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Geno's Italian Restaurant

705 N 8th St, Monroe, LA 71201-6357
318-325-5098
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Ranked #15 of 189 Restaurants in Monroe
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
Cuisines: Italian
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tomhogfan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

You feel special and by yourself with the outside courtyard eating or inside has two main dining rooms. The kind of place to pop in with family or for a romantic date. Love the outside dining. Owners are there all of the time. Across the parking lot from Mohawk and has been around forever. I love the salad and soup... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Felt like I was back in Italy. The food was authentic. Homemade Italian Sausage was great. You can see why they are the oldest Italian Restaurant in Monroe.

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Louisiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

I took my wife there for Valentine's Day and was pretty impressed. The patio is a nice place for dining. The food is pretty good too, and not too expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

Love to go here is spring or fall and sit outside with a bottle of wine and good friends

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Additional Information about Geno's Italian Restaurant

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

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