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About us


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.

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New York style pizza and Italian food, made with the finest ingredients available. We serve pizza, pasta, subs, salads, and more. From traditional ingredients to specialty pizzas, Ameci offers a variety to suit all tastes – even a gluten-free crust option. Customers praise our pizza for being the most authentic Italian experience, outside of Italy. The original Ameci Italian Cuisine started in New York City in 1931. Nicola (Nick) Andrisano grew up working in his father’s restaurant; and in 1983, he partnered with Angelo Falato to open Ameci Pizza. Today, Ameci Pizza and Pasta operates more than 40 locations across California. Delivery or pickup is available and Ameci now offers easy ordering from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.