The aroma of freshly baking dough, olive oil and tomato sauce can be smelled before even entering Joe's Place. Which is exactly how it should be.The aroma of freshly baking dough, olive oil and tomato sauce hit us before we even entered Joe's Place. With its semolina walls and red trim, we felt like we were desperately trying to eat our way out of a giant bowl of spaghetti and Joe's famous meat sauce—which is exactly the way we want to leave this world.
The lasagna is another delicious way to go—layer upon layer of noodles covered in tomato sauce, creamy ricotta and mozzarella cheeses just like your imaginary (or real!) Italian grandma made. With Joe's extensive menu of pizza, pasta, subs, calzones and sauces, it can be hard to decide what to get. The joint may have pizza and pasta in their name, but their Steak & Cheese Sub is nothing to shake a stick at. It's a monster of a sandwich on delicious, fresh-baked bread. Eat your way through one of these and no Italian mother would ever accuse you of being too skinny. If you're looking for something a little less heavy, their minestrone will have you feeling like you're supping in a cozy Italian cafe. Close your eyes, and you can pretend that spring has already sprung.
Minestrone soup, $5
Steak and cheese, $6
Margherita pizza, $12
Potato gnocchi, $13
Spaghetti with famous meat sauce, $10
Daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.