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On the Town: Fundraiser brings well-known Italian restaurant back to life

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John Coyle, who serves as the Burbank Elk’s exalted ruler, served as the evening’s host. 

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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Adding to the evening’s tribute to Genio’s were walls adorned with caricatures of the establishment’s founder that once hung in the restaurant. 

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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Adding to the evening’s tribute to Genio’s were walls adorned with caricatures of the establishment’s founder that once hung in the restaurant. 

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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Adding to the evening’s tribute to Genio’s were walls adorned with caricatures of the establishment’s founder. 

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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Returning to the kitchen to prepare Genio’s family recipes were the restaurant’s former head Chef Jose Lopez, right, and his assistant Rito Puente. 

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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Brothers Gene, left, and Marvin Cechini, the sons of Genio’s founder, Genio Cechini. 

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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Among the former Genio’s waitresses who served at last week’s reunion were Alicia Robinson, from left, Nancy Smallwood, Janie Jaquez and Wendy Johnson.

 (Photo by David Laurell)
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