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450 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823 (Carmel & Beach)
805-782-9999
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is located in a delightful Old Victorian setting...
Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is located in a delightful Old Victorian setting. The cuisine is classic Northern Italian with a Continental flair that includes fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. All our pastas are homemade, and our breads and desserts are prepared in our kitchen daily. A delightful environment where the food is robust, authentically classic, and alive with fresh taste. Whatever the occasion, Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is the place!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Late Night

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nothing Special

Gennaro's is located in an old Victorian house in San Luis Obispo and while I enjoyed the ambiance, the food was just average, although fairly priced for the quality. Nothing special here,except perhaps for the location.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Penn69
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Late Night
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Gennaro's is located in an old Victorian house in San Luis Obispo and while I enjoyed the ambiance, the food was just average, although fairly priced for the quality. Nothing special here,except perhaps for the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I went on a 16 day road trip from Seattle all the way down the coast. We found this fabulous place to eat in SLO. Great food wonderful ambiance and great service. I am so happy we found this place. Highly recommended.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just finished a meal here. The best Dover Sole I've ever had. It was a daily special. Fresh, tender, cooked perfectly, and the sauce complimented it perfectly. Not to mention that it came with three fresh veggies, also cooked perfectly. Service reminded me of Europe. They take care of you but don't rush you or try to turn the tables... More 

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Soquel, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great Italian restaurant not in the main part of town. I had a delicious risotto with veggies and my husband enjoyed his linguine with swordfish. Both were large portions as well as our salads. Dessert was a lovely flour less chocolate cake that we shared.

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Los Angeles, California
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298 reviews 298 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I brought my wife here for her birthday dinner this past weekend. We visit SLO from the LA area frequently but had never tried this restaurant before. All I can say is we now know what we've been missing. We had a reservation and when we arrived we were greeted by the soft spoken owner who sat us near a... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stopped in on a Thursday night before Farmer's Market and enjoyed a real taste of Italy. The restaurant is nicely decorated and homey feeling, but there were only 3 sets of diners, including us. Maybe a slow night? The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, and knew when to show up and when to disappear. The special was excellent, and we... More 

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here last weekend (kind of last minute since we didn't have a reservation) for our anniversary. At first we were a little confused because we though it was closer to the central downtown area, but the location actually made for a nice, intimate evening. The lighting is warm and the old Victorian house (I think... More 

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Houston
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gennaro's is a nice place in an old house on Obispo's main drag. The service was attentive, and the food was quite good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not that big of a menu, but all very good!. I tried the penne pasta with salmon. Only thing I missed were some vegetables. My partner took the grilled plate of seafood and fish, he received some extra vegetables but no pasta/potatoes or rice. Very close to our motel Avenue Inn, two blocks from downtown.

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Redondo Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Loved how they used the individual rooms for dining. They had a full bar but you couldn't be at the bar itself since the dining area took up the entire room. Food was excellent. Lot's of homemade pastas. I had the Linguini ai Frutti Di Mare. Lots of seafood in a light tomato sauce. Service was great. Menu seems to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 450 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
    (Carmel & Beach)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-782-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is located in a delightful Old Victorian setting. The cuisine is classic Northern Italian with a Continental flair that includes fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. All our pastas are homemade, and our breads and desserts are prepared in our kitchen daily. A delightful environment where the food is robust, authentically classic, and alive with fresh taste. Whatever the occasion, Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is the place!
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?