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Date
Mon, 6/18
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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

4.5
245 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 245 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Been going to Genaro's for the past few years and have brought friends and family visiting from out of town and everyone have it s 5 star rating. The food is authentic Italian and consistent each time wise and I have gone. The sides mushrooms are the best. Service has always been excellent also

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit to Gennaro's and it was worth the 40 minute drive (17 miles) on a Thursday evening for live jazz and very good italian cuisine. The jazz was classic and we liked it better that any jazz we saw at Spoleto this year (2018).

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good and serving sizes were very adequate.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our waitress was so kind and helpful! Loved the food, the vibe, the price.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was fantastic and the young lady that was our server was AMAZING. Always on the spot with whatever we needed , great sense of humor and very professional

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A Summerville institution for decades! Their food is Charleston worthy and their service is always impeccable! Highly recommended for special occasions! Worth the money.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had the veal piccata and chicken Parmesan! Everything was excellent and our waitress was perfect in ensuring our every need was met! We love this charming place!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Never disappoints. Have been bringing friends here for 3 years. On Thursday's they have Jazz night so it is noisier than other nights but the Jazz is great! I absolutely love the Lasagna but everything is delish!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always enjoy going for dinner here. Our server, Tessa, was very attentive and helpful. Requested a table close as walking difficulties and lighting since we had one member of the party that has poor eyesight. Everything taken care of, perfectly! Delicious food and huge servings! A fantastic value.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food is always delicious and there's plenty of it!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Delicious, authentic Italian food. Spicy zuppa sauce on mussels was delightful. Seafood dish was excellent, as was the special entree of shrimp and avocado with artichoke pasta. Great service and wonderful waitress. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Lasagna was not the best I ever had. My wife's veal parmigiana lacked pizazz , her words, not mine. Questionable whether we will try it again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our first time eating at Gennaro's and will not be the last! Great fun and awesome waitress!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Really great food! Along with outstanding service. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We have been going here for years and the food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We have eaten here many times and the food and service are both consistently good. We keep coming back... Tara, our server is always very pleasant and attentive. We'll be back again...

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I took my father here for his 93rd birthday. We had a wonderful time! We ordered the clams oreganata for appetizers. What a throwback! Hardly anyone makes these delicious clams. Yours was outstanding! My father ordered the Caesars salad. Homemade dressing, yes, nothing out of a bottle. My half order of seafood Alfredo was perfectly cooked. I would definitely return when I’m in the area. Thank you staff for making this occasion a very happy one!

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My wife's pick for her birthday let us down this year.Her favorite Lasagna wasn't a layered masterpiece, but instead, a blob of pasta and sauce, dumped in a bowl. Something went wrong that night in a normally good restaurant .
Bob Waller
Del Webb

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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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