Emanuel J. Alahouzos, 77, a Washington area restaurateur who operated Gusti’s in Washington and Manny’s in Rockville, died of heart ailments Feb. 2 at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. He lived in Bethesda.

A son, George Alahouzos, confirmed the death.

Emanuel John Alahouzos was born in Clairton, Pa., and served in the Army in Korea in the 1950s. He operated a restaurant in Clairton before moving to the Washington area in 1961.

In the 1960s and early 1970s, he was general manager of Gusti’s, an Italian restaurant on M Street NW. He opened Manny’s, a Rockville disco with live music, in 1974 and ran the business until retiring in 1997.

Mr. Alahouzos was a Mason and a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Androniki Patellis Alahouzos of Bethesda; four children, John Alahouzos of New Market, Md., Demosthenes Alahouzos of Bethesda, George Alahouzos of Ijamsville, Md., and Irene Joy of Germantown; four brothers, George Alahouzos of Frederick, Mike Alahouzos of Slanesville, W.Va., William Alahouzos of Silver Spring and John Alahouzos of Washington; and six grandchildren.

Bart Barnes