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Gennaro's Ristorante

Gennaro's Ristorante, considered by many the "beautiful little jewel" of exemplary italian cuisine, has added four more sparkling gems to its reputation! The AAA Club of California has bestowed to Gennaro's its prestigious Four-Diamond Award for the tenth consecutive year!
With over 26 years in business Gennaro's Ristorante has gained the love of the comunity with a reputation of excelence. When patrons enter this dining establishment, they're warmly greeted in what's dubbed "the sitting room," a charming area replete with marble flooring, a wood-burning fireplace and a cozy, small bar. -
Gormet Comesto Glendale by Janice Wald Henderson
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19 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(19 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 19 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(6)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.4 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • romantic(6)
  • special occasion(6)
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • neighborhood gem(3)
  • great for lunch(2)
  • notable wine list(2)
Gennaro's Ristorante Reviews List
Review 1 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Business Lunch Spot

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
"Fantastic! Why were we the only ones in there for lunch??? Food was great, parking was easy.
Maybe they need to adverstise better.
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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch
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Review 3 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2007
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Review 4 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great neighborhood spot

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Definitely a solid place for either dinner or lunch. Gracious service in a very comfortable dining room. Definitely recommend."
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
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
"This is my first time eating here and I totally love this place! I am surprised by the negative comments that I read about it. The food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. Our waitress couldn't have been more charming or helpful. Myself, my wife, and my daughter are all experienced foodies, and the menu choices and meals exceeded our expectations. The wine list is extensive, and the wine that we ordered couldn't have been better. I will definitely be back, and definitely recommend the restaurant to friends."
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Gennaro's Ristorante
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Gennaro's Ristorante
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 2/20/2016
 2007
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Review 8 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/22/2016
 2011
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Review 9 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

This was a horrible experience!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The service was awful, the food was so over priced and absolutely terrible. So many things went wrong for this Valentines day experience. The staff was so unprofessional. Ive never witnessed anything like it. The decor in this place was unbelievable also. I will never return to this establishment. They need to shut down and reevaluate themselves from start to finish."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2008
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Review 10 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 11 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 12 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Served by the owner and the food was fabulous. I was told that this restaurant was out of business about 6 years ago and I was sad but on open table I saw it s still there. I'm glad they are still around really Italian food cooked to perfection. Great seafood and live music too were going back Friday."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2010
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Review 13 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

sad

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"service help needs training, no life, no ambiance, very sad"
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
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Review 15 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/06/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 17 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
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Review 18 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/09/2015
 2007
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Review 19 for Gennaro's Ristorante
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A Gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Would love to see more people flocking to this gem of a restaurant. Wish it wasn't overlooked.
Perfect location and absolutely divine.
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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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