We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“So So Experience” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gentile's Pasta & Pizza Cafe - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Gentile's Pasta & Pizza Cafe
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Liverpool, New York
Level Contributor
73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“So So Experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Went to dinner here tonight. We were the only table in the dining room at the time. Our server was busy with to go and phone orders. She took our orders quickly but then things slowed down. Our apps came out after about 15 minutes. Their version of Bang Bang Shrimp was very average. The waitress said it was the same as at Bonefish Grill. Not even close. They were OK at best. The greens were average also. We then waited almost 30 minutes for our meals. She brought out 2 out of the 4 orders, then the 3rd order came out about 3 minutes later. She apologized to one of our party who had ordered pizza and said it would be out in a few minutes. The rest of us finished our meals before it came out. I asked her if they forgot to make it and she admitted she forgot to give that portion of the order to the pizza area. I did not try the pizza but the person who ordered it said it was average. None of the food was much more then average here and the service was very slow, and no one was in the restaurant. The last issue we had were that the glasses were very small. She did refill the soda and water pretty quickly at first, but once she got busier we were left without refills.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Lenny C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

6 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    2
    0
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Liverpool, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food but Cold Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We had a wonderful lunch there on a frigid day in February. I had the buffet and my friend had a Philly steak sandwich. The food was wonderful especially the garlic knots. However, it was so cold in there that we ate with our coats on, and we will still cold. I will go back again, but I am waiting until warmer weather.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Scarborough04074
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
syracuse, ny
Level Contributor
64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best lunch buffet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013 via mobile

I have had lunch there three times and each was slightly different. They always have soup, pizza, greens, pasta, entree and garlic knots. On my last visit, the waitress brought me a complimentary order of fried dough. For $9.95 how can you go wrong!

Helpful?
Thank turboporsche
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Liverpool, New York
Level Contributor
51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

Lucky for us, we can ride our bikes to Gentile's (when the weather is nice that is!) Great pizza. We love their wings...especially the honey bbq. We enjoy the gourmet pizzas that they offer. Greens are fabulous and a great side dish to a slice or two of pizza. The restaurant is very cozy and inviting, and the staff is great...so it's a great place to stay and eat rather than always doing delivery or pick up. In December you can call to order your food as you start Lights on the Lake, then your food will be ready when you finish the lights!! Stay and eat, have a glass of wine and warm up.....or bring it home!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank profiterdelavie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bridgewater, MA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding gluten free pizza & service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We stopped at Gentile's Pasta & Pizza Cafe in Liverpool during a trip to wine country with my gluten free wife. For anyone eating gluten free, you know pizza is a hit or miss proposition and we tend to schedule hotels around highly rated gluten free dining.
Gentile's has a home made gluten free crust that rivals the best regular pizza crust and... it's just as good leftover cold!
We were greeted by the hostess Mara who answered all of our questions knowledgeably, quickly and with genuine concern that we enjoyed our experience. Gentile's is basically a pizza shop, but has a lovely atmosphere and the linen napkins were a very nice touch. Our pizza barista Brian produced pies of perfectly browned, crispy and springy crusts with the exact right amount of ingredients and cheeses, delivered piping hot to our table on raised pizza trays which lends a lovely air of elegance. The selection of gourmet pizza toppings was extraordinary and something I've not seen before was the ample selection of different cheeses offered for pizza toppings as well. Everything from the standard mozzarella to goat cheese.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the kitchen guru Megan who produced absolutely the best tasting and perfectly hot buffalo style wings. Available in mild, med and hot, I chose medium and was extremely pleased with resulting appetizer. Megan's pasta selection (which we will try next trip) was large with many unique sauces and add-ons available. For the most part, every pasta dish offered can be produced gluten free with a possible variance on the pasta itself. Something any gluten free diner would be delighted with.
Don't let the gluten free selection fool you though. Their regular offerings are outstanding as well and the atmosphere, friendliness and overall warm feeling that you get from the staff will bring you back again.
Did I mention the selection of local brewed beer? Not a huge selection, but enough to satisfy discerning palates. Wine is offered as well.
This was one of our most enjoyable dining experiences during the trip and although a casual atmosphere, the food, the selection and the mannerisms of the staff gave it the feel of a local, family run Italian restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank DonA P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Gentile's Pasta & Pizza Cafe also viewed

Liverpool, Finger Lakes
 
Liverpool, Finger Lakes
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing