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“Every meal seems to be specially made..and you are made to feel special.”

Gennaro's Grill & Garden
Ranked #30 of 304 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmel & Beach
Description: Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is located in a delightful Old Victorian setting. The cuisine is classic Northern Italian with a Continental flair that includes fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. All our pastas are homemade, and our breads and desserts are prepared in our kitchen daily. A delightful environment where the food is robust, authentically classic, and alive with fresh taste. Whatever the occasion, Gennaro’s Grill & Garden is the place!
Reviewed 1 February 2012

This place was closed for some time. Driving into SLO we realized that it had reopened and thought we would try it with its new name. The restaurant is very quiet and charming. It has several rooms, like an old house with fireplaces. There was a lively crowd in a bar area as well. They had a huge menu and also specials. Their wines by the glass were very nice and most were local.
We learned that the owner seated us and also had owned the original restaurant at this location years before. The wait staff could not have been nicer. I do not eat meat so they made sure I chose an appropriate meal. Delicious fresh salads also.
My husband, had some special that he throughly enjoyed.Every item was made specially for us, or so it seemed.
Drive slowly when you are on Marsh going into SLO so you don't miss this restaurant.

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Reviewed 16 August 2011

We sat on the patio and enjoyed our delicious dinner. Everyone loved their dinner choices. My husband asked for calamari on his salad instead of beef and they obliged willingly. The waitstaff were friendly and make us feel at home. The owner greeted us personally and asked about our meal as we left.

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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We went here for my grandmother's birthday dinner - just got back! When we walked in we were greeted by Gennaro himself and promptly seated. There was only 1 waiter for a handful of tables but the service was incredibly seamless and quick. It almost felt like we had been invited for dinner at a friend's home. Friendly, joyful people and DELICIOUS food. Oh the food. I had the Tenderloin and it was the best I've had yet. GREAT EAT! It's off the main path so keep an eye out for it. It's in an old pre- 1900s home divided into many dining rooms and a cozy looking patio. GREAT for any special occasion. Check it out. You will find the prices are fair for such a nice restaurant.

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