Gennaro's Ristorante

★★★★★
Traditional Italian perfect for romance or business.
  • 1109 N Brand Blvd

    Glendale, CA 91202

    Cross street: Dryden St

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  • 818-243-6231

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Awesome food they have here! The staff is always smiling which is a big plus and the place looks very classy even though this place is so affordable!

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Awesome food they have here! The staff is always smiling which is a big plus and the place looks very classy even though this place is so affordable!

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I really enjoyed Gennaro's the last time I came, and I was wandering around the area so decided to come back. I got the special pasta dish of the day - seafood with spaghetti. The flavor was good and the spaghetti was cooked al dente. I

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I really enjoyed Gennaro's the last time I came, and I was wandering around the area so decided to come back. I got the special pasta dish of the day - seafood with spaghetti. The flavor was good and the spaghetti was cooked al dente. I

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Oh so cute.

This place is a perfect spot for a flavourful romantic dinner.

The calamari appetizer was the best I have ever had. I could just sit there and keep eating that alone. But I did move on. Everything was fresh and authentic. I felt like I was back in Italy. They also had a fantastic selection of wine to complement our dinner.

It was a perfect little night, at a perfect little restaurant.

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Oh so cute.

This place is a perfect spot for a flavourful romantic dinner.

The calamari appetizer was the best I have ever had. I could just sit there and keep eating that alone. But I did move on. Everything was fresh and authentic. I felt like I was back in Italy. They also had a fantastic selection of wine to complement our dinner.

It was a perfect little night, at a perfect little restaurant.

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The calamari appetizer was the best I have ever had. I could just sit there and keep eating that alone. But I did move on. Everything was fresh and

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The calamari appetizer was the best I have ever had. I could just sit there and keep eating that alone. But I did move on. Everything was fresh and

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This is my most favorite restaurant in Glendale. I love the ambiance and love the food! Staff is pretty good. Its never get crowded and you can enjoy your company and live classic guitar music.. I highly suggest this place, if you want to

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This is my most favorite restaurant in Glendale. I love the ambiance and love the food! Staff is pretty good. Its never get crowded and you can enjoy your company and live classic guitar music.. I highly suggest this place, if you want to

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Great food and live music here. Lively place to go and eat and enjoy some drinks. Food was great..service was ok... 5 of us went out for lunch last wk. It was my first time there. Piano girl was amazing.. Generally, nice place to spend

3
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Great food and live music here. Lively place to go and eat and enjoy some drinks. Food was great..service was ok... 5 of us went out for lunch last wk. It was my first time there. Piano girl was amazing.. Generally, nice place to spend

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It was great to see more and more people are returning to this wonderful restaurant,, With some familiar and talented faces in the kitchen and the dining room led bu the committed interest of a new owner. Gennaro's is well on its way yo

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It was great to see more and more people are returning to this wonderful restaurant,, With some familiar and talented faces in the kitchen and the dining room led bu the committed interest of a new owner. Gennaro's is well on its way yo

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Once again visited this place and had an amazing time.. Never loud public, candles and fresh flowers..Live piano music and EXCELLENT FOOD.. Angelo ( original chef for over 20 years is back :) cooked homemade ravioli with grilled salmon.. Great place to relax and have a great dinner.

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★★★★★

Once again visited this place and had an amazing time.. Never loud public, candles and fresh flowers..Live piano music and EXCELLENT FOOD.. Angelo ( original chef for over 20 years is back :) cooked homemade ravioli with grilled salmon.. Great place to relax and have a great dinner.

