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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
+1 843-760-9875
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
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8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Italian food! Loved the food, the service, casual atmosphere. A true NY style neighborhood restaurant.....just like the restaurants we were used to in Westchester County NY!

Thank Gonesouth2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our families favorite place to go for authentic Italian Food. Love the mussels and the pasta alfredo. If you're lucky enough to be there on a day when they have Lobster Ravioli on Special, it's an absolute must try. They had it on...More

Thank princessmelindab
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is authentic Italian...nuff said. Everything is delicious, fresh, and authentic. Thursday night is live Jazz, lots of fun. Cozy atmosphere, great for a date night, anniversary, or just to unwind with some good comfort food.

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Found this fine Italian restaurant online and wasn't disappointed. The selections on the menu plentiful and the service was outstanding. Not being from the area it was great to find a Italian restaurant which had weekly specials. Happen to be a special on veal while...More

Thank BTR486
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Husband and I decide to try this place at the last moment. And lived everything we got. The service and food was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this place. And will return in a heartbeat.

Thank jennifer m
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I've lived here in the Charleston area for about 9 years and have always passed by this location. Promising myself to try it out. On Apr 8 2017 me and my family decided to pass up Olive Garden and Carrabas in order to support a...More

Thank Samuel F
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Hubbs and I 'popped in' here one wintry night recently because I was literally craving authentic Italian in my tummy. It did not disappoint- crowded venue, great cozy bar was hopping. We were seated in a quiet booth and the house wine was cheap $5...More

Thank Khmergirl
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary with a GREAT dinner here. The food was perfect and the staff was nice full of smiles. The Alfredo shrimp and scallops was prepared perfectly and had great taste. Wife had the Blackened Grilled Salmon and it to was...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

With the praise from others and reviews we expected something else. Wasn't what we thought. The atmosphere was nice but a bit too dark and some of it made us think it was unclean with flies and dust in the light fixtures and paintings but...More

Thank Darcy S
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Went in party of 8. We were guinea pigs for a new waiter and the trainer did not stand by her leaving her to 'fend' for herself and she couldn't keep up. We waited for 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge us at the table...More

Thank 302jerseygirl
Gennaros R, Owner at Gennaro's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2017

I would like to apologize for your lousy service. It really wasn't busy , so there is no excuse. the trainer should have been waiting on you. I would like to offer you a gift certificate . Please give me a call at 7609875 and...More

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May 28, 2017|
Response from jennifer m | Reviewed this property |
I feel if you give them notice they more than likely can accommodate your request.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 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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