Finally, in 1990, the man settled in south-central Pennsylvania. Together with a childhood friend, he opened a pizza shop on Route 22 in Skyline View, PA, just outside the state capital of Harrisburg. For two years the two men worked together, and the man’s friend mentored him further in the art of running a successful business. In 1992, the man bought out his friend’s share in their venture, and became the proud, dedicated owner of his own pizza shop.
Time passed, as time does. Over the years, the man hired employees and passed on to them the same skills and knowledge he’d worked so hard to obtain. His honesty, his ethics and his complete dedication to the mastery of his craft remained with him and helped his business to grow. The man’s blessings expanded to include children: he had even more incentive now to succeed, wishing to provide for all his family’s needs. The man’s hard work, dedication and integrity were rewarded. His pizza shop remained successful and had steady growth.
The original JoJo’s building was demolished in the fall of 2010, and the new JoJo’s on 22 building opened in the spring of 2011. A greatly expanded kitchen allowed even more culinary options, and the fine dining room gave customers a more formal alternative to the casual atmosphere of the pizzeria. The man’s dedication to his customer’s enjoyment of not only amazing food but great atmosphere continued, and together with friends and family – among them his son, now a young man himself – the man built an outdoor dining area in the spring and summer of 2012. Focused on open air, classic masonry and old-world aesthetics, this area of the restaurant hearkens back to the man’s youth in Sardinia and Carini. Friends and family gather here on sunny afternoons and cool nights, enjoying a relaxed atmosphere paired with all the amenities of fine dining.
Today, JoJo’s on 22 provides our customers with three distinct but equally enjoyable dining experiences: the casual atmosphere of the pizzeria, the more formal environs of the dining room and the relaxed outdoor bistro. But a successful restaurant requires more than just amazing ambiance and incredible wait staff. Our talented culinary team is proud to be able to please the palate of any patron, with offerings from caprese to cannoli, stromboli to spaghetti, pizza to pasta pescatore. The fully stocked bar features a wide variety of domestic and imported beers, liquors and wines, such that we can offer the perfect pairing to any dish, in addition to creations that stand on their own.
Come, join us. Relax, and savor delicious food and drink prepared and provided by professionals focused on providing only the best, in any of our unique, enjoyable atmospheres. Experience the culmination of five decades of commitment to pride in craftsmanship.
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