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Gennaro's Grill & Garden

450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
+1 805-782-9999
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like the location here because it’s a couple of blocks removed from the hustle of the main part of downtown SLO. They have their own parking lot, which is no small thing in SLO. When you step inside your surrounded by a pleasant and...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great place to eat. The owner greets you warmly, seats you and guides you through the extensive wine list. The waitress was charming and attentive. I'd recently returned from a trip to Italy and the food was as good or better than anything I'd had...More

Thank 760terry
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Nice warm day. Late lunch outside. Good menu choices. Couple of pasta dishes and a bottle of wine. Pasta homemade, fresh. Excellent quick service. Gennaro is a nice guy. The refrigerator or whatever kept going off and on but otherwise quiet on the patio. Pleasant...More

Thank Bill_Sandee
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I like the ambiance of the place. The food was decent, but the service was lacking. I'm not sure if they had more people than expected on a Tuesday night, but our service was not great. The owner had to step in and help out...More

Thank eduardocali
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Four of us had dinner here last night and found it to be a very nice experience, with excellent food and personalized service. As other reviews have mentioned the owner, Gennaro, personally greets you at the door and takes your orders. A couple of caveats....More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a wonderful, quiet dinner here in one of the several rooms of this old cottage which has been converted to a restaurant. The service was excellent as was the food.

Thank psychjudy
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Dined at Gennaro's last night and reflected upon our many past experiences - over the years, never a complaint about the wonderful food and friendly, experienced service. This is a rare example of quality in the ever-changing restaurant business. Gennaro has owned restaurants for many...More

Thank traveljim70
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Gennaro's Grill & Garden restaurant was an experience that transported us to Northern Italy. The server, she was outstanding and truly welcoming. We ordered Linguine ai Frutti de Mare. The homemade linguini was incredible. Mixed into the pasta was an abundance of fresh salmon, steelhead,...More

Thank SanFranciscoSheba
Reviewed 5 January 2017

An old Victorian house turned into a really nice Italian spot. The owner, Gennaro, came to our table personally to see how we liked the meal, which was delicious. We went for the special, which was the beef tenderloins.

Thank Jeepie59
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a big favorite during the summer for lunch on the Patio. The food and service is always outstanding. We had a chance for a lunch stop with the weather much cooler so were seated inside. We have tried most of the salads and...More

Thank Gene H
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15 February 2016|
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Response from M K | Reviewed this property |
As casual or dressy as you would like. We've been there in shorts and flip flops, and also for more formal occasions like anniversaries, and birthdays, with a coat and or tie, and been just as welcome. Genera and staff... More
20 June 2015|
Response from ArtnCindy | Reviewed this property |
I guess you go to TripAdvisor! Art
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3823
    (Carmel & Beach)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-782-9999
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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!
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