As owner and manager of GJP Italian Eatery, along with partners Nicky Loomis and Ryan Gunther, Miller finds great joy in running Oswego's only locally-owned and independently-operated New York style pizzeria. And since opening in 2015, it's become a major favorite among Oswego residents.
GJP recently made the decision to plant their long-term roots in the Oswego Plaza! The team is excited to announce an expansion which will add a large amount of seating, a long needed public restroom, and a shop that will make us YOUR neighborhood pizzeria! Progress will be tracked on their social media along with potential job openings. Construction is due to start on December 3.
"Since starting, we've met so many people in the community, heard their stories, met their families, and gotten to know them on a much deeper level - that's one of the best parts for me," he says.
Miller, a lifelong Oswego resident and humanist at heart, says he loves the community connection that comes with running the restaurant. He's also too humble to tell you how amazingly successful it has become since opening in 2015.
But read any of the glowing online reviews, and it's easy to see why GJP is quickly becoming the town's top spot for pizza, wings, subs, pasta, parmesan, or any of the other fresh and delicious Italian dishes on the big menu.
Moreover, GJP was awarded "Best Traditional Wings" at Oswego's famed WingFest and is recognized widely as Oz's go-to eatery for catering, whether golf tournaments, youth and adult sports events, and major venues hosted by local companies.
Evidently, "downstate food with an upstate flare," as Miller describes it, is a big hit in Oswego.
That flare, combined the freshest and most wholesome ingredients, as well as Miller's love for his craft, is what routinely draws big crowds with big appetites to GJP.
Where others cut corners to cut cost, Miller works hard to deliver supreme food and an authentic dining experience.
"We focus on keeping things fresh and homemade," says Miller, who begins every morning at 5 a.m. in the kitchen, preparing his signature all-natural, handmade sub rolls and pizza dough made from completely unbleached, unbromated, and untreated flour. Add to this always-fresh (never frozen) chicken breasts, hand sliced top quality meats, farm-fresh veggies, and select cheeses (just to name a few) and you have a time-tested, highly flavorful, and patron-approved recipe for success.
For more information on GJP Italian Eatery Oswego and our pizza, wings, subs, pasta, parmesan, or any of the other fresh and delicious Italian dishes on the big menu, please visit our website at www.GJPOswego.com or follow us on Facebook.