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Ristorante Gemelli Re-Opening Strategy

Service and Sanitation Standards

Overall Facility

  • Vendors will be undergoing a health screening prior to entry to the building

  •  Hand sanitizing stations are placed at every entrance and exit

  •  Doors, high touch, or common surfaces are sanitized with disposable wipes or spray and
     paper towels every 30 minutes

  •  Kitchen surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disposable wipes or spray and paper
     towels every 30 minutes

  • Social distancing of 6 feet is practiced by all employees at each shift, when possible

  • Tables are separated by 6 feet and will capacity will be capped at 50%

  • Decals posted to assist in maintaining proper social distance 

  •  Postings are placed strategically throughout the restaurant to educate Guests and staff
     with the following information:
    -How to properly wash your hands
    -How to properly wear a face mask
    -How to prevent the spread of COVID-19


  •  Employees undergo a health screening by a Manager prior to the start of their shift

  •  On passing the health screening, the employee washes his/her hands with soap and hot
     water for 20 seconds, is provided gloves, and is provided a mask

  •  Employees will change their gloves throughout the shift in accordance with FDA food
     safety guidelines

  •  Managers will ensure that employees wash their hands multiple times throughout the
     shift for at least 20 seconds

  • Employees are encouraged to stay home when sick, wear masks,  maintain social distance and practice good hygiene including washing hands more often. 


  • Offer Mobile/touchless ordering

  • Tables and chairs are sanitized before and after every seating with disposable wipes or
    sanitizer spray and paper towels

  • We provide a single use menu upon request; we sanitize the laminated menus after every use. We pre-roll silverware while wearing PPP 

  • Food is run to and cleaned from the table by an employee wearing clean gloves

  • Condiments are packaged individually and brought to the Guest upon request

  • Bartenders must use tongs to garnish drinks

  • Mobile paymet is encouraged. If necessary, the Server drops check/credit card receipts
    directly on table (no check presenters). 

Ongoing Education for Employees

As quickly as information and guidelines are changing, we must continue to train and educate our staff on a daily basis. Please note that Lessing’s commits to:

  •  Appropriate staff members have the appropriate Food Handler’s Certificate, as well as OSHA certified

  •  Managers/Chefs providing daily briefings regarding any updates or adjustments

  •  Managers/Chefs ensuring proper use of protective equipment and all food safety
    standards including
    o Disposable gloves
    o Face masks or coverings
    o Cleaning tools, sanitizers, and disinfectants


  • Face masks or coverings are required upon entrance, walking through the restaurant, and after finishing the meal

  • Hand sanitizer is available for Guest use throughout the restaurant

  • All dining tables are 6 feet apart 

Facility Layout

In addition to the procedures outlined above for staff and Guests, we will add the following steps to ensure a clean, healthy environment:

  • Floor will be marked with appropriate “Social Distancing” decals

  • Tables will be spaced or seated to ensure six (6) feet distance between Guests

  • Kitchen will be reconfigured to maintain social distancing between employees

  • High traffic areas (restrooms, hallways, take out areas, etc) will be monitored to ensure
    social distancing