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Gennaro's Grill & Garden

450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
+1 805-782-9999
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. 6 star service and awesome Italian food. They are on top of all details and the food quality was awesome.

Thank Alan K
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Classic high end Italian dining with a rich selection of seafood dishes, as well as, meats and chicken. Gennaro seated us and took our drink and meal orders, and he served us. Our group of 7 sat in the back room by the fireplace- Nice...More

Thank LizBrick
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We dine there often. They offer authentic Italian cuisine at competitive prices and have an extensive wine list.

Thank SilCad
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Our lovely daughter gifted us with a Gennaro's Italian Restaurant in SLO Certificate. Today being our 31st W.A.,we read the reviews and went.We were greeted by our wonderful server and Gennaro himself.My lovely wife ordered the Aurora Salad,grilled Wild Atlantic salmon, shrimp, mixed baby greens,...More

Thank Big M
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We like the location here because it’s a couple of blocks removed from the hustle of the main part of downtown SLO. They have their own parking lot, which is no small thing in SLO. When you step inside your surrounded by a pleasant and...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Great place to eat. The owner greets you warmly, seats you and guides you through the extensive wine list. The waitress was charming and attentive. I'd recently returned from a trip to Italy and the food was as good or better than anything I'd had...More

Thank 760terry
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Nice warm day. Late lunch outside. Good menu choices. Couple of pasta dishes and a bottle of wine. Pasta homemade, fresh. Excellent quick service. Gennaro is a nice guy. The refrigerator or whatever kept going off and on but otherwise quiet on the patio. Pleasant...More

Thank Bill_Sandee
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I like the ambiance of the place. The food was decent, but the service was lacking. I'm not sure if they had more people than expected on a Tuesday night, but our service was not great. The owner had to step in and help out...More

Thank eduardocali
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Four of us had dinner here last night and found it to be a very nice experience, with excellent food and personalized service. As other reviews have mentioned the owner, Gennaro, personally greets you at the door and takes your orders. A couple of caveats....More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed March 22, 2017

We had a wonderful, quiet dinner here in one of the several rooms of this old cottage which has been converted to a restaurant. The service was excellent as was the food.

Thank psychjudy
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February 14, 2016|
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Response from M K | Reviewed this property |
As casual or dressy as you would like. We've been there in shorts and flip flops, and also for more formal occasions like anniversaries, and birthdays, with a coat and or tie, and been just as welcome. Genera and staff... More
June 19, 2015|
Response from ArtnCindy | Reviewed this property |
I guess you go to TripAdvisor! Art
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $35
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
    (Carmel & Beach)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-782-9999
  • E-mail
Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is located in a delightful Old Victorian setting. The cuisine is classic Northern Italian with a Continental flair that includes fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. All our pastas are homemade, and our breads and desserts are prepared in our kitchen daily. A delightful environment where the food is robust, authentically classic, and alive with fresh taste. Whatever the occasion, Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is the place!
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