Gene & Georgetti located at 500 N. Franklin Street, a Chicago legend for 70 years, marked a milestone birthday in 2011.
Opened by Gene Michelotti and Alfredo Federighi in 1941, the much-beloved eatery nestled under the El tracks in River North has delighted generations of movie stars, politicians, business moguls, and everyday folks with their famous wet-aged steaks and generous cocktails in a club atmosphere.
The current owners, Tony and Marion Durpetti - Marion is the daughter of Gene Michelotti—purchased the restaurant in 1990. Their daughter Michelle Durpetti serves as a Managing Partner.
Famous faces that have stopped in throughout the years include legends such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Lucille Ball, and new Hollywood royalty like Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell.