Joe’s Pizza – Philadelphia, PA

by PizzaSnobo on September 13, 2011

122 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 569-0898

There is a famous pizzeria in NYC called Joe’s. That Joe’s a place pizza tours make sure they stop at. But Joe’s in Philly, while fine, is not in the same league as its Manhattan namesake. Located in the Rittenhouse neighborhood, Joe’s tends to get a good crowd and the large seating area is a step up compared to most pizzerias, which are often in need of a renovation.

A slice at Joe’s ($2.25) is cooked in a brick oven, something the recently reviewed Colosseo also does. While slices are on the smaller side, the pizza is generally good, but it falls short when compared to the best out there. It’s a bit oily and the large helping of cheese tends to be on the gummy side. The sauce was not too tart or too sweet, but neither was it memorable. The crust was soft and salty – reminding us of a soft pretzel, but without the excitement that might surround such a concoction.

Joe’s is totally fine for a slice and it’s better than lots of other places you might stumble upon, but in the end the pizza here only about average.

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