Food was outstanding. Service
Food was outstanding. Service always great. Can get loud when crowded.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic. It was
Food was fantastic. It was a slower night and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and made great recommendations. We loved it and will go back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and even more excellent service! Will definitely go again when in Princeton.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Gennaro's in more than five years, so we considered ourselves "first-time" diners. What a treat! The food was excellent, service friendly and efficient. We enjoyed everything we had from salad to espresso. We will return.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gennaro's neighborhood restaurant
My wife and I have been to Gennaro's 3 times. The food has been very good on all occasions and the service is excellent. It is a byob, but the owner is very knowledge re wine and can make recommendations for future reference. Lot's of regulars and usually quiet. This last trip, there was one loud person in a group of five, fortunately they arrived shortly before we finished. I would recommend it to those who like seafood and Italian food.
Outside dinning during summer.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favorite in Princeton
While it doesn't vary too much, the menu offers a fine selection and the food quality is always great. Service is the best in the area.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gennaro's is one of our favorites.
Gennaro's is one of our favorites. The food is always good and the service is impeccable. It is especially nice when Gennaro comes over to our table. He makes each and every patron feel special.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant meal even on Mother's Day
On those real busy days for a restaurant -- like Mother's Day -- I lower my expectations. First, there's the special menu that limits selection. Wherever you go is usually full, so noise is louder, servers are exhausted and stretched. Gennaro's pulled off Mother's Day with style. We were there later in the day and everyone from our host, waitress and busboy were still pleasant, and attentive -- as if they had just shown up for work. The food was well-prepared and showed no signs of a holiday assembly line. Nice touch -- a rose for the moms at the table as we prepared to depart. We definitely look forward to returning on a slow night!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service, We will dine there again.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sublime cooking. A little
Sublime cooking. A little pricey, but you save by BYOB. I have tried nearly all of the house specialties; and each and every one has been superb. This little restaurant is a Princeton GEM.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Italian restaurant that shines.
Gennaro's is one of the best Italian Restaurants in the Princeton area. The Owner is a charming gentleman who makes everyone "at home". The menu could use more diversity, but the food & atmoshere is excellent.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little taste of Italy
Love this place. The service is always outstanding, friendly and attentive. Gennaro is a wonderful host, who takes the time to say hello and makes you feel welcome. The food though a little pricey, was all very good. There were four of us and every meal was presented beautifully and cooked perfectly. The whole room seemed to be equally happy, as if in celebration for enjoying a little taste of Italy. You can't go wrong at Gennaro 's.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Singular terrific gem in Princeton
Our daughter was graduating from Princeton, so we needed a restaurant for her celebratory dinner. The problem: only so many seriously good restaurants in the area. My daughter asked around; the overwhelming consensus was this great Italian gem.
The food was marvelous: fresh ingredients, well-seasoned, cooked perfectly, correct portions, balanced, beautiful plating (one thing they didn't do -- they didn't stack the protein, carb & vegetable like some bad club sandwich ala Bobby Flay -- I hate that...).
Save room for the limoncello creme dessert.
The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable & sublime.
One note: this is a BYOB restaurant -- bring your favorite bottle of wine, hand it to the staff upon seating and enjoy the experience.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the location fool you. Once you step into the restaurant, you are immediately relaxed and treated to some of the most delicious Italian food I've ever tasted. I am not a dessert-person, but the Panna Cotta was to die for! Highly recommend!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service by a very
Outstanding service by a very knowledgeable waitress. Food was delicious. Nice variation on the tartuffo dessert. Instead of the usual hard cover over the ice cream filling it was a delicious powdered dark chocolate. Salad was large and we said we would share it. The kitchen thoughtfully split it for us.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gennaro's is always superb
We had a special dinner for the family before they were off to college again. Gennaro's has a new menu and some of the new dishes were extraordinary. The service is always outstanding..makes you feel like you're eating in your own home.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent. Service was extraordinar
Excellent. Service was extraordinary and food to match. A totally delicious dining experience.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food in an unexpected place
The food was great! We went in with very low expectations - it looked like a typical place in a strip mall, but everything was very well prepared and with fresh ingredients. Friendly but unobtrusive service. Delicious limoncello ice cream!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Gem in Princeton
We have always had a fabulous meal at Gennaro's. We found this restaurant about a year ago and have enjoyed our many visits there. The food is outstanding and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very enjoyable dinner. Papardelle was a great choice, as well as the gazpacho soup (very fresh tomatos; the server pointed out the window to the plants). Certainly is a place to come back to for another meal.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service, food and presentation of the food were great. We will be going to this great restaurant again soon!
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gennaro's in Princeton
Wonderful food and service. Authentic Italian. BYOB.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Have been meaning to try Genarro's for a long time - wish we had not waited so long! Food was fresh and delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. We will definitely return.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food had a lovely, fresh, light touch - something that's hard to achieve in Italian food without losing its "Italianess" The chef , a very pleasant young man who seems devoted to his work, came out to chat with us and make suggestions. I thought the Eggplant entrée and the Tiramisu were knockouts. An added bonus for me was the background music of the big band swing era.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted by the owner
We were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and gracious. Our waitress Gina was a gem. When we asked for something that wasn't on the menu, the chef was more than willing to make it for us. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were out of this world.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Italian food w amazing svc
Byob and then order some fantastic food. We started with the Utica greens which had a kick to them. There weren't a ton of them so one to two people could eat them. My daughter had the bolognaise, husband had the fillet & potaotos, and I had the veal. We couldn't decide which was the best as they were all so fantastic. Make sure you save room for the gelato. It can't be missed.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Waitress very
Food was great. Waitress very helpful. Service got off to a slow start, but waitress made up for it once we got service. Liked the byob. Waitress offered items/variations not on menu
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a foodie, and an excellent cook. Yet dining at Gennaro's is humbling. Chef Ben and his staff just do amazing things to ingredients, presenting dish after dish of food that surpasses not only expectations but memory. Every return to Gennaro's we're reminded again of why it's always so satisfying. There's nothing worse than getting your hopes up for a great meal, only to find the food lackluster and disappointing. Our experience here is the opposite: we're amazed at how good food can taste when done right. Whether it's a simple spinach salad, the Greens Gennaro, for merely the house baked bread served piping hot (great with the rosemary and pepper infused olive oil!), your taste buds begin the evening dancing. Go Eat Enjoy!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Splendid Italian on a Sunday Night!
After a pleasant Sunday afternoon out, we stopped in at Gennaro's for an early dinner. We had heard of the restaurant from a friend who had given it high marks. We were not disappointed. I led off with the Frito Misto which was an excellent combination of shrimp and calamari. Not overly breaded and cooked to perfection. I then had the special Strip Steak which you could cut with a fork and the accompanying side of brocoli rob was oustanding. My wife had the bolognese and the noodles were light and cooked to just right. The sauce (gravy?) was delicious as well. Our server was terrific.
An unexpected Sunday night delight!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM