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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 2 weeks ago

Went to Gennaro's for the first time today with a fairly large group of family. The service was excellent. The choices on the menu & specials were plentiful. There was a mix of food items ordered & everyone (but me) was happy with their choices....More

Thank Robin F
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Robin, as we've said in several responses to your same review, we can assure you our veal is fresh and never processed. Instead of contributing your time to every review platform, contact us directly so we can explain to you how Veal Parmigiano is prepared...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Had late lunch on a Sunday, attentive server and excellent lunch. Had the Salmon, beautiful presentation and delicious meal. Did not have the bottle of wine we wanted, but quickly offered a replacement (better) at the same cost. Have dined here a few times, and...More

Thank Holly J
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Holly, we're so glad to read your five-star review about our salmon! It sounds like the wine we recommended hit the spot, and we'd love to have you back soon. Thank you, Gennaro, Owner

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We make special trips to Canyon Lake mainly just to eat at Gennaro's . Food, service is top shelf. Just wish DFW had a place to compare. Again, can not beat it.

Thank revleroy
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

I am so glad you have continued to drive and support us time and time again, and I cannot wait until next time. All the very best. Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Ok, so you're in the middle of nowhere and don't know where to go. The place you tried for was closed and so you end up here -- thinking how can a place make it out in the middle of nowhere? Well folks, this place...More

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Voltaco, we're so glad you stumbled upon us! It sounds like fate you found us, and we're happy you enjoyed everything! See you back next time, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great Italian place. Is very busy so if you don’t like waiting get a reservation. Usually can get outside eating without reservation, but obviously it is weather dependent. Serving portions are large so I usually have enough to take home for another meal. Everything tastes...More

Thank Leslie S
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Leslie, thank you for patiently waiting for a table the other night. We are so grateful for your support, and I hope to see you back soon for another glass of wine and pasta. Cheers, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 21 December 2017

The atmosphere is very quaint and the wait staff was very friendly and professional, but the food is just way over priced.

Thank Joy K
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Joy, I want to thank you for dining with us, and we hope next time we can show you better. All the best, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 18 December 2017

This has to be the best italian restaurant I have ever been to!! Fantastic food, great service and a very knowledgeable waiter!! Word of advice, come early or make a reservation. It fills up quickly. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

Thank Tiffany S
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Tiffany, I am so happy to read this! Thank you for continuing to visit our restaurant, and I'll see you back soon. Cheers, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Have to give them 5 stars. This place came highly recommend by everyone we talked to. Now we know why. First our waiter was great, the food was outstanding. I had one of the nightly specials. Rabbit. This was highly recommend by our waiter. Outstanding!...More

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Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

We're glad you were led to our doorstep by the recommendations of your family and your friends, Scott! It's amazing everything about your experience here was a true delight, from our kind service to our specialty dishes. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were referred by our resort to go try this place and it was amazing.Our server ,Scott, was very knowledgeable about the menu and his service was fantastic. Everything we ordered was delicious .I had snapper with rissoto and my husband got lamb chops with...More

Thank Rudina D
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Rudina, it's wonderful to read this. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Scott and the rest of the team. If you're ever back in Canyon Lake, we would love to have you back in! Cheers, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 6 December 2017

They are one of the best restaurants around the lake located on the Southside of Canyon Lake, give them a try! They cater for our annual volunteer appreciation dinner and everyone loves it!

Thank Jaynellen K
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Jaynellen, I'm so glad to read your compliments! It's always lovely having you by, and I hope to see you soon! All the best. Gennaro, Owner

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11 February 2018|
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Response from Jamie K | Reviewed this property |
NO dress code...but very nice
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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