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  • Mediterranean, Italian
  • 665 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10025 40.7919119 -73.9719081
  • (Btwn 92nd & 93rd St)
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  • (212) 665-5348
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User Ratings (Based on 97 reviews)

3.265
Food 3.7 Value 3.3
Service 2.8 Atmosphere 3.2

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 665-5348
Website:
www.gennaronyc.com
Notes:
Cash Only
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 5pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Serves:
Dinner
Features:
Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
81st St to 103rd St Central Park W to Riverside Dr

User Reviews

  • Gennaro

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/22/2005

    Homestyle Tuscan food, without NYC Pretense

    Gennaro's has phenomenal food. Take this from a native of Florence who is generally dissatisfied with NY Italian food. No reservations. Eat early or late.

  • Gennaro

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/15/2005

    Birthday dinner was a disappointment

    Okay, so to start off with it was my birthday. I brought a bunch of friends there, made a reseration. The service at that point was poor. They made us stand there cramped in the doorway for about 7 minutes while they decided who had the authority to do something. Once we were seated it was so cramped that we had to move the table so that my friend could get into her chair. Not only that but the appetizers were good, but so small it was not even close to enough. I got the pasta with swordfish. the swordfish was dry and the pasta was not cooked even close to what it should have been.

  • Gennaro

    Posted by UWS Fan on 10/11/2005

    Excellent Food & Friendly Staff

    I love this place. As does everyone I know. People try it, then run back for more. It may have its quirks but for excellent food, friendly service and a perfect price point, what more could you ask for? This is definitely one of Manhattan's prized possessions.

  • Gennaro

    Posted by Brett on 07/05/2005

    Best Italian on UWS

    Gennaro is a delight, and is regarded as the best Italian in the neighborhood by anyone who knows the area well. Gennaro's atmosphere is not its selling point. It feels more like a small, Brooklyn establishment, with cramped spaces and little charm. "Quaint" is about the best compliment one can think of. But when it comes to food, this is the top of the top. Gennaro has at least 3 or 4 great entrees price under $12. Its food is authentic, delicious, and filling. The staff has always seemed friendly to me--unusaully so, considering the area. There aren't many options, but all are tasty. The Rigatoni with Eggplant is amazing despite its simplicity. No, it's not flashy, and not the place to take a tourist to impress. But the food is very worth the trip, the wait, and the journey.

  • Gennaro

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/01/2005

    Not recommended

    This restaurant is admittedly very cute and cozy, but not enough so to excuse the poor service and the cutting of culinary corners. I was happy with my huge plate of mussels, but my friend ordered the special brasied osso bucco on risotto, only to find the meat mangled and the risotto comparable to mac n' cheese. We honestly wondered if the meat in her dish actually came from the bone they placed in the center of it--it was chewed and chopped, and sprinkled around to look like more. The risotto was a pale orange color (not because of saffron, oh heavens no) and tasted like it was either made of American Craft Singles or Velveeta. And to top it all off, we ordered the huge slab of tiramisu that everyone seemed to be eating, only to dig around and find that it was partly frozen, and lacking any actual marscarpone; we left, defeated, with a melting pile of cool whip on the plate.

  • Gennaro

    Posted by Nathalie A. on 04/10/2005

    Confused

    After trying to get to that place a couple of times, and not being able to get in because of long lines & wait, I figured this place would be exceptional. Well... The food was ok, I would have liked the taste of it for a lower price I guess - and certainly a better service. The specials were much better than the menu, which is weird , and the portions a bit disappointing. Our biggest draw-back was the lack of service. The appetizers came out pretty quickly, but then we waited about 25 minutes for the meal. Ok - but doesn't live up to the expectations.

  • Gennaro

    Posted by Eric and Christy on 04/04/2005

    Great Food!

    We have visited this restaurant a few times over the past couple of months, and definitely plan to go back. However, delivery is the best due to the small dining area. The mussels were delivered piping hot and were---superb! The penne pasta and grilled salmon were fantastic too. Gennaro's is definitely a must try. Be prepared for the cash only payment method.

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