J’s Pizzeria – Factoryville

New Pizzeria in The Ville

Factoryville is the town that I grew up and spent most of my life in and I continue to be filled with love for “The Ville.” The Birthplace of Christy Mathewson is a small town with a big heart. It’s simple, and has a little of everything you need, but it’s been lean on great pizza in my lifetime. The recently shuttered Amendola’s Pizza which was renovated from an old bank, recently changed hands and became J’s Pizzeria. I was excited that someone else was taking over after seeing a lack of customers in the previous establishment for years. I had hoped that new management would breathe new life into the place and take it to new levels not seen before, because every small town needs to have a good place to grab a pizza! So with all of these hopes in mind, I headed back to my hometown to check it out.

I had been following J’s on facebook since before they opened, so I was happy to see they had gotten their fresh new sign, and I wondered what that meant for the interior of the restaurant. Upon entering, I noted that it was essentially the same layout as Amendola’s with perhaps a fresh coat of paint. The dining room is really a place where you would grab a quick casual lunch, not really a place I’d go for a sit-down dinner, but certainly serviceable if you lived in town and didn’t want to travel. I was on a time crunch, so I ordered 2 slices to eat in. They looked pretty fresh on the counter, and the friendly woman who took care of me heated them up thoroughly and brought them to …read more