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I love pizza. Who doesn’t?
Joey’s House of Pizza in Brentwood, TN is a really good one.
UPDATE: Joey’s has moved from Brentwood to Elm Hill Pike in Nashville.
The owners are an Italian family from Brooklyn, New York. It’s a nice change of pizza flavor for me, since my pizza staples are usually the Mellow Mushroom and Matteo’s.
Since I live in Franklin, I never would have come across Joey’s House of Pizza on my own if my neighbor hadn’t suggested it. It’s kind of tucked away in the Maryland Farms area of Brentwood in a strip mall.
When we arrived, I had no idea what to expect.
My neighbor hadn’t explained anything else about the place except that the pizza was good. So I was surprised when we walked in to see that Joey’s House of Pizza was set up differently than I imagined.
It’s a more casual restaurant with no servers. You step up to the counter to either place your order, or choose from the items ready to eat. Now that I think about it, the set-up makes sense. When I was in New York, that is how all the pizza places were designed — to get you in and out fast.
The dining area is designed to look like the outdoors. The walls have patches of brick and there is a gate painted on one side. The ceilings have vines and a few butterflies hanging down. In the middle of the room is a big fountain with coins thrown in the water. I noticed that most of the people with kids were sitting around it.
I was there for pizza!
Pizza By The Slice, Or By The Pie
I found that you can either order by the slice or order an entire pizza. If you go for a slice, it’s much quicker. They have large cheese pizzas already made and waiting for you to choose your toppings.
I went for a simple slice of pepperoni. They cut a slice from the pie, added the toppings, and then put the slice back in the oven to finish it off. They take your name and you pay at the register. After a few minutes, they call your name to pick it up.
But be warned… because it’s hot! I wasn’t patient, and I did burn my mouth on it. But once I recovered from that I was able to enjoy my slice of Joey’s pizza and it tasted really good.
It’s the big and thin kind that you can fold in half and just devour. My husband was smarter and ordered 2 slices from the get go. I had to go back to the counter and get one more. For only $2.79, it was not a big deal.
Ordering Off The Menu
The rest of the menu at Joey’s House of Pizza is reasonably priced as well.
Besides pizza, they also have pasta, subs, salads, calzones, and desserts.
With the exception of a full pizza, most everything is under $6.
Super Nice Staff
The owners and staff were real nice too. They waited patiently when I was trying to both order my slice of pizza and chase my 2-year-old over to the fountain. I also noticed that the cashier was giving a toy to a young boy in line in front of us.
I was interested in the service since I had read a few reviews online that said they had poor service. But don’t get me wrong, the reviews I read on citysearch were great, 5 stars from 85 reviews. Of the very few complaints about the place, the service was all I found. And I didn’t find that to be the case.
The only downside I found to Joey’s House of Pizza in Brentwood is the fact that they are not open on weekends.
Must read: Even more great reviews of Joey’s House of Pizza in Nashville.
I live in Franklin with my husband and our toddler son. I enjoy writing about our experiences visiting places in Franklin, Cool Springs, and the Brentwood area.