Joe's Pizza Santa Monica

2018 Certificate of Excellence Award 

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With rave reviews and celebrity testimonials, this Santa Monica pie shop serves New York pizza. Throughout the day, the crowd shifts from local 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. 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 buffalo mozzarella. The garlic knots are chewy lumps covered in garlic chunks big enough to derail a subway car, farmers market fresh salads round out the menu.