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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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10018 Startz Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4974
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Ok, so you're in the middle of nowhere and don't know where to go. The place you tried for was closed and so you end up here -- thinking how can a place make it out in the middle of nowhere? Well folks, this place...More

2  Thank Voltaco
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Voltaco, we're so glad you stumbled upon us! It sounds like fate you found us, and we're happy you enjoyed everything! See you back next time, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great Italian place. Is very busy so if you don’t like waiting get a reservation. Usually can get outside eating without reservation, but obviously it is weather dependent. Serving portions are large so I usually have enough to take home for another meal. Everything tastes...More

Thank Leslie S
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Leslie, thank you for patiently waiting for a table the other night. We are so grateful for your support, and I hope to see you back soon for another glass of wine and pasta. Cheers, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 21 December 2017

The atmosphere is very quaint and the wait staff was very friendly and professional, but the food is just way over priced.

Thank JoyK16
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Joy, I want to thank you for dining with us, and we hope next time we can show you better. All the best, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 19 December 2017

This has to be the best italian restaurant I have ever been to!! Fantastic food, great service and a very knowledgeable waiter!! Word of advice, come early or make a reservation. It fills up quickly. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

Thank Tiffany S
Gennaro D, Owner at Gennaro's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Tiffany, I am so happy to read this! Thank you for continuing to visit our restaurant, and I'll see you back soon. Cheers, Gennaro, Owner

Reviewed 14 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 571scottv
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 7 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

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12 February 2018|
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Response from Jamie K | Reviewed this property |
NO dress code...but very nice
27 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.
25 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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