About Our Chef

Cristiano Bassani, Head Chef

Cristiano Bassani was born in Bergamo, Italy, and has served in some of the best kitchens across the world during his 36 years in the restaurant industry. From Italy to New York to the Virgin Islands to Chicago, Cristiano has traveled the world pursuing his passion and life’s work of being a chef. He dedicates himself to finding the freshest of ingredients and infusing our family recipes with some of his favorite Italian recipes. He is a perpetual student of the kitchen who seeks to evolve both himself and the menu while protecting and honoring the legacy that Gene & Georgetti started in 1941. When he’s not working, you will find him on a golf course, cheering on his Chicago Cubs, or watching his favorite Atalanta soccer game, the team from his hometown of Bergamo.

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