Naughty Greek opens on University Avenue

Angelo Giovanis and his daughters cut the ribbon at the Naughty Greek’s new location on University Avenue. Holding the ribbon are St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (left) and Chad Kulas of the Midway Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was on hand Dec. 5 to hold the ribbon as Angelo Giovanis and his two daughters cut it, marking the grand opening of the Naughty Greek’s second location at 2400 University Ave.

Giovanis, a native of Greece, opened his first restaurant at Snelling and Selby avenues a year ago. It was so successful that he needed a new space with a larger kitchen and more storage to house the olive oil, feta cheese, honey and olives that Giovanis imports from Greece, he said.

The University Avenue restaurant has a similar menu to the Snelling Avenue location, including the store’s signature dish: pork gyro made from scratch with layers of locally sourced meat, herbs, garlic, olive oil and citrus. The new restaurant can seat up to 74 people.

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