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My husband and I have been here several times before and the food is good. We decided to go there tonight for a Valentine's dinner because it's nice and we also had a restaurantcom certificate to boot. However, they wouldn't honor the

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My husband and I have been here several times before and the food is good. We decided to go there tonight for a Valentine's dinner because it's nice and we also had a restaurantcom certificate to boot. However, they wouldn't honor the

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This is by far the best Italian dining experience in Glendale. My girlfriend has been several times, but we ate there this past week for my first time and I was more than impressed! The ambiance of Gennaro's takes you back to a restaurant setting that belongs in Goodfellows... low light, cozy, family-style Italian-white-tablecloth seating and decor abound. The place buzzes with the murmur of casual conversation, mixed with animated banter and the satisfied sounds of satiated customers. We started off with the Fresh Melon & Prosciutto Di Parma, which is a unique and delicious appetizer of three freshly cut cantaloupe melons, draped in warm prosciutto... delicious! We shared the special of the day, which was a Chilean Sea Bass and also shared the Fettucine Verde, Calinga. Both were cooked to perfection, and the alfredo sauce (appropriately so) was the best I have ever had. Oh, how could I forget to mention the buttery garlic toast, which although it is supposed to be brought out first, was forgotten until our entrees arrived. This may sound like a mistake, but I was grateful, because the temptation to fill up on this delicious bread might have been to great to fully enjoy the rest of the meal. Overall a must-experience for anyone living in or visiting the Glendale area. 5-stars was an easy rating to assign to this fantastic establishment! Good luck to the new owners! Keep it on!

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This is by far the best Italian dining experience in Glendale. My girlfriend has been several times, but we ate there this past week for my first time and I was more than impressed! The ambiance of Gennaro's takes you back to a restaurant setting that belongs in Goodfellows... low light, cozy, family-style Italian-white-tablecloth seating and decor abound. The place buzzes with the murmur of casual conversation, mixed with animated banter and the satisfied sounds of satiated customers. We started off with the Fresh Melon & Prosciutto Di Parma, which is a unique and delicious appetizer of three freshly cut cantaloupe melons, draped in warm prosciutto... delicious! We shared the special of the day, which was a Chilean Sea Bass and also shared the Fettucine Verde, Calinga. Both were cooked to perfection, and the alfredo sauce (appropriately so) was the best I have ever had. Oh, how could I forget to mention the buttery garlic toast, which although it is supposed to be brought out first, was forgotten until our entrees arrived. This may sound like a mistake, but I was grateful, because the temptation to fill up on this delicious bread might have been to great to fully enjoy the rest of the meal. Overall a must-experience for anyone living in or visiting the Glendale area. 5-stars was an easy rating to assign to this fantastic establishment! Good luck to the new owners! Keep it on!

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This is by far the best Italian dining experience in Glendale. My girlfriend has been several times, but we ate there this past week for my first time and I was more than impressed! The ambiance of Gennaro's takes you back to a restaurant

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This is by far the best Italian dining experience in Glendale. My girlfriend has been several times, but we ate there this past week for my first time and I was more than impressed! The ambiance of Gennaro's takes you back to a restaurant

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Speechless. I went here for my cousin's baby shower, so the whole restaurant was rented out to us.

We had traditional family style food and service.

I will start off by saying the service was extremely attentive, and the food was

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Speechless. I went here for my cousin's baby shower, so the whole restaurant was rented out to us.

We had traditional family style food and service.

I will start off by saying the service was extremely attentive, and the food was

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he family had a dinner here last Sunday. There were ten of us, including two kids and a birthday celebration and the staff handled and accomodated us perfectly.
Parking was easy, there was no wait, and the staff immediately took care of

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he family had a dinner here last Sunday. There were ten of us, including two kids and a birthday celebration and the staff handled and accomodated us perfectly.
Parking was easy, there was no wait, and the staff immediately took care of

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YUM!!!! that about sums it up.

This is a staple spot for my family. It's my dad's favorite Italian place and we have been going here for birthday/graduation/anniversary/etc... dinners for years. It's not all that close and it usually

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YUM!!!! that about sums it up.

This is a staple spot for my family. It's my dad's favorite Italian place and we have been going here for birthday/graduation/anniversary/etc... dinners for years. It's not all that close and it usually

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Once again visited this place and had an amazing time.. Never loud public, candles and fresh flowers..Live piano music and EXCELLENT FOOD.. Angelo ( original chef for over 20 years is back :) cooked homemade ravioli with grilled salmon..

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Once again visited this place and had an amazing time.. Never loud public, candles and fresh flowers..Live piano music and EXCELLENT FOOD.. Angelo ( original chef for over 20 years is back :) cooked homemade ravioli with grilled salmon..

