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About Permanently Closed - Gennaro's Restaurant & Catering – Princeton
This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - At Gennaro's Italian Restaurant in Princeton NJ, we bring a fresh approach to casual fine dining, which results in a warm, intimate, inviting atmosphere. We focus our time and energy into the quality of our products and our relationships with our guests. BYOB
Princeton, NJ 08540
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: Closed
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Cherry Hill Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Gennaro�s Catering Service is a full service catering company. Located in Princeton, NJ. Gennaro has been serving New Jersey since 1976. We Specializing in Corporate Events, Weddings, and Special Event catering. We offer off site-catering from your favorite reception location to private parties to your back yard event. If you are planning an Elegant Plated dinner, Wedding buffet, Rehearsal dinner, Employee appreciation dinner, or any Size Corporate function. Gennaro's Catering helps make your event special.
Free parking in parking lot.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Gennaro's Restaurant & Catering – Princeton - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Going to Gennaro's is always a tasty, welcoming and fun experience. The owner and his employees are friendly and attentive (Gennaro, Rene, Dublas, and the young gentleman with the beard!) The appetizers, entrees and desserts are always delicious. Love the atmosphere.
The appetizer was a disappointment unfortunately. Was not Italian like you would think. Way too american. You don't fry prosciutto. Or add bread crumbs in Italian foods. Why do you Americans always have to ruin the food.. Main course was better. But not worth the price. I was hoping to experience new tastes, but it didn't happen.
Had a fabulous Friday night dinner with my boyfriend for his birthday! Easily made reservations online and they called 2 hours before to confirm (I thought that was great). We were seated right away, food took no time to come out and everything was delicious. You can actually have a conversation in here without screaming, so it's a wonderful place to catch up with family/friends. Would recommend!
This was our third visit to Gennaro's in two months time. We celebrated a birthday, Mother's Day and a date night. The staff is cheerful and friendly. Always a warm greeting at the door. The food is delicious. We haven't had one item we haven't liked. We especially enjoy the family style appetizer which gives you a taste of everything. We weren't rushed at all and were able to thoroughly enjoy our family get togethers. We plan to go back often.
This restaurant is a hidden gem near Princeton. The food was outstanding, the service perfect, and our waiter Greg was the best waiter, the most attentive waiter we have had in a very long time.
The restaurant was really really really good I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city of Princeton
Wonderful bread. Unusual salad with deep fried artichokes (a surprise) tasted very good. Mussels excellent. Veal piccatta kind of greasy and lemon sauce wasn't very "lemony". Pasta (linguini with both entres) was not made in house (it was clearly the dried boxed kind you get at the grocery store.) Pleasant "old world" ambiance -- lots of dark wood, lace curtains, and small dining areas. Noisy!
we (my wife and friends) drove an hour for very good food and excellent service and will continue to do so. Gennaro's is one of those comfortable restaurants that have no gimmicks, no pretenses, nothing phony...they serve very good food in a very comfortable setting and i would recommend them to the harshest food critics. Additionally, they are a BYO which is an added attraction.
Our family had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday at Gennaro's. We were met by the owner with a warm and friendly greeting. The wait staff was excellent. They did not rush us through the meal. The meal was excellent. We had a most enjoyable time and would highly recommend dining here. I myself am looking forward to returning very soon!
We love this restaurant! We frequently come with friends and can always count on a great Italian meal. Italian friends of ours say it is amazing and they have tried many Italian restaurants in the area. It's BYOB so that is nice too. Staff is friendly and attentive and the owner is wonderful!
Consistently my favourite restaurant in Princeton. Genuine Italian food with an emphasis on fresh ingredients cooked in a way that makes all their flavors out on your palette. The staff are always friendly and accommodating and I find it the perfect place to end the work week, or take visitors who deserve a special meal in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
The atmosphere was nice. Good opportunity to talk. My main issues are food quality and value. I had the chicken parm and the chicken was not easy to cut (couldn't be cut with a fork despite thin cutlet). It had to be pulled apart in some instances and was 'stringy'. At 25 dollars a dish, I expect better quality food. The taste of the food was good.
So disappointed in our New Year's Eve dinner! We've been to Gennaro's multiple times prior and the food was always outstanding. This time, it was a fast-paced assembly line of pre-made food that came with the same sad reheated ice cream scoop of grey mashed potatoes with a burnt "potato chip," mixed vegs, and a sauce consisting of 99% salt. The portions were ridiculously small for the price and the choices were very limited for non-seafood diners. The only positive notes were the attentive staff, the crusty bread, and the fab escarole appetizer. Otherwise, it was a colossal waste of 50 minutes [yes, they had us out the door in 50 minutes, from apps to dessert] and $150.00, especially since we were still hungry when we left the restaurant.
For great authentic Italian food in Princeton, this is the place to go---and being a BYOB you can also bring the wine of your choice. The ambiance is very laid back, pleasing and at this time very festively decorated for the holidays. The service is very attentive from personable servers who appear to like what they are doing---as opposed to a large number of servers in the area at other restaurants who ought to find other careers. The quality of food and service is no doubt owed to the restaurant's very gracious owner, Genarro Constabile, who makes you feel that you are always most welcome and special when you dine there. One of the dishes I recently had was the Baccala, which was a fantastic piece of cod cooked to perfection and surrounded by a most deliciously flavored light lemon and butter sauce over linguini, also cooked to perfection. I heartily recommend this gem.
I had a bad experience. My mussel shells broke all over the plate into very tiny pieces , and I couldn't eat any of the linguine without getting a piece of shell in my mouth. After I ate as much as I could tolerate, I was till finding shell pieces in my mouth. I told the waiter but no apology or anything. I won't be going back.
Dinner for four was delicious, and service friendly and attentive. Salads were split for sharing.
One caveat: we were taken aback by the price of a special: approximately twice the cost of most listed entrees.
We would suggest that either the specials be printed for the day, or the server mention the price. The dish was delicious, but we thought too costly
Gennaro's is our go-to for a satisfying Italian meal. The menu offers ample choices, and the chef will accommodate most requests. Bring your own wine and stay a while. Eat outside if the weather permits. The road noise will fade, and you'll enjoy the evening air!
Gennaro's was highly recommended to us by a friend and had such high ratings on OpenTable, we decided to try it on a date night. We were impressed with the delicious food, attentive wait staff, table visit by the owner, wine decanting by the sommelier and delicious desserts! Being a BYOB place is a plus as well. We're already planning our next night out there over the holidays!
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