Mary Anne Perrone and her father, Frank Perrone, opened Amici's in November of 2020 on Hazelwood, NC.
In 1964, when Frank Perrone was 17 years old, he came over to America from the southeast of Italy, east of Naples. Arriving in Miami. He very soon began working in a restaurant business along with his father. These simple family based beginnings eventually become the whole Perrone family owning and operating a number of successful dining establishments in Florida - the most famous, Doria’s Italian Restaurant and Frankie’s Pier 5.
Frank Perrone to spend his life next to his children in the restaurant industry, he was raised in. Carrying on the family tradition. His daughter, Mary Anne operates Amici’s here in Haywood County, North Carolina.
Amici's doesn't want to be like every other Italian restaurant with the same old dishes and same style.
"For us, it’s about the menu. It’s not about being fancy or overkill on the presentation, it’s about traditional Italian food. It’s also keeping the décor simple and quaint, to not overdue the room — focus on the food, make sure everyone feels welcome who comes in.”