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Gennaro's Restaurant

47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
609-497-2774
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Ranked #9 of 169 restaurants in Princeton
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cherry Hill Rd.
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  • English first
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English first
Hartford ct
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We really loved Gennaros. Impeccable service by everyone who worked with us, and every item we ate was awesome. I personally had pan cooked clams in a red marinara, and my meal was an exceptional slow cooked braised Short Rib with vegetables and mashed potato . The one thing you must keep in mind is they do not have a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow, we were so impressed with this restaurant. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like family. Our waitress was so passionate about this restaurant it was hard to not fall for it ourselves. We started with an appetizer sampler that included tender, perfectly cooked calamari, a potato cake that was delicious and flavorful, and coconut shrimp that... More

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

1st time here after hearing about it from a few people. I like BYOB places, keeps the tab down. What a great, helpful and pleasant staff this place had. I'd go back just for the way they treat you. But the food was great too. Our friends both had salmon (not my choice of fish); but it looked great. I... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were hoping to have found a new gem in a town where there are already many good restaurants. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre to terrible and the price-tag ridiculous! This is one to be avoided.

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Aptos, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Living on the Left Coast we expect to be disappointed by East Coast Italian eateries whose sauces often all taste about the same - like catsup with oregano added. This is not that place! This place is a hidden gem! Food from appetizer through second entree is exceptional. The short ribs are the best we ever had. Service is friendly... More

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been coming to Gennaro's for many years and the place never disappoints. The food is consistently wonderful. There's not a bad dish on the menu and the service is terrific. If you're in Princeton, NJ this is the place to go. We have introduced many friends to Gennaro's and will continue to do that.

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Nanuet, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We celebrated our son's college graduation at Gennaro's yesterday. Since we are not from the area, we were not sure about where to go to celebrate such a wonderful occasion with our family members who came to share this special day with us! Thanks to TripAdvisor, we chose Gennaro's in Princeton. When you first drive up, it doesn't look like... More

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Skillman, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Gennaro's is by far the best Italian restaurant around. Gennaro personally greets every guest. One feels as if they were being invited to sit at his dining room table. The atmosphere is warm and romantic; the food excellent; and the staff--friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. During the warmer months, one can sit outdoors in the courtyard, an added treat!! Don't miss... More

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Skillman, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We heard good things about this restaurant and I took my husband there for his birthday. The food was good, but not wonderful. Prices were very high. It was terribly noisy. No tablecloths. Nothing to absorb sound. The staff was friendly and raved about the cooking, but I was not impressed.

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Amsterdam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The service is great. The food is fine, well cooked and well presented, it's just that it is so expensive for routine Italian faire. You could achieve the same results by a quick trip to Lucy's Kitchen and Wholefoods.

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