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Gennaro

#2,465 of 11,276 Restaurants in New York City
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Upper West Side
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665 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10025
212 665.5348
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Went on TA recommendation.

When doing research for our holiday to NYC this restaurant came up often in the forum. We were looking for somewhere to eat on our last evening and as it was easy to access on the subway we decided to give Gennaro's a try. We were glad we did. The place was thriving on a Friday evening and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

genarro is a wonderful italian restaurant on the upper west side of manhattan. it's a little off the beaten path, but not hard to get to by public transportation. since it's in our neighborhood we've been there many times. the atmosphere is warm and casual, the service is very efficient and gracious, and the food is amazing -- fresh, well... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Love love love the effervescent service! Food is fantastic. Even waiting for a table is a great experience. We will be back again, and again, and again!

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New York
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food here is really, really delicious. The kale salad, the sausage appetizer, the barrata, the pastas, the fish, the meat, the focciacia is all wonderful. And they have a bartender most nights that really knows wine so that you can taste a wine before you order it with knowledgable recommendations from the bartender, which only increases the pleasure of... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We didn't read the reviews b4 we decided to dine there, that was my big mistake, we had a terrible experience, went there to meet friends , food was ok, but the server was RUDE and ARROGANT, very unpleasant experience I Don't recommend this place to anyone , as one goes out either to celebrate or have a good time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nothing more nor less. The food is tasty but it's a Little but expensive. The wine was great though. You must try it if you are nearby, but it doesnt worth a visit if you're notre.

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Brisbane Aus
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129 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When doing research for our holiday to NYC this restaurant came up often in the forum. We were looking for somewhere to eat on our last evening and as it was easy to access on the subway we decided to give Gennaro's a try. We were glad we did. The place was thriving on a Friday evening and we were... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Cash only policy. BEWARE!! Waiters RIP u off. I used to really like Gennaro's. The neighborhood Italian with fresh food. The last two times...I felt like really got screwed. I ordered a $60 bottle and they served me a $125 bottle, "by mistake". The veal Milanese was hardly covers with arugula and tomato. I asked for more salad. And they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went on the advice of a friend, that is a parent of the Messina . I'm a Sicilian man and so accustomed to good food, but I must say that Gennaro me feel at home in Sicily. I will return 'Saturday without doubt.

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went here with family who had the local knowledge. The food and service was fabulous. One of the nicest family run Italian restaurants I've been to.

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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is what all the good, not-snooty, Italian restaurants in America should be like. Kind of like Carpaccio in Silicon Valley if you've been there. The food is recognizable, sizable, but astoundingly good. Also busy, noisy and hard to get a reservation for if you aren't a group of 15 or more. Show up early. Look at the menu: chicken... More 

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Additional Information about Gennaro

Address: 665 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: 212 665.5348
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Open Hours:
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 $40
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 665 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212 665.5348

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $40
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
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

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

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