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Gennaro's 5 North Square

Welcome to Gennaro's 5 North Square, located in Boston's historic North End. The restaurant is under the management of Gennaro, who brought you the Caffe Vittoria,Florentine Cafe and Stanza dei Sigari. Gennaro's is located at 5 North Square the oldest square in America, a quite retreat located steps from busy Hanover Street. With it's cobblestone streets and gas lamposts, North Square is one of the most romantic spots in the North End and Boston. The cuisine at Gennaro's is traditional Italian home cooking with fresh seafood specialties served daily. We would love to have you visit us at Gennaro's and look forward to serving you!
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270 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(270 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 270 reviews
5 stars
(137)
4 stars
(90)
3 stars
(31)
2 stars
(7)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(135)
  • romantic(108)
  • fit for foodies(102)
  • special occasion(86)
  • notable wine list(50)
  • good for groups(40)
Gennaro's 5 North Square Reviews List
Review 1 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
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Review 2 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Spectacular experience

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice but quiet

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went on a Monday night for my birthday and while the service was great and the food good, it wasn't the atmosphere we were looking for our special occasion. We had studied the menu ahead of time and had decided on the short ribs but were a little disappointed as they weren't as good as we have had in the past at other places. The waiter was very attentive to our needs and the wine list was nice."
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 4 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Special Italian restaurant among so many others

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The North End of Boston is known for their Italian restaurants. Spending many weeks on business in Boston, I've been to many of them. I have found one I will go back to often! The food was terrific - far more homemade Italian than any of the others I've tried in the area. The seating area is small, but nicely lit and nicely spaced out, making it nice for both a date or a business meal. The wait staff is attentive and engaged. It's located in North Square, a nice little cobblestoned area with charm all its own.
I will be back!"
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
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Review 6 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Favorite meal in the north end!"
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Don't bother.

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Very overpriced and the food was gross. The service was awful."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
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Review 10 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2009
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Review 11 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Value

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great restaurants great value service was good but the waitress might do a little busy going up and down stairs the specials were excellent price on the specials was surprisingly reasonable so I would recommend it might date was impressed with it I was impressed with the price the ambience in the service. I will go back there and enjoy another meal !"
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Review 12 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 14 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Gennaro's is amazing!!! The service is superb; the food is fabulous; Chef Marisa knows how to make her diners happy!! A great place for everyday dining, a family event, a date, a work lunch/dinner, and a special event!!! :) Enjoy!! Great location too!!"
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
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Review 15 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 16 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
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Review 17 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Gennaro's never disappoints

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is perhaps our favorite Boston restaurant--from the great food and wine, to the friendly, excellent service, to the lovely surroundings, with tables tucked into sweet nooks and windows, it's a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Its location is a plus, in the North End, but off Hanover Street, in a quiet square. A definite Find!"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
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Review 19 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great location, decent food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Not the best in the North End, but certainly not the worst. I've been a few times and it can be a tad noisy if you're sat near a rowdy table (acoustics aren't amazing) and the food ranges from good to very good. I had an ok butternut squash ravioli and a truly delicious pasta bolognese. Our waiter was very kind and overall it's a great spot that fits the bill without being disappointing or over the top incredible."
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
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Review 20 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The food was good, however, everything came out of the kitchen somewhat cold. Service felt rushed both at the table and at the bar and the restaurant wasn't crowded at all."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
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Review 24 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
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Review 25 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Another very good meal.

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is the second time we had dinner at Gennero's; our first time was in June (we live in TX). We had a very good meal with good service. Improvement suggestions: the bread is OK but not the rustic, chewy crumb that we prefer. Draft beer is not available, just a limited selection of bottles. The positives: amenable to menu change requests, food is very well prepared and we were never rushed during our visit. We will definitely return during our future trips."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful dining experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our waiter was superb. He was attentive and most helpful explaining the menu, specials; and recommended a fantastic imported Italian beer which we really enjoyed. The menu is fantastic, and our choices were very satisfying. The food was hot, fresh and presented beautifully. We hope to return soon."
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

north end gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Classic north end Italian restaurant. Excellent food, large portions and our server was top notch. 5 of us with all different meals and deserts and all were great. Great location in the north-end near Hanover(main drag) but quiet area, even on on Saturday night."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Wanted to love it, but did not.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We went on a Saturday night, which was just too busy for them. They messed up an order and threw some shrimp on the plate to make it seem like the right thing, but someone else at the table had the same dish and the two were totally different. We realized they got it wrong and tossed shrimp on it last minute to cover up. Weird.
But worse, my veggie pasta dish really did taste a lot like a frozen dinner, but even more bland.
We asked for grated cheese twice and never got it, which was a problem because the food was just not tasty enough for us.
One of us had been there for lunch and liked it, so perhaps avoid busy nights."
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 30 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
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Review 32 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/15/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 33 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

North End gem

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We met a couple of friends here for a nice dinner out. The service was excellent, the location was convenient, the food was pretty good (not great). We recommend it."
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
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Review 34 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 35 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our server was very attentive, the food was fabulous and we would definitely go back. It was a special luncheon and it felt very special!"
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Cold pasta

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice ambiance, great location, very polite service, all spoiled by cold pasta!!!!! There is just no excuse for any restaurant to serve COLD food."
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2012
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Review 37 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 38 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2007
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/04/2015
 2008
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Review 40 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2011
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Review 41 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 42 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 43 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2004
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 47 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Restaurant in the North End of Boston

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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great food, nice staff, wonderful scenery and quite dining."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 48 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 11/07/2015
 2005
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Review 49 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2004
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Review 50 for Gennaro's 5 North Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Don't order dinner entrees

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"For an appetizer, we ordered the mushroom torte with parmesan crema, which was amazing.
However, our two entrees were a complete waste of $65. The noodles for both dishes were lukewarm, my octopus was borderline edible (lukewarm + spongy texture), and my clams were tiny and bland. My significant other had the "Sunday Gravy", which was pappardelle with ragu and four chunks of meat. Our waiter informed us that the Sunday Gravy reflected the chef's philosophy. Not sure what that means, but I sure hope not! It certainly didn't reflect any cooking skills--just toss noodles with sauce and a few pieces of cooked meat, voila!
I don't often review restaurants. This one deserves to be called out."
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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