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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: Breakfast, 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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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Unbelievable food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Will C
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
26 helpful votes 26 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
17 helpful votes 17 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 

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

EXCELLENT!!! I have not had the pleasure to write a review recently on an excellent restaurant and not have a single complaint until now!!! Location easy to get to and adequate parking. Very pleasant reception and wait staff..made us feel welcome when we got there and felt like they were sincere in their goodbyes and invitation to return (not just... More 

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

So glad you decided to write such a kind review for us. Happy to hear everything from our service to your spaghetti and meatballs knocked it out of the park for you. Hope you'll be back to visit us soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There was a long wait, so make a reservation if you can. If not, it's still well worth the wait :-) The staff was friendly and they had a good variety of tasty food.

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

So glad you think we're well worth the wait, Roxanne. Happy to hear you thought our staff was as good as our food. Hope you'll be back to visit us soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

New Braunfels, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have one reservation about Gennaro's: I really would like to keep this place to myself. However, in all fairness, I must tell the world what an authentic Trattoria is just outside the city limits of the very German town of New Braunfels. Gennaro's is the real thing--from the hot bread (unsalted, as in Italy) to the fragrant and flavorful... More 

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

It's great to hear that you want to keep us to yourself, Clark, but it's even better that you chose to be selfless and write some kind words about us. Nice to read that you're a fan of everything from our bread to our entrees. Hope you'll be back to get some more soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

New Braunfels
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I are frequent diners at Gennaro's, and I have also brought many friends there for lunch. I can not say enough about the quality of the food and service from it's excellent staff. Last Wednesday, I brought two friends there for lunch, one of which had never been. They ordered the Chicken Fiorentina, one had pasta, the... More 

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

So happy to have loyal customers in you and your husband, Kathy. Glad to hear that you've brought a lot of your friends as well, and that we were able to give your two friends a great meal last Wednesday. Can't wait to see you and your husband on Sunday! Until then, Gennaro, Owner More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is such a wonderful place. The only thing I can comment on negatively is the waiting and reservations... There has to be a better system. That being said, you can not tell me there isn't enough money to make this place twice as big. You would still have a wait..... Just needs to be more organized and bigger.

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

Happy to hear you're a big fan of our place, Kelly. Sorry to hear you've been disappointed with the wait -- unfortunately that's something we don't have total control over. Hope you'll be back to dine with 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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