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Gennaro's Restaurant

47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
+1 609-497-2774
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th visit to Gennaro's-which is saying something since we live over an hour away. I consciously use the term visit b/c dining at Gennaro's always feels like you are visiting a place where you will be treated like a friend who deserves...More

Thank ELKoloOTR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I were visiting the area and were looking into the restaurants nearby. We stumbled across Gennaro's and decided to give it a try. We went on a Tuesday evening around 6 and had the entire restaurant to ourselves (the dinber crowd started...More

Thank Laynie M
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Went with friends on a Friday night - Service was excellent - hot rolls were offered and replenished - very nice decor. Small and cozy. Everyone enjoyed their food - and prices were fair. This is our new go to Italian restaurant! The salads were...More

Thank jacsouthbrunswickNJ
gennaroc26, Owner at Gennaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Very Happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. My staff and I look forward to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards, Gennaro Costabile

Reviewed November 9, 2016

We have Zuppa del Giorno, baked mussels and Carciofi al Fresco and La Famiglia as appetizer. All taste very good. The fry squid and wrapped zucchini of the La Famiglia were amazing. It is very hard to make the squid just the right texture and...More

Thank veryyellow
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Gennaro's has a tough problem - a bad location - that it manages to solve by offering excellent food and friendly service. It's in a strip mall on a highway in a town not known for strip malls or highways, but it's worth seeking out...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Princeton is beautiful, but this place benefits from being away from the bustle of central Princeton. The owner and waiters are classic Italian. Pleasant surroundings. A nice menu with reasonable portions. Warning: BYOB. Sorry you missed it, but our hosts brought a very nice bottle.

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Gennaro's is in route 206 in Princeton and you could say it is hidden treasure. I have been several times for business lunches. The restaurant is seldom busy at lunch which makes for personal attention and fast service. Our server recommended their homemade lemonade which...More

Thank SunSonia
Reviewed July 11, 2016 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...More

Thank Ish B
Reviewed June 26, 2016 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...More

Thank VincentSR596
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.

Thank Bruce G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations for Sunday evenings? (I couldn't seem to make a reservation on this site for Sunday-- that's why I'm asking you directly.)
January 15, 2016|
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Response from Ellen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Gennaro's takes reservations for Sunday evenings. I also encountered a problem making the reservation electronically for a Sunday evening and simply called the restaurant and left a message on the machine (it was after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 609-497-2774
  • E-mail