Introducing Chef Clark Gilbert’s Gemelli On Main in Manayunk

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011




A new location with the same great food 

from Chef Clark Gilbert! 

The Restaurant 

Celebrate the rebirth of Chef Clark Gilbert’s Gemelli in its new location on Main Street in Manayunk, PA. Nestled neatly into the heart of historic Manayunk, Gemelli On Main will be consciously uncool and quietly sophisticated. 

Like the original in Narberth, Gemelli On Main will adopt that same spirit of a friendly neighborhood place, with a warm comfortable energy, where people can feel at home. 

For reservations or more information, call 215-487-1230.

The Food

Chef Gilbert’s menu will focus on Italian with some nods to France, particularly Provence. The food finds it’s inspiration in thoughtful, straightforward preparations using the best seasonal ingredients. It is a modern style of cooking that is based entirely on a classical combination of flavors and ingredients. 


The second story bar at Gemelli overlooks a bustling Main Street and offers a cozy space to relax with a seasonal cocktail or a great glass of wine from their select wine list.


The Chef

Clark Gilbert landed his first cooking job at Restaurant Taquet in Wayne, PA under chef-owner Jean Francois Taquet. Within a year and a half he had secured a coveted Sous Chef position.


After stints at the Fountain Room at the Four Seasons under Jean Marie Lacroix and in the kitchens of two Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, Chef Gilbert’s first Executive Chef position came at the rebirth of La Terrasse. 


He was Chef de Cuisine, in the opening of four restaurants in the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square, including Square Bar, where Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan labeled him “one of the city’s most talented chefs.” 


Several years later his cooking career came full circle when he reconnected with his mentor and returned to Restaurant Taquet as Chef de Cuisine. 


In 2009, Gilbert realized his dream of opening his own place, Gemelli in Narberth, PA. With his sophomore effort, Gemelli on Main, Chef Clark Gilbert begins the next chapter… 

About Gemelli


Gemelli (meaning twins in Italian), is a tribute to chef/owner Clark Gilbert’s greatest achievement, his twin children, Riley and Dylan.  

Gemelli On Main will be open for dinner seven nights a week, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

Parking is available in the Lock Street Parking Lot directly across the street. 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 5 – 10pm

Friday & Saturday 5 – 11pm

Sunday 5 – 9pm

Serving lunch Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm


4161 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127