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Gennaro's Ristorante

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1109 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202
818 243 6231
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Best Italian food in Glendale. Now we're taking online orders from our...
Best Italian food in Glendale. Now we're taking online orders from our website - Powered By Clorder
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A find for me

Friends, familiar with Gennaro's from some years ago, took us. It's a somewhat old fashioned Italian restaurant, traditionally appointed, but with an up to date menu and full bar. The management & staff were pleasant and accommodating, and the menu choices wide-ranging. We ordered 4 different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Buzzme35
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Beaumont, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Beaumont, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friends, familiar with Gennaro's from some years ago, took us. It's a somewhat old fashioned Italian restaurant, traditionally appointed, but with an up to date menu and full bar. The management & staff were pleasant and accommodating, and the menu choices wide-ranging. We ordered 4 different entrees, all were delicious. All in all, a delightful experience.

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Hayward, California, Usa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great Italian restaurant for a romantic dinner or gathering of old friends. Why there was not more people I don't know. People from Glendale remember this restaurant when the Chef / Owner was Gennaro. My wife and I liked listening to the Italian Love songs being sung by a little old Italian guitarist. Our entrees were very good and well... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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255 reviews 255 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our dinner on a Thursday was very good - the Marsala wine / mushroom sauce was excellent and the portion was ample - the side veggies were tasty and not overlooked. The complimentary bruschetta was a slightly different take with capers and the bread was indeed crispy. Since we were the only three in the restaurant the service was attentive.... More 

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Keller, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Oohhh ... It pains me to write this review. My wife and I have been going to Gennaro's since before our first was born (2003) and have always enjoyed the wine list, the food preparation .. but mostly the service - and the friendly faces we would see EVERY time we walked in. I'm SOOO Disappointed to report that EVERYTHING... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

should have seen it coming when we showed up @ 645 and there wasnt a single person eating. Food was bland, service was poor (too slow for being the only group in the place). I'd suggest going elsewhere...

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La Jolla, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I visit Glendale once a year! Genaro's is my favorite Resturant in this area. Elegant , great food and service! I have eaten her many times over the past 20 years!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My girlfriend and I ended up going here on New Years Eve. They were very accommodating even though we did not have a reservation. The service was fantastic. The menu was a scaled down menu for the holiday and had almost all seafood options, which I am not a fan of. However, it was delicious I had the lobster ravioli... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at Gennaro's more than 50 times since moving offices in 2008. Mostly lunch, occasional dinners. The food is excellent; the ambiance warm and comfortable (unique for Glendale); the service attentive. The Chicken Caesar salad is prepared to your liking at the table and is delicious. What sets this restaurant apart is that it works for both business... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant countless times but I will never forget our first meal there. The restaurant is fairly small but open and soothing. The staff is courteous but does not hover. Many Italian restaurants are family style but this place is for special occasions. Our meal was long, serene, delightful. However, my clearest memory is of the... More 

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Salt Lake City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Three business associates and myself walked here from the Hilton based on recommendation from the valet. Very slow night (Monday) maybe only three other groups where there. Wonderful classical guitarist was playing, which provided a great background music. Not so loud we couldn't have a conversation. Service was slow, so be prepared to have long conversation. I have a feeling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1109 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: 818 243 6231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Best Italian food in Glendale. Now we're taking online orders from our website - Powered By Clorder
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?