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Let me start off by saying the only reason this isn't a perfect score is because it is ALWAYS packed no matter what the day is.

But one taste of their food and you know why.

You walk in and immediately it's like stepping into an

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Let me start off by saying the only reason this isn't a perfect score is because it is ALWAYS packed no matter what the day is.

But one taste of their food and you know why.

You walk in and immediately it's like stepping into an

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Gennaros Ristorante is my favorite restaurant in Glendale. It's hard to find it, but definitely worst your time.

I've been many times and never had a dish I didn't like. Their raviolis are always amazing. The meat and fish options are a

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★★★★★

Gennaros Ristorante is my favorite restaurant in Glendale. It's hard to find it, but definitely worst your time.

I've been many times and never had a dish I didn't like. Their raviolis are always amazing. The meat and fish options are a

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Quite simply, the best Italian restaurant in America. At least that I've eaten at, and I'm trying to get to as many as I can before I head to that big Cardiology Clinic in the Sky. The Homemade Pasta? Delivered straight from Heaven on the wings of Angels. The shrimp appetizer. The sausages & peppers. Any of the daily special meat dishes, and more of the fish dishes. Skip the vegetables, they're sometimes overcooked, but you can eat veggies at home. Don't know about their desserts, never had room. Heaven......with a wine list.

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Quite simply, the best Italian restaurant in America. At least that I've eaten at, and I'm trying to get to as many as I can before I head to that big Cardiology Clinic in the Sky. The Homemade Pasta? Delivered straight from Heaven on the wings of Angels. The shrimp appetizer. The sausages & peppers. Any of the daily special meat dishes, and more of the fish dishes. Skip the vegetables, they're sometimes overcooked, but you can eat veggies at home. Don't know about their desserts, never had room. Heaven......with a wine list.

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I heard about this place for a wile finally I decided to try this place out, and I was pleasantly surprised how good the service was and the food is amazing. Great relaxing atmosphere very friendly and professional personal, this place definitely can accommodate small family dinners and larger parties and celebrations, highly recommended, definitely come back again.

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I heard about this place for a wile finally I decided to try this place out, and I was pleasantly surprised how good the service was and the food is amazing. Great relaxing atmosphere very friendly and professional personal, this place definitely can accommodate small family dinners and larger parties and celebrations, highly recommended, definitely come back again.

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It had been a few years since I have been here, but the food is still great. They have some great wine and the desserts - yum. I had a pasta dish and my friend had chicken, they were both delicious with great flavor. Its a great space for some special occasion dining, or a romantic spot with your loved one. And everyone was so friendly it almost felt like I was family. That is the kind of dining experience I really enjoy.

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It had been a few years since I have been here, but the food is still great. They have some great wine and the desserts - yum. I had a pasta dish and my friend had chicken, they were both delicious with great flavor. Its a great space for some special occasion dining, or a romantic spot with your loved one. And everyone was so friendly it almost felt like I was family. That is the kind of dining experience I really enjoy.

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First, let me just say I love Gennaros Ristorante. I love the atmoshere, elegance, romance of this cozy restaurant. It's where you want to celebrate Valentine's, Mother's Day, your Anniversary, etc.

The food is excellent. Bottom line.. the SERVICE when it's busy is NOT up to snuff, all except for Reuben. He's a fabulous waiter and tends to make up for everyone else's sloppy inattentiveness. Look. There is NEVER an excuse for a wine glass to sit empty for 45 minutes, or for a waiter to forget your menu, your bottle or glass of wine, your eating utensils, your coffee.. or for any glass NOT to be refilled. Not in this ELEGANT establishment.

These guys are PROS, but lately the wait staff (Reuben excluded) have been making rookie service mistakes. The wait time for food has also been longer than usual, but of course that's during busy special occasions. The main thing is you need to STEP up your game during busy times.. Less chitchat and more eagle eyes on our tables. Observe Reuben.. he's the Ace flyer in this place. Ask for his table and you won't be dissappointed. I'm still giving 4 stars because the atmosphere, food, etc. are great. Some of the wait staff just need to step up their game or they could hurt what has historically been a genuinely outstanding establishment.

