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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

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8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
+1 843-760-9875
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten here many times. The part I love is walking through the front door and smelling the wonderful garlic aroma. Everything is always so good, from the mussels, chicken Parmesan, chicken bolonaise, to the bread. Very friendly servers. I highly recommend.

1 Thank Shirle C
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food was outstanding, Beyond my expectations. The service by Ashley was spot on for our group. The chicken parmigiana and the chicken picatta was so good. On my next trip here, we will be going again. The desserts were enjoyable!

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and relaxing/romantic environment. We go at least once a month and it is delicious every time. Their Alfredo is the best I have had and the bread with dipping oil is delicious.

Thank pjslacker
Charleston, South Carolina
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482 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This restaurant has been around for a long time in this location. Family run and the food is consistent. Warm atmosphere and wait staff. Chicken & eggplant Parmesan with a side of salad and pasta. Heavy sauce and cheese were on both. Recommend again and will return. Hope this helps.

Thank Howard P
Summerville, South Carolina
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We decided to try this restaurant early on a Friday night without a reservation. Fortunately, we were able to get a table, but I would recommend making a reservation. We were tucked into a small enclave which we loved. It was so cozy and private. Our server could not have been more amazing. She was so welcoming since it was... More 

Thank Samantha74137
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We come here on special occasions. The food is authentic Italian and comes with a salad and pasta dish. Tasty with good value. Dress is casual or you can dress up.

Thank jothad
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We took Dad her for his birthday. We made reservations. Were seated promptly, but then it took close to 20 minutes to get a waiter and get a drink order started. Another 15 to order appetizers and dinner. We were there for over an hour before the apps ever appeared (close to 30 minutes after being ordered). Salads showed up... More 

2 Thank jaguarmama89
Elgin, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I eat here fairly often. The service can be a little slow (we look it as them making a good effort in the kitchen to get it right) it is always excellent. The food is just amazing.

Thank Joanna G
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great place for family dinner. Excellent Italian food. Super friendly staff. Lots of private rooms. A bit out of the way, but well worth it.

Thank Matt M
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Good food and nice atmosphere. The service was great! I would recommend this restaurant for romantic dinners or for families.

Thank MTB-Illinois

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-760-9875

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