Gabriele’s Names Restauranteur Morganelli as General Manager

David Morganelli

Restauranteur 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 and signals the beginning of a new era at the sought-after Greenwich restaurant.

Morganelli brings more than 25 years of restaurant experience to Gabriele’s of Greenwich. Most recently he was an executive with the upscale Southern Wines and Spirits company of New York. Prior to that he worked for many years at Valbella Restaurant first here 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. I am excited to join this incredible team and to work again with my friend [Executive Chef] Joe Giordano,” said Morganelli.

“When the opportunity presented itself to partner with Dave, how could I say no,” said 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. He is a great addition to our team.”

In additional to his restaurant expertise, Morganelli is charged with diversifying the wine menu to create a selection that Oenophiles from throughout the region will seek out. He has been certified by the Wine & Spirit Educational Trust.

“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. His leadership and personality will be felt everywhere.”

Gabriele’s is located steps from Greenwich Avenue and offers a modern take on the classic steakhouse with a selection of tantalizing seafoods and pastas and lighter fares.

The Libations and Lite Bites menu is served in the bar Monday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Gabriele’s of Greenwich is open from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and then from 4:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations, call 203-622-4223.

For more information, you may visit

Tags: ,