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.