from him to grab my wallet. After I came back to the door, I asked what he was saying and he told me not to worry about it . Weird...

Pros: Qaulity slices

Cons: Lacks sauce

 

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