Iconic Providence Chef and Restaurateur George Germon of Al Forno Has Died

October 28, 2015

Germon died Tuesday following an illness.

One of the Northeast’s most lauded chefs, George Germon of Al Forno in Providence, R.I. has died. Germon and his wife Johanne Killeen opened Providence’s landmark Al Forno in 1980. Over the next 30 years, the restaurant — which began as a side project for the couple — would garner national acclaim for its tasteful Italian fare and rule-bending spirit. Germon and Killeen are considered the creators of grilled pizza, a mainstay on Al Forno’s menu.

RI NPR reports Germon died Tuesday following an illness.

In 1990, Al Forno was named the best restaurant in…