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Feb 27, 2009 12:59 PM

Good Pizza Delivery in Santa Monica (not Domino's)?

I need to order some pizzas to be delivered for a lunch party in Santa Monica (near the beach/Promenade) but want something a step above Domino's. Can anyone help please?

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  1. That's a pretty easy one. Try Joe's on Broadway. Super thin, NYC style. Try the white pizza, it's a winner. Really, everything is good there. Some say it's overrated, but I say it is understated in a good way.

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    1. re: ohdaylay

      agree with ohdaylay. Joe's is the way to go

    2. I always got it from Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen on Wilshire and 14th.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Another quality choice. Richie Palmers is pretty good, too. Dagwoods is another decent choice.

        1. re: ohdaylay

          I think Richie Palmer's is already closed...

          1. re: mollyomormon

            Is this recent? I ordered a pizza from Richie Palmer's only a week ago.

            1. re: a_and_w

              Molly must have them confused with another place. Richie IS OPEN.

              Richie Palmer Pizzeria
              1355 Ocean Ave
              Santa Monica, CA 90401
              (310) 255-1111

              Richie Palmer Pizzeria
              1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

                1. re: mollyomormon

                  MoM may still know best--I went by there tonight on my way to Anisette for dinner and saw a change of ownership notice posted, with the new owner being something called "Blue Plate Oysterette" [according to the ABC application, the officers are a Jennifer and Jeffrey Rush]. The outside signage was still for Richie Palmer and the neon "pizza" sign was lit but I did not have time to stop in on my way to dinner, and the place was closed by the time I headed back from dinner, so I could not get the details.

                  1. re: New Trial

                    Weird. I was just in there Monday night for slices and didn't see any change of ownership sign. That makes me sad because these were some of the best slices I've had there yet.

        2. re: Das Ubergeek

          Can I ask when the last time anyone actually ordered from SM Pizza Kitchen? I used to work nearby and ate there a couple of times. It was really bad but your recs usually never steer me wrong. This was about 6 years ago and I never went back after I left that job.

          Were they great and are now awful? Were they awful and are now great?

          I'm not a fan of Dagwood's either. I find their toppings to be subpar compared to other places in the area.

          I think Joe's on Broadway is actually pretty delicious and Abbot's is great. I just end up calling those places on the rare occasion that I order pizza.

          1. re: Frommtron

            It's been a while... I lived there in 2001, and it was quite good. I've had it more recently (2 years ago?) and had no objections, but you could totally go downhill in 2 years...

            1. re: Frommtron

              I get pizza at SM Pizza Kitchen occasionally, and I haven't seen much change in quality over the past hald dozen years. It's acceptable, not fantastic pizza.

              But I'd rather eat the box it comes in than eat Joe's pizza, so you might want to take my opinion on SMPK with a grain of salt.

              1. re: Bjartmarr

                Exactly. It was the best pizza I could come up with nearby when I lived at 14th and Arizona.

          2. I order form Abbots, Bravo (on Main) and Ocean Park Pizza.

            1. Joe's (pepperoni)
              Richie Palmer's (mushroom and sausage
              Dagwood's (extra-thin crust, pepperoni)
              Abbott's (anything with olive pesto)