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Gennaro's Ristorante

1109 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202
818 243 6231
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Ranked #15 of 388 restaurants in Glendale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Best Italian food in Glendale. Now we're taking online orders from our website - Powered By Clorder
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39 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is by far the best Italian dining experience in Glendale. My girlfriend has been several times, but we ate there this past week for my first time and I was more than impressed! The ambiance of Gennaro's takes you back to a restaurant setting that belongs in Goodfellows... low light, cozy, family-style Italian-white-tablecloth seating and decor abound. The place... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Food is average at best, service is terrible. Our waiter not customer friendly, viewed every request like a chore.

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Glendale, California
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300 reviews 300 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a very old school place. The service is slow however if your spending time with friends and not in a hurry you will appreciate Not being rushed. From 7-9 they have live piano music, there is a full bar, the bread is really good and the soup was amazing

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Glendale, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I am picky about service and food. Especially if it's a special occasion. Gennaro's has seen it's ups and downs the last few years. I'm so happy that it is definitely on an up swing! My husband and I went to Gennaro's for our 20th wedding anniversary. We were served by Enrique. He is new and he is fantastic!!! He... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Ever since the demise of Fresco many years ago, Glendale simply has not had a quality Italian restaurant. Simply put, this is uninspired and very mediocre Italian food. The pasta dishes I have eaten here were consistently bland. The veal and fish dishes were, at best, average. The restaurant continues to draw customers - my best guess is that they... More

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Glendale, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It has been while since my last visit to this great place, went there two days ago and everything is as i remember. Food is just to die for. If you are looking for a very intimate night out with your girlfriend or wife this is THE best place to be. Just call in advnace or just show up.. almost... More

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