You won't believe how old Joe was when he started his now-famous business!

Joe Leone's Italian Specialties is synonymous with the Jersey Shore and Joe himself is really and truly one of the good guys. A hard worker that has his hands in every angle of his Italian Specialties stores , Joe treats his employees well and gives back to communities from the Jersey Shore all the way to the Italian countryside.

What you may not know is that although Joe's business is now 22 years old....Joe himself is only in his early 40s.....which means he started his dream business when he was only 21 years old!!!

(Photo courtesy of Joe Leone)
(Photo courtesy of Joe Leone)

What a role model for our kids who are growing up, graduating high school, and trying to figure out the rest of their lives. Joe is a great example of a man who had a vision, decided to do what he loves for a living, and created a local empire of sorts when it comes to Italian dishes, catering, and the most delicious take-out dinners, homemade mozzarella, and... THAT BREAD!!!!

If you haven't tried anything from Joe Leone's (with his main location in Point Pleasant Beach and a smaller place in Sea Girt) then you are the only one, lol!!!

Joe, thanks for all that you do. In addition to running a staff of approximately  200 employees and making sure he has the freshest meals ready for us all each and every day, Joe serves on several non-profit boards, raises money for so many charities that help our neighbors and those in need, and gives of his time to dozens of organizations who request his presence for important local events.

Joe Leone Introna is family man with an amazing wife and kids. And for many of us, we couldn't imagine a world without Joe Leone's! Here's to many, many more anniversary celebrations, Joe!

What's your favorite food item from Joe Leone's?

To read Joe's anniversary message to us, CLICK HERE.

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