MAHOPAC, NY - The Vulaj family held the ribbon-cutting ceremony of its restaurant La Famiglia Felice on Thursday, May 18. Helping to mark the occasion were members of The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce and elected officials, Putnam County Legislator Neal Sullivan and Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt. La Famiglia Felice, located at 944 Route 6 in Mahopac, features traditional Italian cuisine. The Vulaj family also owns and operates Mike and Joe's Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta, which is located a few hundred feet away at 961 Route 6.
Mahopac Community Officially Welcomes La Famiglia Felice
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