We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gennaro's Grill & Garden

450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
+1 805-782-9999
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“osso bucco” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (93)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem... food is very tasty and they can modify the order upon request as they cook everything from scratch we tried the pasta with seafood and vegetable rissotto which i asked him to add me shrimps on it instead of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Szanaty
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Special gem in SLO. Food was great as well as the service! I tried the Papardelle with sausage...delicious! Would come back in my next visit to SLO!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luokazaki
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is in many ways one of the best Itallian restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Excellent food, attentive service, reasonable prices and an atmosphere that makes you want to stay and visit with your friends. It is truly a European dining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A nice little restaurant in Downtown San Luis Obispo. The Owner/Server was very attentive and enthusiastic about the food she was serving. The food was excellent - the cheesecake was a highlight.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alex C
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We have been eating at Gennaro's quite often - never had any experience that was less than pleasant. The place is nicely arranged, relaxing and spacious - so no long waits. the service is friendly and helpful, and the food exceptionally well prepared. The owner...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pollak2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at Gennaro’s for dinner. Not rushed, nice atmosphere, and great food. Very nice wine list too. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rgsslo
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Gennaro himself puts a personal touch on every visit. The food is a little high end, but if you're looking for a relaxing meal with a little romantic flair, then this is worth the trip.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hungrynomore2016
Reviewed June 10, 2018 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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AlanK112
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LizBrick
Reviewed April 7, 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SilCad
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Avenue Inn Downtown San Luis Obispo
642 reviews
.10 miles away
Homestead Motel
28 reviews
.69 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
95 reviews
.69 miles away
Madonna Inn
1,846 reviews
.73 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
395 reviews
.17 miles away
175 reviews
.16 miles away
Mama's Meatball
265 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Farmers Market
319 reviews
.23 miles away
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
619 reviews
.35 miles away
Mission Plaza
112 reviews
.36 miles away
San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
82 reviews
.21 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
February 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Improve this listing

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
Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing