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Gennaro's Trattoria

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10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
+1 830-899-2800
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner at this restaurant on a Friday night. I made a reservation 3 weeks in advance because we were celebrating a birthday. We had to wait about 15 minutes once we arrived before we were seated (we arrived on time). The service was good overall. The food was good overall. I am a vegetarian and there were not... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday evening with a reservation and, as expected, based upon reviews, the place was very crowded indicating it's popularity. After a 15 minute wait beyond our reserved time we were seated. Decor is typical "cozy" Italian, but could use some updating. We ordered bruschetta, as the starter, which was OK but nothing special. For main course I... More 

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Thank BarryB10846
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

While I'm glad you had a chance to stop in and see what we're all about, Barry, it's disappointing you weren't blown away by the dishes you ordered. The food should always arrive hot and cooked perfectly, and I know the team can impress you next time. I hope you'll give us another chance, and until then, take care. Best,... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Italian food this is the place in the area. Service was great, food was great, neat place but I would recommend getting there early as it is very busy.

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Thank Art W
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Art, thanks so much! I'm thrilled you had a chance to stop by, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Take care! Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Spring Branch, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent , Best Italian food in this area. Salad included with entree. Reservations advised, or drop in before 6:00

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Thank Coachspooky
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

That's such a huge compliment, and we're truly flattered -- thank you! I hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again soon. Until then, take care! Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've taken out of town guests to Gennaro's and they raved about the authentic Italian food. Ample amounts of food, so excellent, I can't wait to go back. Best of all, it is very reasonable and near my Canyon Lake home. The staff is friendly and efficient and the specials are awesome! Be sure to make reservations a week in... More 

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Thank Susan B
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Susan! It's a pleasure to see you every time you come by, and I appreciate you bringing your guests in for a meal, too. I'll pass your praise along to the team, and we'll be looking forward to your next visit! Stammi bene, Gennaro, Owner More 

Stockholm, Sverige
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got recommended by the owner of the B&B we stayed at in Canyon Lake to go here. It's kind of hidden so we wouldn't have found it ourselves. The waiter we got was very welcoming and professional. The food was also pretty good, especially the newly baked bread.

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Thank karolina_x
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a chance to dine with us during your visit! Thanks for coming by. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the team, as they'll appreciate it. And I hope we'll see you next time you're in the area! Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Ottawa, Canada
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ambiance. Outstanding service by our waiter, an ex-Marine. Very generous servings of food. Delicious veal parmigiana. One of the best Caprese salads I have ever tasted; and I've been to Italy 5 times! It's on the south side of Canyon Lake, about a 20 minute ride from our time share on the north side. Delicious cappuccino. I highly recommend... More 

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Thank Bunny59
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

For someone who is well-versed in Italian cuisine to give us such high praise is seriously flattering -- thank you! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the veal parmigiana and Caprese salad! You can never go wrong with those two dishes. I hope you'll be back soon to try some more of what we have to offer! Until then, stammi bene! Best,... More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went during lunchtime today for the first time with 7 other co-workers. I've been a few times in the past but for the evening meal. They have a lunch menu and the food was excellent, as always. My preference would be an evening meal with the atmosphere along with some wine, but the food is great no matter when... More 

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Thank Linda R
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for lunch, Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, and I hope we'll see you for dinner and a glass of wine again soon. Take care! Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is a gem. I lived in New York for 53 years and never went to a place this good. We spent two days at Canyon Lake and ate here both nights, once on site and once for take out. Both experiences were wonderful. I wish I lived closer to make this a weekly destination. MAKE A RESERVATION!

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Thank Drt600
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

This is such a huge compliment, and I truly appreciate it! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so happy you loved everything, and I wish we could see you in for a meal every week, too! We'll be looking out for you next time you're in Canyon Lake! Take care. Thanks, Gennaro, Owner More 

california
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Atmosphere was like many nice restaurants. We were in a party of seven so keep that in mind. First time visit, heard it was really good from Texas relatives. Appetizer chicken gnocchi soup was amazing. Caprese salad was super fresh, large, and excellently seasoned. Main course was mozzarella-stuffed veal meatballs and pasta, I'm no fan of capers so asked if... More 

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Thank Nighttrip
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

To be your only five-star experience is seriously incredible, and it made my day. Thank you so much! We're so happy you stopped by and gave us a try. Good call ordering the chicken gnocchi soup, Caprese salad, and the veal meatballs! That sounds like one delicious dinner. And I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the team!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?