Very tasty and the crust is nice and thin ****
Haus P. Sherman Oaks, CA
The pizza is awesome the crumbled sausage is very tasty and the crust is nice and thin.
New York pizzeria like the ones there were when I was growing up *****
Karin J. Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
I love this place so much! It reminds me so much of a New York pizzeria like the ones there were when I was growing up. Definitely a place I would go back to any time! Yummy chicken Parmesan with fettuccine - followed by homemade cannolis! And a great fresh large salad...
Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! God bless Santino's! *****
Philip T. Los Angeles, CA
I'm tired of hearing about pizza. Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! Let's talk about Italian foods! Yes I'm talking about Santino's Restaurant in Sherman Oaks. I'm talking about 5 stars 5 diamond food and get in and out for $20 bucks. There is no valet. Yes there is free parking in the back and on the street! There are no waiters or waitresses. Yes that means no double the tax for a tip! I just leave a buck or two in the jar at the counter.
Everyone that eats at the restaurant orders and pays for the food at the counter. Then the clerk or night manager brings you the food at the table. Yes there is inside dining or outside tables on the sidewalk! Nice!
Let us talk about the food. Well let me talk about the food. Chicken Marsalla, Chicken Picatta, Chicken Alfredo I can't stop eating this! Now this is five stars and five diamonds with all the trendy vegetables that stop cancers. Yes I'm talking about broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. Some may say that's not Italian? Then I say tomatoes aren't from Italy. They are from the United States. Let us live and eat! God bless Santino's!
Well I guess I have to talk about pizza. Yes, I love pizza. Santino's NY Round? I haven't even got there yet! Why go there when Santino's has the Neopolitan Square pizza to! I swallow that whole like a Penguin eats fish! I got to stop typing. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it, and it's 11:30 at night.
Cool Joint, feels like home ****
Hayk T. VALLEY VILLAGE, CA
Bread sticks were good. Great place but it was a cool joint.
Feels like home
Pizza the service is wonderful *****
Jacqueline O. Van Nuys, CA
I came here when they opened up some years back and it is authentic New York style pizza its very good the dough is just like New York style the sauce is delicious the cheese is 100 percent cheese mozzarella it is really really good and this is definitely worth going to get pizza. I recommend this place, I recommend the pizza, and the service is wonderful also.
An authentic smell right as you walk in ****
Elizabeth M. Sherman Oaks, CA
Nice little cozy restaurant with an authentic smell right as you walk in. Has a great family like atmosphere. The service was great, and very fast. Moreover, the staff was very friendly. We ordered the special vegetarian pizza, it was tasty and not too heavy. Most pizza places have very thick crusts, or too much dough, but this pizza was thin. It was filling, but not stuffing, with very good fresh toppings. We also tried their anti-pasto salad. Let me tell you, it was very fresh and had a great flavor. I definitely recommend this place if you want a quick bite to eat and not pay too much for great authentic Italian pizza!
Good people run the place *****
Lawrence L. Los Angeles, CA
Personally love the cheese and toppings. Good people run the place and I feel glad to support it.
This really is the best pizza in LA *****
Ilya T. Los Angeles, CA
I used to live a block away from Santino's and randomly came across the place a few years ago. I tried the Vito's Baby Clam pizza that first time. It was delicious. I never even knew you could make a good CLAM Pizza. Needless to say, this pizza has been a go-to of mine when I come here. I always either order that, AND/OR one of their Neopolitan Square Pizzas (I highly recommend this to EVERYONE. The dough is just plain special. I love it!)
It's kind of sad to see other fake reviews below from "zero-friend yelpers" (for suuuure you exist).....
One of the best pizzas I've had *****
E F. San Francisco, CA
Pizza is good, crust is thin and crispy! One of the best pizzas I've had.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore... *****
Ginny M. Henderson, NV
"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore..."
My heart and tummy swoon for this pizza. I miss it so much and look forward to dining here every, single time I am back home visiting my family. I was born and raised in Ventura, CA and have been going to this restaurant since I was a little meatball in my Mama's belly.
Their pizza is so rich and delicious. Don't wear anything fancy because this is down right dirty, cheesy oooey-gooey, grease dripping down your chin, pure fatty goodness. Of course, I go for extra cheese for the added clogged artery effect but I don't care because it's that good.