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First, let me just say I love Gennaros Ristorante. I love the atmoshere, elegance, romance of this cozy restaurant. It's where you want to celebrate Valentine's, Mother's Day, your Anniversary, etc.

The food is excellent. Bottom line.. the SERVICE when it's busy is NOT up to snuff, all except for Reuben. He's a fabulous waiter and tends to make up for everyone else's sloppy inattentiveness. Look. There is NEVER an excuse for a wine glass to sit empty for 45 minutes, or for a waiter to forget your menu, your bottle or glass of wine, your eating utensils, your coffee.. or for any glass NOT to be refilled. Not in this ELEGANT establishment.

These guys are PROS, but lately the wait staff (Reuben excluded) have been making rookie service mistakes. The wait time for food has also been longer than usual, but of course that's during busy special occasions. The main thing is you need to STEP up your game during busy times.. Less chitchat and more eagle eyes on our tables. Observe Reuben.. he's the Ace flyer in this place. Ask for his table and you won't be dissappointed. I'm still giving 4 stars because the atmosphere, food, etc. are great. Some of the wait staff just need to step up their game or they could hurt what has historically been a genuinely outstanding establishment.

Pros: Elegant, Romantic, Excellent food

Cons: Service is slow.. rookie mistakes

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It is such an elegant establishment. The food is sensational and the service impeccable. Beautiful tables & booths adorned with just the right stylish set-ups of stemware, candles, flowers....oh.so Romantic. Extensive Wine List. In the evening Gennaro is there to greet his guests. We always feel so Special & Welcome!.

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It is such an elegant establishment. The food is sensational and the service impeccable. Beautiful tables & booths adorned with just the right stylish set-ups of stemware, candles, flowers....oh.so Romantic. Extensive Wine List. In the evening Gennaro is there to greet his guests. We always feel so Special & Welcome!.

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Went on a Tuesday night for a special dinner, on entering, the restaurant is wonderful, good linens, fresh flowers, prompt service. Small canapes placed on the table were great and signaled what we hoped would be a dining experience that would match the decor, we were quite wrong.

Three of us ordered mixed salad and procuitto with melon. Mixed salad OK, way too much dresing, but$14 procuitto: sliced too thick, chewy with bits of hard rind, melon swimming in bad port was way under ripe. Bread basket was full of interesting looking breads, but: Knotted rolls were over salted, brochetta bland, garlic toast was stale.

The entrees: Rabbit, Osso Bucco and Mixed Grill, were uniformly awful. The rabbit had a strong, off-flavor that made it inedible. The potato was raw and the veggies, like on all our plates, were over cooked. Osso Bucco was tender, but the thick chunky sauce had no flavor to speak of. Mixed Grill was swimming in a garlicy sauce / butter. Tough lobster tail, over cooked salmon.

Desserts, were indifferent: we were offered a pedestrian chocolate layer cake, a coconut cake that looked like a grade-schooler had decorated it , cream puffs and tiramisu. Tiramisu, bland, cream puffs could have been frozen and been better, cake, pass on it.

Over-all, you are set up for a great experience, but at $175 for three, no wine, the food is awful. Chain Italian up the street is better! Pass this one up!!!

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Went on a Tuesday night for a special dinner, on entering, the restaurant is wonderful, good linens, fresh flowers, prompt service. Small canapes placed on the table were great and signaled what we hoped would be a dining experience that would match the decor, we were quite wrong.

Three of us ordered mixed salad and procuitto with melon. Mixed salad OK, way too much dresing, but$14 procuitto: sliced too thick, chewy with bits of hard rind, melon swimming in bad port was way under ripe. Bread basket was full of interesting looking breads, but: Knotted rolls were over salted, brochetta bland, garlic toast was stale.

The entrees: Rabbit, Osso Bucco and Mixed Grill, were uniformly awful. The rabbit had a strong, off-flavor that made it inedible. The potato was raw and the veggies, like on all our plates, were over cooked. Osso Bucco was tender, but the thick chunky sauce had no flavor to speak of. Mixed Grill was swimming in a garlicy sauce / butter. Tough lobster tail, over cooked salmon.

