Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
Gennaro’s Italian Ristorante has been serving fine Italian cuisine in the Charleston area for 35 years. In a warm, cozy atmosphere, the Gennaro family work diligently at providing a wonderful dining experience. Whether you bring your family in for quality time together or gather with your friends for a hearty meal, live jazz or happy hour, Gennaro’s is the perfect place for you! From veal to grilled seafood or a wonderful black angus steak, you will certainly appreciate the quality at Gennaro’s and the perceived value. See why Charlestonians always come back to Gennaro’s. We look forward to providing you with the best in Italian cuisine!
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vipLindaR
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience1

The meal was excellent tonight as always. Sad to see we can’t dine there for awhile ☹️ government says! We Will return 😊

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JeanmarieL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had requested a quiet table so our family could celebrate two anniversaries and the restaurant came through for us. Very nice. We celebrate there every year.
Thank you

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MichaelC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and this place is like an old family Italian restaurant just like at home in New York! Love this place.

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RonN
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit to your restaurant.
The quality of food was very good. We were disappointed in the Lasagna since it didn't seem to be prepared exactly as shown on your website video.
Also, your Bolognese Sauce did not have ground veal .

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Great food. Great wine selection. Great service. Will be back

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CharlestonClint
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Had a great evening

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Pleased
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gennaro's is always great. The food is wonderful and the service is always good.

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JimO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Keep up the good work. Our waiter was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly.

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vipDanD
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant!
The aroma from the food cooking is almost intoxicating!
Highly recommend this hidden jewel!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and our waiter Mike was exceptional.

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been enjoying Gennaro's for over the years. LOVE IT!

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melissat
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gennaro’s is my go to Italian restaurant. Consistent, good quality food. Large portions for leftovers and I make sure to save room for their cheesecake with Spumoni topping!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was sweet

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Lacj
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was good but took longer than usual due to them being very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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GailE
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It had been years since our last visit to Gennaro's, and I remembered why we hadn't returned sooner. We had a reservation for 6 pm and arrived promptly. All six guests stood in the foyer, and the hostess promised to seat us shortly; then she and another person took calls and stood around the desk. After an awkward wait of approximately 5 minutes, the hostessed passed some menus to her colleague, and she led us to an empty table. The table next to ours was occupied and was close ours one of our guests had to excuse himself to be seated, and then their chairs were virtually touching. The food was as expected, very tasty. Our waitress was friendly but overworked; and the entrees arrived at different times. Overall, we had a nice evening in spite of these flaws, and it's still the best Italian restaurant in the northwestern suburbs of Charleston, but improvements could be made.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. The food is so delicious always and the hospitality is always good.

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dsfarm
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the restaurant was very extremely busy and people were waiting, the server, Brittany, was very attentive, service was excellent and we didn't have to wait for our food long.

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NancyD
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I like this restaurant because it has all the classic Italian dishes and there are specials that change things up. Our server was very knowledgable about questions we had on the menu which was a plus. It is a great place for a family or friends get together, not fancy, but delicious and not expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Authentic. Family owned.

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dbowjr
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, awesome ambience, and the food was amazing and delicious as always. Cannot wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service,

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Italian food. Building is old needs a remodel inside.

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MikeL
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations

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Swinster
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

As always it was a great meal. Always happy for an excuse to drive from West Ashley to eat at Gennaro’s. Already looking forward to next time. Thanks Robert.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and service. Been going for 25 years. Never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our neighborhood favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Promptly seated at reservation time. Excellent service, great food.

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AdamW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food. went there for birthday. Thanks love the stuffed mushrooms appetizer

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Italian food...great service. If you are looking for authentic, this is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great but it was not worth waiting 105 minutes to get it.

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vipLindaR
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We frequently dine here and it is one of our favorites however tonight was below our standard as far as service is concerned. Our server was soo slow and inattentive that several times we had to call over another server to take care of our needs. Yes we will come back but we will request Terra as our server she is the best!

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bubblehhead
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with good food, great atmosphere and service. We had a variety of seafood and pasta meals that was excellent and a desert that was wonderful. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys old style eating with a atmosphere that allows conversation

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always classy and extremely good. This was the "brunch" on Sunday at noon and the buffet was amazing. I'll be back soon.

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vipPammg
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, no, excellent food. Everything is so fresh and delicious.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always knowledgeable and helpful. They always welcome us in like family. The food has always been wonderful!

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BarbaraB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed by the service!! It was Christmas Eve and they were packed to capacity so the kitchen was a little behind. Our server was amazing and kept checking on us and filling our drinks and apologizing for any delay! Great job!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing. The food was quite slow coming out especially for the amount of people in the dining room, but who knows if they had 100 to go orders to feel. I will say that it was worth the wait especially due to the VERY reasonable bottle wine prices. Well, actually, it was really the quality of the food that made the wait worth it, the wine prices were just a bonus!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love our neighborhood restaurant!

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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 760-9875.

Gennaro's Italian Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.

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