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Gennaro Italian Restaurant

#43 of 11,671 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Hongqiao
Italian, Pizza, Dessert, Pasta
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Mandarine City Clubhouse 1st floor-1129 GuYang Road | Shuichengnan Lu (Near Gubei Carrefour), Shanghai, China
+86 21 2428 6587
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Gennaro Italian Restaurant is the true authentic Italian experience. Our...
Gennaro Italian Restaurant is the true authentic Italian experience. Our cuisine covers all twenty Italian Regions. Gennaro every day selects the finest foods and imported goods to prepare his authentic Italian signature dish. Our rich wine list is enviable to only the best Italian wine cellars. Our restaurant has comfortable Italian feeling, elegant enough for a romantic dinner, big enough for a company event, enjoyable enough for a family lunch. With up to 150 seats and a fully equipped bar area, let us prove we are suitable for you too!
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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italiano vero

The atmosphere is nice and you feel like at your home and the cuisine is really good . I am Italian and it's not easy to find abroad the same taste you are used to , but here at Gennaro's you can say " that's Italian" . So if you want to taste Italian food even if you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Grassobbio, Italy
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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los angeles
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ate at this restaurant a couple of days ago. First let me say that the chef is no longer there, as he left to open his own restaurant about a year ago. We were there on a Monday night and the restaurant was almost empty, except for one other table. The food was from good to poor. The pasta... More 

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Grassobbio, Italy
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204 reviews 204 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The atmosphere is nice and you feel like at your home and the cuisine is really good . I am Italian and it's not easy to find abroad the same taste you are used to , but here at Gennaro's you can say " that's Italian" . So if you want to taste Italian food even if you are in... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer from Verdello! How kind of you... I am very proud of your review, making us feel our restaurant is a little closer to "home"! Also I am happy you trusted my suggestions. Wish a wonderful 2015! Gennaro More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I will start by saying I did not pay the bill so I won't be able to if affordable or not. So if you put the price aside, a great experience! Very diverse Italian food, friendly staff and fair wine made the diner one of best experience in China in a none-Chinese restaurant. If you want to disconnect from Asia... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Fabrice D, Thank you for finding the time for writing your review (I enjoyed the part where you specify that you didn't pay the bill! - although I am proud of saying that our loyal customers do consider our prices very reasonable based on the quality of the ingredients). As an architect and owner of Gennaro, creating a space... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just had dinner! The Italian boss is always present and the Italian sommelier has good Italian wine competence as well as the foreign waitress. The food is authentic and typical Italian food served in a really homy atmosphere with a great variety of meals! Gennaro was always very friendly and present. Highly recommended !

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for recommending Gennaro Italian restaurant. Fabrizio, the sommelier always submits his best choices, while Anna, our foreign waitress, has that added value to make all customers feel "at home". We continue to chase the best ingredients in China and I do hope you can try soon our new updated menu! All the best and a wonderful... More 

Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The food is good but the service was not as expected. We wait far too long to get two pizza, more than 40 minutes while our kids already had the pasta and finished before we could even start to eat.

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Francesco P, Sorry for the very late response to your review, but we were encountering some problems with the system. I do thank you for your review, actually it's the second in less than a year - unfortunately the same title. We will improve, I am sure...I do remember you and your family - it was a particular busy... More 

Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant in Mandarine City / Shanghai. The night we went, the owner was there and spent a great deal of time telling interesting stories and helping us make menu decisions. In fact, we just let him surprise us with one after another delicious dishes. Highly recommend this place. Very close to Hilton Hongqiao.

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John and friends, Thank you for your kind review. I personally enjoyed your company and your friends. I also had a great time. I remember in serving you personally the panna cotta and I guess "I made your day"! Hope in seeing all of you again in Shanghai! You are more the welcome and hope to surprise you with... More 

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Dined here on the night of the moon festival. Booked in advance for 7 p.m. and was surprised to note that, despite its apparent popularity, the restaurant was nearly empty when I arrived at 6:45 p.m. Was even more surprised to see a TV at the bar, which was on (volume muted though) and showing some vintage Tom & Jerry... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your detailed review. Despite the Moon Festival holiday I was travelling to Italy, I do apologize for the attention my restaurant apparently lacked. The restaurant is quite big and since we focus on satisfying all customers, we decided to create a small sofa area with a TV that is always silent, to entertain children. It... More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our B&B #272 had dinner for 20 at Gennaro's in Gubei, Shanghai on 15 Aug 2014. Gennaro (the owner), Fabrizio (Sommelier), Patrizio (Chef) and Kevin (Service) did a great job in a original and creative way. This is not a formulaic restaurant but about as good as you can get in Shanghai. What sets the restaurant apart, especially for China,... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear members of B&B #272, Thank you for your detailed review. Your dinner was very challenging, with 20 guests that all had high knowledge and experience in Italian food and wines. I am quite satisfied that we passed the test! Our job is to consistently provide quality with passion - only this combination can really satisfy the customers needs. Hope... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've just come back from Italy, and wishing to prolong good memories and impressions of my trip i invited my girlfriend to Gennaro restaurant.What can i say? Their food is definitely authentic Italian food! I had tagliatelle with swordfish and eggplant and my girlfriend's choice was veal with mushrooms and fantasy of strawberries with mascarpone for a dessert. Everything was... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, What can I say? Our biggest challenge is to compare our dishes to those of the "old country". You just came back from Italy and easily you can compare us to the true Italian food. I guess we passed the test. We thank you so much, willing to see you soon. Thank you. Gennaro More 

Tralee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dined here twice in June with business colleagues and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gennaro, the owner is a genial gregarious character, the food is excellent as is the service. Well worth a visit if you want to eat excellent Italian in Shanghai.

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Reading your description..."genial gregarious character"...really made my day! We hope to keep up the good work and willing to see you again! Thank you. Gennaro More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mandarine City Clubhouse 1st floor-1129 GuYang Road | Shuichengnan Lu (Near Gubei Carrefour), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Hongqiao
  • Neighborhood: Hongqiao
  • Phone Number: +86 21 2428 6587

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 98
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Dessert, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

Description

Gennaro Italian Restaurant is the true authentic Italian experience. Our cuisine covers all twenty Italian Regions. Gennaro every day selects the finest foods and imported goods to prepare his authentic Italian signature dish. Our rich wine list is enviable to only the best Italian wine cellars. Our restaurant has comfortable Italian feeling, elegant enough for a romantic dinner, big enough for a company event, enjoyable enough for a family lunch. With up to 150 seats and a fully equipped bar area, let us prove we are suitable for you too!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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