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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
$$ - $$$
10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
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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

1  Thank scott v
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

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Hidden gem! We like to find new places to eat and love it when they are out in the country. Gennaro's was recommended by our friends of ours and they definitely remain our friends with that suggestion. Christian was a nice server with good personality....More

1  Thank Joe C
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

I'm so thrilled our Italian food left you impressed, Joe! You can count on us to serve up a delicious dish with a smile. It's wonderful to know your Melezane Parmigiana and Gamberi Portabella were both a hit. Thanks a million for the kind words...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Our first visit, and more are planned! Wife and I spent a few days vacationing and looking at properties in the area. At the end of a long day we decided to find a decent place to have a quiet dinner. Read the reviews of...More

Thank Nate V
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

I'm thrilled to know that we lived up to our reputation, Nate! Thank you for deciding to give us a try. I will be sure to let Scott know that you mentioned him by name in your glowing review, and I'm glad he was able...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Canyon lake is an Italian food lovers mecca ... There is an Italian restaurant on the north side of the lake that has always been my favorite Italian. Well now it's a toss up. Gennaro's is closer to home and very good. There is no...More

Thank 5150leroy
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks for the wonderful words you've shared here, Leroy. They mean so much to us. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you make the trip out to see us. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 13 November 2017

We enjoy a mid-afternoon lunch, after the lunch crowd and before the early birds. Service is consistently good with servers who know the menu and consistently describe the daily specials. Something for anyone who enjoys Italian fare.

Thank HillCountryTxn
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

So pleased to have you as our guests. Thanks for the kind comments, and I hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visited during Wurstfest. Was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere, food and service. Didn't have a reservations but was seated within 20 minutes.

Thank Deb V
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thanks so much for coming by to visit, Deb. Hope you enjoyed Wurstfest as much as you did dining with us. Take care, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We began our 25th Anniversary celebration with dinner here. Our server, Alyssa, was top notch - both friendly and professional. The food was excellent. I had one of the evening's specials: venison prepared with some kind of blueberry reduction; it was amazing. I don't even...More

Thank Lissa D
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Lissa, and for letting us be a part of such a wonderful occasion. We greatly appreciate your comments and will be sure to share them with our team. We look forward to seeing you back the next time you're...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed!!! Always great food and excellent service. Scott is the best👍😁 relaxing environment with casual dining. We love to come here for a good date night. Also a great family restaurant

Thank Jamie K
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for your continued support and kind words, Jamie. I'm so glad that your time with us has left you with such a great impression. You're welcome back for another date night anytime. Sincerely, 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
26 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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