We have had the pleasure of
We have had the pleasure of dining at Genaro's many times. We find the food delicious, the service friendly and competent and the gentleman at the door courtly. We have recommended it to our friends and they agree it is a great place for lunch or dinner.
4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rediscovered a great place
This has changed hands several times in the past few years. I decided to try it for a business lunch as it has good parking for SLO. Everything was great. Love the ambiance of the old house. The food was great. The Salem got great reviews as did the lamb burgers. I had pork medallions which were very tensor and flavorful.
I will definitely go back again now that I have rediscovered it. Will go for dinner soon. Oh, the prices were good.
4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this restaurant by chance while staying in San Luis Obispo to visit our old college town and visiting with family. We all enjoyed the feel of being welcome. The food was delicious. We all had a different meal and everyone loved what they ordered. We will be sure to stop again on our next visit to San Luis Obispo.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place !
We were there Saturday night while weekending in SLO. I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had. Juan Carlos, our server, was spot on in levels of customer service and providing a delightful evening. The food is fabulous. I had the arugula salad special that was presented beautifully. I had the paparadelle with sausage and took my leftovers home, since we had a refrigerator in our room for lunch on Monday. My guy had the Linquini Diavlo and he was amazed by the amount of seafood on the plate. I would definitely go back there if we are ever in that area again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real find in San Luis Obispo! !
Great food , great service !
Would return again in a moment.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old World Charm
Take a trip back to Italy when dining at Gennaro's. Old Victorian home converted to a warm and comfortable environment. Attentive service at a reasonable price. We will return.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going back again next date night!
This was our first date night out since well before we had child #2 (10 months and counting). What a treat - early on a Sunday, we almost had the restaurant to ourselves. The salad was amazing, and we split a glass of the house pinot grigio. Entrees fabulous, the handmade pastas really were tasty. Closing out the meal we had multiple cups of freshly made coffee and shared probably the best panna cotta that either of us has ever experienced.
Probably the best bang for the buck Italian restaurant around. Sure there's a bit cheaper (Olive Garden, anyone?), but if pressed, I'd say it's easily in line with menus at Vieni Vai or Mama's Meatball without the wait and certainly friendlier/more attentive wait staff.
We'll be back within the month!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gennaro's has a special quality
Gennaro's has a special quality that you only get when the owner is totally involved. He pours your wine, he stops by for a visit at your table and you know that he is making sure the customer gets great service. This is a restaurant you bring your out-of-town guests to for great food, wine & service. The portions are just right and presented beautifully. How could you not love this place?
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always reliably good food
We eat here every week for a reason-- it's reliably good food. Never too salty. Always satisfying.
I liked the fish soup Sunday special; a beautiful dish of shellfish (in their shells, which I prefer), shrimp, and fish. A couple of people in our group wished it had a little more oomph. Maybe a little cayenne?
Those who ordered the osso buco Sunday special said they would definitely order it again.
And the Fettucini Alfredo from the Sunday special was to die for! YUM!
The fact that we had the room to ourselves was nice, too, because a group of 8 is rather noisy.
Thank you, Gennaro and Juan-Carlos.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM