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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Summerville, South Carolina
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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22 reviews
11 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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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
Summerville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The dishes served here are created by a real Italian family. The eggplant is superb, with robust flavors and a generous helping size. For seafood, try the Seafood Scampi. It consists of large shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels in a delicious scampi sause over a bed of linguine. The appetizers are excellent, and dinner includes complementary hot bread and oil... More 

Thank LakeBigDog
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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265 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

4 for dinner. Fresh salads with homemade dressings, extensive menu. We tried 3 veal dinners which were excellent and 1 filet minon.The sides were equally pleasing. Large portions and outstanding service. Highly recommend.

Thank Barbara B
Charleston, South Carolina
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We went with friends there for dinner, Service was good, food, drink, appetizers, entree and desserts all very good. There was a table next to us with screaming children., Nothing was said but they realized I guess that the kids were disrupting the whole room and they left. We could barely hear conversation at our table. We will go back.

Thank CLINT29405
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My family and I went to Gennaro's for the first time and we had a great experience. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The food was great. They give hearty portions. Everyone was happy. Things seemed to move slow there but nothing to get upset about.


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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
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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?