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“Wonderful Food and Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gennaro's Trattoria

Gennaro's Trattoria
10018 Startz Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
+1 830-899-2800
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Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Canyon Lake
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Bulverde, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food and Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great restaurant, the food is soooooooo good and the service is the best. Try the clams, the Gambera is superb! The bread is an old family recipe and just can't be beat. The best restaurant for miles and miles around.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good food and good value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were seated right on time. The wine list is good and a few ok by the glass selections The food was delicious with really nice breads. Overall Gennaro's is very good and it is a very good value.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bulverde, Texas
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“ON ITS WAY TO BEING GREAT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We made the drive out to Gennaro's based on recommendations from friends. The place was packed and parking was a bit of a pain. We had to wait 25 minutes AFTER our reservation to be seated and the maître d seemed miffed that we were concerned about being seated??!! Our waiter was so confused about what he was doing that we became concerned about dining here. The food was quite good and the antipasto plate was quite nice, although we were surprised to find Spanish olives from a jar on the plate.

The main courses were well prepared and the servings generous. The service was strange, stilted and unorganized. Our waiter kept telling us all his personal business, when not prompted and would not leave us along to have a conversation and dine in peace, yet when it came to service he lacked a tremendous amount.

Are not quite sure if we will return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The food and service were extremely good. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the wines and all the food choices. The food was delicious with ample portions, enough to take home for another meal. And they even threw in extra bread to enjoy with the leftovers. A very nice dining experience and the cost of the meal was very reasonable. Overall good food at a reasonable price in a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was a "hopping" restaurant, so I highly recommend reservations. We ate here on the advice on so many people on tripadvisor. The service was great, except that our waitress forgot our caprese salad and Parmesan for our meal. We ate chicken stuffed with feta and spinach and stuffed grouper. Each dish was served with marginal risotto. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are large. I felt like the tables were too close together, and it was difficult to have a conversation. Overall, it was a good dining experience, but I enjoyed our dinner at the Silver Sage Grille better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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