Gemelli Moving to Manayunk; Replacement in the Works

April 25th, 2011

Gemelli chef/owner Clark Gilbert has sold his Narberth restaurant to John Wolferth (formerly of Sola), which will change name and concepts in a few weeks.

Fear not Gemelli fans — Gilbert will be moving the restaurant to Manayunk (4161 Main St.), in the spot that last housed Mango Moon, which recently closed. The new Gemelli will have a liquor license.

Michael Klein shares a funny story about what brought Wolferth and Gilbert together:

“After selling [Sola] in 2006, [Wolferth] says he took a break and got into quick serve. But when Gilbert opened Gemelli on Woodbine Avenue in October 2009, Wolferth says he showed up at the back door with his chef’s coat and knives. That inspired him to go back into the full-service restaurant game.”

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