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Gennaro's Restaurant

47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
+1 609-497-2774
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47B State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-1318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First Class Food, People, and Prices! If you really like high class Italian cuisine - and are willing to pay top dollar for it -- this is your place.

Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The manager and wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly, the atmosphere is cozy and the food was creative and delicious. Our first time there but certainly not our last.

Thank myconk
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was our 4th visit to Gennaro's-which is saying something since we live over an hour away. I consciously use the term visit b/c dining at Gennaro's always feels like you are visiting a place where you will be treated like a friend who deserves...More

Thank ELKoloOTR
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I were visiting the area and were looking into the restaurants nearby. We stumbled across Gennaro's and decided to give it a try. We went on a Tuesday evening around 6 and had the entire restaurant to ourselves (the dinber crowd started...More

Thank Laynie M
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...More

Thank jacsouthbrunswickNJ
gennaroc26, Owner at Gennaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

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

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...More

Thank veryyellow
Reviewed 25 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...More

1  Thank Joe S
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.

Thank Jeffrey M
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...More

Thank SunSonia
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...More

Thank Ish B
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16 January 2016|
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Response from Ellen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Gennaro's takes reservations for Sunday evenings. I also encountered a problem making the reservation electronically for a Sunday evening and simply called the restaurant and left a message on the machine (it was after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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