San Gennaro

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Warm, unfussy Bronx neighborhood joint serving classic red-sauce Italian fare plus pasta & wine.
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OT
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great food😋 service was very good

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice place, the food was great. The service was not great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very good.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good food. Not staffed sufficiently - very mediocre service. Owner/waiter was a rude big mouth.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place love the staff are always so welcoming and the food is great thanks again

JD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service was timely and friendly. Th anti pasta was great.
Our threesome shared our dishes. I loved the veal Gorgonzola w walnuts and my chicken cacciatore was the group fave.
Awesome homemade cannolis for desert.
Go and enjoy

SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant is small and quaint.

M
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we’ve eaten at San Gennaro. We’re from Staten Island and we go to Arthur Ave a couple of times a year, usually after a visit to the Bronx Zoo Or Botanical Gardens. We went on New Year’s Day with a group of 14, including 2 children and 2 vegans! We decided on San Gennaro because they take reservations and were enthusiastic about our large group.

The service and food were outstanding. In addition to the regular menu, they offered a good selection of tempting specials. I ordered the branzino special, an entire fish surrounded by shrimp, clams and shrimp in a slightly spicy tomato based sauce. Absolutely delicious. 2 of the guys ordered the ribeye special, which I tasted, and it was excellent.

Prices were very reasonable. Entrees under $30, many under $20. Shareable appetizers around $15. The imported buffalo mozzarella with prosciutto and arugula on flatbread had 4 good-sized pieces. And it was exceptionally delicious.

Very impressed how quickly the food arrived for so many people!

We will definitely return next time we’re in the area.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local gem, food was fantastic, staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dining experience. Wonderful service. Must visit

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were party of 9 they took reservation, and it was awesome - great menu, food, service, wine & cozy casual setting. highly recommend!!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Gennaro was a delightful place to have Christmas dinner. The service was attentive and the waiter was outgoing and really engaged with us. I had the lasagna special -- phenomenal! Everyone else at the table loved the food, although some of the portions were a bit small for the price. Definitely one of the better places in Little Italy.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small restaurant with great food with lots of authentic Italian character.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Christmas Day. There were nine of us. It was a wonderful experience. The owner/chef/ and staff were very welcoming. Restaurant is small but cozy. The bathroom is so pretty. You feel like you are in someone’s home. My favorite dish was the Nudi pasta....it was exceptional. I also enjoyed the zucchini appetizer special. Great wine selection too. We will be back San Gennaro!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first visit in this restaurant I get really impressed about the menu and the special they have the bufalo mozzarella melt in your mouth omg!!! the branzino and gnocchi special ( sausage e cannellini beans) out of this world .... after we had homemade dessert and they have a big selection of homemade limoncello all different flavor I get the basil and my girl get the limoncello cream outstanding..... definitely we'll be going back. Now this is my favorite restaurant

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is beautiful and cozy food is great you’ll definitely be seeing us again:-)

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for lunch and it was quiet, so we had great service. My husband thought the fried calamari was a 10/10, and he is a foodie. I would have liked it hotter. Our 4 person party loved the veal chop, the sole special, and my fish was delicious but the sauce was a little heavy for Bronzino which is a mild fish. We had a great time!

c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff! Food was excellent! Quaint little place. Would definitely go back!

KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. Everything we ordered was delicious. Staff was friendly and informative

MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We sat at one of the 3 tables near the front entrance and door. The room appeared to be an addition or extension to the original restaurant. It was cold and drafty at times. The service was OK. My husband ordered a second glass of wine that came after the meal, but we weren't charged. My husband ordered the special veal osso buco which was on the dry side. While one pasta was just OK, another was very good. However, the pasta portions are small so make sure you order plenty of appetizers or you'll be hungry. In fact, the best part of the meal was the special flat bread otherwise, the meal wasn't memorable nor would we dine again.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large party of 8, they were wonderful and did there best to accommodate us. The food was unbelievably delicious. I would definitely recommend to friends and relatives.

NH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very cute restaurant with good food reasonably priced.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Luckily they accepted our reservation that we had made within the previous hour, though were looked a little panicked when we showed up. Some of the food was good but the lasagna special was terrible: dense pasta densely packed, little ricotta cheese filling and not enough sauce. I kept thinking the lasagna felt like it had been reconstituted, as if previously frozen... just not a fresh “special.” The kids enjoyed their pastas and the Caesar salad was tasty. But not worth the price.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations on a busy Saturday evening. A person who appeared to be a combination head waiter and host sat us immediately. He has a great personality and made us feel welcome. He called over our waiter who explained the entire menu. Despite the big crowd waiting on the Arthur Avenue sidewalk for a table to become available, we were not rushed. The service was friendly and very responsive. The food was fantastic.

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The entrees were great. The artichoke was disappointing and not worth it. My only complaint was that there were little gnats the entire time.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The specials were amazing and so was the pana cotta. Gnocchi Gorgonzola was disappointing.

g
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Food is so fresh and delicious. Waiters are great.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had put a review on the website.
Was very impressed. He went above and beyond in the meal and service. Very friendly atmosphere. I will be returning for the festival they have on the second Sunday in September.

h
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Wonderful and attentive service. Great value

JC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

San Gennaro is owned by chef Gennaro. He & his staff are on duty interacting with customers. This is a friendly place with a casual vibe, very reasonable prices, and great Italiamn comfort food.

VH
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Parents Weekend at Fordham University. San Gennaro graciously moved our reservation to an earlier time. The restaurant is small but has seating outdoors and big storefront windows that were open so it did not feel at all cramped. The food was delicious (eggplant parm melted in my mouth!).
We will definitely return.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed hospitable atmosphere, warm staff and very good food

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on Arthur Ave. Best food, best atmosphere!

HP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We did go during the festival last Sunday but it wasn’t busy at the time. We asked to sit outside and when we asked the waiter for a wine list he rolled his eyes and said he’d be back. He came back and said we needed to sit inside to drink which we understood. So we moved inside and the second waiter also seemed in a hurry to get us in and out. He only had about 7-8 tables but he never came back to refill water (which mine was emptied) or check in even once to see if everything was ok. We asked the bartender for our check because as I said our waiter never came back once. Food was ok and wine was a nice glass but that was it!

San Gennaro
Responded on September 12, 2019

COMPLAIN FOR A DAY LIKE FERRAGOSTO I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE THE OTHER 500 PERSON WE HAVE EVERYBODY WAS SUPER HAPPY FOR A GOOD SERVICE COME IN A REGULAR DAY NOT W DAY WHERE IN THE STREET WAS 35000 PPL PLEASEBE NICE AND TAKE OUT THIS REWIEW PLUS I LET YOU MAKE THE RESERVATION THE ONLY ONE IN THAT DAY WHAT A HUGE MISTAKE I DO THEN ANYWAY THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT IHOPE YOU COME IN A REGULAR DAY AND WE GIVE THE BEST SERVICE LIKE ALWAYS MY STAFF DO THANKS

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there many times but this time was there with my family for my mother's 88th birthday. As usual it was incredible. Four apps and five dinners and 2 deserts and everything was off the charts. Plus Gennaro and his staff were very personable and made the dinner fun.

This place never disappoints and is a rare authentic food experience for those who truly know the difference between average and great Italian food. This food is GREAT.

LU
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Friendly waiters .

DK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at San Gennaro and we loved it again. All our dishes were delicious. We shared the “nudi” pasta at the suggestion of our excellent server and it was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, amazing food, and a very beautiful place!

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Italian food!

JC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly place with fresh, fresh, fresh Italian cuisine.