Bad all around. Bad atmosphere. Bad service. Dirty bathrooms. Uninspired food.
This was our go to place in the North End. We hadn't been here though for at least a year. Very disappointing. I had read a recent review on another site that was negative and dismissed it because we had some excellent meals there in the past, well that negative review was spot on. i became suspicious when i asked for anchovies on the cesear salad and the server looked at me like i had asked the strangest thing. I order linguini with clams. the first time it came to the table it was cold with no broth. The rest of our party had also been served they finally brought my dish back 10 minutes later- this time it was hot and had a nice broth but was salty as all get out. My husband got the Sunday Gravy which was good. Our friend order a ravioli special the serving looked like it should have been an app and not a main course. The server had mentioned the owner chef was away in Italy. i don't k ow who is running the kitchen but i won't be coming back anytime soon. Big disappointment.
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Service and atmosphere were great, food is of good quality
Absolutely wonderful...my special lady and I were enjoying a weekend getaway and this was the perfect start to the evening. My request for a quiet table was honored with a cozy location set apart from everyone and by the window overlooking the square. The food was excellent as was our waiter who was very accommodating and brought us a complimentary limoncello at the end of the night. It was simply magical..
I love this place. The service was amazing. Go check it out.
I had the fettuccine with mushrooms and truffle cheese. It was fabulous and I would highly recommend that dish. Perfect portion size. Lovely ambience in an historic setting
We were looking forward to dining at Gennaro's based on the research I had done in finding the right combination of location, quality and service in Boston's North End.
We arrived fairly early and were seated upstairs. Beautiful decor; very intimate. The waiter was at our table promptly and soon after took our orders. Two of us were served our wine and we waited for the martini. After two requests into the 40 min wait, it finally arrived with no apology. The calamari took about 20 mins to hit our table and dinner just over an hour after ordering and asking for a status. Of our meals. Again, no apologies for the delay. Mind you when we arrived there were only two other tables occupied.
The food was very good, especially the pasta. Some of the best I have had.
Pros: Location, atmosphere and the food quality of our our dinners
Cons: Service was some of the worst I have experienced in many years, the focaccia bread was a bit on the stale side
Would I return? Unlikely.
Love the place been going there for years, always try and stop when I'm in Boston
Nice spot to gather for a special occasion. The decor and ambiance is wonderful. Outside the front door you are in the City of Boston, but when you step inside you find yourself in old world Italy. Quit a unique experience!
Our third time there. The first time my wife and I went, we knew we'd be back and we'd be bringing company. Plus, we're vegan, which is admittedly difficult to accommodate with things like fresh pasta. The following two visits had our guests equally as impressed. We also like it because it's off the main drag in the North End, so it's quieter than most of the other restaurants around there.
The food was amazing! Real Italian food that was just perfect. The service was great.
The veal parmigiana and the gnocchi was awesome. Great portions. We were seated upstairs and there was a large party and a bit loud, but otherwise a great find.
1st tint I was amazing!
Very good meal, will definitely return. Wine list was limited but we did find a nice bottle, and it was reasonably priced.