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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

4.6
226 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Tues- Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(843) 760-9875
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Gennaro
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Private party facilities
Book your private party with us using our banquet menu.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (843) 760-9875
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Appian Way
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Parking details
Plenty of on premise parking
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Thursday evenings featuring the Gennaro's Jazz Ensemble at North area location!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always great food and great service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were their for our first time celebrating our daughter’s birthday. Everything was great. We will return.
Thank you

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service. Prompt seating with reservation. Food was incredible as usual. Thanks again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Tracy was our server and was extremely personable. The food was amazing. The bread was absolutely phenomenal. Portions were generous and the ambience was on point

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Alright, I'm a little biased. I used to bring my wife here on dates some 33 years ago when it was located on Savannah Highway.... Still an awesome place. I love the chicken bolognese with the white cream sauce. My wife is partial to the chicken parmigiana . We try to eat here at least once when we come back into Charleston to visit.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My lasagna wasnt good. It had big slices of something in it. When I told the waitress she asked the cook and he said it was fine. Not a good answer. Won’t be coming back ever.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food. Staff was awesome. Always a pleasure to eat at Gennaro’s

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very traditional Italian, which I love!!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We love Gennaros. The food is out of this world. We were here for a birthday celebration and used the free birthday dinner coupon they mail to you. It’s the best Italian food in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent food, very attentive staff and very relaxing, no rush.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were very pleased with our 1st visit on a recent Sundayfor Lunch. The atmosphere was cozy like I love and the Waitress was very friendly and attentive and helpful! The Food was ample portions and very authentic! The fried Calamari Appetizer was wonderful and crisp and tender. The Eggplant Parmesan was so flavorful and full of Eggplant slices unlike the skimpy slices at Olive Garden! The Veal Parmesan was good and the Tiramisu was fabulous! The Cheesecake was a bit bland and dry. BEING NEW I was,gazing around and the Owner was worried we were not being served...he wasquick to check! KUDOS to great service!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Company Dinner

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We mentioned it was a bday party and they never followed up. Thought the waitress was a little impersonal.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Found Gennaro’s almost by accident. So glad I did. Food was excellent, as was the service. Great little family owned dining spot!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We went on jazz night (Thursday) and it was perfect! The food was wonderful! I think I ate a bulb clove of garlic with my bread but it was so good I couldn’t stop eating it. They stole my heart when they asked me if I wanted a pasta spoon because none of the restaurants here ever give me one. ❤️ The jazz music was the perfect volume for dining. The staff seemed a little short handed the night we went but I’ve never seen wait staff move so fast to make up for it. We will be back again on jazz night!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I have never been disappointed with this place. The food second to none and special requests from menu does not cause a problem. I love the Tuna and my wife can never leave with out kanolees

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Never disappointed at Gennaro’s. Authentic Italian.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed our food and our waitress was exceptional! Went to bar for an after dinner drink and it was little noisy but good service from our waitress and drinks were reasonable. Overall good experience.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We were very impressed with the quality of the food especially with the very reasonable prices. Everything we tasted had a great taste. The server was a little off his game, but explained at the end of the night that he hadn't been feeling well. He forgot our appetizer (that he recommended!), but tried to make it up by comping a dessert. You could see he really cared and was embarrassed. Like we said - mistakes happen, not a big deal. It was just that the stuffed mushrooms sounded so good, we really wanted to try them. Oh well...next time.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Never a disappointment. Food is always amazing as is the service

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This was an excellent outing. Thursday night and the jazz band was entertaining us during an excellent meal with superb service.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We took my mom as a surprise. Always fantastic service! Food awesome! Jazz music, you can’t go wrong!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

What a hidden gem. Seafood was excellent. I will definitely return

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food, service a little slow but worth the wait. One of favorite places to dine for Italian food.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Always great service and food

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food, friendly service. Live jazz on Thursday nights. Good authentic food family owned.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

As always. Wonderful. Service. Experience. Food.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Very nice experience. Good food. Not the fanciest Italian restaurant but I would definitely go back & recommend it.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We have dined at Gennaro's a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere friendly and convivial.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I have been going to gennaro's for 12 years and am never disappointed. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great!!... it always is....!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was delicious, I had the steamed mussels in white wine sauce, I should have stopped there, but then proceeded to the charbroiled tuna with steamed veggies and a side order of shrimp alfreado, took the tariamazu to go. Hope to go back soon.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

It was absolutely fantastic! Tremendously delicious food and fantastic service. They even got us a birthday cake!

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was delicious as always. Service was great.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Went for the food and jazz night. Food was very good scans reasonably priced. Music was good and above touch. Only complaint was the service. Server was not very attentive even though the restaurant was not packed. Actually had to flag down another server when we needed something as ours was nowhere to be found. Could have been better.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The service and food was excellent .Great place to Italian food.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and more than ample. We had a full dinner the following night as there was enough.
Waitress was wonderful and the price is right

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is great, service is awesome. I love the bread

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Loved it, and they had GF pasta!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

We went for dinner on my mothers birthday and we could not have had better service. The waitress was delightful, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious. After dinner they presented my mother with a birthday cake. They were very accommodating and made for an enjoyable evening on a special day.

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