Ep4. Joe O’Donovan, Sliced


Meet Joe O’Donovan, the passionate entrepreneur behind Sliced Restaurant in the heart of Ballincollig, Co. Cork. With over eight years of dedicated experience in the pizza business, what started as a simple waitering job during his college years blossomed into a thriving venture, sparked by his love for talking to people.

What sets apart a Sliced pizza?

“It's handmade, it's fresh dough, it's thin crust and it's nice and light and fluffy.” 

With a team that feels more like a small family, they dish out pizzas with personality! But it's not just about the pizza. Joe's team slow-cooks mouthwatering meats in their wood-fired oven, making every dish a flavour explosion. Whether you're craving a classic Margherita or feeling adventurous with their signature 'Joey' pizza, Sliced is unforgettable.

Despite facing daily challenges like rising costs and keeping the team and guests happy, Joe's unwavering sense of community propels him forward when it gets tough. Continuously learning, adapting and reinventing “to keep it all fresh”, he views success as a harmonious balance between business and family life, and some well-deserved downtime. 

And for anyone dreaming of opening their own place, Joe's advice is simple: Do your homework, understand your costs, “take the plunge”, and never lose sight of what matters most—loving what you do.


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