Gabriele’s of Greenwich Hires David Morganelli, of Valbella Fame, as General Manager

Well known restaurateur David Morganelli, of Valbella fame, has joined Gabriele’s of Greenwich as general manager.

His arrival caps a series of improvements, including the renovated second floor private dinning space, an invigorated new menu, and the launch of a new sophisticated bar scene with live music.

Mr. Morganelli brings more than 25 years of restaurant experience to Gabriele’s.

Most recently Morganelli was an executive with Southern Wines and Spirits company of New York. Prior to that he worked for many years at Valbella Restaurant in Greenwich and then was asked to be the General Manager for the opening of their new location in the Meatpacking district in New York City. He later helped open the Valbella Midtown location.

“Gabriele’s of Greenwich has reputation throughout the region for impeccable service and outstanding quality of food,” Morganelli said, adding, ” I’m excited to join this incredible team and to work again with my friend [Executive Chef] Joe Giordano. …I am looking forward to bringing the experience I gained at Valbella, and in working for my friend and mentor David Ghatanfard, to Gabriele’s of Greenwich.”

“When the opportunity presented itself to partner with Dave, how could I say no?” asked  Jim Cabrera, Managing Partner of Gabriele’s. “He has tremendous experience and has successfully managed some of the best restaurants in both the Greenwich market and the New York City market. He also has a great personality, fits well with our staff and he has a tremendous knowledge of wines.”

“Guests come to Gabriele’s for the exquisite food, excellent service, and family restaurant atmosphere,” said Executive Chef, Joe Giordano. ” However, there has been an ingredient missing, and it is David.

Gabriele’s of Greenwich is located steps from Greenwich Avenue. For many years Gabriele’s has been Greenwich’s preeminent steakhouse, attracting guests from New York City, Westchester and Fairfield county.

Gabriele’s of Greenwich is open from 4:30pm to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, from 11:30am to 2:30 for lunch and then from 4:30 to 11:00pm on Friday, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday, and from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday. For reservations, please call 203-622-4223. For more information, please visit: