Sandwiches, Italian, Pizza
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 1938 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville, NJ 8836
Phone: (732) 469-3356
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch, Dinner
- directions_bikeBike ParkingNo
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelQuiet
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
My family has been eating here since the original Joe owned it. Even with new owners, the food is amazing, if not better. The lasagna is swimming in sauce, which is personally what I like, but keep that in mind if it's not your preference. The cavatelli broccoli is usually in need of a little salt, but other than that is another favorite. The rice balls are always perfect and crispy.
The pizza itself is really amazing, great sauce, great crust, great everything. I really wish I saw this place get more business because the owners are very nice and work very hard. Every occasion with friends or family sees a pizza from Joe's, and maybe a few garlic knots. Best pizza in Martinsville, hands down, no question.
What makes a great restaurant experience?..... The food? The ambiance? The value? The owners?.......yes, yes, yes, and yes! But there also other things for me that make me want to come back.....Passion and experience.
Up until a week ago, Joes Pizza in Martinsville, NJ was just another NJ pizzeria that I drove past whenever I drove thru Martinsville. At the recommendation of a long time friend, who first told me that the owner is Salvatore Pasalaqua, a name I was familiar with from a pizzeria that my family and I frequented in the 1970's and '80's in my home town. Then he told me "his pizza is GOOOOOOD! I knew I had to go!
His pizza is a crispy thin crust, not a cracker thin crust but some of the thinnest hand thrown crust I've ever had. His sauce and toppings are perfect and appropriately distributed and that crisp bottom is just perfect!
Tonight we tried some entrees; she had the eggplant Parmesan and I went old school and had Spaghetti and Meatballs. I'll often have this as a gauge when I visit a new to me Italian restaurant. If the meatballs aren't homemade, I won't go back. Joes meatballs are tender and mostly meat. They're seasoned well and I thoroughly enjoyed them. It was so refreshing to not have to ask for my pasta cooked al dente. In fact, I usually do but this time I forgot and how refreshing it was to be handed a plate of pasta that was indeed perfectly al dente!
The Eggplant Parmesan was damn near perfect! Nice and soft, not bitter, and an ample amount of mozzarella.
How happy I am to have a goto place for red sauce Italian food being served in a pizzeria atmosphere as opposed to a sit down, white tablecloth place. My girlfriend referred to the place as a step higher than most pizzeria's and Joe and his wife couldn't be more friendly and grateful that we chose their place to spend our dining dollars.
We will be back and be back often!
1938 Washington Valley Rd
Martinsville, NJ 08836
I was just there this past Friday 9/30/18 for lunch and ordered the eggplant parmigiana dinner. It was OUTSTANDING!!!!! It was NOT that frozen eggplant either that other pizzerias give you. They definitely used fresh eggplant and it was nicely coated not a lot of breadcrumbs and nice slices of eggplant. NOT greasy at all!!! It was a generous portion that I had the rest on Sunday and it was still delicious.
Joe's is a friendly family run pizza place. After a long road trip, their hospitality and food was really great. I love that they have half sandwiches, like the half chicken parm for $5. I'm going to stop in next time I'm in town.
Stopped in for a couple plain slices...was not disappointed. Nice, thin, foldable slices. Not greasy. The crust had a lot of flavor. Will definitely be back for more.