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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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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Best food I have had in years

Excellent food. This is a real restaurant with high quality food and wine. If you are looking to stuff your face with pounds of pasta, this is not a place you should go. I highly recommend the seafood. However, the prices are expensive. You will probably pay over $50 per person. Also, the ambiance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
MrCustoms
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Excellent food. This is a real restaurant with high quality food and wine. If you are looking to stuff your face with pounds of pasta, this is not a place you should go. I highly recommend the seafood. However, the prices are expensive. You will probably pay over $50 per person. Also, the ambiance is fair. This place is all... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went out for pizza but place had a 45 minutes wait. So we thought to try Gennaro,s on Rt 206. We went in and were greeted in Italian by the waiter who started out friendly. Sat us and we ordered entrees. He seemed a little annoyed when we didn't order appetizers. We had chicken parmigiana, veal parmigiana, and pappardelle... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My thoughts are on trip advisor most people don't know what to expect when it comes to fine dining, or true Italian cuisine Was in town for big youth softball tournament. Used TA to find a restaurant other than the multitude of cheap corporate chains. Most people think Olive Garden is good Italian food. Therein lies the problem. We were... More 

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colonia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Friendly staff and nice décor. But I felt the food was not up to par with the prices they were charging for it. Just average nothing special food that they charged a lot for. You didn't even get a lot to justify the price, small portions. Everyone I was with felt the same about their meal. I would not go... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were 3 couples at Gennaro's on a Saturday night. It was busy and more noisy than I prefer but that's what you get in most restaurants on the weekend. For appetizers we had salads, calamari and mussels. All were well prepared. The entrees were veal chop, ravioli, eggplant fiorentina, gamberetti ginita and veal Courvoisier. All but one dish was... More 

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Skillman, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have known this restaurant since it's infancy in Hillsborough and have never been disappointed with a meal. I am appalled at a review I read by some hot shot bashing Gennaros. First of alI, I don't care how many restaurants he has reviewed, he got this one all wrong. I am Italian and have traveled to Italy many times.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Trip Advisor is usually good about keeping paid reviews or reviews placed by the owner off the site, but Gennaro's clearly has gamed the system. Read the one- and two-star reviews here for genuine perspective, and notice when you drive by how few people eat there, except during reunions and other times when other restaurants are full. The positive reviews... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have dined at Gennaro's several times over the years. The prices seems to have gone up and up, whilst the quality of the cooking has not kept pace. We dined there this past week, and first of all, the noise level was so impossibly high that we could not even have a decent conversation with the person sitting next... More 

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Close to the Garden of Sculptures. Pleasant staff as well as atmosphere. Wide variety of Italian Cuisine and sandwiches. Since we were there for lunch I chose off the sandwich menu and was not disappointed.

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Ocala, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were here with a large party for my nephew's rehearsal dinner. My sister chose Gennaro's based on the recommendation of a family member. The food was excellent - a true Italian feast. The red sauce was some of the best I have ever had at an Italian restaurant. Dessert was a real treat - individual servings of a chocolate... 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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?