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Geno's Italian Restaurant

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705 N 8th St, Monroe, LA 71201-6357
318-325-5098
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best Italian food in Monroe.

We love eating here so much we decided to eat here once a month. We are into our second year of monthly visits. I can't stop ordering the Lasagna. It is delicious. Our service has always been excellent. Red use to take care of us, but now it's Chad. We have no complaints. If the weather is good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Upon arrival, we were seated promptly, which is about the best thing I can say about this place. The high ratings confound me. The inside smells musty, and is very old fashioned. Some may call it quaint, but someone needs to dust this place. At first, a little concerned as there was only one table occupied inside, none outside. That... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We love eating here so much we decided to eat here once a month. We are into our second year of monthly visits. I can't stop ordering the Lasagna. It is delicious. Our service has always been excellent. Red use to take care of us, but now it's Chad. We have no complaints. If the weather is good, make sure... More 

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Louisiana
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360 reviews 360 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Geno's is by far our favorite Italian restaurant. A small quaint restaurant with homemade family recipe that has been passed down through generations. My favorite is spaghetti with meat sauce while my wife's is minestrone soup or the chef's salad. The food is excellent with very good service. If you like Italian food, then you need to try Geno's Italian... More 

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Calhoun, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Geno's is a cozy little "hole in the wall" restaurant (and I mean that is the very best way) with awesome Italian food!! It has a real authentic Italian feeling when you enter the courtyard! Great for a romantic dinner or just an evening out with friends!! A must when in Monroe, Louisiana!!

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tomhogfan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is my wife's favorite restaurant. It's a cozy little family-owned place that's been around for decades. We have probably eaten here more than any other restaurant in Monroe. The lighting inside is very low with candles lit to make it romantic for couples. It's not really a place to bring the kiddos, but I have seen kids eat there... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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161 reviews 161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I dined at Geno's in September. Many times we have been to this quaint little Italian restaurant, and the very unique food keeps drawing us back. This time I tried the lasagna and Italian salad with spumoni ice cream for dessert. My wife had her favorite, spaghetti and meat sauce with a salad and a cannoli for... More 

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Mokena, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Every time I come home to Monroe - West Monroe, one of the very first stops we make is to Geno's Italian Restaurant. Cannot be more Italian than Phyllis Jean and her brother. aggettivo delizioso, only way to describe the food. the service is second to none. Hope it can stay open forever. We Love it, we love it.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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200 reviews 200 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is my favorite italian food in the world. (And I mean it.) A trip to Monroe would not be complete without a meal at Genos. Geno himself is long gone but his children Phylis and Frank have done a wonderful job for over 2 decades. Sit outside if the weather permits. Lasagna recipe is a family secret and is... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I always get the homemade lasagna, but they have so many other wonderful Italian dishes as well. You won't find a more tasty Italian meal. Everything is homemade and this family restaurant still fixes it fresh from scratch each day. You won't want to miss this quaint little restaurant!

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Allen, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We happened onto Geno's when we could not locate our original destination. It turned out to be our good fortune. The food was quite tasty and the service was friendly. It's a charming setting, too. We'll be sure to visit again the next time we are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 N 8th St, Monroe, LA 71201-6357
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: 318-325-5098

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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