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Gene & Georgetti


500 N. Franklin St., Chicago IL 60654

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Gene & Georgetti was founded in 1941 by Gene Michelotti and his partner Alfredo Federighi, who was nicknamed “Georgetti” after a famous Italian cyclist. Located in the heart of River North, Gene & Georgetti is Chicago’s oldest and one of its finest steakhouses featuring prime aged steaks, chops, chicken vesuvio, Italian specialties and fresh seafood. Partners Gene and “Georgetti” worked hand in hand to establish the reputation of excellence that is continued through today.

Born in the small Tuscan town of Lucca, Italy, Gene Michelotti came to the United States at the age of 15, several years later; he married Ida Passaglia in April of 1938. Though he spoke little to no English upon his arrival, he worked numerous jobs ranging from night watchman, porter, dishwasher, and bartender, where he encountered his future business partner Alfredo “Georgetti” Federighi, who was working as a chef.

Together in 1941, they founded Gene and Georgetti. Alfredo had the kitchen, and Gene was the front man, holding down the bar. His genuine and vivacious personality made him a hit with regulars, politicians and celebrities alike. Upon Alfredo’s death in 1969, Gene became the sole proprietor of Gene & Georgetti, until his death is 1989.

Gene’s daughter Marion married Tony Durpetti in 1969. They have one daughter, Michelle. Upon the death of Gene in 1989, Although a CEO of his own national radio advertising firm, Tony and Marion did not want to see the restaurant leave the family, and decided to purchase it from Marion’s mother, Ida Michelotti. Their daughter, Michelle, and her husband, Collin, together with a staff that embodies the word family; they work to maintain the tradition that defines this classic institution and proudly bring it into the future.

Legends like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, & Lucille Ball as well as modern day celebrities like Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell, along with international, national, and local politicians, have helped make Gene & Georgetti a classic old-time Chicago place to dine. The restaurant proudly boasts a legion of regular customers, some going back more than 50 years

Together with a loyal and dedicated staff, Tony, Marion and Michelle Durpetti proudly maintain the tradition of quality and service that has defined G&G for over 80 years.

Payment Method(s) Accepted




American Express





Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available


Dress Code

ADA Compliant

Hours of Operation11A-11P


Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)150

Max Venue Capacity290

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity290

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$$$ = $35 and up


3.7/5 stars. 1080 total yelp reviews.

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