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Gennaro's Trattoria

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10018 Startz Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
+1 830-899-2800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Family owned and operated, Gennaro's Trattoria serves authentic Italian...
Family owned and operated, Gennaro's Trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine, originating from Naples, Italy, made from fresh ingredients. Gennaro's Trattoria's motto is "che mangia bene, vive bene" or, "who eats well, lives well." We invite you to enjoy and enrich your life by dining with us.
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  • 161
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Hidden Gem

I heard about Genaros long before I ever visited. My friends kept telling me I had to try it, but I was skeptical, because these same people also think Olive Garden is good Italian food. My husband and I enjoy dining out, not eating out, and we like to find restaurants which offer impeccable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Kim H
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I heard about Genaros long before I ever visited. My friends kept telling me I had to try it, but I was skeptical, because these same people also think Olive Garden is good Italian food. My husband and I enjoy dining out, not eating out, and we like to find restaurants which offer impeccable service and never rush their customers.... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've eaten lunch and dinner at this restaurant. Lunch was much better than dinner. I had pizza and sandwiches for lunch that were very good, however I sent my chicken Parmesan back at dinner because it was incredibly bland. The bread is very good and other folks in my party enjoyed their fish dishes. I wouldn't be in a hurry... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

I appreciate your honesty, Mrs. Mason, and I'm sorry the Chicken Parmesan wasn't as tasty as it usually is. I'll be sure to look into why it might've tasted off, because we usually don't hear much negative feedback regarding our entrees. In any case, that makes your experience all the more important, so thanks for reviewing us, and I hope... More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Can't believe the transformation of this restaurant -Beautiful .Family owned with personalized service. Excellent food. Highly recommend for any occasion .

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Appreciate your kind words, Tommie. Nothing like getting a tasty meal at a family owned establishment. Hope you'll be back soon to dine with us again. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Out of the way if you don't live in the area. The food was extra yummy! The bread before the meal is awesome kinda good. Be careful not to fill up on bread. Good wine selection. Bruschetta was really good. We also had the antipasto dish - yummy. I had the lasagna - had to take most of it home... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I don't know that I can say anything more than anyone else has said in the prior reviews without being redundant....but honestly, this place is TOP NOTCH! It is my FAVORITE restaurant in the San Antonio and surrounding area...and we eat out often! The food is AMAZING (as is the BREAD and oil). Been here for lunch and had the... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Wow! This is such a great review. Can't believe we're one of your FAVORITE spots in the area. So glad we've been able to knock it out of the park for you. Can't wait to have you visit us again. Until then, Gennaro, Owner More 

Houston
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner here on a Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. We wanted to enjoy a night out with good food and wine. We sat down, the waitress arrived promptly at our table to take our order - an appetizer, 2 entrees with dinner salads. Five minutes later our appetizer was out .........problem was, a... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

So glad you and your husband decided to celebrate a special occasion with us, but we're disappointed that we weren't able to give you a better experience. We understand how frustrating it can be to feel rushed while eating dinner, and that is out of character for us. We know we're capable of much more, and we hope you'll give... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went for dinner on a Wednesday night. Packed. Definitely need a reservation. Food was unbelievable. Able to cut the beef medallions with a butter knife. Know this because a steak knife was not offered. Which leads me to why I did not give it a 5. Got a new server that was so poorly trained that it hurt the experience.... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

So glad you decided to stop by for dinner, Will. Happy to hear you enjoyed our food, but sorry if you felt our service was lacking a bit. We hope you understand this is out of character for us and it won't deter you from visiting us again. See you soon - Gennaro, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I've been to Gennaro's twice and will return soon. I was there for dinner and lunch and both meals were spectacular. It offers really good quality Italian food with fresh ingredients and bold flavors in an unexpected location. Our experience with the service was excellent, but the less-busy lunchtime service was impeccable. We recently had the pleasure of eating at... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Wow, Kelly, it's quite the compliment to be mentioned with one of the best restaurants in San Antonio! We're so glad both your meals with us left you with such a good impression. We loved serving you and can't wait to see you again. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Elon College, North Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Gennaro's is a hidden gem. We ate on the deck because the inside was full and a 45 minute wait. We are glad that it worked out because the is vine covered, nice lighting and heaters if you need them for cool nights. Our waitress was very friendly and did a great job of taking care of our needs. They... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

So glad you decided to visit us when you were in the area. Happy to hear all your main courses were spot on -- especially the Lasagna. We always enjoy having our out of town visitors, and we hope you'll be back to visit us soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is quite a find in the Canyon Lake area. It really is like driving up on an Italian Villa in Tuscany, cypress trees and all. We arrived very early for lunch and it was already filling up, so I recommend reservations. The menu was traditional and portions were large. The bread was amazing as well as the chocolate mousse... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Happy to hear you think our place has the feel of an Italian Villa, MathosJ. So glad your lunch hit the spot for you. Hope you'll be back to see us soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10018 Startz Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Canyon Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 830-899-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Family owned and operated, Gennaro's Trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine, originating from Naples, Italy, made from fresh ingredients. Gennaro's Trattoria's motto is "che mangia bene, vive bene" or, "who eats well, lives well." We invite you to enjoy and enrich your life by dining with us.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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