Gene & Georgetti's "Evolution of
An Icon" Film
Gene & Georgetti in celebration of
their 70th Anniversary, created a
documentary about its rich history
with help of the talented duo Steve
and Ton-essa of Loudbyte
Cinematography. They wanted to
capture the history and essentially
the very essence of the restaurant,
and what has brought it through
these last 70 years.
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. Partners Gene and "Georgetti"
worked hand in hand to establish the reputation of excellence that is
continued through today.
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.
A recipient of the DiRona award in 2001, (Distinguished Restaurants Of
North America) - established in the 1990's as the only non-profit inspections
program in the world to exclusively evaluate fine dining restaurants the
United States, Canada, and Mexico. Gene & Georgetti is proud to be the
first steakhouse in Chicago to have won this prestigious award.
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