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665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-7430
+1 212-665-5348
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-7430
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Can't complain about anything, but nothing special either. Good food with a relaxed atmosphere, but expensive. Veal Ravioli tasty but small portion, organic chicken with almonds nice. Overall reasonable experience.

Thank chush007
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have eaten here twice and I can say it one of the best restaurants for the money in the upper west side. I am somewhat of a foodie and lived in Boston for many years eating great Italian food. I rate Italian by the...More

Thank HillClimberEast
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Daughter lives the area, so location great for us visiting parents, but this local Italian Restaurant is world class. Great specials, lots of them, beef carpaccio one of the best I've had, and that's what we always try and compare. Fresh raviolis to die for,...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Mauricio, the Maitre d' is flawless in his management of the front of the house. Always on the move, making sure everyone is seated, drinking and happy. The food is absolutely delicious. Had the lamb chops which I gnawed on with no shame. Daughter had...More

Thank Gabriel M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Excellent. While NYC is awash with Italian restaurants, this one sails miles above most of its competitors

Thank Andreas K
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Being in the area and fancying pasta this was the ideal choice for a reunion of friends. We arrived early due to their no reservation policy. Side note - this place ONLY takes cash. The waiter was attentive and helpful. Whilst I opted for one...More

Thank BryceRogers
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Whenever I am in NY, I try to dine at Gennaro and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh, nicely seasoned, pasta is homemade. For NY, the prices are reasonable. I happen to prefer small, intimate restaurants rather than large celebrity owned or Corporate,...More

Thank sanlee1007
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I eat here a lot, and like to bring out of town friends to Gennaro because it's an unpretentious, casual, neighborhood restaurant that serves food that equals the best Italian restaurants in NYC at half the price. Very extensive menu which is supplemented by a...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This restaurant has been in the same location for years (although it doubled in size some years back) and it continues to set the standard. Cash only, no reservations, and the food is excellent. I would say that it is a little calmer than it...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife & I recently bought a little pied de terre on Central Park West at 99th Street, and have been exploring the neighborhood seeking out all the conveniences and opportunities it provides. One very nice find was Gennaro, a cozy little place with some...More

Thank Ron S
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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-7430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-665-5348
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