As with most southerners..They think a place like Joey's is "real" Italian or Pizza.. it is just NY style street pizza and americanized dishes.. The pizza is ok..(To oily, cheese is nothing special and the pasta is mushy). I am a Italian citizen who lives here and in Italy.. I lived in the Northeast for 45 years.. The pizza is average at best anywhere else but for locals who don't know, they think its excellent... What you don't know can't hurt you:).. Enjoy because there is not much to choose from anyway around these parts.. I would just like to see higher grade and better food.