Desserts, were indifferent: we were offered a pedestrian chocolate layer cake, a coconut cake that looked like a grade-schooler had decorated it , cream puffs and tiramisu. Tiramisu, bland, cream puffs could have been frozen and been better, cake, pass on it.

Over-all, you are set up for a great experience, but at $175 for three, no wine, the food is awful. Chain Italian up the street is better! Pass this one up!!!

Pros: Good, attentive service

Cons: MISERABLE FOOD. EXPENSIVE for the quality.

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One of the best dining experience in my life, Nicest, most Elegant Restaurant i ever seen. The food is wonderful, the service is professional, the seafood dishes are excellent as are their appetizers, with very big selection of the wines. I am writing this note to express my thanks to the stuff of Gennaro's Ristorante for the beautiful evening that we had.
It's the right place to go eat Italian Food.
Thank you

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★★★★★

One of the best dining experience in my life, Nicest, most Elegant Restaurant i ever seen. The food is wonderful, the service is professional, the seafood dishes are excellent as are their appetizers, with very big selection of the wines. I am writing this note to express my thanks to the stuff of Gennaro's Ristorante for the beautiful evening that we had.
It's the right place to go eat Italian Food.
Thank you

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I had lunch today with a friend. I ordred the swordfish steak. First off, after serving us the food, we had to remind the waiter that we ordered wine. I would understand if the restaurant is crowded but there were only 4 tables occupied including ours. I had the swordfish steak with tomato sauce and capers. This is one of the specials of the day. The swordfish was very bland and BITTER. The bitterness came from it beng a little overcooked from the grill, or perhaps, they forgot to lean the grill before grilling my fish. The chicken that my friend ordred was OK. I would have expected more since Gennaro's is supposed to be one of the best in Glendale. I told the manager about the swordfish. She was pretty smug and said perhaps I'll try coming again. No way!

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I had lunch today with a friend. I ordred the swordfish steak. First off, after serving us the food, we had to remind the waiter that we ordered wine. I would understand if the restaurant is crowded but there were only 4 tables occupied including ours. I had the swordfish steak with tomato sauce and capers. This is one of the specials of the day. The swordfish was very bland and BITTER. The bitterness came from it beng a little overcooked from the grill, or perhaps, they forgot to lean the grill before grilling my fish. The chicken that my friend ordred was OK. I would have expected more since Gennaro's is supposed to be one of the best in Glendale. I told the manager about the swordfish. She was pretty smug and said perhaps I'll try coming again. No way!

Pros: Nice decor, Clean bathroom, Not crowded

Cons: Food is average, Not good value , Service not good

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Gennaro's is a treasure-the ambiance is wonderful. The cuisine is "italian"- take it from an italian/american.Best place in L.A. area to take a loved one or a date or visitors from out of town.Don't forget to greet the parking attendant with outgoing personality.Decor is romantic and stunning. I could eat there every weekend.

PROS: cuisine,service,ambiance,decor,friendly, you always want to come back
CONS: none

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Gennaro's is a treasure-the ambiance is wonderful. The cuisine is "italian"- take it from an italian/american.Best place in L.A. area to take a loved one or a date or visitors from out of town.Don't forget to greet the parking attendant with outgoing personality.Decor is romantic and stunning. I could eat there every weekend.

PROS: cuisine,service,ambiance,decor,friendly, you always want to come back
CONS: none

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This is a truly elegant restaurant. The food presentation is wonderful and also delicate in flavors. Gennaro has an extensive wine list and a caring staff who have been with him for the twenty years at this same location. They have a full bar and a delightful sitting area with a fireplace. This is the place for either a business luncheon, or a romantic dining experience.

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This is a truly elegant restaurant. The food presentation is wonderful and also delicate in flavors. Gennaro has an extensive wine list and a caring staff who have been with him for the twenty years at this same location. They have a full bar and a delightful sitting area with a fireplace. This is the place for either a business luncheon, or a romantic dining experience.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Food

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Understated elegance in the 'burbs---this concept has made Gennaro's a favorite over the years. The setting is comfortable and quiet---ideal for leisurely conversation---and the service, formal yet friendly, is quite good (upon your first…

 

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