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Gennaro's Trattoria

10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
+1 830-899-2800
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (75 reviews)
“salad” (50 reviews)
“gamberi” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hidden in the Texas Hill Country. The food is excellent with a nice variety of items. The wine menu is extensive. Be sure to make a reservation regardless of the day you go it is very popular among the locals.

Thank BDsd
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your kind words and your recommendation about making a reservation -- it can get busy! We look forward to serving you another excellent dining experience. Grazie, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit, so an update. We closed on our new home at Canyon Lake, based on our previous visit chose Gennaro's for our celebration dinner. Once again, the server was amazing! The wine selections are great,and paired well with food. Had an...More

Thank Nate V
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nate, thank you for sharing such a wonderful occasion with us! Congrats on closing on your home, and we're flattered you decided to celebrate with us. We appreciate all the support, and we truly look forward to having you back again. Have a great day....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All my real estate clients love eating here. Everything tried gets good review. Good pizza too. I buy gift cards from here for real estate referrals.

Thank Canyonlakeagent
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending our restaurant to all of your clients! We appreciate you spreading the word about us, and I hope you'll stop by again in the soon. All the best, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After knotted garlic rolls, anything you order will delight. Flawlessly prepared dishes, some unique.More

Thank Mary D
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mary, I'm glad to hear you are such a fan of our homemade bread recipes! As traditional as we are, we enjoy creating new and unique dishes as well. Thanks for coming by and we truly hope to serve you again soon. All the best,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were introduced to Gennaro's by a friend. What an amazing place. It's truly a hidden gem. I've been to the restaurant numerous times and have never had anything that was less than delicious. The prices are reasonable, the portions are perfect, and the staff...More

Thank txnikster
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words and a big thank you to your friend for recommending us! We hold true to our roots and are very glad you appreciate what we have to offer the community. We look forward to serving you all again soon!...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Our second visit; went last year in March. Good food, good service and not too noisy. The Surf was very good as was the Manzo Portabella. The Bistecca Fiorentina steak was not as good as the previous year's steak. The pasta and shrimp with sauce...More

Thank PD B
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for coming back! We're sorry the steak wasn't quite what you remembered, but it's great to see you still loved our portabella, seafood, and pasta. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Bill, and we're excited to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had a wonderful lunch. Hearty portions of healthy Italian standards, with all the trimmings. The platters that passed by also looked great.

Thank Ray5823
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

It's always great to have a restaurant full of fans like you, Ray. Thanks for spending lunch with us, and we'll see you back soon. Have a great day, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went to Gennaro's for the first time today with a fairly large group of family. The service was excellent. The choices on the menu & specials were plentiful. There was a mix of food items ordered & everyone (but me) was happy with their choices....More

Thank Robin F
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Robin, as we've said in several responses to your same review, we can assure you our veal is fresh and never processed. Instead of contributing your time to every review platform, contact us directly so we can explain to you how Veal Parmigiano is prepared...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Had late lunch on a Sunday, attentive server and excellent lunch. Had the Salmon, beautiful presentation and delicious meal. Did not have the bottle of wine we wanted, but quickly offered a replacement (better) at the same cost. Have dined here a few times, and...More

Thank Holly J
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Holly, we're so glad to read your five-star review about our salmon! It sounds like the wine we recommended hit the spot, and we'd love to have you back soon. Thank you, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We make special trips to Canyon Lake mainly just to eat at Gennaro's . Food, service is top shelf. Just wish DFW had a place to compare. Again, can not beat it.

Thank revleroy
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

I am so glad you have continued to drive and support us time and time again, and I cannot wait until next time. All the very best. Gennaro, Owner

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12 February 2018|
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Response from Jamie K | Reviewed this property |
NO dress code...but very nice
27 January 2017|
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Response from revleroy | Reviewed this property |
They have same menu at lunch with smaller portions but the small portions are more than enough. Great, great place.
25 October 2016|
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Response from ManuelfromTexas | Reviewed this property |
Full bar. But most of the folks order either wine or beer. They have two very good Italian beers (Moretti and Peroni). I prefer Moretti.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Canyon Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 830-899-2800
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Family owned and operated, Gennaro's Trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine, originating from Naples, Italy, made from fresh ingredients. Gennaro's Trattoria's motto is "che mangia bene, vive bene" or, "who eats well, lives well." We invite you to enjoy and enrich your life by dining with us.
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