I went to Jones late last night because I was jonesing for some pizza (see what I did there) and discovered they have the best late night happy hour. To me pizza and happy hour are a real power couple, Bianca and Mick Jagger status. Finding a seven dollar pizza and a five dollar glass of wine was the best thing to happen to me all week.
The vibe at Jones is chill. It’s dimly lit and I’m into that. The main dining room reminds me of what I think New York City felt like in the 70’s, fabulous with just the right amount of gritty. I’d describe their little ‘Beggars Banquet’ pizzas the exact same way. What they lack in size they make up for in taste. We ordered one pepperoni, one margarita, and a lady never tells exactly how many glasses of red wine. The second the pizzas hit the table we were treated to their complex bouquet of basil and pepperoni. The cheese definitely had legs and was even a little stringy. When it was piping hot I noticed a little cheese pull on my first slice. Score! Upon tasting I found there to be an excellent balance in the cheese to sauce ratio. I like a robust full-bodied sauce and this one has a nice zing of basil that provides a tangy finish. For me the only downfall here is that the crust is just too soft. That being said I did polish off four slices.
7205 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Varietal: New York Style
Price: $ (late night happy hour ya’ll)
I give it 4/5 slices.