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Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Authentic Italian dishes and the best Italian pizza in Waynesville, NC. Classic Italian recipes, hand-made pizza using and the freshest ingredients.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing the glowing reviews on Tripadvisor my wife and I decided to visit Ian & Jojos after the Memorial Day weekend. As former Newyorkers living in an Italian neighborhood in B'klyn we saw items on the menu which we haven't seen since we moved...to NC 17 years ago. However nearly everything we tried to order according to the waitress was not available due to their "being slammed over the holiday weekend" so we asked what was left and was told the only thing they had would be the veal or chicken parmesan. So we both ordered those and the calamari appetizer. When the calamari dish was served we asked for more dipping sauce since we just got a small cup with the order. When our main course arrived the pasta in our dish was in a puddle of water and we questioned why it was so watery we were told it was due to the sauce and cheese being watery. Both dishes were good but not great. When our check came we were surprised to see a .50 cent charge for the the calamari sauce and questioned it, we were told this is their standard charge. I thought this was a very petty fee for a small cup of sauce since they give such as small initial cup and the waitress asked if we would like to speak to the manager, which we did. After explaining how we were so disappointed in the availability of food on the menu and the watery main course we received the manager made an adjustment on our bill. Since we have been to many Italian restaurants in N.Y and can compare to them to I&J's they fall far short. I think they can do much better in planning for heavy customer traffic and take more pride in each dish that goes out.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

Absolutely loved it 3 entrees & 2 appetizers were all just amazing! The veal parmigiana & garlic knots were amazing!! Manicotti was cooked perfectly lemon cake was dry.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Daniel, Thank you so much for the awesome review ❤️ 😀 💜 We are thrilled that you enjoyed your food with us. Im so sorry that your Italian Lemon cream cake was dry. Maybe we were having an off cake day 😔 I would be...More

Reviewed March 25, 2022

My wife and I eat here every time we visit Waynesville. It's always a great meal and a great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're in Waynesville and looking for a great lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 ☺️ we are thrilled to hear that you had another good experience and meal with us. And Thank you for taking the time to write a review of us. We appreciate you! And we look forward to...More

Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent and authentic. It was all freshly made, including the pizza crust that I could eat on its own. It was a nice, low key, relaxing atmosphere. Our waitress was pleasant and friendly and really made our experience better, as well.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 ☺️

Reviewed March 15, 2022

This soup was so salty and the manicotti and lasagna was not good sauce was waterline this is not Italian food and ive had good Italian food and in a Italian family no bread was brought or offered ..but our waiter was great .More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

I'm so sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us. Please email me at Ian.and.jojo.pizza@gmail.com and hopefully we can find a way to make it up to you. Would you mind sharing when you visited with us? You mentioned your waiter wad great....More

Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Amazzzzzzzing! We are so consistently impressed with the quality of food that comes out of this kitchen! We brought some family members here tonight who were visiting from Ohio! Every staff member was super generous and accommodating!! The customer service here is fantastic. Thank you,...Annie! And- The food here is beyond amazing. Our table had kids’ orders of spaghetti and meatballs which were devoured in minutes, mushroom ravioli that our daughter literally said “is to die for”, eggplant rollatini…Oh my gosh, I get it every time and tonight was the best ever! If you like her Amazons, then you have to try this because it is amazing. Our table also had chicken piccata, chicken marsala, fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and everybody was so happy with their food. House side salad not a typical chintzy salad at all. It is absolutely wonderful with fresh vegetables and mixed greens and homemade dressing. And then, there’s the pizza! Oh my gosh just delish and was eaten in minutes! Thank you to everyone who works so hard to make this restaurant a success! We will continue to bring family and friends to Ian and JoJo‘s whenever they visit us in Waynesville!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2022

First let me say Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 It's reviews like yours that make all the hard work a little easier. Please except my apologies for taking so long to respond. With the serious lack of help I'm pretty much behind...More

Reviewed November 16, 2021

We wanted a fast easy dinner and this hit the spot. The Caesar Salad was perfect, the margarita pizza was delicious as was the White pizza. There is a full menu, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Hit the spot!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 ☺ ♥

Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Awesome experience. We were seated quickly on a busy Saturday by a very courteous staff. Garlic rolls were to die for, as were the rest of our entrees. Caesar salad was incredible, and pizza was top notch. Will make it a point to eat here...every time we wiser Waynesville - excellent food and incredible service!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 We look forward to your next visit 😀

Reviewed October 20, 2021

Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The pizza is fantastic. The quality of ingredients is far better than most other places. The crust is exceptional. More than a pleasant surprise and will return. Waitresses Abby and Annie were very nice, informative, and super personalities!!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 We hope to see you again really soon and often!

Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Had late dinner with pizzas made to order (black & green olives with cheese) and their special pizza, Nona Mia. Our waitress, Abby, was very personable.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖

Reviewed October 12, 2021

We are locals and were happy to be in Waynesville when they were open. We were seated immediately and our fantastic server, Annie, took care of our every need. We shared the calamari, crisp on the outside and tender inside - delish! I had house...salad with a really great house Italian dressing, and we shared a pizza. Fantastically crisp bottom crust and a really nice chew on the edges. We finished it off. So many more things I want to try on this menu, we will definitely be back - happy to support our local businesses after all the tourists go home!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write an awesome review for us 😃 ❤ 🤍 💙 🧡 🖤 We hope to see you again really soon and often 😃

Reviewed October 11, 2021

Fantastic food and service at a great price! Annie is super friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend the mushroom ravioli!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 We hope to see you again really soon and often 😃

Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

Amazing Italian food, reasonably priced. Our server Annie was awesome! One of Waynesville’s best places to eat! We ordered the veal!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛

Reviewed September 23, 2021

My husband and I ate here for my Birthday dinner. Annie was our server and went above and beyond to make us feel special. She is the best waitress we have had in a long time. The food was excellent, and we will definitely visit...again. I have to eat gluten free, and their gluten free pizza is awesome. They also offer a gluten free dessert that I plan on trying next time.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 We are honored that you trusted us for your birthday dinner 🎂 ❤

Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

We have been here before and it is the best!!!! You HAVE to ask for Annie! she’s amazing!! Best italian food in waynesville!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Danny, Owner at Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2021

Thank you so much 💓 💗 💛 💖 ☺

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Yes they do take reservations. It is a new restaurant and struggling due to COVIDS. Completely disagree with storm610 - heave eaten there multiple times - always good food and pleasant service.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant

Yes, Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant offers delivery services.

Yes, Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ian and JoJo's Pizzeria & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5