Our History

In 1990 Joeys’ Pizza & Pasta was founded by partners Joseph Rulli and Joseph Ferringo, in the Beach Haven Crest section of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Ferringo’s Grandfather Tony originally owned the location and operated it as Tony’s Pizza with the help of his sons Steven and John. In 1984, after nearly 25 years of business, the family restaurant was sold. Brother-in-laws Rulli and Ferringo drew on their knowledge of the restaurant industry to go into business for themselves.

Coincidentally, the same building previously occupied by Tony’s Pizza was available. It was then, Joeys’ Pizza & Pasta was established and operating in familiar surroundings. While in the planning stages, the partners named the restaurant Joeys’ Pizza & Pasta – the apostrophe following the “s” on Joeys’, signifies that both owners share the same name.

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