George Lukas, the founder of Ceno Grille, was born to parents of Cypriot descent that had decided to move to Maryland to raise their children. They soon opened a Greek restaurant where he worked and learned how to cook.
He quickly realized that cooking was more than a job, but a passion. He became a partner at a popular Italian restaurant where he perfected his Italian recipes. Eventually, he decided to move to a warmer climate and decided on Cape Coral to open Geo's, an Italian restaurant named after his nickname. He soon left Geo's and wanted to open a place where he could showcase his knowledge of Greek-style cooking learned from his mom, the Italian recipes he perfected at his prior restaurant, and the Maryland-style seafood he grew up with. He met a local chef, Sean Boller, and Ceno Grille was born and remains a Cape Coral favorite. Where you always get a homemade meal and everyone is treated like family!