Cerami's Italian Restaurant


While in college, Brooklyn, NY native, Fred Cerami started his appetite for making people happy through food. He sold hotdogs from a wagon (now our “Salad Wagon”) on the side of Hardy St. in Hattiesburg, MS. Eventually Cerami’s was established in 1977


Using his Sicilian family recipes and his charming personality, he made his mark in Jackson. In 1992, Fred took a break from the restaurant business to pursue another business venture, Act One Limousine.

Fred decided to hang onto the décor and sentimental gifts that adorned the restaurant walls. Good thing he did, because in 2006, his daughter, Alissa Cerami decided to reopen Cerami’s and bring back the nostalgic energy and look of the original Cerami’s with a southern flair. Literally growing up in the restaurant business, Alissa acquired a passion for cooking and entrepreneurship and is grateful for having this opportunity.

“We put our heart & soul into this business and we want you to feel a part of our family. We are excited to be serving you our special family recipes and hope you enjoy your time spent with us.”


Alissa Cerami