We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Choice of Champions”
Review of Geno's Grille

Geno's Grille
Ranked #23 of 192 Restaurants in Southington
Price range: US$11 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Geno's Grille is proud to be a part of the Southington community. We look forward to sharing our new location and offerings with customers and further carrying on the Geno's legacy. We thank you for your continued patronage. Our new Southington location continues the quality you've come to expect from Geno's Grille. This location offers a different aesthetic and variations in the menu from our Storrs location, so be sure to visit both to get the full spectrum of Geno's Grille. Whether you're looking for a great meal or trying to catch a game at the bar, Geno's Grille can accommodate you.
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Dinner for 6 with the family on a late Sunday night gave us near full reign of the restaurant for this our first visit. For the little town setting the place presents a fairly modern, slightly upscale look from outside and pretty much the same once you walk inside. It has a clean, neo-Mediterranean decor, a bit unusually bright throughout which would be one of my few criticisms. The bar area is closest to the main entrance and is fair sized, not huge but a friendly looking venue for drinks with a number of dining tables nearby. Further back are the larger tables nearer to the kitchen at the rear of the restaurant. Given how few people were there we certainly got every attention and quickly. The hostess was extremely friendly and charming, obviously pleased to be working for the Geno brand. Of course there is a fair but tasteful Geno presence with some photos, replica NCAA basketball trophies along with shirts and Geno's own marinara sauces available by the jar. Beer and wine choices were more than adequate including Geno's own wines and some local and national craft beer brands. They also have a nice array of Italian type appetizers which we sampled to everyone's complete satisfaction. We had meatballs with marinara, flatbreads, ricotta balls and stuffed eggplant along with salad. Every one very good or better. Our entrees followed suit with no complaints. We enjoyed freshly made gnocchi, grilled salmon, manicotti and chicken dishes. The marinara is especially good with this menu dominated by Italian cuisine. Steaks and pork chops were among other options available. Parking is ample just behind the building in a large lot. We will definitely return to Geno's.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Durge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (84)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

13 - 17 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 10 January 2017

When we arrived at Geno's Grille we were surprised to discover it was a night for Geno Auriemma's radio show at the restaurant. The place was packed but we were able to get a seat in the bar at a high top table.The drink service was prompt and friendly. Our dinner companion was offered a glass of scotch on the house because the bar didn't carry the brand he requested. The calamari appetizer was tender and tasted fine, but there were more peppers than calamari. We each ordered a different entree. I had the scallop and shrimp appetizer for my entree. It was well cooked and flavorful. My husband had the lasagna. He said it was mediocre. Another person had the Chicken Parmigiana and it was also mediocre. One of our dinner companions ordered the Geno Burger cooked medium well done and received a Classic Burger cooked rare to medium rare. It was just too rare to eat. The waitress offered to bring the right order, but our companion really didn't want to hold up everyone else. The waitress said she would remove the burger from the bill. When we got the bill, the burger was still on the bill. The waitress did get it removed when we pointed her error out to her.

What could have been a fun evening, eating and listening to the live Geno Auriemma radio show production, turned into a disappointing dining experience. Maybe Geno can coach the restaurant staff to provide better service to their customers.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Barbara P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Wanted to try something new and went to Geno's Grille in Southington. Service was excellent and the decor was very nice. Husky's were playing same night at XL center and they have several big screen TV's in bar/lounge area to watch. Appetizers are very tasty and not your regular grille fair.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank markgZ4477FX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went with my wife to attend a live radio broadcast of The Geno Auriemma Show. I ordered the special, which was cavatelli with grilled chicken, instead received manicotti, which, were very good ( i didn't want to wait for another meal to be cooked), no other sides such as salad came with the meal. Waitress was very inatttentive, had to flag her down to get check, was never offered a dessert menu either. Nice atmosphere, I may try on an off night when it's not so crowded, hopefully I'll get what I ordered next time.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Edward P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Food was outstanding with a good selection on the menu. Staff is super friendly. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank CTCOP5542092827
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Geno's Grille also viewed


Been to Geno's Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing