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Gennaro's Grill & Garden

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Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings


Zuppa Del Giorno e Insalata
Soup of‏ the day and House Salad
Cobb Salad
Grilled chicken on a bed of greens, diced tomatoes, red onions, avocado, blue cheese crumbles and bacon with a blue cheese dressing
Insalata di Cesare
Traditional Caesar salad with grilled chicken breast or grilled salmon
Aurora Salad
Grilled salmon, shrimp, mixed baby greens, tomatoes, hearts of palm and asparagus served with a lemon dressing
Sofia Salad
Roasted beets, mixed baby greens, tomatoes, pecans, artichoke hearts served with a champagne vinaigrette
Seafood Salad
Bay scallops, large shrimps, mussels, squid, clams and salmon marinated in a lemon dressing and served on top of baby mixed greens
Classic Italian with a homemade thin crust, our own tomato sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, mild grilled onions, roasted artichoke hearts, fresh basil and oregano
Gennaro’s Burger
Eight ounces‏ of Angus ground beef served with bib lettuce, tomatoes, sautéed onions, mushrooms, blue cheese aioli and roasted herb potatoes
Panino Caprese
Homemade baked bread grilled with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil
Panino di Pollo
Grilled chicken breast with Swiss cheese, tomatoes baby greens and homemade panino
Panino di Vegetariano
Grilled seasonal‏ vegetables served on homemade panino
Picolo Panino
Half sandwich with your choice of pork, grilled chicken, ham and cheese or grilled vegetables
Scaloppine Di Maiale alla Milanese
Pork cutlet served with linguini and a tomato sauce
Salmone alle Erbe
Grilled Atlantic fresh salmon served with a truffle sauce, fresh herbs and vegetables
Petto di Pollo al Vino Bianco
Sautéed chicken breast served with steamed vegetables and a white wine sauce
Linguini del Golfo
Homemade linguine with fresh seafood in a red tomato sauce
Penne Pasta con Salsiccia
Italian sausage with green and red bell peppers, tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese
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!
$12 - $41
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

True Italian restaurant. Very good food, warm location, perfect owner (Gennaro). A beautiful experience! Perfect for a special occasion or for a fast meal. To come back.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 14, 2019

SLO restaurants are rapidly getting more and more expensive without reflecting quality and taste of food. But not this one. This restaurant is QUIET, and the food is delicious. Today I chose the Aurora Salad for lunch. There were 5 of us who all loved...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019

We went here for an anniversary dinner, and selected this restaurant because it got a solid 4.5 stars in TripAdvisor ratings. So my expectations were quite high, but the restaurant did not quite deliver on my expectations; I'd give it 3.5 stars based on the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is a family run establishment set in an endearing household. It offers a calm and relaxed environment. We each ordered starters, mains and desserts, all of which were delicious and carefully prepared. This unique and charming restaurant is a must visit!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Off the busy downtown area by about a block, but worthy of a try, for a quiet dinner in a beautiful old house. We enjoyed a beet salad with a unique delicious dressing, large enough to split. Seafood pasta, veal & mushroom ravioli & a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed February 17, 2019

My wife & I went here for the 1st time during a recent visit to the area. The ambiance was very nice & the service was excellent. However we found the food to be just OK and overpriced.

Date of visit: February 2019
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
Discover43238816804, Owner at Gennaro's Grill & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Dear Szanaty: Gennaro and I are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and appreciate your kind comments. Many thanks Marrgo

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
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
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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|
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I guess you go to TripAdvisor! Art
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