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Meet Our Team 


George Cosentino

Owner /  Food Snob / Secret Ingredient

Meet George. He is the heart and soul of Restaurant Gemelli. He loves pizza. A lot.

George emigrated from Italy as a child and brought with him a long legacy of Neapolitan food snobs. 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.  He is the WORST to go out to eat with because he critiques everything and rarely enjoys himself; he is even more critical with Restaurant Gemelli. This is where he experiments. This is where he has fun.

Stephanie Cosentino

Storyteller / Resident Muse 

Stephanie is George’s wife. She is a writer. The day she 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!)! Though writing is her day job, Stephanie serves as the informal Muse of the restaurant. You never know when she’ll be in, how long she will be staying or what she’ll be doing while she’s there (or when she will call you back - sorry about that) because suddenly she’s gone...until next time.


Vincent Cosentino

Maitre' D' 

Vinny is usually the first face and voice of Restaurant Gemelli and that’s how we like it. A Mathematician at heart (and brain), he keeps the front of the house in order. He’s the one you ask for, especially if you’d like to book a private party. Vinny takes care of business.

Mama Gemelli

The Creator  

Mama Gemelli started it all and until the end kept her eagle eyes on her Gemellis. 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 members of Restaurant Gemelli 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. It was her thing before Zero Waste became a “thing.” She is at the heart of our re-commitment to becoming Zero-waste in the next few years.  

Mama Gemelli