Restaurant Review: Joe's Pizza in Santa Monica

Joe's Pizza 

Category: Pizza

Neighborhood: Santa Monica

111 Broadway

Santa Monica, CA 90407

(310) 395-9222

Simple is best when talking about Joe's Pizza in Santa Monica. They keep their menu simple with pizza by the slice or pie, sandwiches, pasta, salads and their famous garlic bread rolls.

It doesn't matter if you like thin crust (New York style) or thick crust (Chicago style), both types are delicious and come with a handful of toppings like pepperoni, sausage, tomato, mushrooms , peppers, anchovies, olives, meatball and more.

My personal preference is the thin crust margherita pizza. It reminds me of East Coast pizza, or at least as close as you can get in Santa Monica. It's thin and crispy and has just enough sauce and cheese - not too greasy either.  I also like how they have white pizza pies, which is also a reminder of the pizza I used to get on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey.

The prices are also pretty standard for pizza - slices are around $3, pies are around $20, sandwiches and pasta dishes are $8, and salads are around $6. An added bonus is they have free delivery in case you didn't want to take the walk down to the promenade area.

So, no matter if you get a Sicilian slice, chicken parm sandwich or antipasto salad you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face - covered with marinara sauce.