My first bite was euphoric. The second was a little bit better. *****
Los Angeles, CA
Every brick wall covered with autographed headshots of the celebrities that have patronized the establishment over the years. The staff was warm and friendly in a way that only a family-run business can be.
The menu was basic and straightforward, aside from their offering of regular and Neopolitan pizza. Being an enormous fan of the latter, I ordered a large pie. Half cheese, half pepperoni/olive. When it arrived at my table, the fragrant aroma hit me like a punch in the face and I knew I was in for a treat.
My first bite was euphoric. The second was a little bit better. The thin, crispy crust was as idyllic as anything I've had in Italy. Yes. Italy. The sauce was a tangy, savory masterpiece that had to have been made fresh that very morning. The cheese was of such superior quality that I'd dare to say it, too, was made fresh on the premises, although I'd probably be wrong.
My sole complaint was that the toppings were a bit scarce. But to fault them on that alone would be akin to complaining about a free trip around the world because you had to fly coach.
Santino's is not a gem, it is a treasure. I will most definitely be having it again.
The square pizza is still awesome. *****
North Hollywood, CA
The square pizza is still awesome. The toppings great and the crust is perfect. Now I need to try the white clam pizza.
One of the best pizzas around. *****
Valley Glen, CA
The square pizza is awesome! One of the best pizzas around. I don't much care for the round pizzas. They use different ingredients I guess. Service is always fast and nice.