New York style Italian in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis

About Geno's

Seeing an opportunity to expand to the ever growing-in-popularity Northeast neighborhood, this concept is one near to the owner’s heart. Geno’s menu focuses on Parmesan dishes — the old-school Italian-American staple featuring meatballs, chicken, pork or eggplant served with homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, all with the option to eat as sandwiches or an entrée with two sides. Geno’s showcases a cozy, classic diner ambiance with enough seating to host about 40 people. The restaurant has a fast-casual approach for the lunch hour and a sit-down style for dinner. Complimenting a full bar with cocktails, beer and draft wine, the highlights are the frozen Sangria and Sgroppino wine slushes that are worth the trip alone. The bar features $3 house red and white wine all day on tap, happy hour specials everyday from 3-6pm as well as 10pm-12am Friday and Saturday which include half-off specialty cocktails, $3 rail drinks and domestic bottles.

Meet our head chef

Brady Johnston:

Growing up in the restaurant business, Brady always knew he was going to follow his family’s footsteps as he was very passionate at a young age about food, service and the overall dining experience. As he grew older he wanted to learn more about the restaurant industry so he decided to get some culinary training at Grandma’s Saloon and Grill in Canal Park, Duluth Minnesota. He also received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from MCTC Minneapolis. After school and training Brady was a Corporate Support Trainer for Applebee’s in the early 90’s, was a Sous Chef at Big Sandy Lodge, was a Sous Chef at Axel’s Bonfire and the Executive Chef at Cargill/Sodexo. He has been in the industry for over 25 years with equal amounts of experience in the back of the house and the front of the house. Brady’s biggest satisfaction he has gotten from cooking for his family and professionally is the reaction he gets and the happiness he is able to bring. He’s always believed that food is the one thing that unites us all.
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