About Joe's Fleetwood Pizzeria
134 Yelp Reviews
big.fleetwood.pappy2/18/24, 6:01 a.m.
Owner has CHANGED since Dave’s review. They decided to keep the name the same with the old family’s photos on the wall, but brought their own pizza maker from NJ. Not the same. Never had a chance to taste the original, but the current state is just a run of the mill location. The owner has no idea who Portnoy is 😭
jasoncap10/26/23, 10:58 p.m.
Good crisp, very little flop, I can see why Dave gave this a 8.1. I’m feeling more of a 7.9. Imagine a good football pizza is a 7.8. This is a touch better. Just shy of the 8s in my opinion. The Sicilian is good as well but not as good as the traditional, so I’ll go 7.6 on that. Finally let’s be honest, nobody cares about white pies but me. Anyways, 7.7 on the white.
d-pizza10/2/23, 12:16 a.m.
This rating is based on the plain slice. The Sicilian is better. Fluffy and light. The plain slice was good but dry. Crisp thin crust. Good cheese. But minimal sauce. I could see why people love it, and I wish I got a full pie. I’m sure it would have been better.
jonathon.stack7/24/23, 11:34 p.m.
Authentic New York style pizza. Thin crust, crisp, perfect amount of sauce with a great cheese pull. Loved the people.
mister.slice7/10/23, 4:40 a.m.
Old school, blue collar, traditional doughy round pizza. No bells, no whistles, just big and filling slices coming straight down the middle. Hard to find a more solid, well-rounded pizza these days. As good as this is, they still play second fiddle to Johnny’s in Mount Vernon.
islanderwill7/7/23, 9:07 p.m.
8.1 a solid crunch, could be an all time pizza but the sauce was missing just a little something
ryan.rutherford7/3/23, 1:28 a.m.
Serving the Fleetwood section of Mount Vernon for over 40 years, Joe’s has been making pizzas since 1972. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this old school joint; so I expected a somewhat special pie. What appears to be a thick, heavy & doughy football pizza is actually rather thinnish and reasonably light compared to typical football pies. The dough has a respectable amount of crisp, a no-flop firmness and beautiful char on the undercarriage with that taste only dough made with New York City water can deliver. Despite the thickness, the crust is actually light and airy with a tremendous cracker-like breakaway crunch. The texture of the dough is pretty unique with a sensational smokey flavor from the char. As you can see in the picture, they need to use bigger boxes for their whole pies; this pizza is really jammed in there, overflowing with the crust folding up. They use Grande mozzarella, a top quality, low moisture, delicious shredded cheese blend, producing virtually zero grease or drippage. I was hoping the sauce would be an absolute stunner to send this pie into travel-worthy territory; but unfortunately, the better-than-average sauce isn’t a difference-maker. Hearty and sweet enough, with decent tang and mild kick, the oregano really neutralizes the overall flavor of the sauce. Very serviceable but it just doesn’t dazzle enough to push the score into the 8s. Overall, this pizza is well above average but not quite travel-worthy. The ingredients are quality but just not flavorful enough to elevate this pie’s rating. If you’re going to make a pilgrimage to Mount Vernon, Johnny’s is the spot for elite pizza. While Joe’s is very good in its own right, it’s just not as spectacular as I had hoped.
t-rex.pizza1/30/23, 11:50 p.m.
About as perfect as traditional slice gets. Every bite was a symphony of flavors. Outstanding sauce, outstanding crispness, perfect cheese to sauce ratio, and zero flop. Just superb. Every football type slice cooked in a traditional oven should aspire to be Joe aka the Pizza Maestro!
griddletakes12/21/22, 5:48 p.m.
A very very nice pizza. Flavor gets better as it cools. Amazing crust
bigdaddytom879/25/22, 6:03 p.m.
I'm proud to say that Joe's is in my neighborhood and Dave's score of 8.1 isn't an exaggeration or an act of kissing ass. These guys make fantastic pizza in a city full of two great spots and plenty of mediocre to average ones. It's perfect pizza in my opinion.
nicolas.rambajue8/16/22, 2:57 a.m.
Great pizza! I think this is definitely the classic NYC slice, Greasy and crisp! I love the fact that I didn’t feel sluggish after eating 3 slices. So worth making this one of our regular locations since its 10mins away from home.
ejpuds_718/15/22, 3:53 p.m.
Really good pizza, super thin lotta flavor, no flip highly recommended. And Sicilian 8.6 melts in your mouth