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Scott Harris of Mia Francesca fame decided to open this old-world Italian eatery in the former Aldino's location to honor former Taylor Street institution Gennaro's, a favorite with hearty food fans from 1959 until it closed in 2009. The original owners' daughter, Mary Jo Gennaro, will be on hand in the kitchen to supervise its legendary pan-fried pork chops, served with crispy potatoes, as well as Gennaro's homemade ravioli, veal parmesan and other rich dishes. Pizza, paninis and salads are also served next door at Dough Boys, also owned by Harris. The restaurant takes reservations; but don't worry about knocking when you arrive (the peephole outside, a nod to the one at the original location, isn't functional).