Owners, Mario and Christen Garaffa, began their relationship as friends, inspiring the name of their first restaurant Amici. Established in December 2018, Amici is an Italian American Pizzeria & Restaurant catering to its home in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and surrounding towns.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York they grew up with a passion for food. Food was at the center of many happy memories of their childhood.
Mario has a long history in the restaurant industry. Holding almost every front of house position he prides himself on customer service and hospitality.
Christen graduated from the French Culinary Institute in 2008. Working as a Chef for many years then transitioning to Front of House, all to have a full understanding of the experience food has on us all. Now running her own kitchen, Christen hopes all who come to Amici feel at home.
In late 2017, Mario and Christen moved to Hunterdon County where they began the search for their first restaurant. They are so excited to bring Amici to their new home, serving food with love from their kitchen to yours!
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