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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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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, 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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  • 8
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  • 1
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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
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I took Mom to Gennaro's close to 9:00 and the hostess informed that they had closed the kitchen. I said bummer Mom really likes the food here and I am taking her back to Laredo tomorrow. Hostess said wait, went back and sat us, informed they could open the kitchen again. Who we thought was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Carlos100597
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Canyon Lake, Texas, United States
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Canyon Lake, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I took Mom to Gennaro's close to 9:00 and the hostess informed that they had closed the kitchen. I said bummer Mom really likes the food here and I am taking her back to Laredo tomorrow. Hostess said wait, went back and sat us, informed they could open the kitchen again. Who we thought was the hostess was the manager... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a gem of a restaurant off the beaten path--very close to Canyon Lake and we find this outstanding. The food is very original Italian and pay close attention to specials. They are special for a reason. Spring, Fall, and Winter are good for dining out on the terrace and we can close our eyes here while eating and... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Gennaro's is a real surprise, a gem where you'd least expect to find one. It is probably the only true fine dining restaurant in the Canyon Lake, TX area. Outside is a patio for dining bordered by herb gardens, used by the restaurant ,and a young olive grove. Inside the atmosphere is relaxed elegant with the wait staff friendly and... More 

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Humble, Texas
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are in the Canyon Lake, Texas (Hill Country) area please do yourself a favor and dine in at Gennaro's. I absolutely loved everything about this fine dining restaurant. I give it 5 stars plus. My family and I loved it so much we went twice. The first visit I had the Salmone Romano (salmon with pasta) and my... More 

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

So glad you loved everything about our place! We're always happy to hear from our customers, and it means a lot that you wrote this review for us. Can't wait to see you again. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

San Antonio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We loved this little restaurant tucked away in the Texas Hill Country. It's best to make reservations for this little gem but we waited less than 30 minutes with no reservations on a Thursday evening. Food was outstanding, service was great.

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

So glad you stopped by, Preston! Really happy we were able to show you a good experience. Hope you'll be back soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

While visiting the Canyon Lake area, a few folks we encountered suggested this restaurant. The food was Excellent. We arrived on a Saturday night with out reservations and were initially told to expect about a 45 minute wait. We were seated within about 10 minutes. The service was attentive. The bread was Outstanding. You could easily filled up on just... More 

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

We sure are lucky some folks directed you our way, Ken! Happy to hear our food was spot on for you. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Until then, Gennaro, Owner More 

Spring Branch, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food was excellent; ambiance nice. we came with our friends, service was good, service attentive, recommended for a nice dinner for couples.

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

Nice to know you had such a great meal with us. Hope that means you'll be back soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First I'll talk about the armosphere. Its very lit, well decorated, rather small in places but cozy. But o my goodness it wad LOUD. My husband and i had to holler across the table to each other. Wine i tried upon waiters recommendation was very good. I played it safe and ordered spaghetti and meatballs. My hubby had shrimp alfredo.... More 

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

Happy to hear your husband enjoyed his shrimp alfredo. Hopefully next time we can impress you a little more with our food and atmosphere. Until then, Gennaro, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went for a date night. The drive out from New Braunfels is 18 miles and scenic with canyons and hills. I definitely recommend a reservation as this place was buzzing at 7:30 pm on a Thursday evening. We waited approximately 20 minutes for a table and enjoyed wine while we waited. They have a really good... More 

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

Thank you for this wonderful recommendation! I'm so happy to know you enjoyed everything from the supreme pizza to your entrees - that completely makes my day. And your compliments for Ashley are lovely! I can't wait to show her your kind words. Thank you again so much, and I'd love to welcome you back very soon. All my best,... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is a nice selection of food choices, wines, and desserts. The Artisan breads are delicious. Their specialty entrees are very nice and beautifully presented. It is always a treat when we have dinner at Gennaro's. Reservations are suggested, but we have also shown up and waited a short time for a table. The food is worth the wait.

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

Jean, what a wonderful message to read today! Thank you for your kind words - I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal, and I can't wait to welcome you back very soon. All my best, Gennaro, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Gennaro's Trattoria

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?