Nick Andrisano was born in and raised in New York City, where his Italian parents and grandparents opened a pizza restaurant in 1931. In 1979, Nick moved to Los Angeles and opened 2 upscale dining establishments called Ameci Italian Cuisine.
The roots of Ameci's Pizza - A family-owned pizza restaurant in New York City that opened in 1931
Angelo Falato, the son of a restaurant family from Rome, traveled to Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala before finally settling in Los Angeles where he opened a broasted chicken restaurant.
In 1983, Nick and Angelo partnered to open a third Ameci Italian Cuisine and In 1984, they opened the first Ameci Pizza and Pasta restaurant.
A corporation was formed in 1984 with Nick Andrisano and Angelo Falato as officers. Following the death of Angelo Falato in 2002, his daughter, Maria Falato, has administered his holdings in the corporation.
Today, Ameci Pizza and Pasta operates some 40 locations in California, serving pizza, pasta, salads, subs, and more.
• New York Style Pizzas
• Specialty Pizzas
We pick up pizza here regularly and it's always busy when we are picking up our pizza. We recently tried their calzones and they were really good too! Their sauce is delicious and this is just a really good spot to get your pizza. They once forgot about my husband's order and were very apologetic, they were quick to make it and gave us two free cannoli's which were really yummy too! Glad to have more options in town.
You can't get better New York style pizza than ameci. I remember back when I was a child I used to go to the ameci pizza in my town and get slices of pizza. This place brings back all of those memories from my childhood. The service here is very friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable and the quality of the pizza is top-notch. All of their toppings are of high quality and very fresh. I just love the way their Pizza tastes. The owners are super friendly and accommodating. Nearly each time I have been in there they have offered me either discounts or free appetizer. The only suggestion I have is that they expand delivery area out to Oakley. It is about a 15-minute drive for me from where I live, but it is totally worth it in the end. I recently picked up a couple pizzas for a party and everybody was happy with the way the pizza tasted. Also, I normally get heartburn when I eat pizza either because of the pepperoni or the ingredients in the tomato sauce, but I have never gotten heartburn from this place. I also usually prefer to make my own pizzas at home, but I believe that the pizza here tastes better then even those pizzas. I highly recommend this place and I hope that they keep up the consistent service and quality that Ameci's is known for. This franchise is a welcome addition to the Bay Area and I hope that they roll out more locations so everyone can experience how good they are.
I didn't think it was possible for Ameci's to get any better, but they are under new ownership and now the food is even more amazing than before if you need a pizza or sub or pasta.. you're missing out if you don't get it from Ameci's!!!!! REAL TALK!!!!!!!!