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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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“pasta” (28 reviews)
“gamberi” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic off the beaten path, Italian restaurant. The food is always fresh and well prepared, I think everything on the menu is great. Really cool people who always welcome me with open arms. Great wine selection and the key lime cheese cake is...More

Thank pricea44
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you found us! It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything on our menu -- especially that key lime pie. We're proud of our wine list as well so it's wonderful to know that it hit the mark for you. That said, I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 locations- the Canyon Lake location is smaller and you need to make reservations in advance on the weekend- but well worth it! The New Braunsfel location is larger, so little easier to get in at the last minute. Both seem to have...More

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

So pleased to hear you've visited both of our locations and found them to your liking, Darrin. Thank you for the kind comments and descriptions. I hope you'll be joining us again soon. Ciao, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit this part of the Hill Country we fall more in love with each new discovery. This trip we decided to frequent Genneros Italian for date night. (Recommendation from a relative that resides in New Braunfels.) Lucky us! Quaint seating, extremely professional...More

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

It was our great delight to welcome you to dine with us on your date night, Jane. Thank you so much for visiting us while you were in the Hill Country, and I hope we have the chance to serve you both again. Sincerely, Gennaro,...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were so excited to find this hidden little gem so close to home.. The food and ambiance are excellent, we've been back twice..

Thank redsea3
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were glad you found us, as well! Thanks for making us a part of your dining experiences. I hope we'll see you back again the next time you're looking for great Italian fare. Ciao, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great service....good food, good portion sizes....Variety on menu. Excellent. Great place for celebrations!

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wow this place seems out of place. Some of the finest Italian food right in the neighborhood and it could have easily been in downtown Rome. The homemade breads and rolls were the starting point on a delightful meal. Our server was not only very...More

Thank Randy and Geri B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My husband & I took a weekend get away to Canyon Lake and on the recommendation of friends went to Gennaro's and made reservations about 2 weeks out as it was for a Friday night. Just because you have reservations doesn't necessarily mean you'll be...More

Thank Kerry R
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

I am grateful to your friends for pointing you in our direction, Kerry. We're glad that we were able to prove them right during your visit. Your comments are much appreciated, and I hope that we added to your weekend getaway experience. Sincerely, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 27 June 2017 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
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

I'm so happy you were able to stop in again! Thank you for returning to share another meal with us and for the kind comments. I look forward to the next time you're in the area, and we can welcome you back. Sincerely, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 22 June 2017

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.

1  Thank Shug40
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for joining us, and it's nice to hear that you found everything to be so nice while dining here. Reservations are usually a good idea, and I appreciate you sharing the tip with others. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 9 June 2017

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 15 June 2017

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

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26 January 2017|
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Response from Info T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a great lunch!
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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