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Meet Our Team 

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George Cosentino

The Heart

Meet George. He is the heart of Restaurant Gemelli. 

George emigrated from Italy as a child and brought with him a long legacy of Neapolitan food snobbery. He tried to escape his destiny by getting a degree in Accounting from Westbury. But he was dragged back in when his family opened Ristorante Gemelli in 1997. Since then, Restaurant Gemelli has become a medley of his musings, from the menu to the decor to the music, George is the secret ingredient. This is where he experiments. This is where he has fun. 

Stephanie Cosentino

The Voice 

Stephanie is George’s wife. She is the voice of the restaurant. She is a writer and a second-generation restaurateur. The day Stephanie walked into Restaurant Gemelli looking for a job in 1998 completely changed her life. It has inspired a memoir, a short story and a novel (all yet to be published - so stay tuned!)! She is responsible for curating and sharing the always unfolding Gemelli story. Check out an article she wrote about the restaurant on the 20th anniversary. 

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Mama Gemelli

Mama Gemelli

The Soul  

Mama Gemelli is the soul of the restaurant. She started it all. Though she passed away in 2015, the truth is she is and always will be Gemellis. Her presence is still felt and even the newest employees get a formal introduction to the Legend. She loved nothing more than her children and feeding people. Give her five ingredients and a kitchen and you’d get a feast and zero-waste. Mama remains an inspiration as Ristorante Gemelli moves forward, bringing her passion into everything we do.