I always get their spaghetti as a compliment to my pizza, it's delish! Their garlic bread is phenom and they have an all-you-can-eat salad bar in the front of the restaurant. Speaking of the front of the restaurant, it is set-up like your normal Mom & Pop shop. The back of the restaurant is where all the fun is. Bring your quarters because there's an arcade, a full bar and plenty of big screen TVs for your favorite sporting event viewing pleasure. Additionally, they have a large room in the back for parties. It's where I had my 3rd birthday....awwwww :)
They run awesome family meal specials Sunday-Thursday and rockin' luncheon specials that are on the cheap. I dig it!
I have been looking for years for great pizza in LA *****
Rikki H. Beverly Hills, CA
Daniel was the greatest!! That pizza was nothing short of amazing ... The best NY style pizza in So Cal. Love the restaurant but in love with the pizza !!
I have been looking for years for great pizza in LA
One of the best pizza spots in the Valley. *****
Mary K. Pasadena, CA
One of the best pizza spots in the Valley. You can taste the quality of the ingredients. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.
HALLELUJAH, I FOUND NY PIZZA IN L.A! *****
Andy S. Woodland Hills, CA
Heard good reviews about this place but never had a chance to try. Just moved into the neighborhood so it was a perfect chance.
Went in, greeted warmly by (i assume) one of the owners. Really nice.
We got a jumbo pepperoni and mushroom. $23 out the door (including our ridiculous L.A. sales tax rate )
VERDICT: Best pizza I've had out here, hands down. Thin crust, thin layer of crisp but chewy. Great sauce, perfect amount.
Now I shared the pizza with some former NYers who loved Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. There verdict was that Santino's was the closest thing they have had to NY pizza since moving out here!
Really nice selection of specialty pies too. Gonna try the baby clam and garlic for sure!!!
The only thing I would do next time is ask for 8 slices so you can get them fold-able.
Can't wait to come back!!!!!
Great food + great service. *****
Sherman Oaks, CA 4/23/2013 I am her waiting for my pizza + salad and my mouth is watering just from the aroma! Great food + great service. Thanks Santino's!
Best Pizza in the valley! *****
Los Angeles, CA 4/15/2013 Best Pizza in the valley! Always nice service, always piping hot pizza, love it!
serious problems staying away from the place! *****
Burbank, CA 3/20/2013 This place is a find for those who like East coast style thin crust pizza. Best slices I've found in my 25 years in LA. Lunch special is a good deal, although the salad that comes with the special is not fabulous. But you don't go to this place for salad. You go for the Pizza! IF they served beer, I would have serious problems staying away from the place!
Go-to local pizza spot *****Aaron H.
Los Angeles, CA 2/17/2013 We've now ordered from here twice. It's our current go-to local pizza spot. We had Santino's go up against Antonio's and Santino's won out primarily because they have a great cornmeal crust and the sauce is slightly sweet. Delivery is quick and the cannoli was tasty...
Fantastic pizza ***** Justin K.
Studio City, CA 2/6/2013
Fantastic pizza. We ordered the square and picked it up. I am from Chicago and this is the best pizza in LA - hands down!
The best tasting pizza ****
Ellen C.Glendale, CA 2/3/2013The best tasting pizza located in the valley resides inside Santino's NY Pizza The crust is considered "thin" by Los Angeles standards. Thin, but hearty enough to hold vegetables. A succulent savory sauce pairs well with the melted mozzarella. They spared no expense with the cheese. The highlight toppings are their spicy sausage and fresh (not canned) jalapenos.
Consistently great pizza is hard to find, unless you enjoy that processed taste. Santino's NY Pizza delivers that delicious pizza you were always looking for.
Best Pizza ever *****
Matthew M. Sherman Oaks, CA 1/14/2013 I'm a big pizza fan, so it was hard for me to pass the crown from D'Amore's Pizza Connection but Santinos is hands down, the best pizza I have ever had! The atmosphere is classy and cozy, about 4 tables and a cramped counter. Plenty of celebrity endorsements adorn the wall. But the pizza, out of this world. I admit, it's hard to say "Best Pizza ever" with so many types around, but the only caveat to a pizza battle is Chicago style deep dish. If that's your thing, then get on down the road I guess. As far as a thinner, more traditional type of pie, Santinos is not only light, but rich at the same time. The basil looks like it was locked up that same morning at the farmers market. There is always just enough cheese and seasonings to satisfy even class 3 vegans. You always get what you pay for, and this place is fairly pricey; 22-30 bucks for just a pie but if you could only have one pizza for the rest of your life, I think Santinos should be it.