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Gennaro's Restaurant

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47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318 (Cherry Hill Rd.)
+1 609-497-2774
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Today
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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south brunswick NJ
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went with friends on a Friday night - Service was excellent - hot rolls were offered and replenished - very nice decor. Small and cozy. Everyone enjoyed their food - and prices were fair. This is our new go to Italian restaurant! The salads were very good - mussels appetizer and our entrees were just great. Also had dessert -... More 

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Thank jacsouthbrunswickNJ
gennaroc26, Owner at Gennaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Very Happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. My staff and I look forward to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards, Gennaro Costabile More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have Zuppa del Giorno, baked mussels and Carciofi al Fresco and La Famiglia as appetizer. All taste very good. The fry squid and wrapped zucchini of the La Famiglia were amazing. It is very hard to make the squid just the right texture and taste. Chef did it right: tender tasty squid deep fry in light simple breading, not... More 

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princeton, nj
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Gennaro's has a tough problem - a bad location - that it manages to solve by offering excellent food and friendly service. It's in a strip mall on a highway in a town not known for strip malls or highways, but it's worth seeking out (parking also isn't great, but you can park.) It's pricey - be forewarned. There are... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Princeton is beautiful, but this place benefits from being away from the bustle of central Princeton. The owner and waiters are classic Italian. Pleasant surroundings. A nice menu with reasonable portions. Warning: BYOB. Sorry you missed it, but our hosts brought a very nice bottle.

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Thank Jeffrey M
Little Silver, New Jersey
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Gennaro's is in route 206 in Princeton and you could say it is hidden treasure. I have been several times for business lunches. The restaurant is seldom busy at lunch which makes for personal attention and fast service. Our server recommended their homemade lemonade which was to die for. The bread was warm and fresh. Then we ordered the flounder... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Five of got there for Mother's Day . We re ignored and had to ask for service after we had sat down. Food menu had been changed and replaced by expensive prices for average dishes that any lay person could have put together . Some of the veggies were not properly washed so there was sand in the food. Clams... More 

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Thank Ish B
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

After traveling overseas to Europe, Asia and the Middle East for the last two years for work, we needed some time off and a dinner to quietly celebrate a special occasion. Gennaro's did just that and more. Great Italian food that was very welcoming in similarity to the dining experiences I've had in Europe, yet reminiscent of the quiet, small... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We have been to Gennaro's in Princeton for several years. It has always been consistent in its meals and service. The Italian food is well prepared and flavorful. The short ribs are particularly good, as is the pappardelle bolognese.

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princeton
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We received an enthusiastic welcome on entering. The atmosphere was pleasant and holiday festive and the noise level made conversation easy. We had an appetizer of broccoli rabe and Italian Sausage, salads, a Bolgnese pasta and a Shrimp, mushroom and risotto dish. The food flavor was satisfactory though I thought the pasta and vegetables were a bit over cooked. The... More 

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Robbinsville, NJ
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Service was great and the food was amazing! I highly recommend the filetto Gorgonzola and cheesecake. It's BYOB, so don't forget your wine!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
    (Cherry Hill Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-497-2774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?