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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

47 State Rd #B
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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,

Monday: CLOSED

Cross Street:
Cherry Hill Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 497-2774

Website:
http://www.gennaros-princeton.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Free parking in parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Ben Brault

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Gennaro's Restaurant & Catering – Princeton - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (287)
Fit for Foodies (185)
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Good for Groups (130)
Romantic (63)
Kid-friendly (46)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for a Date (21)
Casual (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent! Service is excellent. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is fresh, delicious and well prepared. They will make you any kind of pasta on rewuest - if possible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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food4
ambience3
service3
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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food2
ambience4
service3
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Nicely prepared, as always an enjoyable dining experience. Friendly service and lots of locals.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Best Italian food in the area! The staff is knowledgeable and always has a smile. Warm, comfortable and delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Gennaro is a master of his restaurant. The combination of food, service and warmth of this gem of a restaurant he has created has never lost the sincerity and care of his customers. Oh, and the good is great too!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. Usually have some interesting specials and very good desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food3
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was amazing as always. Excellent service as well. Great place as it's a BYOB. Had a nice table for 6 in the back. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Veal was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

A great meal in a comfortable environment. What else can you say! We love this place!

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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

It was a cozy and relaxing evening and the service was excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 26, 2017

We dine here fairly rugulary as it is so pleasant and can count on good food, where menu changes often, offering excellent specials.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

I have had the pleasure of dining at Gennaro's for the past 12 years.
There was never a time I was ever disappointed. Along with a well prepared meal is the all over ambiance of Gennaro, his staff and his great chef. Hope to be back soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Food was fresh and nicely served. Kitchen was very accommodating to special requests.

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food4
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Restaurant had a nice atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Loved the secluded area they have for larger parties. Great estaurant to celebrate a special event with family or frienfs.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Glad we were able to get a spot at Genarro's for an early New Year's eve dinner. Food was excellent but a bit pricey. Service was prompt, and its nice to see the owner there keep an eye on matters. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Authentic and delicious Italian cuisine with attentive and kind service staff members. Our host even provided a complimentary bottle of merlot as we'd accidentally left our wine at home!

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Great dinner- service was excellent- would recommend

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Fine dining experience, friendly, competent staff. Food is excellent ,menu changes seasonally, always adding creative dishes. Best to go during week, weekends crowded and noisy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

It is very pricey for what it was . the food was good. the menu on the internet is not the same as the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Great food and service. Only complaint is that the appetizer special was $84 for 6 people. A little excessive. No warning of price when you order it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2016

I have been to Gennaro's restaurant twice for dinner and have never been disappointed. Great food and excellent service. Short Ribs are a great choice too.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Visited after 4 years and the flavors are authentic as ever.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Just what we wanted, dinner was excellent. Did not have room for desert. Server knew her stuff. We had very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We've been to Gennaro's several times and they have never let us down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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