Omnivore - Gio's Chicken Amalfitano to open today

Arrive early or go hungry


  • Keith Willey

The anxiously awaited Gio's Chicken Amalfitano opens at 5 p.m. today, Thursday. It held an opening party Wednesday and reader Keith Willey sent me this picture of two of the five chicken dishes on the menu. They look delish, and Keith says they were.

The new restaurant is owned by Giovanni de Palma, who also operates the crazy-popular Antico Pizza next door. According to various press reports, Gio's will prepare 100 takeout orders daily, so you better get there early. In January, look for expanded hours and limited inside seating.