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Geno's Italian Restaurant

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705 N 8th St, Monroe, LA 71201-6357
+1 318-325-5098
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic. Wonderful food, servers, hostess and atmosphere. You simply could not ask for a nicer place. Patio, courtyard or inside (we highly recommend the patio) you can hear the Rat Pack and enjoy the time. Fabulous.

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Thank Sean P
Seattle, Washington
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135 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The 3 of us went to Geno's for lunch. One had breakfast (at 1pm), another had the Greek Salad, and the third had a bacon burger. The breakfast was prepared perfectly (eggs) and was good. The one who had the Greek salad said it was one of the best Greek salads he has eaten, including Pita with melted Feta on... More 

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Thank Neal S
Louisiana
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740 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

By far our favorite Italian restaurant in Monroe, I really like the spaghetti with meat sauce and my wife likes the Minestrone soup or the chef salad. The rigatoni and lasagna is also delicious. Its family owned so we are supporting our local community. Its a friendly and quaint restaurant.

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Thank French S
tomhogfan
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157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We came to Monroe to get away for the day. We finished up the day at Geno's, my wife's favorite restaurant. Normally excellent meal was just so-so today. I had the catfish rosalia and the wife had lasagna. My 3-yr old wanted pizza so we ordered a large since it's only $1 more than a regular. We were served Pinot... More 

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Thank tomhogfan
Brandon, Mississippi
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Visited here based on reviews. Poor decision on my part! Not sure what Italian food the people that have reviewed have eaten but this is not what the majority of reviews claim it to be at all. I chose the Italian salad and lasagna both highly recommended and both were poor at best. Salad dressing very little flavor and the... More 

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Thank Bryan G
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

I absolute love Geno's!! Sit out on the patio if you can. The building itself is old and a little musty, but I feel like I'm back in time listening to Frank Sinatra and enjoying the good ole days. I always get the shrimp salad, but my coworkers always get the alfredo. Everything is always delicious!

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Thank Leslie D
Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Real Italian gravy not just tomato sauce on the spaghetti! The Vegetarian lasagna was also very good. Nice portion size and we were made to feel like the family.

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Thank Ladypugh
Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Probably first ones there for supper. Prompt courteous service. Ample portions, and we did not need dessert.

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Thank WayneMcPherson
Tyler, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is the best secret in Monroe. I went twice while in Monroe. Great lasagna and Alfredo. Everything is fresh and may take a few extra minutes for service. Well worth the wait! This place is off the beaten path a little but worth the travel.

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Thank Miles M
Monroe, Louisiana
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558 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

There is something to be said about tradition. Geno's is not glamorous, but my wife and I do not go for glamor. We go for good friends, for old familiar recipes and a reminder of simpler times. We also go for the food and great Italian desserts. Recently, we paid a return trip and ordered caponata as an appetizer (a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 N 8th St, Monroe, LA 71201-6357
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 318-325-5098

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?