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Gennaro

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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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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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Brisbane Aus
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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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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Milan, Italy
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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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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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53 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've lived on the Upper West Side for almost 25 years and have been going to this restaurant faithfully since it opened perhaps 20 years ago. You will not find more delicious, seasonal, authentic, and reasonably priced Italian food anywhere in the city - period. Don't go here if you want spaghetti and meatballs and need to pay with a... More 

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Contoocook, New Hampshire
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34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is the fifth time I've been here and always enjoy the terrific service, nice atmosphere, and consistently good food and wine. We had a bottle of wine, two appetizers, and two entrees for $130. The fava bean salad was yummy: fava beans taste like large edamame and it was served with red onion, shaved parmesan cheese, red onion and... More 

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New York City
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17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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