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Posted by real italian on 08/31/2010
I have wanted to come here for years due to the countless solid reviews I have encountered. Turns out, most people are downright clueless when it comes to food. Wine was terrible, pea salad was drowning in salt and therefore inedible, cacio pepe was the worst I ever had, hands down. The waiter removed the cacio pepe from the bill considering I did not eat any of it, and as we were leaving, I saw the owner giving waiter a lot of crap for removing this UNEATEN dish from our bill. So, I approached the owner and explained to him how horrid the dish was and that it was not the waiters fault (even though the waiter was incompetent, yet cocky) and he said that it's everyone's favorite dish and how could I not like it. One of the worst dining experiences I had had to date (I have been living in New York for 30 years).
Posted by anon on 06/29/2010
This is my go to spot. Thankfully they've opened up and expanded their space so the wait isn't as long. Great value for a steal- I would recommend to anyone looking for delicious food! No need to look any further even if you can afford to.
Posted by Marjorie on 05/27/2010
The poorest service ever. The wine was undrinkable so I returned it and the waiter asked me what he should do with it! I was about to tell him, but common decency prevented me. Stay home, open some decent wine and boil your own pasta!
Posted by UWSFOODIE on 05/12/2010
Gennaro's is fabulous. There is no better place to dine on the UWS. Though it is sometimes noisy the food is delectable, original and fun. Try the specials (especially the raw kale salad -- One of the best things i have ever eaten) Enjoy!!!
Posted by theresa on 04/21/2010
Food taste and quality is top notch. They don't spend time decorating or plating but who cares, I just want to eat. They use the right blend of ingredients and everything is fresh! The specials are amazing! And you can't beat the cheap prices. Now, just remember to bring cash and your patience because the service is poor. Everyone is in a hurry all the time and forget things like silverware, napkins, and water. And yet, I will still go back because the food is just that good!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/06/2010
Went there last week for the first time and was surprised to find a cozy Italian with good atmosphere. Noise level was moderate. Pretty crowded at 9 pm but we didn't have to wait to be seated. Food was good and the bread was also good. The tiramisu is something worth trying. Will definitely keep coming back.
Posted by anonymous on 01/31/2010
ate there tonight. food was delicious and cheap. i will be going back again soon. get the lamb for $16....fantastic. the place is small and cramped, but for the prices, you cannot go wrong