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Genarro Italian Mediterranean Restaurant

665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025 (Manhattan)
(212) 665-5348
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Ranked #2,113 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
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English first
New York City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Hands down, the best local restaurant. The food is always interesting and always well prepared. I particularly love their salads. Plus they have a large selection of wines by the glass. They have a cash only and no reservation policy but come early or on a rainy evening to be seated right away. It is a place to come back... More 

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washington dc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went there a couple of days ago on a friend's recommendation. He was right. The restaurant has a nice and cozy, friendly atmosphere. I sat at the bar, and the very fact that they did not immediately rush to serve me (because they were busy with seating other, bigger parties, that had just arrived) made total sense to me.... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The food is way better than average and this small cozy restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Portion sizes are on the small side but that certainly beats the mountains of mediocre food that you get at many places. Cash only (hmmm, why is that?), and they don't take reservations. Try salad dishes. Brussels sprouts and kale dishes are memorable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had dinner and the food was delicious. The servant was very friendly and knowlegable. There was a misunderstanding what was ordered and he solved it immediately.

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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We live a few blocks from Gennaro and watched it grow from 1, to 2, to 3 and to 4 storefronts wide as the neighborhood realized what an amazing gem had planted itself in our midst. And the hordes descended upon it and have for the 15 or so years it has been in business. Friday we took a couple... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is almost a comical situation. All main ingredients couldn't be better: high class, nice atmosphere, excellent food and good service. What can one do to ruin this? Well, it is all about properly setting customers' expectations. It is not a shrimp salad, if there are only two shrimp in it. Either charge $16 instead of $14 and add another... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved the food but not being limited to paying with cash or check. Wonderful specials and nice atmosphere!

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Authentic, fresh, surprisingly terrific food and dependable, unfussy service. Reasonably priced. Lots of specials, so listen up, quiz follows. Animated crowd, close quarters. Mid-level ambience: not fancy, but not completely casual. Very popular locally and no reservations; come early/off hours or be sure to bring amusing friends to chat with during your wait at the bar or, at peak times,... More 

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nyc
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took a friend here for dinner after a recommendation was given by my boss. I was wonderfully surprised at the level of flavor and enjoyed every morsel. Will return again

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NY, NY
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

It is an amazing Italian restaurant that we keep returning to whenever we are in New York. The regular menu is supplemented with a long list of specials. During weekend they have the amazing stuffed anchovies. Almost always they have as a special the baby lamp chops, my personal favorite. Do not forget to bring cash, since they do not... More 

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Additional Information about Genarro Italian Mediterranean Restaurant

Address: 665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: (212) 665-5348
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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