That’s right! He’s right here at Gio! The Lehigh Valley’s BEST waiter, voted by the readers of Lehigh Valley Style, is Hassan DeJesus! For the second year, Lehigh Valley Style polled their readers to find the best of the best of the Lehigh Valley. And you, our beloved customers voted and told them that Hassan is the best waiter in the valley. If you’re a Gio regular, you probably know Hassan and agree! He’s been part of the Gio family for over seven years, making a meal at Gio that much more wonderful. According to owner Giovanna DiMaio, Hassan is so popular because he gets to know his customers and what they like. “Customers trust his recommendations,” says Giovanna. “He has an extensive knowledge of our dishes and ingredients.” When you talk with Hassan, you can immediately tell that he loves working at Gio Italian Grill. Asked what is his favorite thing about working at Gio, he is quick to respond, “The customers!” And the customers love him too. “We come in just to see Hassan. He has been our waiter for years. He always knows what I drink and is spot-on with his recommendations,” said one of his regulars. She adds, “And my daughter loves him!” According to Giovanna, “Kids love Hassan! He is as good with kids as he is with adults.” That’s easy to believe. Hassan has five children of his own; Bailey, Leila, Tessa, Jackson, and Chase. You can see his face light up when he talks about them. Stop in any night but Thursday, that’s his night off, to congratulate Hassan on being voted the Lehigh Valley’s best waiter. Try a couple of his menu favorites; the seafood salad followed by the short ribs. If you ask really nicely, he may even be able to get the guys in the kitchen to whip up Pappardelle Brodo, his all-time favorite Gio dish that was recently removed from the menu…but he does have a few connections <wink>.