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“Excellent first visit”
Review of Genovese's Pizza

Genovese's Pizza
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Vonore
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

In Tennessee visiting family. Genoveses is familiar to them, and we all went for dinner. I had a great sausage parmesan sandwich, everyone else had salad and garlic knots. The food was good, and the beer was cold. The rest of the patrons seemed to be having a good time as well.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stopped in for lunch on Thursday and four of us got varying items from the menu. Three fellows got subs and all were outstanding and huge, especially for the price. Components were delicious and the sub rolls were just wonderful. One had a salad and a slice of pizza. The pizza was delicious as usual. I started to treat the fellows to Zeppolis for dessert but we were all too full. What's a Zeppoli? Stop in and get an order because I might explain them incorrectly. Delicious!!!

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Thank Carl R
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Go ahead and give it a try! I wasn't sure which pie to pick but I love seeing odd things mashed together and it was great. Service was great also.

Thank Foodie240
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We’d been to Genovese's once before not long after they’d opened but it wasn’t a great experience. Their pizza oven wasn’t functioning and we weren’t crazy about our pasta based meals. However, significant time had passed and I heard some feedback on this restaurant and it was quite positive. It was time for us to give it another look!

The dining area is pretty basic…about what one would expect for a local Italian pizza restaurant. Everything was clean and orderly and the staff was helpful and friendly. We witnessed quite a bit of take-out business while we were having our dinner. The pizza ovens are right up front so we could watch what was going on…

Genovese’s isn’t all about pizza. We noted 13 entrees, all including a side salad and 2 garlic knots…with prices ranging from $5.99 to $11.99. The selection of 14 sandwiches go from $6.49 to $8.49 plus $1.50 if you’d like French fries with that. Desserts include 3 Italian specialties. The other page of the menu includes a couple of unexpected “Starters” such as Mussels ($9.99), Macaroni and Cheese Wedges ($5.29) and Zucchini Sticks ($4.99) In addition to the various pizza selection, Calzone and Stromboli are offered.

My wife is from St. Louis, the “home of fried ravioli”! So, when she saw a Four Cheese Fried Ravioli (6 ravioli per order) on the menu, she had to try Genoveses' version. ($4.49) The fried ravioli contains asiago, ricotta, Romano and mozzarella cheeses and they were the best fried ravioli we’ve ever had! St. Louis’s fried ravioli just doesn’t measure up… By the way, the accompanying marinara sauce was very nice too!

We ordered a large “New York Style” 16” pizza with sausage and pepperoni. This pizza is built to be picked up and folded to be eaten out of hand. The ingredients were all very good and the crust, especially in the center half of the pizza, was thin…the way we like it. FYI, we dined at Genovese's on a night when they had a special on large cheese pizzas, so with sausage and pepperoni added, it was only $12.99!

FYI...We also ordered a slice of Lemon Berry Cake to take with us. ($3.99) It was very good!

OK…there was a little too much crust away from the center of the pizza and we would have liked a spicy Italian sausage instead of the one they use, but this pizza is still at least tied for 2nd place for the best pizza we’ve had in East Tennessee! We will return...

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Thank BigDaddyDave55138
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Been looking for a good HAND TOSSED PIZZA! You know the kind with the bubbly edge on the crust. This is the home town style pizza hand tossed right where you can watch. We ordered the Genovese's Special. Plenty of fresh veggies, sausage, pepperoni, Cheese. The Large is large. Sure beats those franchise pies. Vet's and military ask for your discount. Great place. p.s. this was our return time to enjoy.

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Thank Zoom-Zoom37385
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