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Gennaro's Trattoria

10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
+1 830-899-2800
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (33 reviews)
“lasagna” (27 reviews)
“gamberi” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gennaro's was our favorite restaurant when we lived in New Braunfels, so when we returned we had to check it out. We were not disappointed. It was every bit as good as we remembered. The food, the service, the bread...the best! When we next return...More

Thank Mizzou79
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at this restaurant is delicious. Scott, our waiter, was great. We were celebrating our 45th anniversary and he made it special. You need to make reservations. The wait can be long without them. People travel from all around the region to eat here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment you step inside you are warmly greeted and seated. They should put a seat belt on the chairs for when they bring your food you are ready to jump on it. The appetizer's are great, the wine selection is great, the atmosphere is...More

Thank James L
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant, James. We're very lucky to be able to hear back from our guests, and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for making the trip out to see us, and I hope we'll see you back again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not live up to my expectations. We had heard great things about this restaurant so we tried it for my birthday celebration. Very clean, well lit and pleasant enough but beyond that just average. Service was good bit a bit slow and it was...More

Thank Dennis P
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I apologize for not living up to your expectations, Dennis. We pride ourselves on making excellent Italian cuisine and offering quality service to our guests. Your birthday celebration should always be filled with good food and good times, and it sounds like we missed the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little piece of Italy in Texas. Very busy on a Wednesday night but great service. Nice wine list. Good food. Noticed a lot of pizza pickup.

Thank Dottie L
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was nice to have you stop in and share a meal with us recently, Dottie. I'm glad that you found so much you liked while you were here. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good Italian food at unbelievable prices including a salad each and some really good bread before the meal. Definitely would go back when in the area.

Thank cleetus97
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in to dine with us and sharing some comments, Cleetus. I'm so happy to hear that you've enjoyed your meals with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had lunch about a month ago at a jewel of a restaurant in the hill country off of Hwy 46, toward Canyon Lake. An authentic Italian restaurant(family from Naples, Italy where we lived for three years) with freshly made everything! I had their Lasagna Emiliana(layers...More

Thank Kathy D
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to have you join us, Kathy. Thank you for such kind words regarding your meal with us. You and your family are welcome back anytime. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a late lunch. It was 3pm on a Saturday and there was still a line. We waited 1/2 hour for a table. We ended up out on the back patio. What a great spot! The service was great....More

Thank moondog1961
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for stopping by to dine with us, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your time on our patio. I hope that you'll make the trip out to see us again soon. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 6 May 2017

My friend & I went here on our last night in Hill Country. Too bad...we would have gone more than once! Everything was fresh & homemade. My friend had had lasagne & I had a a mixed seafood w/ red sauce dish. Delicious!! The garlic...More

Thank Nankom1
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

I'm so glad you decided to stop in before leaving town! Most of what we serve is made from family recipes handed down over generations, so it means a lot to know that the lasagne was such a hit. I'll be sure to pass along...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stumbled onto Gennaro's as we were on our way to Canyon Lake to camp for a few days. I think we must have been living right because our karma was sure good to us that day. This was a Sunday afternoon about 2PM, and...More

Thank macotak
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Your comments are very gratifying to hear, and I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. It was our pleasure to offer you a great dining experience, and we certainly look forward to your next visit. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

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Do they have a lunch menu?
26 January 2017|
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Response from Info T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a great lunch!
Do they serve beer and wine only? Or do they also offer cocktails?
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.
David C
We have a wedding party of about 30. Do you have a private room and can we put a shortened menu together ? Date is April 10,2015.
18 February 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey R | Reviewed this property |
I recommend that you call Gennaro's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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