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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Will definitely be back

Somehow our table was overlooked. When this was brought to attention it was more then made up for by Scott. He was so pleasant and funny and put up with our obnoxious young table. I should mention that I had four sixth graders with me and he was super sweet to them. Everyone loved the bread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
robyn512
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Somehow our table was overlooked. When this was brought to attention it was more then made up for by Scott. He was so pleasant and funny and put up with our obnoxious young table. I should mention that I had four sixth graders with me and he was super sweet to them. Everyone loved the bread. The ambience was great.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As other reviewers have mentioned, it can be slim pickings in this area. However, Gennaro's is a lovely respite from the other choices. The service is great, menu is creative and they've got a solid wine list. Check them out.

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

Happy to hear you're such a big fan of our menu and wine list, Kathy. Our team always enjoys serving our customers, and we hope you'll be back soon to see us. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gennaro's Trattoria. This Tuscan styled restaurant is a hidden gem in Startzville near Canyon Lake, Texas. You would not expect to find such a fine restaurant in a sparse population area like this. Be sure to make a reservation(especially on the weekend) because it is very popular with the locals and commuters. We had to make reservations on Saturday at... More 

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

Great to hear we were able to knock it out of the park during your visit. Glad that our decor and service hit the spot for you. Our team will be glad that you enjoyed your entrees, and we hope you'll be back to try more of our menu soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food and service was great even on Valentine's Day! Beautiful days should be had on the back patio and you can bring your dog!

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

Glad you stopped by our place for Valentine's Day, Nikhil. Happy to hear you enjoy spending time on our back patio when it's nice out. Hope to see you soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have lived in Canyon Lake for 23 years now and quite frankly, most of the restaurants are country bumpkin trash. Gennaro's is the first, nice restaurant to open in this area and it is absolutely perfect. The food, the wine selection, the ambiance, all are in another class of delicious.

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

Brad, glad you're such a big fan of our food, wine, and ambiance. We're happy to be in such a great community with great customers like yourself. We can't wait to see you again. - Gennaro, Owner More 

Spring Branch, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Excellent Food, Atmosphere and Service. Without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurant in the Canyon Lake area. It is off the beaten path however it is worth the drive to Startzville. We plan to return often. Renee was our server. She did a great job of helping us with wine selection and entree along with making us... More 

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

Jeffrey, great to hear you think we're one of the best restaurants in Canyon Lake. Renee will be happy to hear you enjoyed her service. Glad you'll be returning often, and we can't wait to see you again. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We are vegetarian with no fish and no eggs!!!! They accommodated us and came up with rose signature sauce which was so good with ravioli. Warm bread was yummy too. Would Definitely go there again and recommend friends to go there too.

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

Vidhi, glad we were able to accommodate you. Our team is always happy to serve our guests exactly what they want, and we're happy you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you soon. - Gennaro, Owner More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Hands down one of the best restaurants ever! The service is amazing, food is fantastic and the prices our unbelievable! My husband and I went there for dinner tonight and had a caprese salad, a basket of fresh baked bread, we each had a house salad and an entree, we shared a bottle of wine and a desert and the... More 

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

Kristin, so glad you've dubbed us as one of the best restaurants ever. Happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your salads and entrees. It's great to have out of town visitors, and we hope you'll be back to visit us when you're in the area again. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The food was very good paired with good wine. The server was very knowledgeable and helped get us just what we were looking for.

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

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us, Lee. Nothing like having a glass of wine that pairs nicely with your food, and it's great to hear that you got that experience. Hope we'll see you soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Thanks TripAdvisor for another fantastic recommendation. This is undoubtedly one of the very best Italian restaurants I've had the pleasure to eat in. The food was phenomenal (highlight was the eggplant appetizer but everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful), service stellar (thanks Scott) and ambience warm and friendly. We'll definitely be back!

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

Glad to hear we were able to start your meal on the right foot with your eggplant appetizer. Scott will be happy to know that you enjoyed his service, and it's great that you really enjoyed everything you ordered with us. We hope you'll be back to visit 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?