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 these 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.
The GREATEST pizza. *****
Shant S. Encino, CA 11/7/2012
I tried Santino's about a year and a half ago. Since, I have to have it at least once every two weeks. Great location on Woodman right by Ventura. Wonderful, friendly owners. Easily, the best pizza in the San Fernando Valley.
Pretty good pizza *****
Christopher T. Los Angeles, CA 7/29/2012 Pretty good pizza. Friendly and quick service. Also, I got a look at the kitchen on my way back to the restroom and it was very clean. The place is pretty small, so I wouldn't come here w/ a large party, but it's cozy and cute (checked table cloths, etc.)
Pretty frickin' good pizza! *****
Joel J. San Clemente, CA 7/27/2012 Surprisingly good.Pizza was DELICIOUS and between 2 hungry people, you can easily eat it all. Very "New Yorkie" in that it is really thin, cheesy, oily, etc... The cut slices out of the pie were on the small side as when compared to establishments in NYC. Off of the top of my head, I think Fascati Pizza in the Brooklyn Heights area of NYC. Anyways, I'd definitely order it again. A great pizza pie! Cheers
A friendly suggestion to Santino's NY Pizza: Even though it seems as if times are tough everywhere...A lower price point might help to stimulate revenue : )
This place is so adorable *****
Nicole D. Irvine, CA 6/23/2012 This place is so adorable. It's very tiny and quaint. There's a handful of tables and and a matching handful of parking spots in the back. The walls are completely covered in celebrity photos :) The employees are amazing just like the pizza! The crush is amazingly crisp and doesn't get soggy from the sauce and toppings. The veggies they use for toppings taste nice and fresh. The employees were so kind and they were so down to Earth :) They even gave us these amazing chocolate chip cookies that were one of the most delicious I've ever had!!! I would definitely come back here again.
Absolute favorite pizza in all of LA *****
Wolfgang M. Sherman Oaks, CA 6/11/2012
My absolute favorite pizza in all of LA. I get this nearly every week. Friendly service but the pizza itself is just on another level of awesomeness. It's awesome with a layer of awesome frosting.
Awesome pizza place! *****
Candace L. Los Angeles, CA 5/14/2012
Friendly fast service. We have only ever picked up from here because the first time I ordered online I mistakenly hit "pick up" instead of delivery. The other night we stopped in, ordered and waited. Perfect neighborhood place to walk to, dine in or bring home.
Great Pizza *****
Sonny F. Tujunga, CA 5/14/2012
I am a born and raised New Yorker, and it has been a long hard road trying to find great pizza out here in Southern California!
I mean, I've been to Hollywood, to the Valley and I was sure I would always have to go back to Woodside, Queens to get a"real" slice! But, I finally found what I've been looking for! It took a few years, but while hanging' out in a little(but brilliant) recording studio, across the street form a cool bar, there they were! SANTINOS!! They are far from my home in Sunland, but whenever me and my man, or friends want pizze, we will not order Dominos from around the corner! We go get a few pies from Santinos and I am always so happy!
A perfect neighborhood experience *****
Whalen Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Apr 17 2012
Great pizza, great service and a friendly family atmosphere.
This place is a pizza lovers paradise! *****
Roy B. Encino, CA 04/08/2012
This place is a pizza lovers paradise!
Santino's Rocks !!!!!! *****
GREG W. Los Angeles, CA 2/26/2012
Look. I LOVE PIZZA. Good Pizza. Having lived in NYC (purported mecca of pizza-actually you have to look pretty hard for the 'good' stuff') for 12 years or so, initially I had a hard time finding great pizza here in Los Angeles (although by now I have).
SANTINO'S ROCKS!!!!!! One of the best. Thin crust, great sauce, excellent service from friendly people willing to hear my "pizza tales." The pizza tastes like, well, Santino's, which is to say, brilliant. Thin, but not super thin...it crunches just right when you bite into it. DEFINITE FIVE STAR FOOD, EXPERIENCE, EVERYTHING. I Love Santino's.
Fall in love with a slice of Santino's pizza *****
Lenna D. Glendale, Los Angeles, CA 2/26/2012
If you're looking for a quick bite and into thin-sliced pizza...come here and fall in love with a slice of Santino's pizza!!!
Great service *****
Farzad E. Sherman Oaks, CA 1/23/2012
Great service both in restaurant and delivery. Try the square thin crust pizza, especially with spicy ground beef and onions! Great crust and pretty good tomato sauce.
Fabulous pizza *****
Charise M. Sherman Oaks, CA 1/16/2012
Santinos is a fabulous pizza find! This little neighborhood place has excellent thin crust pizza, and they have a special square cut pizza. Great tasting sauce, real cheese, homemade crust, and good service. We love the place, and they deliver as well!