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Gennaro's Ristorante

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1109 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202
+1 818-243-6231
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have you had a location suggested for dinner, and upon eating there, said MEH...What is wrong here? I'm not sure...average food for a lot of money. Completely uneventful.

Thank Brad O
Santa Barbara, California
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We have eaten in a few hundred Italian restaurants including many in Italy. Gennaros was excellent in all categories.Our group of 5 all stated that the food was very good.Real Italian cuisine.

Thank Heligypsy
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I have had many business lunches and dinners at Gennaro's. The food is consistently excellent, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the service is first class.

Thank JimLa
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

My friends had a poor experience here with the wine tasting. We were only served Chilean wine which didn't allow for my best friend to taste any Italian wine for her birthday. The service lacked attention for the first 30 minutes or so until the second server arrived. I asked for the wine menu and never received it. I would... More 

Thank shereenbourne
Keller, Texas
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is my second review on this place because I just had to give it another try since it was such a fixture in our life for so many years. The result was unfortunately the same - just awful. Anyone with above a 2 Star Rating obviously did not eat here prior to the new owners. It is just simply... More 

5 Thank Mark M
Pasadena, California
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388 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice cozy romantic restaurant. Italian. Great pasta dishes. And more! Good wines. Excellent service.

Thank PilotMichael
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146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure to once again have lunch at this marvelous restaurant in Glendale. The building is charming and the interior decorated in excellent taste. The ambiance is the perfect setting for a quiet interlude highlighted by excellent service and delicious entrees. The tables are nicely spaced so that conversations can be conducted without any background... More 

Thank 561sunshine2
Beaumont, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Friends, familiar with Gennaro's from some years ago, took us. It's a somewhat old fashioned Italian restaurant, traditionally appointed, but with an up to date menu and full bar. The management & staff were pleasant and accommodating, and the menu choices wide-ranging. We ordered 4 different entrees, all were delicious. All in all, a delightful experience.

Thank Buzzme35
Hayward, California, Usa
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Great Italian restaurant for a romantic dinner or gathering of old friends. Why there was not more people I don't know. People from Glendale remember this restaurant when the Chef / Owner was Gennaro. My wife and I liked listening to the Italian Love songs being sung by a little old Italian guitarist. Our entrees were very good and well... More 

1 Thank Robert O
United States
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457 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Our dinner on a Thursday was very good - the Marsala wine / mushroom sauce was excellent and the portion was ample - the side veggies were tasty and not overlooked. The complimentary bruschetta was a slightly different take with capers and the bread was indeed crispy. Since we were the only three in the restaurant the service was attentive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Italian, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1109 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-243-6231
With a menu of classic Northern Italian cuisine, our chef will prepare an exquisite feast to satisfy every guest in your party while accommodating any dietary need including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sodium. Compliment your meal with a selection from our extensive wine list including many fine Italian wines and over twenty wines offered by the glass. Let us prepare your favorite cocktail from our full bar or enjoy a refreshing drink from our Specialty Cocktail menu. Unwind with a drink by our fireplace and then feel at home in our classically decorated dining room or get some fresh air at one of our outside tables. From a romantic dinner for two to a quiet business meeting, whatever your reason for coming in we will make your experience memorable. Ask about our private dining and catering packages. Delivery available locally. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Live music Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 9pm.

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