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“by far the worst restaurant in Glendale”

Gennaro's Ristorante
Ranked #126 of 459 Restaurants in Glendale
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: With a menu of classic Northern Italian cuisine, our chef will prepare an exquisite feast to satisfy every guest in your party while accommodating any dietary need including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sodium. Compliment your meal with a selection from our extensive wine list including many fine Italian wines and over twenty wines offered by the glass. Let us prepare your favorite cocktail from our full bar or enjoy a refreshing drink from our Specialty Cocktail menu. Unwind with a drink by our fireplace and then feel at home in our classically decorated dining room or get some fresh air at one of our outside tables. From a romantic dinner for two to a quiet business meeting, whatever your reason for coming in we will make your experience memorable. Ask about our private dining and catering packages. Delivery available locally. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Live music Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 9pm.
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“by far the worst restaurant in Glendale”
Reviewed July 5, 2010

food was marginally acceptable and the service somewhat less

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Traditional Italian with Service You Don't Find Anymore and Nicely Prepared Food”
Reviewed December 7, 2009

This is Glendale's special occasion restaurant where you can be a regular without going broke. We first came here to celebrate more than twenty years ago and have been coming at least twice a month ever since. The Maitre d', Reuben, and his team provide cordial, unstuffy and seamless service. The restaurant is definitely a throwback but in a nice way -- basic food is prepared perfectly, for the most part and special requests are welcome. Which is probably a good thing since you won't find a Top Chef "Cheftestant"'s unique creations here. Think more about crab salad, perfectly cooked fish, pastas with great sauces and osso buco, to name a few. This is a nice place for group celebrations, a business dinner or a quiet, romantic night out. Decor is very traditional (fabric-covered walls, white tablecloths) but we've seen people there in bluejeans and they are made to feel as welcome as the people in suits. Business has fallen off since a change in ownership a few years ago and the downturn in the economy but food and service remain the same. Prices have gone up on steaks and the like but pasta prices remain affordable for most -- and you can order appetizer portions of pastas or share appetizers and still get plenty for most people. Shared dishes are divided in the kitchen for you in advance, so nobody will know. Recommended dishes: Calamari appetizer, caesar salad (not on the menu but you can ask for it), angel hair with tomato sauce, papardelle with sausage, any of the fish preparations.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“all-around disappointment”
Reviewed June 26, 2006

After relying on the good reviews I'd read for Gennaro's, I was extremely embarrassed that I'd brought my out-of-town guests to one of the worst dining experiences ever. Although there were only a couple of other tables of diners present, service was unbelievably slow and inattentive. After our entrees still hadn't arrived an hour later, we asked to have them boxed to go since our guests were too tired to wait any longer. To our surprise, dinner for six all fit into one small plastic sack smaller than a grocery bag. The entrees could each fit onto a dessert plate, although they were priced the same as Spago's entrees but nowhere near as tasty. A complete waste of time, money, and appetite.

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