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Gennaro's Restaurant

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47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318 (Cherry Hill Rd.)
+1 609-497-2774
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by 3 people, one was the owner Gennaro. The restaurant is located in a sort of run down strip mall and the interior is not lavish but don't let that sway you. The food was delicious and the service was impecable. Three severs catered to our every need. We will be returning in the future.

2 Thank Rayhaa281
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

I am an Italian and I have been living in Princeton for 15 years, I have finally found a restaurant where the hospitality and the food are excellent. I now have a desire to eat out and I know that I am going to enjoy it. The price is very good for the food and quality you get. I have... More 

1 Thank Impressione
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I've lived in Princeton for 15 years, eat out often and had never heard friends talk about Gennaro's. But I happened to be checking tripadvisor for travel, decided to check my hometown, and determined to go for dinner after reading some reviews. (I couldn't believe I had missed it!) Well, this is a perfect example of why I've become suspicious... More 

8 Thank Tim609
new jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Great food in an intimate setting. My absolute favorite BYOB! Service is great, but it's the food that keeps me coming back. The "Greens Gennaro" (my favorite) is both unique and delicious. The fish is fresh and the pasta dishes are excellent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that enjoys good Italian food.

3 Thank jerseygirl5-7
Charlottesville, VA
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

I'm not really sure how this could be rated one of the best restaurants in Princeton. This is an entirely generic but very expensive Italian restaurant, filled with plastic decorations and stereotypical Italian music playing in the background. Food is fine but generic without any creativity. Location is unpleasant off a major road. Not really sure why anyone would pay... More 

7 Thank oncdoc
South Florida, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

I was in charge of finding a good Italian restaurant in the area. For 10 picky foodies. I read the reviews and it sounded like the food was good but the "decor" was not. Well, I'll eat at a hole in the wall if the food is good so that wasn't a concern. But it was super cute..well lite..not crazy... More 

2 Thank Stacey H
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Decided to check out this restaurant after reading trip advisor reviews. It did keep up to the comments here with good food and outstanding service. This is as good as it gets in a small university town of Princeton.

1 Thank WorldWideWWTraveller
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

I don’t get it – good food but overrated. What is the big deal with this place? Décor is outdated and the prices on Valentines Day were insulting for what was served. Average entrée price was 40 bucks – for what? Go ahead and charge a premium but don't ripoff clients.

5 Thank bedrock49
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

A little sckeptical at first as nobody was at the restaurant when we arrived at 6:15 pm. However we enjoyed the service and one cannot go wrong when your server proclaims that, "I make dreams come true!" We enjoyed our various starters (various salads and soups) and the mains were delicious. The prices are a little expensive but it was... More 

1 Thank jasonspratt
new jersey
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Wow, where do I start! Well, the moment you walk into Gennaro's and receive their warm welcome, you will feel both at home and at the same time their special guest! Everyone at Gennaro's sincerely wants your dining experience to be perfect and it was! The waitstaff attended to every need throughout dinner--friendly, courtious, never rushing our dinning experience. Appetizer:... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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