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Gennaro's Restaurant

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47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318 (Cherry Hill Rd.)
609-497-2774
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian

We have been to Gennaro's in Princeton for several years. It has always been consistent in its meals and service. The Italian food is well prepared and flavorful. The short ribs are particularly good, as is the pappardelle bolognese.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce G
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Gennaro's in Princeton for several years. It has always been consistent in its meals and service. The Italian food is well prepared and flavorful. The short ribs are particularly good, as is the pappardelle bolognese.

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Thank Bruce G
princeton
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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We received an enthusiastic welcome on entering. The atmosphere was pleasant and holiday festive and the noise level made conversation easy. We had an appetizer of broccoli rabe and Italian Sausage, salads, a Bolgnese pasta and a Shrimp, mushroom and risotto dish. The food flavor was satisfactory though I thought the pasta and vegetables were a bit over cooked. The... More 

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Thank susan23
Robbinsville, NJ
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was great and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the filetto Gorgonzola and cheesecake. It's BYOB, so don't forget your wine!

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Thank Mistyav
Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine. The portions perfectly sized, the flavors varied, and the atmosphere was most pleasant - best of all, Gennaro greeted at the door! Certainly added as one of my favs!

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1 Thank jc4earth
Princeton, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Friendly service and amazing food. Love the BYOB! We had a birthday party with 8 of us and each entree was not a disappointment. From the Fried Calamari right through to the desserts...each item was creatively plated and delicious. I recommend this restaurant for couples as well as families! Call ahead for reservations! It is worth the trip!

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Thank Lisa C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have dined here several times after attending a play at McCarter Theater or visiting the Princeton University Art Museum. We are always greeted as if we were "old friends" and are never disappointed in the ambiance, service or food. We are usually dining with friends who live about 2 hours from our home and this location is a mid-point... More 

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Thank Ellen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Gennaro's is one of the best restaurants I have been to. Not only was the food incredible but the staff was so accommodating and friendly.

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Thank Claire W
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My wife and I have been meaning to dine here for a while now. I am glad to say we finally did. Reservations are via Bookings.com and we were seated promptly upon arrival. It was a nice night so we sat at a table outside. We had the patio all to ourselves while the inside dining room was about 80%... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were 3 adults dining, when making the reservation, we were told it was a BYOB. Great to know in advance. Friendly and quick service they offered us a choice in seating locations. They uncorked our wine, and pouring was left to us. We had - short ribs, flounder & scallops....all were wonderful. I was hesistant about ordering the scallops... More 

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Thank gina s
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've tried this place three times, most recently about a year ago. I decided to give it one more shot. I won't waste anyone's time by giving every detail, but suffice it to say the service was poor, the interior continues to be plastic flowers and worn floors, and the food tasted like warm, reheated leftovers. I'm suspicious of the... More 

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gennaroc26, Owner at Gennaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

I usually do not respond to reviews because I respect the opinion of anyone that visits my restaurant. My staff and I discuss and try to learn from every comment and review we receive, especially the negative ones. For your review I make an exception and ask: Why go to a restaurant that you hate so much, THREE TIMES? The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
    (Cherry Hill Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-497-2774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 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?