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San Gennaro

4.6
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Warm, unfussy Bronx neighborhood joint serving classic red-sauce Italian fare plus pasta & wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 79 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!

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robdis
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Too cold to dine outside - quality was disappointing. Staff was lovely

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viptristeandlawrence
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They had the place set up beautifully and seemed very COVID responsive...we arrived early for our reservation and they still accommodated us...service was energetic and friendly though you could tell they were a bit under staffed probably another COVID fallout...branzino was excellent as were the caesar salads, pasta Faggioli, and linguini with clam sauce. Gorgonzola gnocchi and chicken dish were both good but not quite as amazing as the other items...wine was reasonably priced and portions were generous. Overall, a very enjoyable experience and would definitely go back when in the area.

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vipJenfarr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and good service. We will go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excellent! Owner was so welcoming, warm and personable. Food was DELICIOUS - especially the eggplant. Highly recommend.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we knew our choice was a good one. We sat outside in a shed that was open on one side. It had heaters to keep us comfortable during dinner. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. The wine choices were very good and reasonably priced. The owners were friendly and willing to please. The bathroom was clean and cozy just like the restaurant inside. I’ve already recommended this place to others. We will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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LFloyd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Gennaro is always the perfect place to dine. The service, food and atmosphere are always perfect and the Chef Gennaro is always friendly and makes sure his customers are happy. We have been going to this outstanding Italian restaurant for years and never disappointed. Highly recommend!

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PAPITO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service A+++++

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ShannonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The limoncello ravioli was AMAZING

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vipFsss
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love San Gennaro. Went there twice in 2 weeks. Great job with outdoor dining. Food is great. Couldn’t be more welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff great food nice cozy neighborhood spot will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in the Bronx.
as you enter the door it seems to be in Italy. the place is very clean and perfect for any type of occasion, I felt at home. Francesco the waiter is Italian, very nice, professional and attentive, as well as all the staff even the owner Gennaro is Italian. I’m The food it’s “oh my god” delicious and fresh!
I'm literally addicted to the Nudi pasta but everything it’s amazing.

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EdwardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food in all of the restaurants on Arthur Avenue is terrific. However, at San Gennaro, everything was excellent! The people are fun, too. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants an authentic Arthur Avenue experience.

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AlexisA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute Italian restaurant! Loved the food and the wine. An excellent experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time in this little place they never disappoint me food and service they are outstanding!!!!!! 100% reccomend
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The waiters were very friendly and nice. What I loved was that the food was brought out to our table in a timely matter so that was a plus. :-) I had an amazing experience there and I definitely will be back to dine there again. I couldn’t have picked a better place then San Gennaro. This was a perfect choice. Thank you to all the staff at San Gennaro for a lovely dinner. You guys are absolutely amazing. And to anyone thinking about going to San Gennaro to dine I highly recommend to go! :-) Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here they treat me like family the food is outstanding like my first time. I fill I am in Italy 🇮🇹 waiter,owner and the waitress they are super welcome this is my favorite space .... real ITALIAN 💯

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APers
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice place, the food was great. The service was not great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very good.

DD
DorisD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good food. Not staffed sufficiently - very mediocre service. Owner/waiter was a rude big mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place love the staff are always so welcoming and the food is great thanks again

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service was timely and friendly. Th anti pasta was great.
Our threesome shared our dishes. I loved the veal Gorgonzola w walnuts and my chicken cacciatore was the group fave.
Awesome homemade cannolis for desert.
Go and enjoy

SJ
SJOB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant is small and quaint.

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vipMish714
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we’ve eaten at San Gennaro. We’re from Staten Island and we go to Arthur Ave a couple of times a year, usually after a visit to the Bronx Zoo Or Botanical Gardens. We went on New Year’s Day with a group of 14, including 2 children and 2 vegans! We decided on San Gennaro because they take reservations and were enthusiastic about our large group.

The service and food were outstanding. In addition to the regular menu, they offered a good selection of tempting specials. I ordered the branzino special, an entire fish surrounded by shrimp, clams and shrimp in a slightly spicy tomato based sauce. Absolutely delicious. 2 of the guys ordered the ribeye special, which I tasted, and it was excellent.

Prices were very reasonable. Entrees under $30, many under $20. Shareable appetizers around $15. The imported buffalo mozzarella with prosciutto and arugula on flatbread had 4 good-sized pieces. And it was exceptionally delicious.

Very impressed how quickly the food arrived for so many people!

We will definitely return next time we’re in the area.

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vipMike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local gem, food was fantastic, staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dining experience. Wonderful service. Must visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were party of 9 they took reservation, and it was awesome - great menu, food, service, wine & cozy casual setting. highly recommend!!

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2Sarah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Gennaro was a delightful place to have Christmas dinner. The service was attentive and the waiter was outgoing and really engaged with us. I had the lasagna special -- phenomenal! Everyone else at the table loved the food, although some of the portions were a bit small for the price. Definitely one of the better places in Little Italy.

SM
SteveM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small restaurant with great food with lots of authentic Italian character.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Christmas Day. There were nine of us. It was a wonderful experience. The owner/chef/ and staff were very welcoming. Restaurant is small but cozy. The bathroom is so pretty. You feel like you are in someone’s home. My favorite dish was the Nudi pasta....it was exceptional. I also enjoyed the zucchini appetizer special. Great wine selection too. We will be back San Gennaro!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first visit in this restaurant I get really impressed about the menu and the special they have the bufalo mozzarella melt in your mouth omg!!! the branzino and gnocchi special ( sausage e cannellini beans) out of this world .... after we had homemade dessert and they have a big selection of homemade limoncello all different flavor I get the basil and my girl get the limoncello cream outstanding..... definitely we'll be going back. Now this is my favorite restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is beautiful and cozy food is great you’ll definitely be seeing us again:-)

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amyg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for lunch and it was quiet, so we had great service. My husband thought the fried calamari was a 10/10, and he is a foodie. I would have liked it hotter. Our 4 person party loved the veal chop, the sole special, and my fish was delicious but the sauce was a little heavy for Bronzino which is a mild fish. We had a great time!

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vipcgenovese
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff! Food was excellent! Quaint little place. Would definitely go back!

KL
KimberlyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. Everything we ordered was delicious. Staff was friendly and informative

MA
MaryAnneI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We sat at one of the 3 tables near the front entrance and door. The room appeared to be an addition or extension to the original restaurant. It was cold and drafty at times. The service was OK. My husband ordered a second glass of wine that came after the meal, but we weren't charged. My husband ordered the special veal osso buco which was on the dry side. While one pasta was just OK, another was very good. However, the pasta portions are small so make sure you order plenty of appetizers or you'll be hungry. In fact, the best part of the meal was the special flat bread otherwise, the meal wasn't memorable nor would we dine again.

AM
AnnM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large party of 8, they were wonderful and did there best to accommodate us. The food was unbelievably delicious. I would definitely recommend to friends and relatives.

NH
NancyH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very cute restaurant with good food reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Luckily they accepted our reservation that we had made within the previous hour, though were looked a little panicked when we showed up. Some of the food was good but the lasagna special was terrible: dense pasta densely packed, little ricotta cheese filling and not enough sauce. I kept thinking the lasagna felt like it had been reconstituted, as if previously frozen... just not a fresh “special.” The kids enjoyed their pastas and the Caesar salad was tasty. But not worth the price.

FAQs

San Gennaro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. San Gennaro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 562-0129.

San Gennaro is rated 4.6 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.