Everything You Want in a Pizza Place
Many of you fellow foodsters have been asking for a great local place for pizza. I was worried because after a few visits to some local pizza joints, I felt I either left unsatisfied with the quality and taste of their pizza, or with the customer service provided. I would never recommend a place I don't absolutely love to you guys, so I continued on my quest for a great pizza place and found Joe's Pizza & Pasta in Edinburg, Texas. Man, oh man, are you guys in for a treat! I'm not sure if I loved their perfectly cooked slices the most, their amazing pasta sauces, or the genuinely friendly service. (Who am I kidding? My favorite part is always the FOOD, but thankfully this place has it all!)
While taking a few pictures of the quaint restaurant, I saw the kitchen was open for everyone to admire. Not only do I love being able to see kitchens for fun (yes, I'm aware that's a little weird), I also think it let's us know how confident they are about their cleanliness. As I was passing by the oven, I noticed that Joe himself was making and baking the pizzas. I'm extremely grateful he let us snap a shot of him and our lovely waitress. I don't know about you guys, but I think the best restaurants are those where the owners are as involved as possible. It was awesome meeting him and it was obvious by his staffs great service, that this is a great environment to work in. I thanked him for his hard work and I sure hope his efforts do not go unnoticed.
Let's Talk about Pizza
This beaut of a pie is the "x-tra" large pizza. With one topping, in house, this will run you about $12.95, $11.95, if you order it for carry out. I will warn you, this pizza is not for those who are concerned with their health; This is for all who enjoy a darn good pizza, at a very fair price. The ingredients were fresh, the crust was oh, so crispy, and the size was more than we could ask for. This was my friends pizza, and between the two of them, they can usually finish an entire pie, but not at Joe's. They had a few slices left over, which they took home, because this pizza is just as great as left overs.
If you are not in a group, or aren't looking for an entire pie, they also offer pizza by the slice. They are quite large and are just as yummy as the full size, Let's talk about this cheese though!! I find that many pizza places have overly processed cheese, or of extremely low quality, but I can honestly say, this is some of the best cheese I have tried on a pizza in the valley. I heard somewhere that if a place can do a great cheese pizza, they are on to something, and this place is no exception.
One slice- $2.50
Each ingredient- $.50
in Sherry Pink Wine Sauce
My apologies for not capturing how amazing the pasta was with my camera. Sometimes, the HANGER (the anger I get when I am hungry) rushes my shot. Do not be fooled, this sauce, I have no words.... AMAZING just doesn't cut it. Six quite large ravioli's stuffed with real lobster meat, smothered in some of the best sauce I've ever had; It doesn't get any better than that. I made everyone who was with me try it, (even though I'm typically not a food sharer) and everyone loved it. Sauce was cheesy, had a few tomato pieces in it, and I would drink it with a straw if that was socially acceptable.
Pasta- $14.95 (you won't regret it)
Their are a few other things on their menu from us to choose from. Their appetizers are very reasonably priced including the garlic bread for $3.95, which is one of the most affordable items, to the fried calamari, $9.95, which is the most expensive of the apps. They also serve some Foot Long Subs that range from $7.95 to $9.95. (examples- Salami & Provolone, Stromboli, which is all meat, & Philly Cheese Steak) Salads are available for $3.45 to $9.95 and Entrees like Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Marsala will run you about $13.95-$14.95. Kids also have a few options under the Kids Cafe and of course pasta entrees like a mentioned before are $10.95 to $14.95. These are just a few of what Joe's has to offer.
Lastly I'll inform you guys on their variety of pizzas. They have an 18" Stuffed Pizza, a Deep Dish Sicilian, small, medium, or large Neapolitan, and last but not least, they have a variation of Gourmet Pizzas. Toppings you can add are a few, including eggplant, feta cheese, sun-dried tomato, spinach, or pineapple to name some.
I also want to mention they have daily specials at $8.95 for dine in, weekdays from 11am-2pm. If you'd like to know exactly what these are, under the menu I have provided below, I have also included their daily specials.