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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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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch with friends and had wonderful food, service and ambiance. The sword fish was done perfectly, the bread was super, salads were excellent and out server made our visit a great success. We will return again.

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Thank Susan M
San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I had lunch here on November 26, 2016. We had excellent service from our waiter and hostess, and the food and wine was amazing! To me the food is very close to authentic. The ambiance is very nice.

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Thank Choirsinger2014
Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect such a good Italian meal in rural Texas, but this was as good as any I've had in a big city.

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Thank JimHertwig49
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Jim, that's what I like to hear! Thanks for coming by and having a meal with us. We hope to see you again soon. Stammi bene, Gennaro, Owner More 

Canyon Lake, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Canyon Lake is a very small town with very few places to eat. This place is run by real Italians and it's like being in little Italy. The food is fantastic and they have a great atmosphere.

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

I'm thrilled you can taste the authenticity in our dishes! Your kind words mean so much, and we can't wait to see you again. Until then, take care! Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Italy, a Trattoria is a small middle level restaurant. At Canyon Lake, Gennaros is small, but is a standout by anyone's standards. The food is authentic, the portions are generous, and the service is great. The loving care in preparing each dish yields a unique and pleasurable dining experience that I would match up to any fine Italian restaurant.... More 

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

It means so much to be your favorite place to dine! Thanks a million. We're thrilled you love everything, and we can't wait to see you again. In the meantime, take care! Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. The place is nice with crisp white table linens, heavy flat ware, nice glasses and service was great. The waitress was attentive and knowable of the whole menu. We would love to come back to this place when in Canyon Lake area. Love it. Alyssa was our waitress💕

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Thank Info T
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Glad that everything from our table settings to our service seemed spot on when you came by -- I'll be sure to tell Alyssa you felt she did a good job! I'm happy you enjoyed your meal, and I hope you'll be back for another tasty round soon. Wishing you the best, Gennaro, Owner More 

Bozeman, Montana
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. Good atmosphere. Friendly, efficient staff. Good wine list. Definitely want to make reservations or go very early because it fills up quickly.

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Thank geotrekker2016
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words of support! I'm glad you've had excellent experiences with us, and we can't wait to see you again. Until then, take care. Best, Gennaro, Owner More 

New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last evening we had the privilege of celebrating my wife's and grandsons birthday at this superb restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. Our party had a wide range of of their magnificent offerings and each and every member of our group thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Each of the Antipasti serving were equally as good as the main meal. We were... More 

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

Jim, thank you SO much for coming by to celebrate! We love a good special occasion around here, so I'm thrilled you chose us. And please pass my birthday wishes along, as well. I'll be sure Danni sees this, as I know she'll appreciate it! We can't wait to see you all again for another dinner. Until then, take care!... More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this place after reading reviews and what friends said about it. The service at the restaurant was excellent. Our waitress was sweet, knew the menu and specials, and readily made recommendations. I had the antipasti italiano, pollo fiorentina, tiramisù and a cappuccino. The food was good, but what I saw on the menu and what... More 

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

Kathleen, while I'm glad you enjoyed the service, atmosphere, and food, it's a shame to hear you didn't find each dish to be perfectly authentic. You're right, there are definitely some ingredients we can't get our hands on that would allow for a taste that is unmistakably Naples. However, we are doing our best with what we have, and we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I dine at Gennaro’s 2-3 times per month. Ambiance is great for both indoor and outdoor patio dining. Grape vines growing over the pergola of the outside patio, and the smell of fresh baked bread and vino indoors. We have never had a bad meal. Ample portions, authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. There is something on... More 

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

Sheri, I mean it when I say this: It is ALWAYS a pleasure to see you here, whether it's with your husband or a group of ladies drinking a few glasses of wine. We all appreciate it when you come by and have a meal with us, and we look forward to each visit. I'll be sure Bill, Laura, Jose,... 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?