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Gennaro's Restaurant

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47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318 (Cherry Hill Rd.)
609-497-2774
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five of got there for Mother's Day . We re ignored and had to ask for service after we had sat down. Food menu had been changed and replaced by expensive prices for average dishes that any lay person could have put together . Some of the veggies were not properly washed so there was sand in the food. Clams... More 

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Thank Ish B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling overseas to Europe, Asia and the Middle East for the last two years for work, we needed some time off and a dinner to quietly celebrate a special occasion. Gennaro's did just that and more. Great Italian food that was very welcoming in similarity to the dining experiences I've had in Europe, yet reminiscent of the quiet, small... More 

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Thank VincentSR596
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We have been to Gennaro's in Princeton for several years. It has always been consistent in its meals and service. The Italian food is well prepared and flavorful. The short ribs are particularly good, as is the pappardelle bolognese.

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Thank Bruce G
princeton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We received an enthusiastic welcome on entering. The atmosphere was pleasant and holiday festive and the noise level made conversation easy. We had an appetizer of broccoli rabe and Italian Sausage, salads, a Bolgnese pasta and a Shrimp, mushroom and risotto dish. The food flavor was satisfactory though I thought the pasta and vegetables were a bit over cooked. The... More 

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Thank susan23
Robbinsville, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was great and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the filetto Gorgonzola and cheesecake. It's BYOB, so don't forget your wine!

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Thank Mistyav
Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine. The portions perfectly sized, the flavors varied, and the atmosphere was most pleasant - best of all, Gennaro greeted at the door! Certainly added as one of my favs!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Friendly service and amazing food. Love the BYOB! We had a birthday party with 8 of us and each entree was not a disappointment. From the Fried Calamari right through to the desserts...each item was creatively plated and delicious. I recommend this restaurant for couples as well as families! Call ahead for reservations! It is worth the trip!

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Thank Lisa C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have dined here several times after attending a play at McCarter Theater or visiting the Princeton University Art Museum. We are always greeted as if we were "old friends" and are never disappointed in the ambiance, service or food. We are usually dining with friends who live about 2 hours from our home and this location is a mid-point... More 

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Thank Ellen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Gennaro's is one of the best restaurants I have been to. Not only was the food incredible but the staff was so accommodating and friendly.

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Thank Claire W
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My wife and I have been meaning to dine here for a while now. I am glad to say we finally did. Reservations are via Bookings.com and we were seated promptly upon arrival. It was a nice night so we sat at a table outside. We had the patio all to ourselves while the inside dining room was about 80%... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
    (Cherry Hill Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-497-2774

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