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“A Winner!”

Gennaro's Trattoria
Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Canyon Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Family owned and operated, Gennaro's Trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine, originating from Naples, Italy, made from fresh ingredients. Gennaro's Trattoria's motto is "che mangia bene, vive bene" or, "who eats well, lives well." We invite you to enjoy and enrich your life by dining with us.
Spring Branch, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Winner!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

There is nothing to fault this excellent restaurant for except perhaps it is closed when you would think it would be open! This smallish Trattoria is long on style and service and offers excellent food. Hint: Reservations highly recommended. We've been too often surprised unpleasantly when arriving to find a 2-hour wait. (Is there a message for the restaurant there??)

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Bolivartwitch
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English first
Prairieville, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good - a bit of confusion, but good.”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Recommended by neighbors we made the trek to Gennaro's last Friday evening. Prior restaurants in this location were never busy; with no reservation when we arrived we had a choice of a long wait or to dine outside. Was a pleasant shaded patio - but as the tables turned over and others received food while we waited for ours, it became apparent that something was awry. When asked if we wanted to wait 10-15 minutes LONGER for our food, I said not without them providing a round of drinks. Management obliged, but the waiter then screwed up the bill. All was resolved by a pleasant visit from the owner & manager. We my try it again... MAY... food was about 7 to 8 on a 1 to 10 scale.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Consistently Awesome”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I live in the area and dine here often. I have NEVER had anything but awesome food and service. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful place to eat in Canyon Lake. Reservations are a must unless you go at 4:30. The bread is to die for!!! Myself as we'll as my neighbors highly recommend Gennauros

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Annienurse
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Food was excellent!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Who would have thought that you could find such great Italian food in the heart of the Hill Country. We loved the menu options, the staff was very courteous and offered a great selection for wine with our dinner. Highly recommend!

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Most Delicious!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were visiting friends at Canyon Lake and they raved about this restaurant. They had been here several times and were eager for us to try it. What a gem this restaurant is! The food is delicious, the restaurant clean and the waitstaff very friendly & efficient. All of us were extremely happy with our meals. Myself and another had the chicken cacciatore - it's a bone in chicken breast and the pomodoro sauce is one of the most flavorable I've ever had. Hubby had the red snapper special of the day. He loved it and ate every bite.The fourth person in our party had the chicken Fiorentina and also had wonderful things to say. Dinner salads and bread with olive oil are included in the price. The bread comes out hot and is very delicious! We were too full to try dessert, but next time I will for sure. They looked very yummy! A great place to try when in the area. Make sure you make reservations. It's so popular that wait times for people without reservations was 1 1/2 hr. Can't wait to return to try this delicious food again.

  • Visited June 2013
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