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“One of the best pizzas I've had - but poor attitude by delivery guy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Pizza

Joe's Pizza
111 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2304
310-395-9222
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Ranked #70 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“One of the best pizzas I've had - but poor attitude by delivery guy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was visiting Santa Monica for a three day weekend, and after the bars on Friday night, had the urge for a pizza... went onto Yelp to search for a good local spot, and ended up calling Joe's for delivery. All the other reviews were spot on - The Grandma Pie may be one of the best pizzas I've ever had. It was so good, I even ordered it again on Sunday night!

Just beware that they only have one size, which is HUGE.

Taking away one start, though, since the delivery guy was kinda rude... I gave him $31 for a $26 (after tax) pizza, and he seemed to be unhappy with the $5 tip.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Limited pizza options and slightly burnt crust on the bottom with limited seating ... however the HUGE slice of pizza we got each despite all this and the garlic bread bites with salsa dip was to die for! Highly recommended as a cheaper alternative for dinner/lunch! Yummy!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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“Enjoy a slice or two..or ....:}”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Not bad at all. Joe's Pizza, just up the street from Ocean Avenue
and a block away from the S.M. Pier is a good alternative to some fancier and more expensive restaurants in that area. Then you can save for your dinner/supper. It was quite fresh, hot, delicious and with good service. It is a very small place, literally a whole in the wall!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Really good 'za within walking distance of Santa Monica Pier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We love pizza and happened to be in the mood for it one evening when visiting Santa Monica from out of state. No two people do it the same. We had found some online reviews that were very favorable on Joe's, so we thought we'd check it out. The place is so small that we drove past it the first time. We parked in the ramp attached to Santa Monica Place (mall) just a couple blocks away - easy/quick walking distance - first 60 or 90 minutes is free, then very affordable rates thereafter. Tiny place - only 4 or 5 tables for 2-4 people each. Really good, hot-from-the-oven, so-thin-you-can-roll-it-NY-style pizza - we had pepperoni - very tasty. We also enjoyed some of their garlic knots as an appetizer. Definitely worth a visit when in Santa Monica.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Margherita forever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best slices eve. I went there two nights in a row. Their margherita is amazing: fresh basil, fresh mozarella, fresh tomatoes and olive oil.

I paid $4 for the slice. I did not eat it there but service was good and fast. Waiting to go back to Santa Monica to have my pizza fix.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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