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Gennaro's Restaurant

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47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318 (Cherry Hill Rd.)
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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Little Silver, New Jersey
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 was to die for. The bread was warm and fresh. Then we ordered the flounder... More 

Thank SunSonia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 of the veggies were not properly washed so there was sand in the food. Clams... More 

Thank Ish B
United States
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 similarity to the dining experiences I've had in Europe, yet reminiscent of the quiet, small... More 

Thank VincentSR596
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Bruce G
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank susan23
Robbinsville, NJ
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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!

Thank Mistyav
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank Lisa C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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 

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.

Thank Claire W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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: 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?