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“A superb, quiet lunch...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gentiles Restaurant - CLOSED

Gentiles Restaurant
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Buda, Texas
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347 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“A superb, quiet lunch...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

It had been a few years -- for no particular reason -- since we'd visited Gentile's, so this was our first look at the new location. The very nice building, great service, and a terrific lunch really made our day on a recent chilly Friday.

The emphasis is on varied, seasonal, and high-quality Italian cuisine, and on interesting flavors and textures. The lunchtime menu contains a really impressive range of choices, some of them high-end but also quite a few sandwiches and smaller options, and the wine list is a very good one with generally reasonable prices. Excellent focaccia and sliced section of baguette began the festivities, and along with them came a really superb white bean spread. I really enjoyed the Italian greens -- savory and in places quite spicy-hot -- while Madame opted for beans and greens, also quite a success. We both love a good Bolognese sauce (in a way it's an excellent yardstick for assessing what a kitchen can do), and Gentile's sauce (on penne in my case, and on linguine fini, over on the other side of the table) was excellent. Wine was a nice light pinot grigio/sauvignon blanc blend that added nicely to the warmth of the occasion. Dessert -- why not, it was Friday -- was a shared piece of limoncello cake, which we loved.

Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive; Eric, our server, knew the menu thoroughly (too often not the case, in other establishments). In a smallish room during a fairly busy lunch service, noise levels remained mercifully low. It was, overally, just about a perfect lunch, and we hope to return for a reprise (or, even better, for dinner!) --

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Syracuse, New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good - usually”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

We loved the original Gentile's on Hawley St. Our first meal at the new location on Geddes St. was extremely disappointing. Since, I've had two very good meals there ( one /w husband and one w/ friend) and hope it is now on track. It was always a place for creative, tasty meals, with nice wines and great service. The staff could offer suggestions for meals or drinks that always worked out very well for us.

  • Visited January 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gentile's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great atmosphere and wine list to go along with exceptionally good food. Their calamari and greens are top-notch. Very diverse menu and good wine list. Best thing is on Tuesday's you can bring your own wine. Lively bar makes Gentile's a true dining experience

  • Visited January 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Most Authentic High End Italian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Gentile's is by far my favorite restaurant in Syracuse, so every birthday, that's my pick. I have never had a less than exceptional meal there. The specials are amazing, the wait staff is courteous, and Chef Kevin Gentile is by far one of the most talented around. If you're looking for something special, something different, or something that will make your taste buds dance, try it out. If you're not that adventurous, you can't go wrong with penne with the vodka sauce. It's the best I've ever had.

  • Visited January 2014
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syracuse
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not handicapped accessible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

My mother is in a wheelchair she uses for transport. She is able to walk a few steps with a walker. This restaurant was not accessible via wheelchair. She was able to walk to the restroom. Unfortunately, the two steps she had climb to the restroom did not have any railings. Very dissappointed with this restaurant and will never return. I will be sure to inform my family regarding this situation.

Visited January 2014
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