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Big Jon's Now Open For Business On Main Street

One of Wakefield's newest businesses is Big Jon's Pizzeria at 927 Main Street.

About a week ago, one of Wakefield's newest businesses went into operation - Big Jon's Pizzeria is at 927 Main Street, in the building formerly occupied by Nick and Ally's Pizzeria.

Wakefield's newest business owner is Jon D'Amelio of East Boston, who spent about three years working at Slice in Wakefield. He reported that he also spent about six years cooking at various restaurants in the North End.

Big Jon's is a family business through and through - Jon's brother Frank is a partner in the restaurant, their mother, Rosa, makes meatballs and more for the business, and their father does shopping for it. "Everything is from scratch, everything we do is home made," D'Amelio told Wakefield Patch.

When asked what the restaurant's specialties are, D'Amelio cited the meatball subs, with the previously mentioned homemade meatballs, plus the steak and cheese, and of course, the pizza.

After just several days in business and with a relatively low-profile opening, D'Amelio said that things were going well so far for Big Jon's. "For no advertisement, I'm happy," he said, encouraging local residents to "come in, introduce yourself, have a good laugh. We're all family and friends."

Diane Lee August 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM
welcome to Greenwood. Good Luck!
Melissa Schools August 20, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Hurray! Sounds like a great set up! In boca al lupo!!
darlene stikeman August 20, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Can't wait to try it out!
Shauna Galante August 20, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Hey Jon! We loved you at slice and we'll definitely be in! Best of luck!
John Bengtson August 20, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Good luck. Wakefield hasn't had a good meatball sub since Toody's closed.
MARIE August 20, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I'll stop by for a pizza Wednesday night!
dana guarino August 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Look out Wakefield,,,, Big Jon's is delish!!! Im jealous, I wish Big Jon's was closer to my house, But I tell you, it's sure worth the ride!!! U wont get a better and more homemade meatball sub anywhere else!
John Devlin August 20, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I heard about the opening just last week, but didn't know where Big Jon's was located. Now that I do I'll be by soon to start out trying everything on the menu.
christine August 21, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Love the house salad. Good luck!
Krisy Mercer August 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM
We went there last night and everything was awesome, pizza was great, house salad was awesome and the meatballs were wonderful.. Good job and good luck, we will be back.....
John Bengtson August 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Pizza and meatball subs where excellent. I can't wait to try more.
A.Baker August 25, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Unbelievable, so many options its hard to decide what is my favorite..but all i know is the steak&cheese is fantastic,u gotta try the buffalo steak&cheese.. Big seller... Baker.
Kristine Herman November 07, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Everything is just so good, between the subs, pizza, and salads it's just so hard to pick what you want !

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