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Gennaro Italian Restaurant

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Mandarine City Clubhouse 1st floor-1129 GuYang Road | Shuichengnan Lu (Near Gubei Carrefour), Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 2428 6587
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11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Tralee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Dined here twice in June with business colleagues and thoroughly enjoyed it. Gennaro, the owner is a genial gregarious character, the food is excellent as is the service. Well worth a visit if you want to eat excellent Italian in Shanghai.

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Thank Nollaigomaonaigh
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Reading your description..."genial gregarious character"...really made my day! We hope to keep up the good work and willing to see you again! Thank you. Gennaro More 

Shanghai
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Everything from the appetizers to the wine to the main courses was delicious! The service was excellent too! The owner was very personable and even walked us out after dinner. I highly recommend Gennaros for a romantic night out or for a business dinner. It will not disappoint.

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your words. I hope to see you soon to grant you another great experience! Gennaro More 

Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I was brought to Gennaro for a business appreciation dinner. We were 16 guests and I must admit, from when we arrived in this clubhouse with this huge park my experience began. From the entrance you can perceive the typical Italian restaurant feeling. We entered and Gennaro was there, presenting himself and shaking our hands, one by one. The restaurant... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, What a detailed review. I am pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your evening. I am pleased also to let you know that Gennaro Italian Restaurant received from Tripadvisor the 2014 Certificate of Excellence of which were are very proud, wishing to make our restaurant always better! Hope to see you and your friends soon!... More 

Shanghai, China
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

There I got my best pizza in town. I'm sure also other food is great as they have an Italian chef. Restaurant is typical Italian style. This restaurant is also available in Sherpa's delivery service, so ordered there many times already. Just great food!

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Thank Oneswitzerland
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. For us the pizza is a must - the pizza is from Naples and my name "Gennaro" is a typical napoletano name! We worked very hard to make our pizza special, using only the best ingredients. I hope next time you can try some of our other homemade dishes - I'm sure you... More 

Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

I have been eating at Gennaro's for the past four years, and have found that recent changes have made a good experience even better. The menu is now more varied, with some wonderful additions, and the wine list far more impressive. The food has always been excellent, but a new chef and the presence of Gennaro himself makes this restaurant... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. James. "Superlativo" is a fantastic word to describe our restaurant. We have been working hard to make our restaurant always better and your words are very encouraging. Wish you a Happy Easter and hope to see you and your friends soon. Gennaro More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

I went there again even because reading Mr. M.Maresca comment, i was expecting the same high level of creativity, to find the Chef Roberto, to get once more amazed by the charming atmosphere of the place. I been there for lunch and BIG SURPRISE, Chef Roberto not anymore..... Chef Max or Massimilian, sorry i haven't got properly the name -... More 

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Found the place on Tripadvisor and mapped it, 7 min from our home in Shanghai.... Got a cab and found the place right away, not hard if you walk straight in from the gate and hold to the right as you get closer to the building. Was meet by the owner on the steps and by a sign that stayed... More 

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Friends, Thank you. The Tombsweeping holiday and the nice weather brought many of out trusted clients away and actually I do hope they enjoyed their weekend. Our new format of typical regional Italian cuisine is actually a success and I am finding more and more customers interested in the Italian culture. Obviously the authenticity is our priority and since... More 

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

It's the only authentic italian food that i've ever had in Shanghai. Both dishes and services were great. i tried a few dishes including pasta, pizza,etc and they were tasty! Gennaro is the BEST!!!

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stella, I thank you so much for your kind words. Authenticity is our priority. I hope you can appreciate our dishes and that our service was sufficient. I hope to see you soon again! Gennaro More 

Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

The food in Gennaro restaurant is good but the service needs to be improved. Waiters are very slow and they lack of attention in taking dishes and bringing wine.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

It is most certainly one of the if not THE best Italian restaurant in Shanghai. Pros: Wines selection is very good. They have one of the best Margherita pizzas in town. Do get friendly with Roberto (Head Chef) and ask him for his "signature dishes." Great service if you can get a hold of Fabrizio (Maitre d). Unfortunately you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mandarine City Clubhouse 1st floor-1129 GuYang Road | Shuichengnan Lu (Near Gubei Carrefour), Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Neighbourhood: Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Phone Number: +86 21 2428 6587
Description
Gennaro Italian Restaurant is the true authentic Italian experience. Our cuisine covers all twenty Italian Regions. Gennaro every day selects the finest foods and imported goods to prepare his authentic Italian signature dish. Our rich wine list is enviable to only the best Italian wine cellars. Our restaurant has comfortable Italian feeling, elegant enough for a romantic dinner, big enough for a company event, enjoyable enough for a family lunch. With up to 150 seats and a fully equipped bar area, let us prove we are suitable for you too!

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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