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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
+1 843-760-9875
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server named "Birdie" was friendly and was nice enough to bring us a taste of 2 wines to help us choose. When she was describing a special of the night she listed one ingredient as "gas balls". When asked what that was, she said...More

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Gennaros R, Manager at Gennaro's Italian Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so very sorry for the lack of professionalism displayed by our staff. I can't even begin to tell you how embarrassing this is. We are a family who works very hard to uphold a reputation of integrity and consistency. We have been serving...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

During a stay in Folly Beach, we decided to find an Italian restaurant instead of eating seafood. We found Gennaro's and absolutely loved it! We enjoyed the atmosphere, we loved the waiter Dalton, the owner was interesting and the food was delicious!

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We'd been away from Gennaro's far too long and decided to return when we had an out-of-town relative visiting. We always enjoy everything about this restaurant. It's very much like the restaurants we grew up enjoying in the northeast - comfortable, friendly, prompt but unobtrusive...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was in town for business and asked a local what he recommended. I was pleasantly surprised to arrive and enjoy their live band playing. They played quite a variety of music genres. The food was good. I had the shrimp and pasta. Be sure...More

Thank LeapingL123
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Nice surprise. I like the quiet and dark ambience for a change. No screaming kids. We ordered the eggplant parmigiana, which was top notch, and the chicken bolognese. It is one of their popular dishes but I didn't like it, but there are plenty of...More

Thank kimpayne61
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Gennaro's has been in the same Italian family for 3 generations. Authentic Italian food, friendly & efficient waiters, food reasonably priced. I had the pasta with seafood and my husband had the lasagna. Both very good!

Thank CheverlyMD
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place while driving around looking for somewhere nice for dinner. Authentic Italian. Lasagna was excellent. Veal Parmesian was great too. Desserts were good. They threw in cake for our anniversary. Great romantic atmosphere. Would definitely go back if in the area again.

Thank Dolores W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a good neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is pretty good not outstanding. They've been around a long time. The decor is a bit outdated but that doesn't change the taste of the food.

Thank Shelbybell
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We've been aware of Genarro's for years and aware of its loyal following, but we never imagined it to be as good as it is. My wife compared it to being a guest in someone's home--a testament to how relaxed and well paced the service...More

Thank W7356DIjerryc
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This restaurant had been recommended. Best chicken parm. I have ever eaten. Very quaint, family owned, true Italian food.

Thank lesia1958
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-760-9875
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