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Gennaro's Grill and Garden

450 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
805-782-9999
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Ranked #20 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $12 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmel & Beach
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!
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Reviewer
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 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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Los Osos, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had lunch today with friends and was extremely satisfied with this establishment. We three all selected different entrees, Caesar chicken salad, Caesar salmon salad and a Cubano. We were all pleased. The owners did come to our table and we were provided with the history of this charming 1904 home and with their experiences in the restaurant industry. Our waiter... More 

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Los Osos, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The friendly owner has been present the last two times I've been there, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both meals were good tasting and reasonably priced. The service was good and the restaurant was elegant but comfortable. There were healthy dishes and nice wine choices. And there is free parking in back. It's easy to forget this restaurant... More 

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Additional Information about Gennaro's Grill and Garden

Address: 450 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
Phone Number: 805-782-9999
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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