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Gennaro's Trattoria

10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
+1 830-899-2800
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Loved our dining and food experience here. The parking lot was packed and overflowing, but we were seated in about 35 minutes. We were worried about attire--shorts and t-shirts, but we did not feel out of place at all. People were dressed in shorts, dresses,...More

Thank Teaniebop
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Anytime someone begins talking about an experience with us with the word "loved" is a definite way to make my day. Thank you so much! You're absolutely right -- the atmosphere here should be comfortable and accommodating, and I'm thrilled to hear you felt that...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant has great food and great service. It is very popular with locals and visitors alike. It is very busy and there is a short wait many times. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank rwilli7583
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

I truly appreciate these compliments, and I'm thrilled you've been by a few times to have a meal with us. I hope we'll all be seeing you again soon! Stammi bene, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, wine and atmosphere. It's so nice to find a good restaurant out by the lake without having to go to the city.

Thank Linda R
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Sounds like a match made in heaven, Linda -- wine, food, a lovely atmosphere, and guests like you! I'm thrilled we can save you a trip to the city with a delicious meal here. Looking forward to seeing you next time! Stammi bene, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 25 July 2016

The ambience is wonderful. Reminds me of the top rated restaurants in Houston. Excellent service and awesome food. LOVE this place.

Thank JanetODell
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

I'm so pleased to hear we remind you of excellence, Janet! What an incredible compliment. It's always a pleasure to see you, and we can't wait 'til next time. All the best, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 25 July 2016

We started with the bruschetta which was truly amazing; the tomatoes were flavorful and the herbs were fresh. Each of our dishes were wonderful- so fresh and flavorful. The bread and salad were also lovely. Cant wait to find another time to return to Gennaro's!!More

Thank Vicki K
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

The bruschetta is an excellent way to start dinner, Vicki! Good choice there. I'm happy to hear the rest of the dishes were just as amazing and full of flavor. It sounds like it was your first time coming by, and I assure you we're...More

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The BEST Italian food ever! Don't miss out on this treasure! Wonderful wine menu. All of the dishes we ordered were fantastic. Crab cakes are excellent. Tiramisu is the best you'll ever have. Anything in between will be amazing.More

Thank jojorivers
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you very much for the kind words! It's such a nice compliment to hear you think we have the best Italian food, and you're absolutely right -- you can never go wrong with the crab cakes or the tiramisu. I appreciate you coming by...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant ever. Near Canyon Lake but well worth the trip. Try it once and you'll be back again and again.

Thank Klondike's Mom
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

That is a HUGE compliment, and I want you to know how much it's appreciated! I'm thrilled that we're the best in your book, and I certainly can't wait until you come back by for another meal. Hope that it's soon! Stammi bene, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very good Italian cuisine draws steady crowds to this restaurant. Lot's of fish & seafood dishes. The salmon & the lobster ravioli were well received by my dining companions. Braised rabbit was a special. Order this if it is offerred. Only dispointment was iceberg lettuce...More

Thank Texasleaguer
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

I appreciate you coming by! Good choice on the braised rabbit special -- it's always a popular dish when we offer it, and I'm happy to hear you loved it. I hope next time you'll have room for dessert -- the tiramisu is awesome. Thanks...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service. We both Had the chicken parmesan and a salad. We will be definitely be back soon.

Thank Kim A
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

The chicken parmesan is an great choice, Kim! I'm beyond happy to hear everything was excellent during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you next time. Stammi bene, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 2 July 2016

Everything about Gennaro's is top shelf. The food is the best of the best, the service is excellent and it is just a beautiful place inside and outside if you can fade the weather. Bill who is a top waiter thought it was a joke...More

1  Thank revleroy
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Wow. This left me speechless. Thank you SO much for driving all this way for a meal! That's a huge compliment to us, and I really appreciate it. It sounds like you have your favorite menu items on lock, too! The Gamberi Portobella and Alfredo...More

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Response from Voltaco | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. We walked in in shorts and a T and they treated us like royalty.
27 January 2017|
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Response from revleroy | Reviewed this property |
They have same menu at lunch with smaller portions but the small portions are more than enough. Great, great place.
24 October 2016|
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Response from ManuelfromTexas | Reviewed this property |
Full bar. But most of the folks order either wine or beer. They have two very good Italian beers (Moretti and Peroni). I prefer Moretti.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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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